Our vision:

Experience America

Come and visit our centers located in libraries in Bratislava, Banská Bystrica and Košice. American centers are modern, technologically equipped spaces designed for education, creative activities, and networking. Our centers create opportunities for interactions between Slovaks and Americans and our two countries.

What Do we Offer:

English language teaching and learning materials
EducationUSA advising and test books for TOEFL, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT
Fiction books for all ages
Non-fiction books on U.S. literature, linguistics, arts, history, political science, etc.
American films and documentaries on DVD (approximately 1,000 in each center)
American periodicals
eLibraryUSA database
English board games
Study room with computers and laptops and WiFi
STEM education
3D pens and 3D printers
Micro:bit sets, Ozobot sets

American Spaces provide information about the U.S. and help to foster mutual understanding and connections between Slovaks and Americans. Our Centers provide information about study opportunities in the USA and showcase American culture, history, and values. We also have materials to support English teachers, and students of English. Currently we run programs focused on STEM education and media literacy. The programs are often organized in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava.

Our activities:

English Language Learning

In each center, students and teachers have access to English learning materials such as dictionaries, linguistic publications and workbooks. New learners have access to materials suitable for beginners.

English teachers can subscribe to the English teaching FORUM by contacting any American center. FORUM magazine supports the teaching of English and is being published quarterly. The U.S. Embassy in Slovakia distributes the publication to schools for free.

EducationUSA Advising

Let us inspire you to study in the United States and give you a helping hand in your preparation for your dream study program. We manage a reference library collection at each of our centers and provide the public with basic information on study opportunities and the application process in the U.S. Additionally, we co-organize various other activities on topics related to studying in the United States. Apart from this, our centers offer access to the latest test preparation materials for the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GRE, GMAT and other standardized tests.

STEM Education

Our centers in Banská Bystrica and Košice are equipped with laptops, micro:bits, 3D printers, and 3D pens for public use. Come with your classmates or just with friends, and check it out by learning some basic coding. We also regularly run workshops for teachers as well as students. Contact our coordinators and we can help you dive into the world of IT.

School Visits

Set up a class visit for your primary, secondary or university students. The students will be engaged by the center coordinator, who will prepare a thematic lecture, quiz, or technological activity, such as 3D printing or coding with Micro:bits. He or she will also present basic information about the center and its resources. To set up a visit, please contact the individual center.

Events and Programs

Come and attend our public discussions with American experts, language cafés, networking events, professional seminars and quizzes. We also organize information meetings on exchange programs in the U.S. where you can also meet alumni and hear their personal experiences. You can also join our regular Discussion Club in Košice. American centers are places where you can meet U.S. Embassy representatives as well as education advisors from the Fulbright Commission. For more information follow our Facebook page and Instagram or ask the center coordinators.

Volunteering

Join our team and become a volunteer at the American center. You can help Slovaks learn English and help us organize events. You can even run a workshop on 3D printing, micro:bits or any of your cool hobbies. We are always looking for passionate photographers and social media enthusiasts. You will make new friends and become a member of our community.

Where we are:

American Center Košice

State Scientific Library 
Hlavná 10, 042 30 Košice
+421 918 245 864
kosice@americanspaces.sk

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 – 15:00
Tuesday, Thursday: 13:00 – 20:00

 

Martina Jesenská
Coordinator
Jozef Fabrici
EducationUSA Advisor

American Center Banská Bystrica

State Scientific Library 
Lazovná 9, 975 58 Banská Bystrica
+421 48 471 0784
banskabystrica@americanspaces.sk

Monday - Friday: 10:00 – 12.30 and 13.00 – 17:00

 

Róbert Címer
Coordinator

American Center Bratislava

University Library
Michalská 1, 814 17 Bratislava
+421 2 2046 6251
bratislava@americanspaces.sk

Monday: 12:00 – 21:00
Tuesday - Friday: 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00

 

Daniela Kováčiková
Coordinator  

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