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Serbian/Croatian Level Four Advanced

Course description: Level 4 is for people who completed Level 3 or who have good knowledge of the language acquired through living in the country or through using Serbian/Croatian regularly. The course runs over three ten week terms and each session is two hours long. The course includes all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course will cover the following:

Topics: newspaper articles on different contemporary topics, important events in Serbian/Croatian history, the political system, the educational system, environmental protection and nature reserves, conflicting views and political conflict: past and present, major writers, artists, sportspeople, historical figures, famous films. Cultural references: regional customs, arts and crafts, films, essential literature texts.

Functions: skimming and/or translating newspaper articles of interest, talking about the history of the region, general culture and important figures in general terms; understanding and talking about the school system and the political system; familiarising oneself with short and famous literary works, simple analysis of a film orally and in writing.

Grammar: revision of grammar introduced on previous levels, conditional clauses and passive voice, the past and present adverbial participles, word formation, synonyms and antonyms.

Study materials: authentic press articles, audio and video clips, teacher’s materials.