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Learn Croatian Online with Skype tuition

the CLS Skype address ” croatian_language_school

You could be learning Croatian via Skype straightaway at croatian_language_school!

Using Skype, students can receive an online one to one tuition just as if they were in a classroom. All that is required are a computer, a high-speed internet connection and headphones. The student can follow a set training program as if they were in a traditional classroom or fine – tune the lessons according to their key objectives – Skype tuition is as adaptable as you want it to be!

The benefits of using Skype for learning a language are many – foremost is the flexibility it can offer to work around your schedule. Learning one to one makes the experience more intensive and therefore enhances the learning process. In addition, the cost of using Skype is lower than if you had one to one tuition in person. During Skype lessons the student is usually in a much more relaxed and familiar environment with far less distraction and is not stressing about the travel issues involved when attending actual classes.

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

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

Why not have a free trial lesson  and see how easy and simple it can be?

Living in a remote area or simply too busy to attend classes?

No problem, the Croatian Language School can offer Skype tuition!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your teachers from?

All our teachers are professionally qualified native Croatian speakers. 

Where are most of your Skype students from?

Our students are global. We have many students from Europe, North America & Canada, as well as Australia. We also have students who participate in our classroom training in London and augment their Croatian language education with Skype. 

What type of people study Croatian with Skype?

Our students come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and come to CLS with very different reasons for learning the language – some are professionals that need to know the language before relocating to Croatia; others have a personal interest for learning the language, such as property ownership there, or regaining contact with relations and some are just curious about the language and culture. Whatever your reason for learning, CLS will adapt the tuition to suit your needs. 

What level of Croatian should a student have to take lessons with Skype?

Any level of learner is welcome. We will create a training program to suit all levels of students.

How long are the classes and what are the available times?

Lessons last 50 minutes. We offer lessons between 8am and 7pm GMT however we will always try and work with the student’s schedule if we can accommodate this outside of our stated hours. We require at least 24 hours’ notice for the arrangement of lessons. 

What type of training program do you offer?

The teacher and student will agree on the format of lessons based on the existing level of the student and their aims. Materials used during the lesson vary and sometimes text books are suitable if a student is following a specific program. 

How is taking an online lesson different from a traditional classroom lesson?

Foremost, the environment is wherever you choose it to be – you could be learning in the comfort of your home, at the office during lunch or from a hotel while on business. It offers complete flexibility since you do not have to be concerned with finding a mutually acceptable location with your teacher as would happen in a traditional classroom set-up. 

What if I am late for a lesson?

Ideally lessons should start punctually. If you are late, we can only allow for 10 minutes’ delay as the teacher can have another student waiting to start after you. 

Will I have homework?

Yes, generally homework preparation takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour. This is determined between the teacher and the student. 

Do I need a high-speed internet connection?

YES it would be preferable to have a high-speed connection. 

Do I need to download any special computer programs?

Yes you need to download Skype. Skype is a software free application that lets you talk over the Internet for free. Skype is very easy to download. 

Do I need any hardware accessories?

Yes, you need a headset with a built-in microphone. You can also get a web camera, but this is optional. Your teacher will have their web camera on during lessons but students don’t have to. 

I am having technical or account problems with my Skype what should I do?

Please visit Skype Support they will be able to resolve your queries in many languages

What method of payment can I use?

We accept payment using a Paypal account.

What does the price include and what are the prices of lessons?

The lesson price includes 50 minutes of tuition, all taxes and online lesson material. It does not include the headset required or any textbooks. Please contact us for a full price list.  

What are your Terms & Conditions?

Please contact us for our Terms and Conditions.

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