Croatian/Serbian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Croatian/Serbian in London with our part-time Croatian/Serbian evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Croatian courses with us. You can also join a Croatian evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Croatian.

This Croatian evening language course follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This level is the first exposure to the Croatian language for beginners (Term 1), allowing you to start to communicate. You have no or little previous knowledge of Croatian.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
12 January 2017 Term 2 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 April 2017 Term 3 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
29 September 2016 Term 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions
  • the alphabet
  • simple expressions (greetings, 'How are you?'etc)
  • countries and nationalities
  • professions and places of work
  • family

Grammar

You will learn:

  • nominative singular of nouns and adjectives
  • gender
  • personal pronouns
  • present tense of the verb 'to be'
  • possessive pronouns
  • present tense – three types of conjugations of all verbs
  • cardinal numbers
  • locative, accusative and genitive singular

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • days of the week, parts of the day and months
  • weather and seasons
  • telling the time
  • hobbies and sport
  • daily routine
  • travelling, modes of transport

Grammar

You will learn:

  • modal verbs
  • adverbs of frequency and time
  • nominative plural of nouns and adjectives
  • instrumental singular
  • reflexive verbs

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • food and drink
  • shopping
  • directions – public places and ways of giving directions
  • likes and dislikes
  • invitations
  • postcards from holidays
  • description of past events

Grammar

You will learn:

  • possessive adjectives
  • ordinal numbers
  • imperative
  • past tense

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

The course is based on the tutor's own materials. 

This level of Croatian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Croatian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • family and friends
  • food and drink
  • life in the city and life in the countryside
  • places, travelling and holidays
  • leisure and hobbies

Grammar

You will learn:

  • revision of grammar structures covered in Grade 1
  • introduction of dative case and verbs it takes (dati, pomoći, obećati, reći, etc)
  • descriptive adjectives
  • comparison of adjectives
  • nouns, adjectives and personal pronouns in the accusative case
  • nouns, adjectives and personal pronouns in the genitive case

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • shopping for clothes (sizes, colours, patterns)
  • transport (living in a big city)
  • different lifestyles (good and bad habits)
  • human body, health and health issues
  • sports and healthy life
  • plans for future – ideals, dreams, expectations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the future tense
  • word order (enclitics)
  • the instrumental case (with the meaning of time and place)
  • verbal nouns (plivanje, skijanje, trčanje, etc)
  • the present participle (present gerund)

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • 'there is no account for taste' – different cuisines and traditional Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin food
  • career and work
  • stress (its causes and how to reduce stress)
  • travelling
  • meeting new people

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the conditional (real, potential, unreal)
  • the pronoun 'one's own'(svoj, -a, -e)
  • the reflexive pronoun (sebe, se)
  • revision of adjectives and adverbs
  • expansion of verbal aspect (perfective, imperfective)
  • adjectives ending in -ski, -ški and -čki
  • points of compass and adjectives ending in -ni

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use the tutor's own materials. Students may also want to get a copy of Dobro Došli 1 or Učimo Hrvatski 2, which they can use as supplementary material.  However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Students are expected to have studied the language for 120 hours or equivalent.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • family and friends
  • places
  • travelling and holidays
  • leisure and hobbies
  • different lifestyles, long-term plans (ideals, dreams, expectations)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • use of dative and genitive case for expressing possession
  • introducing a wider range of descriptive adjectives
  • collective numbers (dvoje, troje, četvoro, etc)
  • personal pronouns in cases
  • word order of enclitics

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • different countries and cultures
  • challenging national stereotypes (European nations)
  • multicultural Britain vs 'culturally monolithic' Croatia
  • culture shock – adapting to different cultural norms and becoming part of a new culture

Grammar

You will learn:

  • irregular plural of some common nouns (dijete, brat)
  • pluralia tantum (vrata, pluća, leđa,…)
  • introducing conjunctions for subordinate clauses (zato što, budući da, iako, etc)
  • indefinite and negative pronouns (netko, nešto; nitko, ništa, etc)
  • reported speech

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • technology and how it affects us
  • internet, social networks and traditional media
  • career and work
  • current affairs (the Balkans and the UK)
  • back to nature – debating climate change and other pressing ecological issues

Grammar

You will learn:

  • revision of the pronoun 'one's own' (svoj, -a, -e)
  • present and past participle verbs
  • perfect and imperfective verbs
  • introduction of the most frequent passive participles, passive voice (formation)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use the tutor's own materials. Students may also want to get a copy of Dobro Došli 2 or Učimo Hrvatski 3, which they can use as supplementary material. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.