You can gain a lot more from your stay in Croatia if you know a little of the local language and social codes. After all, Croatian is the official language of the country 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.
Croaticum – Centre for Croatian as a Second and Foreign Language is the oldest and largest institution engaged in teaching, research and description of Croatian as a second and foreign language. It is part of the Department of Croatian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb.
Croaticum offers different types of programmes: Semestral or One-month Course in the Croatian Language and Culture, Croaticum Summer, Autumn and Winter School of the Croatian Language and Culture, Specialised Intensive Course of the Croatian Language and Cultur, Online A1 course, Individual lessons in Croatian language and culture.
In addition to teaching, members of Croaticum’s staff are engaged in research and other academic work. They regularly publish research papers, as well as textbooks and workbooks used to teach Croatian as a second and foreign language. Croaticum organises the annual Professional and Scientific Symposium for Lectors of Croatian as a Second and Foreign Language (SIH), Croaticum Round Table (COS) where current linguistic issues are discussed, and the programme Culture at Croaticum (KUC). Other activities include cultural events and Croatian language testing for various purposes.
For more information:
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Croaticum – Centre for Croatian as a Second and Foreign Language
Ivana Lučića 3
HR - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 (1) 4092-068
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 the 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
Trg Republike Hrvatske 14
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
|Croatian Heritage Foundation
Department pf Education, Science and Sport
Trg S. Radića 3
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: (385 1) 61 15 116
Fax: (385 1) 61 11 522
The University of Zagreb, the Croatian Heritage Foundation and the University Computing Centre offer an e-learning course of the Croatian language at the beginner level - HiT1. 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 - HiT1.
This course in intended for the students whose knowledge of Croatian is above a beginner's level. More information available here.
These online courses are free. They consist of 80 units lasting 45 minutes each. The interface, instructions and support are available in English and Spanish. You can apply for the courses with your Facebook or Google account.
The online course A1.HR is available at: https://a1.ffzg.unizg.hr/
The online course A2.HR is available at: https://a2.ffzg.unizg.hr/
More information here.