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Language courses in Croatia

Croatian language courses are offered at higher education institutions or in language schools.

While living in Croatia, foreign visitors can learn Croatian at a number of locations throughout the country. Courses can be offered at Croatian higher education institutions or in language schools. Below is a selection of institutions that provide such courses.

Courses at higher education institutions


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

City: Zagreb
Learning Croatian as foreign language is possible in the framework of the Croaticum programme. The Centre for Croatian as Foreign and Second Language at the Department Croatian Studies runs a range of educational programmes (semester classes, one-month courses and summer schools) and conducts exams of Croatian language for non-native speakers. In each semester Croaticum is attended by almost 200 students. For more information, please visit


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split

City: Split
At the Centre for Croatian Studies Abroad in Split, foreign visitors can learn Croatian (as part of a summer school or by taking one-semester courses), test their knowledge of Croatian as a foreign language and receive expert assistance for completing academic work or theses in Croatian. 

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University School of Croatian Language and Culture

City: Zagreb
The University School of Croatian Language and Culture is organised in collaboration between the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Heritage Foundation. It is intended for young people of Croatian origin and all other students who want to know Croatia, acquire or expand knowledge of it, or to learn and improve the Croatian language. For more information, please visit:


The Rijeka Croatist School, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University in Rijeka

City: Rijeka
The Rijeka Croatist School promotes the Croatian language, literature and culture internationally, develops modern methods of teaching Croatian as a second or a foreign language, promotes mobility and organises testing of knowledge of Croatian as a second or a foreign language.


Summer school of croatian language Zoranic's Arcady

City: Zadar
Zoranic's Arcady - the international summer school of croatian language and culture will develop your speaking, reading and writing skills in Croatian and will offer an excellent insight into relevant factors of the Croatian cultural identity. The international school is organized by Department of Croatian and Slavic Studies of the University of Zadar which is situated at the seashore. For more information, please visit:


Croatian Seminar for Foreign Slavic Studies Students

City: Dubrovnik
The School applies the following educational methods for the specialization of foreign Croatian Studies students: language exercise courses/seminars, theme cycles of lectures, facultative programme, cultural events and field trips. For more information, please visit:


Croatian language course in Dubrovnik

City: Dubrovnik
Every July and August Centre for Mediterranean Studies offers you Croatian language summer courses divided into three levels: beginner's, intermediate and advanced. During two, three or four week courses you'll gain knowledge through learning Croatian language and experiencing the uniqueness of the city of Dubrovnik. For more information, please visit:


E-learning course of Croatian as a second and foreign language

The University of Zagreb, the Croatian Heritage Foundation & the University Computing Centre offer an e-learning course of the Croatian language at the beginner level. The course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of Croatian, or with very basic knowledge of the language.


Croatian Studies University of Zagreb
International Summer School of Croatian Culture and Language (6th to 13th July 2013)

City: Pirovac
Since the participants of the last two Summer Schools were students from the University of Gdansk (Poland), the main topic of this year’s School will be Croats and the Poles through centuries. Courses are diversified, tailored to the interests of foreign students studying Croatian and Slavic Languages. Croatian language courses will be organized for two groups of participants simultaneously, according to their knowledge. If necessary , a begginer’s cource will be organized.


Courses at private language schools

A number of language schools offer Croatian language courses for foreign nationals. An exhaustive list of these located throughout Croatia is available at: