Editors Choice – Best Slovak Language Books

This, the first modern full-length course of Slovak for English speakers, was developed by Oscar E. Swan and Sylvia GaLova-Lorinc, Department of Slavic Languages, University of Pittsburgh. Slovak is the official language of the Slovak Republic.

Each lesson focuses on specific, everyday topics and consists of dialogs, vocabulary, exercises, sentences for translation and a reading.

The text is illustrated with photographs, drawings, folk songs with music, and clippings from newspapers and magazines. Also includes 9 audio CDs, with over 8 hours of Slovak language learning.

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Why is Slovak an important language to learn?

Slovakia has not been a country for too long, as it was originally a part of Czechoslovakia for many years before the area separated into two independent countries.  This country emerged ready to go full throttle into the 20th century and beyond and no one can say that it hasn’t fully succeeded.  Slovakia is a small country, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot use your language skills once you have learned how to speak Slovak.

A little more than five and a half million people speak Slovak and while many of them are in Slovakia, you will encounter others in different parts of the world.  You may choose to learn this language for traveling purposes or you may think that it would be nice to know for when you decide to live in different parts of the world as you continue to work remotely.  This is an excellent language to have on your resume, as it is not as easy to learn as many of the others.  Therefore, it shows that you have the perseverance to continue with learning something no matter how difficult it is.  While this language might not come in handy for your job anytime soon, you can at least know that you are proficient in it, if and when, the need arises.

Learn to speak Slovak

Colloquial Slovak: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Slovak as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Slovak in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

This guidebook lists thousands of words in English with translations into Slovak, perfect for beginners just starting to learn the language and indispensable for more advanced speakers. Words are divided into 18 pertinent and handy categories, including measurements, weather, people, animals, traveling, shopping and much more. The guide begins with a list of Slovak letters and their IPA pronunciations.

This Slovak dictionary and phrasebook, written to help travelers and business people, features an extensive vocabulary, a useful grammar section and important phrases for getting around Slovakia.

Are you looking for unconventional ways to speed up the process of learning Slovak? Then this book is exactly what you are looking for. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures that make up everyday conversations. The result is a unique vocabulary book with 2000 of the most important Slovak words and phrases ordered by their frequency of use.