The Seminar of Slovene Language, Literature and Culture is a two-week course, which has been organised and held in the first half of July since 1965 by the Department of Slavonic Languages and Literature. It is aimed at foreign experts of Slavonic languages, Slovene in particular, university lecturers, scientists, students, translators, and cultural and educational officers from Slovene ethnic minority areas. Each year there are up to 130 participants from approximately 25 countries.
The course’s objectives are to present the latest findings regarding the Slovene language, literature and culture, which are focussed every year on specially chosen themes, and also to deepen the participants’ linguistic knowledge as well as their literary and cultural-historical understanding. Therefore the obligatory morning schedule of lectures, conversation classes and optional courses is accompanied by a rich afternoon-evening programme comprised of: Slovene film watching, theatre performances, museums, galleries and libraries, music and literary evenings, round tables, Ljubljana sight-seeing and all-day educational trips to various parts of Slovenia.
In its fifty-five years The Seminar of Slovene Language, Literature and Culture has presented Slovenia to over one thousand foreigners. For many this stimulated them to continue their study of Slovene and broadened their authentic understanding of Slovenia