New Year's Eve in Serbia - Serbian language for foreigners
"New Year's Eve in Serbia - Serbian Language Intensive Course".
Valjevo, Serbia (learn more about Valjevo).
Serbian Intensive Course is also available on-line.
December 30th, 2017 – January 8th, 2018 (10 days, 9 nights)
The course is available to students of all levels, from beginners to advanced.
Goals of the project
- Learning and improving Serbian (available to all levels: beginners, intermediate, advanced, proficiency);
- studying Serbian culture, traditional values and modern tendencies through theory and practice;
- living in an authentic Serbian environment, making contacts with real Serbs, exchanging experiences and opinions with them.
Calendar (subject to minor changes)
- December 30: arrival in Valjevo;
- December 31: language test, opening ceremony, excursion, New Year's Eve;
- January 1: excursion;
- January 2-6: course in Serbian and culture seminar;
- January 7: Serbian Orthodox Christmas;
- January 8: closing ceremony, awarding certificates and diplomas.
Intensive course in Serbian language
By attending the course you will gain new and improve your current language abilities. After a placement test taken upon the arrival students will be divided into groups according to their knowledge. There are six groups: beginners 1, beginners 2, intermediate 1, intermediate 2, advanced and proficiency. Each group will have an appropriate syllabus, a language instructor, and will work separately from other groups. The emphasis is on developing communicative skills. The theoretic, i.e. systematic aspect of the language is presented in the ways that are most suitable to the needs of every respective level. Lessons are held on weekdays from 9:00 to 14:30 (subject to minor changes).
|Classes 1-2||Break||Classes 3-4||Break||Classes 5-6
(30 classes a week)
|Intensive course in Serbian language||20 classes a week||30 classes a week|
|1 week||130 €||195 €|
Valjevo, its surroundings, and whole Serbia offer countless possibilities for various excursions. You will be able to see European castles in Vojvodina or oriental-style Novi Pazar, serene plain rivers or go rafting to the Tara, a mountain river. Your fee does not cover these excursions, but we can help you find what you like at reasonable prices.
Sports & recreation
You can practice sports after classes. Valjevo offers facilities for almost all sports. You don’t have to worry about your fitness during the course, because Valjevo has lovely parks convenient for all city sporting activities (jogging, t’ai chi, etc.). The organizers will gladly help you find all you need.
You will be able to get together with Valjevo students. Integration parties are held in the evenings during the first week of the course. There are lots of night clubs and other places in Valjevo where you can meet young Serbs, who are very open-minded and friendly.
Accommodation is in a student dorm specially designed and built for students of Serbian Workshop. It is located on the upper floors of the school building. The rooms are cozy and your hosts will help you with anything you need. Accommodation in a host-family is available for additional fee. The families have a significant role in teaching Serbian language and culture and take part in the education process. If you have any special requests regarding accommodation (such as a hotel room, apartment, or you already have an accommodation), please contact us.
If you would like to cook for yourself, the use of kitchen is free of charge. Two meals a day (breakfast and supper), with traditional domestic specialties and the atmosphere of Serbian hospitality, are available for additional fee. Please inform us if you require a special diet (e.g. vegetarian or other).
The total amount for the New Year in Serbia - Serbian language for foreigners is 130€ (20 Serbian language classes) or 195€ (30 Serbian language classes), the fee includes:
- 20/30 Serbian language classes a week
- course books and materials
- accommodation in a twin room
- the use of kitchen
- 1 excursion