Beginners Croatian

Learn Croatian in a small group – Beginners Croatian

January 2024 course is now full! You can book your spot now for the beginners group at 4pm Croatian time, on Tuesdays.

This is a Croatian Beginners’ course for people who haven’t studied Croatian before or can speak very little Croatian.

It’s a perfect course for people who

  • grew up listening to Croatian, but can’t speak the language and want to re-connect to your Croatian roots
  • want to have a basic conversation with you in-laws
  • want to get ready for your next holiday and be able to order coffee or beer in Croatian, and not English

If you already speak some Croatian, we will meet for a short Zoom call before, 15-30min. That will give us a chance to meet before the course and for me to check your level, and you can ask any questions you have about the course.

How is the course structured?


There are 10 lessons and we meet on Zoom once a week for 45 minutes.

In case you have to miss one of the lessons, you will get the lesson recording after the lesson.

Some of the topics you’ll be able to talk confidently about after the course are:

  • Talking about yourself and others (the present tense)
  • Discussing your daily routine (the negative form and irregular verbs)
  • Engaging in small talk (weather, how are you…)
  • Asking questions using the present tense
  • Ordering food and drinks
  • Exploring the genitive case (I’m from, from-to, etc.)

How many people are there in the group?

Groups are small, max 6 students per group so there’s more time to practice speaking.

How can I sign up for the next course?

The best way to secure your place in the next cohort is by sending me an email. January group is now full. One more group will be starting in February.

How much is the course?

There are 10 lessons in the beginners’ course and the fee is 160€. After the first course there’s an option to continue to a follow-on course.


“This is the best Croatian school. Irena is so patient and incorporates the new information in unique ways that makes learning this difficult language much easier. I live in Croatia and people have noticed an improvement in my language skills since studying with her.”

Joe, USA

“Irena’s class is wonderful! She is always open to questions and goes at a good pace to follow during lessons. There is a good mix of in class practice and homework. I can’t wait for the next class!”

Terri, USA

“Irena is such a nice and friendly person and amazing teacher!
Her online lessons are very good balanced in improving your communication and training your grammar. Every week Irena chooses new topics and after the lesson she collects all the materials for you together, so you can repeat all the new things at home. It’s such a fun improving my Croatian with her and the group!”

Franziska, Germany

“If you are looking to learn Croatian or brush up on your Croenglish Irena is the perfect teacher! I’m so glad I found her when I moved to Croatia because my language was rusty and grammar definitely was not up to par to be able to speak confidently. She is so warm and kind and a pleasure to speak with! She teaches the most useful phrases and helps you learn the complex Croatian grammar. Highly recommend!”

Vanessa, Canada

“I feel like this lessons are waking up sleeping areas in my brain. Remembering words I used to know, makes me nostalgic and thankful. The structure of the lessons are entertaining and Irena’s feedback is always helpful and appreciative. I am so glad, that I found you on Insta, Irena! Hvala puno!”

Silvia, Austria

“I am having the pleasure of studying with Irena in a group situation. The group is well matched to ability level and I am learning so much and appreciate the structure of the lessons and kindness and encouragement of Irena. She is a wonderful teacher!!!

Marica, USA
“I love the organization and planning that is going into your classes. I appreciate the follow up with the correct answers. I love doing the homework because it reinforces what we are doing. Getting the “prelesson” assignment” the day before makes me excited about what we will learn.”
Bill, USA