TEFL course and TEFL Jobs in the Slovakia
Officially, the Slovak Republic came into existence on
January 1, 1993. The Slovak people have been subject to
domination by stronger political entities, such as the Czechs
of the Czechoslovak federation, the Magyars of the Austro-Hungarian
Empire, and the sovereigns of the Habsburg Empire. Although
the history of the Slovak people as expressed in the nation
state is less than a decade old, Slovaks have existed as
a unique entity for over 1500 years. It has been a member
of the European Union since May 2004.
After almost 900 years of Hungarian domination, a 19th-century
National Revival commenced with the creation of the Slovak
literary language by the nationalist L'udovít Stúr.
This enabled the emergence of a Slovak national consciousness.
One of the leading artists in the revival was the poet Pavol
O Hviezdoslav, whose works have been translated into several
languages. Slovakia's architectural wonders include the
Gothic St James Church in Levoca and the magnificent Renaissance
buildings in Bardejov. Traditional Slovak folk instruments
include the fujara (a 2m/6.5ft-long flute), the gajdy (bagpipes)
and the konkovka (a strident shepherd's flute). Folk songs
helped to preserve the Slovak language during Hungarian
rule, and in East Slovakia ancient folk traditions still
play an important part in village life.
There are substantial employment opportunities in Slovakia’s
bigger towns and cities and above all in Bratislava. The
Teacher Training School in Bratislava is part of a network
of schools and will help you to find employment in the country.