Croaticum Winter School of the Croatian Language and Culture is held over three weeks and consists of 75 lessons about Croatian language and culture (75×45 minutes; 4 language lessons per day, 2 lessons of speech exercises per week and 9 culture lessons during three weeks). Classes are held every working day in the morning and early afternoon.
Croaticum Winter School of the Croatian Language and Culture is accredited as Croatian Language and Culture Course. Successful completion of the programme earns students 4 ECTS credits.
Croatian language classes are organised at different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The Croatian Language and Culture Course has been derived from Language Exercises in Croatian as a Second and Foreign Language. Its description is available here.
- Croatian language and culture 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 > levels A1 and A2
- Croatian language and culture 2.1 and 2.2 > level B1.1
- Croatian language and culture 3.1 and 3.2 > level B1.2
- Croatian language and culture 4.1 and 4.2 > level B2.1
- Croatian language and culture 5.1 and 5.2 > level B2.2
- Croatian language and culture 6.1 and 6.2 > level C1
Internet applications are closed 5 days before the beginning of the course.
Classes are organised in diverse groups of students speaking different languages and belonging to different nationalities and age groups. Groups are formed on the basis of the results of Croatian language placement tests.
Regular attendance and a passing grade in the final exam are required for a successful completion of Croaticum Winter School of the Croatian Language and Culture.
The minimum number of students necessary to organise group lessons is 5 per level. If a group cannot be formed due to an insufficient number of enrolled participants, language classes may be organised in smaller groups with fewer lessons. Alternatively, students can be offered 15 individual language lessons. In case classes are organised in smaller groups or as individual lessons, the number of lessons dedicated to culture and speech exercises remains the same.
After lessons begin, it is not possible to withdraw from classes or be eligible for a refund.
Up-to-date information about Croaticum Winter School of the Croatian Language and Culture is available here.