Overview

Course summary

Whether you're taking your first steps to learn another language or are at an advanced level, our courses will help you to communicate confidently in your chosen language.

Our interactive online courses provide real-time lessons with an expert tutor to practise speaking and listening. You will also have the flexibility of an online course. Access to all multimedia learning resources is included.

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.

Discounts and offers

We are now offering a 15% discount on our Evening Language Beginner Course fees to University of Westminster Alumni. Sign up now to start your new journey with us!

October start

  • Part 1 for £250 (£280 after 23 August)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £565 (£625 after 23 August)*

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.

Terms and conditions

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Course structure

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.

Please note that the distribution of course content across terms may vary from year to year. This is due to the variable length of terms in different academic years. There may also 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. 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.

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

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)

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

Booking

Bookings are now closed but we may be able to accept late registrations on selected courses. Please apply now and we’ll be in touch with further information.

If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.

Start date
Part
Day and time
Duration
Price
6 October 2020

Part

1

Day and time

Tuesdays
6.30–8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£250*/£280

19
Jan
2021

Part

2

Day and time

Tuesdays
6.30–8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

13
Apr
2021

Part

3

Day and time

Tuesdays
6.30–8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

Course dates

October intake

  • Part 1: 05 October – 11 December 2020
  • Part 2: 18 January – 26 March 2021
  • Part 3: 12 April – 28 June 2021*
  • Part 3: 12 April – 18 June 2021 **

* For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021)

**For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

January intake

Part 1: 18 January – 26 March 2021
Part 2: 12 April – 18 June 2021
Part 3: 21 June – 23 July 2021*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week

January start is for selected languages only.