UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Latin Bridge, Sarajevo



The Serbian/Croatian language is spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. It belongs to the group of South Slavonic languages, together with Bulgarian, Macedonian and Slovene. Serbian/Croatian is written in two alphabets: Latin and Cyrillic. Both alphabets have 30 letters, each corresponding to a particular sound, which makes reading and writing Serbian/Croatian very easy. Learning Serbian/Croatian will enable you to communicate with people from across the region in their own language.

Senior Teaching Fellow in Serbian and Croatian Language: Ms Jelena Čalić
Croatian Lector: Dr Ivana Vrtič


"The language tuition I received in Serbo-Croatian at SSEES was one of the best aspects of my MRes, nurturing a skill and passion for the region that I'll keep for the rest of my life. My teachers were unfailingly committed, engaging and devoted to improving not just our understanding of the language and grammar, but the context from which it came and the places where it is spoken today. We learnt so much more than the bare bones of how to speak, read & write, gaining invaluable access to a place, a people and a culture"Alice Bloch, Eastern European Studies MRes

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