Learn Croatian

Learn Croatian

You can get a lot more of your stay in Croatia if you know a little of the local language and the social codes. After all, Croatian is the language of the environment in which you are going to live and study and will be an important part of your life in Croatia. Even if your courses are in a foreign language, you should have at least the basic knowledge of Croatian for everyday use and administrative needs.

Take a look at the free online portal for Croatian language at the following page.

Where to learn Croatian?

Croaticum – Centre for Croatian as Foreign and Second Language

CroaticumThe Centre offers semester and monthly courses through the academic year to students who wish to learn Croatian during their studies at the University of Zagreb. Semester courses include language exercises at the Department for Standard Croatian Language at three levels of language proficiency. All three levels can be compared to CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): Beginners to B1, Intermediate to B2 and Advanced to C1.

Each year Croaticum also organizes its Little Summer School of Croatian Language, Culture and Civilization lasting four weeks in July.

Information, details and prices available at:

University of Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Croaticum – Centre for Croatian as Foreign and Second Language
Room B 104 - Department of Croatian Studies
Ivana Lučića 3
HR-10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 1 4092-068
E-mail: croaticum@remove-this.ffzg.hr


The University School of Croatian Language and Culture

University School of Croatian Language and Culture offers an intensive course of the Croatian language. The School is organised in co-operation between the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Heritage Foundation

Learning Croatian during summer and winter vacations in Zagreb combined with a rich cultural programme has a long tradition and was initially intended for Croatian Diaspora but has evolved into a programme for anyone interested in experiencing the country while learning Croatian.

Every year the programme attracts up to 40 students from all parts of the world, ages 17 to 77, but mostly university students and young professionals.

The programme consists of two parts: the academic programme and the cultural programme.

For further information and application form, please contact:

University of Zagreb
University School of Croatian Language and Culture
E-mail: croatianlang@remove-this.unizg.hr
Trg maršala Tita 14
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: (385 1) 46 98 102
Fax: (385 1) 46 98 132
or   Croatian Heritage Foundation
Department pf Education, Science and Sport
E-mail: lada@remove-this.matis.hr
Trg S. Radića 3
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: (385 1) 61 15 116
Fax: (385 1) 61 11 522


E-learning course of Croatian

The University of Zagreb, the Croatian Heritage Foundation & the University Computing Centre offer an e-learning course of the Croatian language at the beginner level. The course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of Croatian, or with very basic knowledge of the language.

The course is a form of distance learning, more precisely, it is e-learning through a learning management system (LMS) and also through 24 teaching hours with experienced language instructors (native speakers) over Skype or Webinar.

More information on E-learning course of Croatian.


Croatian language course in Dubrovnik

More information here.