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Croatian Language and Culture Study Course

17th TO 24th JUNE 2017

Plans are already well in hand for next summer’s CLS study trip to Istria.

This time the venue will be the Istrian peninsula and the beautiful Brijuni Islands

During the week, we will study the language and explore the culture and history of Istria and Brijuni Islands.

The emphasis will be on maximising students’ opportunities to improve and make use of their knowledge of Croatian and this will be achieved in a variety of ways.

Firstly, there will be language tuition lessons over the course of the week, organised in three-hourly sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  These will be conducted at two different levels, beginners/improvers and intermediate, making a total of twelve hours of language tuition. The cost of the language tuition will be £250.

Secondly, a programme of excursions will be on offer and during those times, students will be encouraged to practise their Croatian amongst themselves and with any native speakers on the trips and any communication from the organisers of the trips will be in Croatian. Details of the price of excursions will be available once these have been thoroughly costed and will be dependent upon the number of participants.  We will send you a detailed list of excursions with prices and will need to know from you by 17th April in which excursions you would like to participate. Students are welcome to bring a partner or friend with them for the week but they should be aware that for the larger part excursions will be conducted in Croatian.

Thirdly, in their free time, students will be able to try out their language skills in and around town of Fažana, in shops, restaurants etc.

The schedule for the week in June 2017 is:

Day Activities
Saturday 17th Evening welcome reception at CLS base in Fažana
Sunday 18th Full day trip to Brijuni Islands
Monday 19th Half day trip to Limski Kanal and Rovinj – sightseeing and dinner
Tuesday 20th Half day trip to Pula – sightseeing and dinner
Wednesday 21st
Full day trip to the hill towns of Motovun, Grožnjan and Hum with lunch to include the local delicacy of truffles, tasting Istrian olive oils and wines.
Thursday 22nd Half day trip to Poreč Town and the Dušan Džamonja Park of Sculpture
Friday 23rd Our own Masterchef competition culminating in our Farewell Dinner
Saturday 24th Departure

Students are responsible for organising their own transport to and from Istria and for booking and funding their own accommodation in Fažana, where there are a number of hotels as well as self-catering possibilities.  The following websites give you details of some of the accommodation available: www.adriagate.com, www.trulycroatia.com, www.airbnb.com, www.booking.com

For students travelling from the UK, there are direct flights to Pula. Please visit www.ryanair.com , www.croatiaairlines.com, www.easyjet.com or www.skyscanner.net to find out your best flight option. Other possible airports are Trieste in Italy, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Rijeka and Zagreb in Croatia.

We wish all students a healthy trip!


In order to get an idea of numbers of students, we should be very grateful for an early indication of you interest in the project and to confirm your place, we would need you to enrol for the week, with a deposit towards the language course of £50 being payable by 15th January 2017.  The remaining payment of £200 for the language course will be due by 17th April 2107. For the enrolment form with terms and conditions, click here.

Numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.   If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you to our latest exciting venture


Croatian Language School Team

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this year's Croatian Language School study trip!

Image of Rovinj by Florian Hirzinger – http://www.fh-ap.com – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39171138