Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Course

Association for Language and Culture 'Linguists' isn’t just a language school. We are a collective of people who uphold the same values in their life and work: we believe in the power of friendship and solidarity, in the healing power of laughter and understanding, but most of all - in compassion. Compassion is one of the two cornerstones of our teaching philosophy and vision. Whenever we step into a classroom we are fully aware that we are encountering not clients, but human beings, with rich and complicated lives, with their own desires and fears, human beings who feel vulnerable and insecure when trying to acquire a foreign language. The learning process starts by recognising the humanity in each of our students.

Learning a foreign language is no easy task and it doesn’t happen overnight. It requires time and effort. Precisely for that reason, the second cornerstone of our teaching philosophy and vision is: passion. We passionately love what we do and we’re not causal about it. We never go into a classroom distracted, moody or tired. You have the right to feel despondent, we don’t. You have the right to feel frustrated, we don’t. Our job is to provide boundless patience and support. 

 

Each level lasts for four months (18 weeks), with 64 classes altogether (4 classes a week).

  • Courses are held twice a week (in 1.5 hour sessions).
  • Students are divided into groups of up to eight people.
  • Classes are held in two different time slots:

1st shift - from 17:30 to 19:00

2nd shift - from 19:00 to 20:30

Teaching materials

You will receive the textbook and the workbook designed for your level at the beginning of the course. These materials are a result of many years of experience in teaching Bosnian as a foreign language and are also based on existing BCS textbooks.

In addition to this, we use audio and video materials and online resources. 

Price and payment

The price for the course is 117 BAM  per month (VAT included)

Discounts

  •  10% for members
  •  15% for a partner attending the same course
  • 10% for applicants who have already attended a course at Lingvisti 

Applying for the course

After filling out the form you will receive an e-mail with all the necessary details (the schedule and the time of the classes). If you are not attending the beginner's course, you will need to do a placement test (free of charge) so we can assign you to the appropriate group.

In addition to online applications, you can also enrol by filling out an entry form at the premises of the Association. 


Submit the application

Teachers

Ifeta Palić, Project Coordinator

BCS Language Teacher

She has a BA degree in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language and Literatures of the Peoples of BiH. She is currently finishing her MA studies at the Faculty of Philosophy. She has been teaching BCS as a foreign language since 2013. She likes to discuss all things pertaining to language.

Sandra Zlotrg, Executive Director

BCS Teacher

Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo: the Department of Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language and Literatures of the Peoples of BiH as well as the Department of Comparative Literature. She works as a proofreader and teaches BCS as a foreign language. She is interested in feminist linguistics and enjoys explaining why grammar makes sense. 

Jakov Čaušević, Teacher at the BCS Summer School

Teacher at the BCS Summer School

Graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade - the Department for Oriental Studies and finished his MA in Gender Studies at the Center for Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Sarajevo. He has been teaching BCS at the Association since 2009. Since 2012, he has been working as a BCS teacher at the Critical Language Institute (CLI) at the Arizona State University (ASU). He is interested in language politics on the territory of former Yugoslavia, sociolinguistics and social theory. 

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