SERBIAN FOR DIASPORA – optional accommodation
Let`s learn Serbian
Summer Course for Diaspora – students aged 13 – 17
– Basic and Advanced Level Lessons
Experience learning a language in a fun-packed atmosphere with a lot of sightseeing, sports, and cultural activities. We offer a modern, interesting and creative course, specially designed for young students. It is perfect for maintaining the interest and motivation of young teenagers.
The whole idea of this special diaspora course is precisely to help the Serbian Diaspora youth stay in touch and get acquainted with the culture, history, and tradition of the city of Belgrade and the Republic of Serbia.
Visit Belgrade`s most famous landmarks, try Serbian cuisine, meet hospitable and friendly people and leave us not only with great holiday memories but also the feeling that you have made long-lasting friendships and improved your Serbian.
We offer you intensive language courses (20 hours) that will give you the opportunity to rapidly increase your level of fluency. You will have the chance to learn Serbian all day, every day – in class and out of class. During the lessons, at break times, in the afternoon and in all activities, our staff are still teaching and our students are constantly learning!
Students are staying in nearby students` dormitory within the school`s walking distance. The rooms are for 2 or 3 students with either en-suite facilities or in adjacent rooms that share a bathroom. The complex has a range of facilities such as a basketball court, gym, common rooms and a garden for relaxation and chilling out with new-found friends from around the world. (Accommodation is optional)
Course overview: A modern, interesting and creative course, specially designed for young participants from the Serbian Diaspora. This course also introduces participants to Serbian literature.
Course aim: The basic course level is intended for those who know, although are not completely certain on how to use grammar structures and have a limited vocabulary. Higher and advanced levels are intended for those who, to a certain extent, know the Serbian grammar and who try to put it into practice. As participants of these levels already have a considerable vocabulary, the main task which they have to perform is to enrich their knowledge with the language, shades of different meanings such as colloquial expressions, jargon, adequate use of various functional styles and similar things, to get to know more about Serbian literature and partially history.
Teaching methods: Visual and audio techniques are used in the teaching process, in order to motivate students and encourage their creativity. One of the preferred assessment of their comprehension of the language is conducted through the translations of certain songs. Speaking and listening tests are useful for conversations and simulations of everyday situations, which helps develop interactive skills. The course is taught by a Serbian language teacher, in small groups, with 5 students on average (maximum 8 per group).
Course material: A coursebook by “Zavod za izdavanje udžbenika” and the University of Novi Sad.
Prerequisites for the participation: Basic level of knowledge of Serbian for the lower level and intermediate level of knowledge for the higher level. All the participants are required to take a placement test before being offered a place on the course.
You will learn: The participants will get the opportunity to improve in all four language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. This course also includes revision of already acquired grammar structures and acquisition of new ones, a boost in your vocabulary and “speaking”.
Course activities: Visual and audio techniques, dialogues, multimedia, essay writing, debates, games that motivate students and encourage their creativity. After finishing the course the participants have to take a final test.
Course prospects: The course helps participants to feel more confident when using Serbian in everyday speech.
Recommended next courses: We highly recommend that students should continue with another Serbian online course which is available at CONCORD Language Schools. Please click here.
Serbian Summer Course for Diaspora
|Period||Children aged 13 - 17|
|2 weeks with accommodation||Full board + tuition + excursion|
|22/6/20 - 3/7/20||920€|
|29/6/20 - 10/7/20||920€|
|13/7/20 - 24/7/20||920€|
|2 weeks no accommodation||Only tuition|
|22/6/20 - 3/7/20||299€|
|29/6/20 - 10/7/20||299€|
|13/7/20 - 24/7/20||299€|
The price includes:
1. Two-week language course (whatever level or type), i.e. 2×90 minute lessons a day – a total of 10 working days
2. Course materials (coursebook and exercise book)
3. Congress materials (folder, pen, name tag, official programme, etc.)
4. Refreshments during the course (coffee & tea)
5. Three half-day tours and open entrances to famous Belgrade sights, with a guide in Serbian and English
6. Free Internet access at Concord Language Schools
7. Counselor and tutor assistance
8. BSS participation certificate
9. Belgrade Orientation Tour
10. Visit the Royal Courts
11. Sports day at Ada Ciganlija
12. Opening and Closing ceremonies
The price does NOT include:
1. Travel costs
2. Transfer on arrival and departure
3. Health/Travel Insurance (Note that participants without valid insurance will NOT be allowed to take part in BSS)
4. Full-day excursions
5. Accommodation (if not organised by BSS)
6. Meals (if not organised by BSS)
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 20 hours of lessons + 30 activities
- Skill level Beginners, Advanced
- Language Serbian
- Students 10
- Assessments Self