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Learn Serbian through conversations

As the sunlight dances on the Danube River, you signal the waiter by saying Molim! and order a sarma and mineral water just like a local. Known for its breathtaking beauty, Serbia has so much to offer! Ancient Roman ruins, luxurious spas, stunning castles, traditional villages—the country is known for its fresh air and hospitality. City or countryside, ancient hospitality or ultra-modern luxury, Serbia offers amazing experiences to those who speak the language!

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 Serbian language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Serbian culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Serbian 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 Serbian language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Serbian

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1People
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 3 - My Family
  • Chapter 4 - Home Sweet Home
  • Chapter 5 - What Did You Study in College?
  • Chapter 1 - How Do You Say…?
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Let's Go Shopping!
  • Chapter 5 - How Do I Get There?
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season Is Spring
  • Chapter 3 - What Are You Doing This Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss Serbia
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat!
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That!
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - Is This the Police Station?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet and Bid Farewell Formally and Informally
  • Introduce Yourself
  • Make Small Talk With Strangers
  • Start a Conversation

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Gender and Cases
  • Learn the 1st and 2nd Person in Present Tense
  • Understand the Use of Personal Pronouns
  • Use the Present Tense of the Verb biti

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate Feelings
  • Describe Physical Characteristics
  • Express Interest
  • Inquire About a Stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Locative Case
  • Form the Future Tense and Questions
  • Practice Gender Endings in Adjectives and Nouns
  • Understand How to Use the Conjunction Da
  • Use Personal and Possessive Pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - My Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Questions Regarding Familial Relationships
  • Describe Someone in Relation to Family Members
  • Introduce Someone Else

Grammar Goals

  • Apply the Negation of the Verb Imati
  • Learn the Instrumental Case
  • Practice Gender Endings, Present Tense, and Questions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Home Sweet Home

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Explain Where You Are From
  • Explain That You Are a Non-native Speaker
  • Identify Languages and Countries
  • Inquire About Someone’s Ability to Speak a Language

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Passive Voice
  • Get Familiar With the Past Tense
  • Learn the Genitive Case
  • Learn the Word Order of the Past Tense and Reflexive Verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What Did You Study in College?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the Merits of a School
  • Talk About Different Programs and Schools

Grammar Goals

  • Learn When to Use the Personal Pronouns
  • Practice the Past and Present Tense
  • Understand When to Use the Locative and Accusative Case
  • Use the Prepositions u and na

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - How Do You Say…?

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Clarification
  • Provide and Obtain New Information
  • Request New Vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Form Questions with Je l'
  • Form the Plural of Feminine Adjectives
  • Learn How to Form the Imperative
  • Practice the Use of the Reflexive Pronoun sebe/se

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the Price for Something
  • Buy a Ticket for Travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Second Person Plural, Present Tense
  • Form the Accusative Case of Masculine Nouns
  • Learn How to Form Numbers
  • Understand the Use of the Genitive Case for Quantities

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express Future Plans
  • Identify Various Articles of Clothing
  • Question Statements Made by Others

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Irregular Verb Hoću and Its Negative Form Neću
  • Form the Negation of the Verb Biti
  • Learn How to Form Questions with Zar
  • Learn the First Person Plural of the Present Tense
  • Review the Long and Short Future Forms and Learn When to Use Them

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let's Go Shopping!

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire Necessities
  • Find Places to Shop
  • Gather Information From a Native Speaker
  • Inquire About Shops in the Local Area

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Neuter Nouns With Two Stems That End in -e
  • Form the Nominative Plural of Feminine Nouns That End in -a
  • Get Familiar with the Third Person Plural of Verbs
  • Learn the Word Order of Objects and Subjects

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - How Do I Get There?

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and Receive Directions
  • Describe the Location of One Object in Relation to Another

Grammar Goals

  • Know When to Use the Genitive Case for Places
  • Learn the Accusative Plural for Masculine Nouns
  • Learn the Locative Case of Feminine Adjectives
  • Use the Plural Form of the Imperative

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Sports and Exercises
  • Express Time Relationships
  • Invite Someone to Join Along

Grammar Goals

  • Form Questions With the Verb Hoću
  • Practice the Accusative Case
  • Review the Past Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season Is Spring

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the Four Seasons
  • Discuss the Months of the Year
  • Talk About Vacations and Seasonal Opportunities

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Superlative Degree of Adjectives
  • Know When To Use the Instrumental Case for Location
  • Learn the Neuter Gender of Adjectives
  • Review the Use of the Accusative and Locative Case

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
  • Use the Terms Weekday and Weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Get Familiar With the Use of the Pronoun mi
  • Learn How to Form the Plural of Feminine Nouns
  • Learn When to Use the Accusative to Express Time
  • Practice the Use of Independent Verbs in the Present Tense
  • Revise the Genitive Case for Quantities

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make Future Plans
  • Tell Time

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Sound Alterations
  • Revise the Accusative and Locative Case for Places

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss Serbia

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a Departure
  • Strengthen Relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Get Familiar With the Past and Future Tense of Reflexive Verbs
  • Learn When to Use the Genitive Case for Time
  • Practice the Future Tense
  • Review the Singular and Learn the Plural Forms of the Past Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Medication
  • Describe Symptoms
  • Speak to a Pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Nominative Plural of Nouns
  • Learn When to Use the Pronoun Me
  • Practice Using mi in Possesive Structures

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat!

Conversational Goals

  • Identify Items on the Dinner Table
  • Offer Assistance
  • Order a Meal
  • Understand the Customs of Local Dining

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Genitive of Neuter Nouns
  • Learn When to Use the Parititive Genitive
  • Practice the Plural Form of the Imperative

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
  • Reference Senses

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Locative Case of Neuter Nouns
  • Learn the Nominative and Accusative Plural of Feminine Nouns
  • Review the Use of the "Movable A "

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

  • Be Introduced to the Impersonal Verb Treba
  • Learn the First Person Plural Form of the Imperative
  • Review the Plural Forms of the Past Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Is This the Police Station?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer Questions
  • Request Emergency Aid

Grammar Goals

  • Get Familiar With the Use of Possessive Pronouns
  • Learn the Neuter Gender Nominative of Adjectives
  • Practice Turning Masculine Adjectives Into Feminine

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