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Government Building
Floor VI, No.605A
Street:Mother Theresa n.n.
10 000 Pristina,Kosovo
Tel:+381 38 200 14 448
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Quick Facts

- Official Languages in Kosovo are Albanian and Serbian.

- Language of any community that constitutes five (5) per cent of the total population in any municipality will have the status of an official language.

- Language of any community that constitutes three (3) or more per cent of the total population in any municipality or has been traditionally spoken in a municipality can be used as a language in official use.
 
- In Prizren municipality, Turkish language has a status of an official language, as the traditional language.

Welcome to the webpage of the Office of Language Commissioner

The webpage of the Office of Language Commissioner provides detailed information on issues related to official languages and languages in official use in the territory of republic of Kosovo.

This office is comprised by an energetic team that actively works in implementing the mandate of the office, to protect and promote community languages and to ensure fair use of all languages in Kosovo.

Also, this office is committed that official languages are treated equally in all central and local institutions, independent institutions and public enterprises by respecting the law, respecting the rights of each other including the right of each individual to use own language. It is also engaged in increasing capacities throughout institutions on use of languages, offers recommendations and supports every positive initiative to advance language diversity in Kosovo. 


Office of the Language Commissioner was established in April 2012 under auspices of the  Office of the Prime Minister, pursuant to Regulation br.07/2012. The Office is mandated to oversee the implementation of the law on languages, works with institutions to improve the implementation of the law and promote and protect the right on the use of the language of all communities in Kosovo.

Fifth Annual Conference of the International Association of Languages Commissioners (IALC)

Encouraging learning official languages through education: challenges and opportunities Panel Discussion Dukagjin Pupovci, Kosovo Education Centre more

In Pristina, was held the fifth Annual Conference of the International Association of Languages Commissioners (IALC)

The fifth Annual Conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners (IALC), hosted by the Office of the Language Commissioner, was held on the topic "Multilingualism: Value and / or Obligation". The opening of this conference was made by H.E. Ramush Haradinaj, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Slavisa Mladenovic, LanguageCommissioner and Meri Huws, Commissioner for the Welsh Language and outgoing Chairperson of the IALC.more

The President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, has opened the fifth annual conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners

Under the organization of the Office of the Language Commissioner, the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, has opened the fifth annual conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners. On this occasion, the Language Commissioner Slavisa Mladenovic thanked the country's president, for the contribution given to the establishment of the Office of the Language Commissioner,during the mandate when Mr. Thaçi was prime minister of the country.more

Fifth Annual Conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners

Fifth Annual Conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners that will be hosted by the Office of the Language Commissioner of the Republic of Kosovo on May 4th, 2018, in Pristina. more

The Language Policy Board adopted the 2017 Annual Report of the Office of the Language Commissioner

Under the auspices of the Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC), the Language Policy Board held its meeting, whereby in accordance with the meeting’s agenda, by means of regular procedures, was selected the Chairperson of the Language Policy Board and the Deputy Chairperson of the Language Policy Board.more