If you are interested in learning Croatian during your stay in Zagreb, we recommend the university program called CROATICUM.

CROATICUM – Centre for Croatian as a Second and Foreign Language is the oldest and largest institution engaged in teaching, research and description of Croatian as a second and foreign language. It is part of the Department of Croatian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb, the largest Croatian academic institution specialising in social studies and humanities. Croaticum is renowned for its tradition, expertise and knowledge.

Croaticum is attended by students of international universities who study at the University of Zagreb through different mobility programmes, descendants of Croatian emigrants, those who learn Croatian because they work in Croatia or because they have moved or are planning to move to Croatia, and other people who want to learn Croatian for a number of different reasons.

The duration and content of the courses have been adapted to cater for the needs of different students, with classes organized at different levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A2.2, B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, C1). All Croaticum programmes are accredited university programmes open to students and the general public as life-long learning programmes.