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Croatian, Beginners

This course gives students a basic knowledge of Croatian language, culture and contemporary Croatian society and is aimed at students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. It is designed to establish a foundation in understanding, speaking, reading and writing in Croatian using basic vocabulary and grammar structures common to everyday situations. Students who have completed this course should be able to hold simple basic conversations about daily routine, home, family, school and work; read and understand simple texts; write short and simple compositions about general things in their life; and finally, be familiar with most important aspects of Croatian cultural heritage. The class consists of two one and a half hour sessions per week of grammar, listening and reading comprehension and conversation. The total number of contact hours is sixty-three (twenty-one weeks). At the end of the course students have an option of a final written and oral assessment.

How to apply

Application forms are available from the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies either in hard copy or electronic form ( The completed application form accompanied by payment (course fee and photocopying levy) in the form of a personal cheque, postal money order or bank draft, payable to Trinity College no. 1 account, should be returned by 23 September.

Contact information: The Executive Officer, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, room 5045, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 1896, email:


EUR 690 payable in advance. This fee is non-refundable once the course has commenced. A concession rate (EUR 480) is available to Trinity undergraduate students who are not taking this course for ECTS credits, to Trinity postgraduate students with a letter from their head of department or supervisor indicating that they are required to develop their Croatian-language skills, and those in receipt of a social welfare pension. If you are unemployed or in receipt of a social welfare payment, contact the facilitator in your local social welfare office. You may be entitled to certain assistance in funding. The number of concession rate places in any given class is restricted to twenty per cent. Payment must accompany applications.

Course materials

Course materials are prepared by the teacher. There is a photocopying levy of EUR 15.

Date and time

7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 4018 (Mondays) and Room 5033 (Wednesdays), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2.


Duration of the course is 21 weeks over two terms commencing on Monday 3rd October 2016 and recommencing on Monday 16th January 2017. There is a one week break in each term (7th – 11th November 2016 and 27th February – 3rd March 2017) when no classes will take place.