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