Croatian/Serbian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Croatian/Serbian in London? Join one of our part-time Croatian/Serbian courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Croatian/Serbian courses start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Croatian/Serbian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Croatian/Serbian course.

Who is this class for?

Croatian Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Croatian.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Croatian for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Croatian for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Monday 25 May 2020 (bank holiday).  

Course content

Our Croatian/Serbian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • nominative singular of nouns and adjectives
  • gender
  • personal pronouns (ja, ti, on/ona/ono; mi, vi, oni)
  • present tense of the verb 'to be'
  • possessive pronouns (moj, tvoj, njegov, njen; naš, vaš, njihov)
  • present tense – three types of conjugations of all verbs
  • the locative, accusative and genitive singular

Part 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 (voleti/voljeti, želeti/željeti, morati, trebati, hteti/htjeti, moći)
  • adverbs of frequency and time
  • nominative plural of nouns and adjectives
  • instrumental singular
  • reflexive verbs (zvati se, vraćati se, buditi se)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • possessive adjectives (Ivanov, -a, -o; Majin, -a, -o)
  • ordinal numbers (prvi, drugi, treći, etc.)
  • 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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

The course is based on the tutor’s own materials. Students may also want to get a copy of Učimo hrvatski 1 or Reč po reč, which they can use as supplementary material. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

This level of Croatian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Croatian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Croatian for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Croatian for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Monday 25 May 2020 (bank holiday).  

Course content

Our Croatian/Serbian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 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:

  • some of the dative case and verbs it takes (dati, pomoći, obećati, reći,...)
  • descriptive adjectives
  • comparison of adjectives
  • nouns, adjectives and personal pronouns in the accusative case
  • nouns, adjectives and personal pronouns in the genitive case

Part 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...)
  • the present participle (present gerund)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • different cuisines and traditional Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin food
  • career and work
  • 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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

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

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.