How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

None. Almost everyone spoke English. - May 2016


You can survive without, if you speak English, German or Italian. - Jul 2014


Most Slovenes speak English or at least some German or Italian. It is good to know some Slovene for daily use. It is a Slavic Language, with declinations and a difficult grammatical system. The alphabet is Latin, what helps a lot. But it IS hard! - Aug 2011


Almost everyone speaks English, but attempts at Slovenian are appreciated. - Jun 2011


None. Almost everybody speaks English. But if you want to get to know the locals you need to be fluent in Slovene. - Mar 2011


Many people under 30 or 40 speak good English, but speaking Slovene would be very helpful at times. It's a Slavic language, so you may get by easier if you already know another Slavic language. The embassy offers a free once-a-week language class. Trying to speak a little of the language always warms the locals up and makes them much more willing to help you. - Jun 2010


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