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Croatian language courses will be held from 19 August to 2 September 2012.


Centre for Foreign Languages and Croatian Youth Hostel Association, two organizations with long tradition and rich work experience, have jointly organized the Croatian language courses to foreigners. We are looking forward to your arrival and eagerness to learn the Croatian language which is soon to become the 24th official language of the European Union.


Sunday 19 August - arrival, accommodation, a welcome drink with the teaching and hotel staff and other students;

Daily schedule for a week:

Monday – Friday

07:00 a.m. – 08:30 a.m. breakfast

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. class

12:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m. lunch break

02:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. free time for relaxation and pursuing personal interests 

05:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m.  program of instruction – workshops  (20 August group sightseeing with a professional tourist guide)

07:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m. dinner

Saturday, 25 August -  half-day trip to Nin, 1 September - half-day trip to Pag – optional.

Sunday, 26 August - whole-day trip (Plitvička jezera Natonal Park or Krka NP or Kornati NP) optional.


Arough plan of the afternoon classes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Historical facts about Croatia

Croatian geography


Croatian national cuisine

Croatian sport – the most famous sportsmen

Treasure hunt

Music workshop – Croatian popular music

Young people and free time

Croatian film


Students without previous knowledge of the language will be attending the basic language level, whereas those with previous knowledge of the language will be tested and placed into groups according to their level of knowledge. The class comprises of 20 hours a week.

The students will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

The program of instruction is suitable for all students over the age of 18.

The accommodation for the participants is provided in rooms with more beds and with a bathroom. The price includes full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner) or a half board basis (breakfast, dinner).

The registration and payment for whole-day or half-day trips is done after the arrival at the reception desk of the hostel. 

The course will be held in Youth Hostel Zadar which is situated in the tourist area of the city of Zadar. YH Zadar has a restaurant and a bar, a beautiful terrace, a multiuse conference room for seminars, meetings and workshops, a left-luggage office, a Wireless Internet, a tourist information centre, a sports field, a laundry and a car park. This hostel is especially popular amongst different associations, sports clubs and schools due to its excellent working conditions and organization of parties. http://www.hfhs.hr/hr/hosteli/oh-zadar-407



The city of Zadar has existed as a settlement since before the ancient world. This 3000 year old city has been the capital of Dalmatia for centuries. Zadar is a city of rich cultural heritage, a city that is overflowing with life and charm. It is situated near Kornati, beautiful archipelago of small islands that are, according to Orson Wells, a home to one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. In the vicinity there are national parks Plitvička jezera, Paklenica, Kornati, and waterfalls of Krka. In the summer Zadar hosts numerous cultural and entertaining happenings.


The price of the program includes:

The Croatian language course that comprises of 20 hours a week;

The class literature;

The certificate of attendance;
14-day full-board or half-board accommodation in rooms with more beds and a bathroom;

Sightseeing accompanied by a professional tourist guide.

The price of the entire program with the full-board accommodation amounts to 880,-€;

The price of the entire program with the half-board accommodation amounts to 800,-€.

Extra charge for twin bedded room 50,- € per person.

Extra charge for single bedded room 215,-€.


The price does not include:

Travelling health insurance, we recommend you make an insurance policy. CYHA can at your request insure you get a health insurance policy. The approximate price for 14-days stay with the insured amount of 8000,- € is 25,-€.

The transfer from /to the Zadar airport or the bus station,

The price of the transfer from/ to the Zadar airport – Hostel is 45,- €;

The price of the transfer from/to the Zadar bus station – Hostel is 10,-€


How to book this package?

1. Fill up the booking form and send it to:

Croatian Youth Hostel Association
Fax: +385 21 396 031
e-mail: split@hfhs.hr

2. If the reservation is possible, CYHA will forward to the subagent via email/fax the availability confirmation and the invoice with the complete cost of the reservation and clear stated dynamics and methods of payment;

3. After receiving the paid amount CYHA will send by email/fax the voucher with the information regarding the booked service.


Optional trips:

Nin – half-day trip, sightseeing, the Archaeological Museum, a tourist guide 35,-€ (minimum of 7 registered persons);


Pag – half-day trip, a visit to a cheese factory and cheese degustation, sightseeing, a ticket for the Storehouse of Salt, a tourist guide 55,-€; (minimum of 7 registered persons);


Plitvička jezera National Park - whole-day trip, bus transfer, a ticket for the NP, lunch, a tourist guide 60,-€ (minimum of 20 registered persons);


Krka National Park – whole-day trip, bus transfer, a ticket for the NP, lunch, a tourist guide 50,-€ (minimum of 20 registered persons);


Kornati National Parkwhole-day trip, boat transfer, lunch, a ticket for the NP, a tourist guide 45,- €.


The Centre for Foreign Languages in Split, founded in 1957, was the first school of this kind not only in Split but in the entire region of Dalmatia. Centre boasts a remarkably long tradition in foreign language teaching.

The admirable statistic of 150, 000 persons who have attended this school speaks for itself. A wide variety of foreign language courses are continually being developed according to the current trends and demands  of the society we are now living in.

Since 2007 the Centre has been working according to the international Quality Management Norms ISO 9001:2008 and so has become an esteemed and valid member of the ISO family.

Hence, confronted by today’s needs, the Centre has recognised the unquestionable importance of knowing a foreign language. There is an old Croatian saying which claims that «the more languages you speak, the worthier you are as a person».  This is because knowledge of a foreign language enriches every individual and it is a prerequisite for personal and career success. Without knowledge of a foreign language, it is impossible to be part of the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the era of great challenges and changes which globalisation brings.

Therefore, the CFL offers  language teaching of the highest quality, which firstly includes its expert and motivated teachers. By attending professional development within Croatia and abroad, they offer superior and modern programmes accompanied by contemporary technology whereby client satisfaction is a priority and fluent, confident language acquisition is achieved. The CFL, as the leading language centre in the region, is able to achieve these goals.


Croatian Youth Hostel Association is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation founded back in 1953 in order to promote the hostelling mission in Croatia and encourage young people to explore and appreciate the rich natural and cultural heritage of our country.

CYHA consisting of 10 youth hostels located on beautiful locations and must visit cities. Our youth hostels offer clean, comfortable and good quality accommodation for everyone.

Everyone is welcome to stay in our youth hostels: backpackers, families, groups, school and student groups, sports clubs, non-governmental organisations. Some of our youth hostels are great places for groups and their activities (seminars, trainings...).

After almost 60 years we are even more dedicated to promote friendship and international understanding by supporting the development of quality youth hostels and providing travel services for individual travellers and groups from Croatia and the world.

Every year we organize a number of activities, social inclusion and non-formal educational programmes involving young participants from Croatia and other countries.
Our activities are organized with the support and help of many partners and donators who wish to work with us and who support our charitable objectives and the positive values of youth.

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