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Refugees Initiative

Free Croatian language courses online

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Centre for Croatian as a Foreign and Second Language (CROATICUM) at the University of Zagreb

COUNTRY

Croatia

CITY

Zagreb

Address

Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Ivana Lučića 3
HR-10000 Zagreb
Croatia

WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE


TYPOLOGY

- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Croaticum – Centre for Croatian as a Second and Foreign Language is the oldest and largest institution engaged in teaching, research and description of Croatian as a second and foreign language. It is part of the Department of Croatian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb, the largest Croatian academic institution specialising in social studies and humanities.

Newcomers to Croatia can now access free, online Croatian language lessons. The lessons have been developed by the CROATICUM team, with technical support from the Centre for e-Learning at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb. The project was supported and financed by the Central State Office for Croats Abroad.

The courses, available at the A1 and A2 levels, are organised into 80 units of 45 minutes each. The interface, instructions and support are available in English and Spanish.

Previously, CROATICUM, part of the University of Zagreb, took action to address the lack of Croatian language courses by initiating a course for refugees and asylum-seekers. Professors and students from the university’s Department of Croatian Language and Literature volunteered to teach in the programme.

Find out more about the online language courses: https://croaticum.ffzg.unizg.hr/?page_id=5024