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Croatian, Lower Intermediate

This course is aimed at students who have successfully completed elementary Croatian programme, otherwise placement in this course is based on entrance assessment (written and oral). It builds a foundation in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Croatian language using vocabulary and grammar structures common to everyday situations. Cultural material will also be dealt with during the course through visual and audio presentations and through student presentations on various topics related to Croatia and other countries in the region. Students who have completed this course should be able to talk about daily routine, home, family, school and work; read and understand longer texts such as short stories and poems; write compositions about general things in their life; and finally, should 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 Dublin 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, the University of Dublin, 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 College 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 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The venue is to be confirmed. Please see our website,


Duration of the course is 21 weeks over two terms commencing on Tuesday 4th October 2016 and recommencing on Tuesday 17th 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.