If you have international protection, you are entitled to a 300-hour course financed by the state. The course consists of two parts: a 180-hour initial course and a 120-hour additional course. There you will learn how to speak, write and read and improve other skills in the Slovene language. If you do not attend a course, you may lose financial assistance for housing. You can also find some free Slovenian courses for foreigners through the Administrative Unit and the Employment Service. To apply, you must meet certain criteria. Language schools Cene Štupar, Mint, Lingula, Horizont offer Slovene courses for foreigners, but you have to pay for those courses. There are also some organizations that help migrants to learn the language with the help of volunteers. These are not professional teachers and you will not receive any certificate, but they offer free teaching aid.