The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies for Foreigners and Compatriots
The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies for Foreigners and Compatriots (ILPS) of the Centre for Continuing Education at Comenius University in Bratislava is one of the oldest departments in Slovakia, which since 1960 has provided tuition of Slovak as a foreign language and prepares its students for various degree programmes at home universities.
Every academic year approximately 200 students from all over the world study at ILPS CCE CU. During its existence, it has prepared more than 11,500 students from 130 countries.
In addition, the ILPS organises many cultural and educational activities, e. g. Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture, publishes own study materials and organizes certified exams ("Testing Language Competencies in accordance with the Council of Europe ́s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages").