Learning Croatian on the island of Losinj
CLS offers one to one immersion courses at its school on Lošinj island. Situated in the Kvarner & Primorje region close to neighbouring countries Slovenia and Italy, this island has been a recognised health resort since 1892. Linked by bridge to the island of Cres, which in itself is only a short distance from the mainland, Lošinj is an oasis of colour and beauty where the climate is considered so beneficial that it is named the “Island of Vitality”. The purity of the environment is such that the air is full of the scent of all the wild aromatic plants that thrive there and this archipelago is home to over 200 Bottlenose dolphins. With such qualities, Lošinj attracts many visitors who come to enjoy the nature and the many outdoor pursuits available on land and sea.
Immersion courses are offered on Lošinj throughout the year from standard to super intensive programs and students can choose to stay at the school’s accommodation or arrange their own accommodation independently. Prior to the language course, the tutor will discuss in detail the aims and requirements for the student and tailor-make the course to fulfil those course objectives but also ensure the daily schedule fits in with the student’s personal preferences and interests.
Standard Immersion Courses
All our individual language courses are tailor-made, organised in agreement with the student’s requirements and in accordance with CERF guidelines (Common European Reference Framework).
- ”Standard” – 20 lessons per week
- ”Semi – Intensive” – 25 lessons per week
- ”Intensive” – 30 lessons per week
Lessons are of 45 minutes’ duration and cost €50.00 per (one to one) lesson.
A minimum of 20 lessons per week is required to enrol.
Tuition during the week can start on any day from Monday to Sunday.
The Croatian Language School is located 10km from the main town of Mali Lošinj in an idyllic hamlet called Ćunski. It has a village shop, post office, church, local olive mill museum and restaurant. The welcoming residents of this compact village give students the freedom to practice their newly acquired language skills when exploring or carrying out daily activities. The school is in the centre of the village yet 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. Across the entire island are designated paths for trekking. Other popular island activities are cycling and various water sports, all of which are readily available in Ćunski.
Travelling to Lošinj
Lošinj is well connected to the mainland via air and sea transportation options.
Nearest airports are: Mali Lošinj (Croatia); Rijeka (Croatia); Pula (Croatia); Zadar (Croatia); Zagreb (Croatia); Ljubljana (Slovenia); Trieste (Italy) and Venice (Italy)
Nearest Ferry/Catamaran ports are: Lošinj ; Brestova (Croatia) Porozina (Cres island, Croatia); Valbiska (Krk island, Croatia); Merag (Cres island, Croatia); Pula (Croatia); Rijeka (Croatia) Zadar (Croatia); Trieste (Italy) and Venice (Italy).
As our students come from all over the world, the Croatian Language School offers assistance & recommendations concerning all aspects of their travel to reach us.
Study can be completed in the mornings or the afternoons to co-ordinate with work commitments or personal plans.
Students can amend the teaching duration to suit their preferences, for example 90 minutes’ study sessions followed by a break.
Lessons can be shared with up to one other person.
Super-Intensive courses can be arranged for up to 50 lessons per week.
The Lošinj course can be combined with an immersion course at our Croatian Language School in Zagreb to provide a broader cultural experience of Croatia.
Croatian Language School Lošinj accommodation is available for students on site at the school. The flat is private with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom and sleeps 2 people. It also includes Wi-Fi. The rate is €40/night.