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Beginner and Elementary Courses

Every month we start a new course which introduces both spoken and written Croatian. Proficiency in conversation is the primary goal though all of the four language skills are practiced thoroughly: Speaking; Listening; Reading and Writing.

Students are encouraged to develop their Croatian language communication skills so that they can use the language confidently and correctly. Special emphasis is placed on pronunciation, intonation, stress and vocabulary building.

Small classes ensure maximum opportunity for participation and attention to individual needs.

Duration of course: 30 hours (1.5 hours/week for 20 weeks)
Weekday evening courses take place from 19:30-21:00
Saturday courses take place from 11:00-12:30

Courses at the Croatian Language School are organised in accordance with CERF guidelines (Common European Reference Framework)

Please contact us to reserve yourself a seat.

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What can I expect to achieve?

Beginner (A1) and Elementary (A2)

A1 Beginner level:

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 Elementary level:

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Intermediate (B1 & B2)

B1 Intermediate level:

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 Upper Intermediate level:

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Advanced (C1 & C2)

C1 Advanced level:

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 Advanced Proficiency level:

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations

One-to-One Tuition

The Croatian Language School offers individual courses from general to specialised Croatian for students at any level. Working closely with you we assess your language proficiency and design a course of study to meet your needs. 

Tuition can take place at the School or via Skype and you can start a course at any time of the year. Classes are available between 8:00-20:00 Monday-Friday. Weekend sessions can also be arranged. The length and frequency of sessions is flexible to meet your needs.

Courses for Children

Responding to the needs of the growing number of multi-cultural families, the Croatian Language School has classes for children from the age of 5. A lively and fun-filled approach offers a unique opportunity for young learners to access the language. At the age of 17, students can then join the adult courses.

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