Overview Croatian Language Courses at CLS
The Croatian Language School London offers a wide variety of group and individual online courses, using Skype tuition, together with tailor-made immersion language programmes in Croatia. Explore the links below for more information:
THE WHYS AND WHEREFORES OF LEARNING CROATIAN
There are many and varied reasons why students decide to embark on a Croatian language course. Some are trying to discover their roots, some have family reasons, some because they have purchased property in Croatia and some simply because they love the place and want to enrich the times that they spend there. With the entry of Croatia into the EU in 2013, there is also a growing demand for Croatian language classes with the emphasis on business usage.
Once motivated, for whatever reason, to embark on a Croatian course, there are many ways that this can be undertaken. Ideal for most students are regular online lessons where you and your teacher will talk to each other via Skype whilst sharing interactive documents to write and correct your exercises, stories and written vocabulary. These Skype lessons can be one to one or for small groups. Alternatively, for rapid progress and a real taste of Croatia itself, try a week at our summer school in Lošinj or a few days with us in Zagreb.
Learning a language online is a very good place to start, as lessons can be incorporated into everyday life and supplemented by private study and exploring the internet for transmissions and texts in Croatian. For those who visit Croatia regularly for their own reasons and therefore have the opportunity to try out their new-found skills by themselves, Croatian language classes via Skype may be all they need to develop a sound basis on which to build.
For those who wish to take their study further in a more structured fashion in Croatia, the Croatian Language School offers opportunities throughout the year to do just this. The School has a base on the island of Lošinj where intensive one week- and two week-long courses are held during the spring and summer. There is also the possibility, by arrangement, to spend a long weekend in Zagreb on a one-to-one basis. These mini Croatian language courses provide the opportunity for complete immersion in the language for a few days, together with the chance to get to learn about the history and culture of this charming city situated in the very heart of Europe.
Each summer the school also arranges a week-long summer language and culture course, usually towards the end of June. The location varies from year to year which enables students studying in the long term to get to know different areas and aspects of the country. These summer Croatian language courses incorporate twelve hours of language tuition in small groups complemented by excursions within the chosen area. Over the past few years these summer courses have been located in the Elaphiti islands, along the Dalmatian coast in Cavtat, south of Dubrovnik, in Orebić on the Pelješac Peninsula and on board a small boat cruising from Split to Dubrovnik. In 2019 we are lifting the veil on inland Croatia, exploring the Slavonia and Baranja regions.
So, as you can see, there are as many ways of studying Croatian as there are reasons for choosing to do so in the first place. And you need look no further than CLS to get off to a flying and highly enjoyable start. Sretan put!