Language Holiday Spring 2020

Our spring Croatian language trip will take place from 22th May to 28th May 2021 in Šibenik.

The course costs €369 (approx. US$439.10), which includes 20 hours of lessons and various tourist activities.

Classes will take place right in the historical city centre (Google Maps). Students organise their own accommodation, although we're happy to make suggestions.

Course content & groups

Course content is designed to be relevant to your holiday, so you'll learn how to order in a restaurant, ask for directions, or book a hotel. You can try out the phrases you learn in the morning around town in the afternoon!

Lessons are conducted primarily in Croatian, although our teachers are fluent in both English and German. This approach has proven to help students quickly get used to hearing and understanding basic Croatian.

We teach small groups with no more than 10 students to enable positive interaction and communication. Our teachers strive to keep the learning experience enjoyable and informal despite the intense nature of the course.

We aim to accommodate all language levels, with guaranteed courses for beginners (A1) and intermediate speakers (A2/B1). Where  possible we also group advanced speakers (B2/C1/C2), depending on demand.

Our language holiday teachers

Lidija Ban Matovac

Lidija Ban Matovac

Lidija has been teaching online for Školica since January 2017 and is responsible for the day-to-day management. She has a MA in Croatian language and literature and Librarianship and has earned her PhD at the University of Zagreb in October 2018. She is experienced in teaching Croatian as a second and foreign language.

Maja Jukić

Maja Jukić

Maja has been teaching online for Školica since 2018. She has a MA in Philosophy and Croatian Language and Literature from the University of Zagreb. She speaks English and German.

Our spring language holiday lasts a week and is organised as follows:


Arrival. The week begins with a welcome drink with the course organisers, which is a great chance to meet everyone and ask any questions.


Walking tour through the old town of Šibenik, with various stops along the way to taste local wine, rakija and some traditional Dalmatian delicacies.

Weekday mornings

Language lessons from 9:00 to 13:15 (with a 15 minute break).

Weekday afternoons

For those students who would like a more intense language experience we offer optional additional practice time with a native speaker. A teacher will also be available from 17:00 to 18:00 each day to provide support with your homework if required.

Weekday evenings

A variety of local tourist activities, completely optional, but also completely fun! :-)


Half-day boat excursion to the small island of Prvić and a visit to the Faust Vrančić Memorial Centre.

Friday afternoon

Group dinner and course completion certificates.


Course prices

The price of taking part in the language holiday covers all of the following:


20 hours of lessons, learning materials, completion certificate and optional afternoon "homework help" sessions


Various activities including a welcome drink, a walking tour through Šibenik and a half-day excursion to the island of Prvić with a visit to the Faust Vrančić Memorial Centre.

Price per week:

€369 (approx. US$439.10) per person for course/activities

Reservation and cancellation

Course costs are payable in advance in full. You will receive confirmation of your place in the course once these costs have been paid.

The following refunds are available in the case of cancellation:

  • Cancellation 4+ weeks before the start of the course - 100% refund
  • Cancellation 2-4 weeks before the start of the course - 50% refund
  • Cancellation within 2 weeks of the start of the course - no refund possible

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To help you organise your journey to Šibenik here are a few useful tips. For help or advice on planning your journey please feel free to contact us, we'll be glad to help!

Map of Croatia - Split

Travelling by car

Distances by road from the following cities:

  • Berlin – 1394 km
  • Nuremberg – 1004 km
  • Munich – 804 km
  • Frankfurt/Main – 1215 km
  • Stuttgart – 1039 km

Much of the 300 km distance from Zagreb to Šibenik is covered by the A1 motorway. Please keep in mind that it is a toll motorway, and the Zagreb-Šibenik stretch will cost you about 152kn (car) each way.

Travelling by plane (Split and Zadar Airport)

Nearest airports are Split (45km to the southeast) and Zadar (50km northwest). Local buses run from Split and Zadar airports to the relevant city bus stations, where you can get an onward service to Šibenik. Journey time to Šibenik from Zadar bus station is about 1hr 30min; from Split it’s about 1hr 50min.

 Split Airport website

 Zadar Airport website

Travelling by plane (Zagreb Airport)

It's also possible to fly to Zagreb and continue your journey by bus, using one of various direct bus connections from Zagreb to Šibenik. We'll be happy to help you organise your transfer.

 Zagreb Airport website

Travelling by bus

There are 15 express buses per day from Zagreb to ŠIbenik, with an average journey time of 4hr 20min. There is an additional handful of Zagreb-to-Šibenik buses that take a longer route, calling in at Zadar or the Plitivice Lakes on the way. Ticket prices range from 136kn to 151kn one way.

Bus timetable from Zagreb

Travelling by train

Getting from Zagreb to Šibenik by night-train takes about nine hours and involves a long wait at Knin, where you change to a bus. Day trips to Šibenik by rail are rather impractical.

International trains with Deutsche Bahn

The city of SibenikThe city of Šibenik

Šibenik is the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic. It’s located in a protected natural harbour, at the mouth of the beautiful Krka River.

The history of Šibenik goes back to 1066 when it was mentioned for the first time in a document of King Peter Krešimir IV. The town's status was obtained in 1290 when the Šibenik diocese was established.

With numerous fortification and religious monuments, small galleries and museums, as well as two national parks and a few small islands in the direct vicinity, Šibenik is an amazing destination for those hungry for culture and history.

Find out more about Šibenik

Finding accommodation

We don’t provide accommodation for our students in Šibenik, but there are over 400 properties to choose from. Classes will take place right in the historical city centre (Google Maps), here is a list of a few useful websites to make your search easier.


There are more than 750 hotels listed in Šibenik and the surrounding area. To find an affordable accomodation, we personally always check first. 


If you prefer to cook and have a place completely to yourself, there are a lot of apartments in Šibenik available to rent on websites like If you want to book an apartment through an agency, the agency Uniline has a long list of available apartments.


There are 4 hostels in Šibenik! You can book them directly or search for an available accommodation through Hostelworld.

Online Lessons

With Školica you can learn Croatian online from the comfort of your own home.

Sign up for a free trial lesson and learn more about our how we teach!

Upcoming Language Holidays

Language Holiday Šibenik (Spring)
22.5.21 - 28.5.21

Language Holiday Pula (Summer)
31.7.21 - 6.8.21

Language Holiday Zagreb (Advent)
4.12.21 - 10.12.21

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