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ADULT CROATIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

Australian Croatian Community Service (ACCS) offers Croatian language classes for adults. Classes are offered in the Western and South Eastern regions of Melbourne. There are plans to offer similar classes in other major cities in Australia to cater for the growing demand.
Each Semester students attend 1 class of 2 hours per week for 18 weeks.
Classes are held in the evenings, 7-9 pm. Summer and Winter semesters commence in February and July respectively.
ACCS also offers short intensive courses several times a year, depending on popular demand.
Please check the timetable for current courses and dates.

The Method

The main objective is to enable our students to communicate effectively in Croatian, so students are encouraged to take an active part in the lessons.
Conversation is the main focus of all our classes. Grammar, reading and writing skills are also taught thoroughly, but always with a view to applying them in practical, real-life situations. A variety of resources are also used to develop students' comprehension and conversation.

Why study with us?

  • Teachers cater to student needs and language abilities                                                              
  • Small class sizes                                                                                                  
  • Friendly and supportive environment                                                                                  
  • Teachers are qualified and bilingual                                                                                
  • Evening classes 

Why learn a second language?

It is never too late to learn, regardless of the course or activity. A second language offers you an opportunity to:

  • Communicate with others who do not speak English,
  • Take pride and confidence in cultural and linguistic heritage and identity,
  • Widen employment prospects or
  • Keep your mind active and healthy.

Levels

At ACCS there are six (6) levels

  • Beginner 1
  • Beginner 2
  • Intermediate 1
  • Intermediate 2
  • Advanced 1
  • Advanced 2

Other courses: intensive, purpose specific (see current timetable for details)

What is my level?

The tables below are designed to help you determine the most appropriate level for you. If you need further guidance, speak to our teachers at the Enrolment day.
If you find that the level you enrol in is not appropriate, you CAN change. Just speak to one of our office staff and/or teachers.

Level Appropriate for Communicative situations covered
BEGINNER 1 Students with no prior knowledge of Croatian
Students with very little knowledge of Croatian
-Introduce yourself and others
-Say how you feel
-Say where you are from
-Use the formal and informal way of speaking
-Say where you live
-Say what you like and dislike
-Order something to drink or eat
-Express a simple opinion
-Tell the time
BEGINNER 2

Students who are able to communicate in all or most of the situations covered in Beginner 1

-Talk about yourself and others
-Family
-Likes and dislikes
-Ask and give directions
-Arrange where and when to meet
-Do shopping for clothes and groceries
INTERMEDIATE 1

Students who are able to communicate in all or most of the situations covered in Beg 1 and 2

-Talk about the weather and seasons
-Say what you do throughout the day
-Descriptions
-Describe your favourite leisure activities
-Communicating at the bank/post office
-Get around / Travel
-Plan a trip
INTERMEDIATE 2

Students who are able to communicate in all or most of the situations covered in Inter 1

-Talk about yourself, family and friends in more depth
-Have a conversation on the phone
-Plan a day or night out
-People
-Comparisons
-Retelling the story
ADVANCED 1

Students with a sound knowledge of the basics of Croatian (learnt in Australia), who need to learn the correct use of grammar in everyday situations

-Relationships (children, Family and Friends)
-Animals
-Daily News
-Current Affairs
-Travel
-How to make a booking
-Aspects of Croatian history, geography, sport and arts
-Development of Croatian language
ADVANCED 2

Students who have covered Croatian grammar quite comprehensively.
While conversation remains the focus at this level, more attention is given to the development of writing skills, together with advanced reading and oral/aural comprehension. Grammar is dealt with as it arises.

-Relationships (children, Family and Friends)
-Daily News
-Aspects of Croatian history, geography, sport and arts
-Current Affairs
-Development of Croatian language
-Complex conversations / discussions

 

Students are encouraged to register early for their place in class for either the beginning of the year or mid - year intake.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

On the first day bring along a notebook and a pen or pencil.
ACCS is using following resources, which need to be purchased separately.

BEGINNER 1
Učimo hrvatski u Australiji 1 – Sandra Mlikota and Zdravko Rajic, ACCS ($15.00)
Učimo hrvatski u Australiji, Vježbenica 1 – Zdravko Rajić, ACCS ($15.00)

BEGINNER 2
Učimo hrvatski 1, textbook and workbook – Vesna Kosovac, Vida Lukić, ŠKOLSKA KNJIGA ZAGREB

IMTERMEDIATE 1
Učimo hrvatski 2, textbook and workbook – Vesna Kosovac, Vida Lukić, ŠKOLSKA KNJIGA ZAGREB

INTERMEDIATE 2
Učimo hrvatski 3, book and workbook – Vesna Kosovac, Vida Lukić, ŠKOLSKA KNJIGA ZAGREB

ADVANCED 1
Učimo hrvatski 4, textbook and workbook – Vesna Kosovac, Vida Lukić, ŠKOLSKA KNJIGA ZAGREB

ADVANCED 2
Various texts on language, history, geography, news and current affairs.

The above books can be purchased HERE or ordered via ACCS office. Books published by ŠKOLSKA KNJIGA ZAGREB can be also ordered online. Teachers reserve the right to use additional materials appropriate to the levels.

For enquiries regarding textbooks and orders from Croatia, please call the Croatian Language Classes Coordinator on 9791 6000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


HOW TO APPLY

Click here to find the program you are interested in. Click the 'APPLY' button.
Complete your application online. This will only take 5 minutes and you do not need to provide any documentation.
Call Croatian Language Classes Coordinator on 9791 6000 if you need any assistance with your application.

 


Terms and Conditions

For more information in relation to how student information may be used or disclosed please contact the ACCS Language and Literacy Program Manager on (03) 9791 6000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We recommend that you enrol on-line, it takes less time and will ensure that you secure your spot quicker. However, if you would like to download Enrolment Form and hand it in person please click HERE .

For current courses please check LEARN WITH US tab on ACCS Home Page.