UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Dubrovnik, Croatia


Serbian/Croatian Level 2 Lower Intermediate

Course description: Level 2 is for people who completed Level 1 or who have some knowledge of the language acquired through regular visits to the country or through self-study. 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: holidays, human body, medical conditions, sports, hobbies, music, film and theatre, cities vs countryside, national and religious celebrations.

Functions: describing the human body, describing simple symptoms to a medical professional, describing photos, talking about sports, talking about one’s hobbies, acquiring a basic awareness of Serbian and Croatian music, talking about films, buying clothes in a shop, talking about past and future holidays, comparing and contrasting various things, following instructions.

Grammar: revision of all cases in the singular form, plural form of nouns and modifiers in all cases, personal pronouns in all cases, imperatives, perfective and imperfective verbs, comparatives and superlatives, future exact, conditional sentences and relative pronouns.

Study materials: M. Selimović-Momčilovic and Lj Živani, (1998) Serbian for Foreigners, Institut za strane jezike, Belgrade, C. Hawkesworth (2005) Colloquial Croatian, Routledge, London and teacher’s materials.