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Learn Croatian through conversations

Charter a boat and do some island-hopping along the infamously beautiful Dalmatian Coast, or navigate trendy Tkalčićeva in Zagreb if bar-hopping is more your style. Book a stay at one of the coastal resorts of Istria, or chat with fellow hikers as you explore the pristine forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park. From private Mediterranean islands to authentic medieval villages, your Croatian speaking skills will help you make new friends, amazing memories, and smart travel decisions.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Croatian language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Croatian culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Croatian culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

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Course Overview

Learn Croatian language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Croatian

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Unit 1
  • 2Unit 2
  • 3Unit 3
  • 4Unit 4
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - My Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - Where are you from?
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - My Clothes
  • Chapter 4 - Shopping
  • Chapter 5 - Where is the...?
  • Chapter 1 - Time for Sports
  • Chapter 2 - I Love Summer Best
  • Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I Love This Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet others and bid them farewell
  • Introduce yourself formally

Grammar Goals

  • Learn when to omit personal pronouns
  • Use reflexive pronoun se (oneself)

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Family

Conversational Goals

  • Describe someone in relation to family members
  • Introduce someone else

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize neuter nouns
  • Use possessive pronouns moj , moja , moje (my)

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Describe physical characteristics
  • Express interest in others

Grammar Goals

  • Use adjectives with female gender
  • Use gender in verb forms: "I would like" Volio bih / voljela bih

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Where are you from?

Conversational Goals

  • Explain where you are from
  • Identify languages and countries
  • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language

Grammar Goals

  • Make negative present tense sentences
  • Use present tense verb forms

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school
  • Inquire about programs
  • Learn about school system in Croatia

Grammar Goals

  • Use past tense for negative statements
  • Use past tense verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Provide and obtain new information
  • Request new vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Identify word order
  • Use phrase ima / nema "there is/there isn't/there are some/there are no"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the price for something
  • Buy a ticket for travel
  • Count

Grammar Goals

  • Learn spelling rules for numbers
  • Use adjectives and adverbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - My Clothes

Conversational Goals

  • Express future plans
  • Identify various articles of clothing
  • Question statements made by others

Grammar Goals

  • Use future tense of "to be" and other verbs
  • Use nouns in accusative case

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shopping

Conversational Goals

  • Find places to shop
  • Gather information from a native speaker
  • Inquire about shops in the local area

Grammar Goals

  • Use accusative object
  • Use nouns in genitive case

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where is the...?

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and receive directions
  • Describe the location of one object in relation to another

Grammar Goals

  • Show noun changes with prepositions
  • Use prepositions of place and position

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time for Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss sports and exercises.
  • Express time relationships.
  • Invite someone to join along.

Grammar Goals

  • Use past tense verbs in questions
  • Use the verb "to want"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - I Love Summer Best

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
  • Discuss the four seasons
  • Discuss the months of the year

Grammar Goals

  • Learn capitalization rules in English and Croatian related to months
  • Use months in a sentence

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse about the days of the week
  • Make plans for the weekend
  • Talk about age and birthdays

Grammar Goals

  • Change personal pronouns ja , ti (I, you)
  • Use verb imati (have) to express age

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time.

Grammar Goals

  • Ask for advice using Da pozovem (Should I invite?)
  • Learn how noun changes with numerics

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I Love This Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Change reflexive verbs in present tense
  • Use past tense of the verb biti (be)

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for medication
  • Describe symptoms
  • Speak to a pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Use feminine nouns not ending in -a
  • Use nouns that have only plural

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify items on the dinner table
  • Order a meal
  • Understand the customs of local dining

Grammar Goals

  • Use feminine, masculine and neuter nouns
  • Use nouns in genitive case

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask whether a dish contains certain ingredients
  • Explain that you require a special diet
  • Give compliments

Grammar Goals

  • Use adverbs
  • Use past tense for making "yes/no" questions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions
  • Declare that a problem exists
  • State that you do not know something

Grammar Goals

  • Use the verb dogoditi se (to happen)
  • Use the verb moći (can)

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Expand uses of words molim , izvolite to different contexts
  • Use more verb forms

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