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Study the Croatian language in Croatia this summer
By Mladen Lolic | Published  04/18/2008 | Education | Unrated
Little Summer School of Croatian Language and Culture
Novi Vinodolski, July 21 - August 1, 2008

LITTLE SUMMER SCHOOL OF CROATIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE


Organiser: Croatian Heritage Foundation

Location: Novi Vinodolski

Sponzors: Grad Zagreb, Zagrebačka županija     

Photo Gallery The Little Summer School 2005
Photo Gallery The Little Summer School 2006
Photo Gallery The Little Summer School 2007


Spend a happy holiday with us in Novi Vinodolski

Dear friends!
Did you know that the Croatians invented the necktie?
Do you know any Croatian songs?
Do you know how to make a traditional Christmas decoration or an Easter egg?
Do you know what a "Spomenak" is?

PROGRAM
In the company of children your age and our cheerful trained teachers you will learn or improve your knowledge of Croatian language in our interesting daily workshops. And that's just the beginning! Together we'll embark on a journey through ancient Croatian history, talk to its heroes, stroll through magnificent landscapes nature blessed us with, meet interesting people, learn about the cultural legacy Croatian people have built and guarded for centuries. In our Little School we will try the land and the sea with various sporting and other competitions, and in the evenings we'll have fun dancing, singing and playing games. All this and many, many more happy moments in a safe, healthy and carefree environment supervised by experienced and reliable teachers.

The program is intended for children and teenagers of Croatian descent from around the world as well as for children of other nationalities-the present or future friends of Croatia.

This year's program is created for children aged from 9 - 14 years.

Red Cross Children's Resort in Novi Vinodolski
  • Novi Vinodolski is a coastal summer vacation spot rich with cultural history.
  • Surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, the resort building stair-steps toward the sea with its terraces, and its well-maintained beaches are just a stroll away.
  • All rooms have a sea view, and two (six-bed) rooms have a joint terrace and bathroom.
  • The resort has convenient classrooms, a recreation room with TV and VCR, a piano, library, reading room, spacious terraces and gardens.

Workshops
  • Croatian language workshop (three levels, we will place participants according to their current language knowledge: beginners, intermediate, advanced)
  • Croatian cultural & natural heritage workshop
  • drama workshop
  • puppet workshop
  • journalist workshop
  • film corner    

Schedule of daily activities

7:30 wakeeee up time!!!
8:00 breakfast
9:00-10:30 morning activities
11:00 Swiming
13:00 lunch
13:30-14:30 siesta (free time)
14:30-16:00 afternoon activities
16:00 snack time
16:15-19:00 sunbathing,sporting competitions
19:00-19:30 dinner
20:00 film corner
20:30-22:30 entertainment-dancing,games…
22:30-23:00 getting ready to sleep
23:00 bedtime

Words alone cannot express the beauty and variety of what we have to offer.

So-come! We are certain that not only will you have a great time, but also make many new friends, future pen-pals from around the world. The gift of friendship is waiting for you.
 
And our gift to you will be the word and the image of our beautiful homeland.

PRICE LIST
  • 11 days in Children's Resort (four daily meals)
  • Expert staff
  • Educational, sporting and recreational activities
  • Learning material
  • Accident insurance for children (valid during transit and stay)
  • Round-trip transportation Zagreb-Novi Vinodolski-Zagreb

The price: 300 €


APPLICATIONS
 
Parents/guardians can pay:

a) with a check mailed to the following address:

Croatian Heritage Foundation
(for the Little Summer School)
Trg Stjepana Radića 3
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
tel.  +3851 61 15 116
fax. +3851 61 11 522
e-mail: lada@matis.hr

          or

b) via bank payment
to the address:

Privredna banka Zagreb
za Hrvatsku maticu iseljenika (Mala škola)
Račkoga 6
10 000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
account number: 702000-val-9100000-132344-273
SWIFT CODE: PBZGHR2X
IBAN: HR06 2340 0091 5102 9671 7

Please send your applications with a 100 € deposit before June 18, 2008; and the rest of the payment no later than two weeks before beginning of the School.

NOTICE: If we have fewer than 25 applicants,the organizers reserve the right to cancel the program and refund the entire payment.
 
Departure from Zagreb for Novi Vinodolski - July 21, 2008 - afternoon
Return to Zagreb – August 1, 2008 - morning
 
The place and exact time of departure and return will be announced shortly before the School's beginning.

INSTRUCTIONS – ADVICE - INFORMATION
 
Healthcare and children insurance

  • All children must pass a medical examination before arriving in Croatia (doctor's certificate required).
  • All children must have proof of medical insurance for their stay abroad (in Croatia).
  • Parents are kindly asked to send the necessary medical documentation for children with a history of health problems.
  • Professional medical services available in Novi Vinodolski.
  • During the transit and stay participants have insurance.
  • The School and camp's staff will be looking after the children.

Information for organized groups

 
TIME AND PLACE OF ARRIVAL - will be arranged by the Croatian Heritage Foundation and organizers from other countries. Arrival in Zagreb is possible a day earlier. In that case the participants must pay for their accomodation in Zagreb.
 
GUIDES - we recommend a young, experienced and responsible person who have experience working with children and who are capable of executing part of the planned program.
 
RESERVATIONS - for the group's arrival and departure from Zagreb must be planned in time. The Croatian Heritage Foundation expect you to confirm the group's arrival (the number of girls, boys and guides) by June 18, 2008. We expect you to register and pay your deposits at the same time.

We suggest that the children bring along:

2 notebooks, pens, crayons, sketch books, brochures of their home towns, tennis shoes, windbreaker, rain coat/small umbrella, beach towel and personal towel, toiletries, sun cap, music or videotapes, CDs, CD-ROMs, portable musical instruments (guitar, recorder, etc.), photographs.

For further information, please contact us at:

HRVATSKA MATICA ISELJENIKA
CROATIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Dept. of Education, Science and Sport
E-mail: lada@matis.hr

Trg S. Radića 3
10000 Zagreb
CROATIA
tel.:  (+385 1) 611 5116
fax.: (+385 1) 611 1522
www.matis.hr

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by A.Mashang Emmanuel)

    Dear Sir,
    Thanks for organising such an important summer course for potential young university studens.I am the proprietor of a language center in my country Cameroon, where student take on languages in preparation for their university education.I therefor dont know if it can be possible for you to accept students from my center for this program.
    Waitng to hear from you soonest.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by Caroline)

    Thank you for the email regarding learning Croatian in Zagreb.
    Judy has been learning the language already. She had ordered some books and tapes which cost her about 150.00.
    Judy is a fast learner. I do not know if she will have time to go to this school in Zagreb this year. But it is good to know about the school.
    Thank you for your concern and help. It would not be a bad idea for me to go to this school also some time in the future, since I never really learned the Croatian language to Croatian standards. I did not grow up in Croatia or go to school there. I never really learned the proper grammar either.


     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by Caroline)

    Thank you for the email regarding learning Croatian in Zagreb.
    Judy has been learning the language already. She had ordered some books and tapes which cost her about 150.00.
    Judy is a fast learner. I do not know if she will have time to go to this school in Zagreb this year. But it is good to know about the school.
    Thank you for your concern and help. It would not be a bad idea for me to go to this school also some time in the future, since I never really learned the Croatian language to Croatian standards. I did not grow up in Croatia or go to school there. I never really learned the proper grammar either.


     
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