Language Holiday Summer 2021

Our 2021 summer language trip will take place from 31st July to 6th August in Pula.

The course costs €389 (approx. US$462.90) incl. 20 hours of lessons, a boat excursion to the national park Brijuni and various tourist activities.

Courses will be organised at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

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 in the evening, which is a great chance to meet everyone and ask any questions. 


Panoramic boat excursion.

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.

Wednesday afternoon

   Guided tour of Pula

The price of the summer Croatian language course covers the following:


20 hours of lessons including all learning materials, a course completion certificate and optional "homework help" sessions


Various activities including a welcome drink on arrival, a boat excursion and a tour of the National Park Brijuni.

Price per week:

€389 (approx. US$462.90) (approx. kn 2,591.00) 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 6+ weeks before the start of the course - 100% refund
  • Cancellation 2-6 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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You can also call us directly on +49 (89) 125-018-520, we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have or simply to tell you more about the course!

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To help you organise your journey to Pula 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!

Travelling by car

pula-mapDistances by road from the following cities:

  • Berlin – 1193 km
  • Munich – 605 km
  • Frankfurt/Main – 1000 km
  • Stuttgart – 841 km
  • Graz – 400 km
  • Vienna – 590 km
  • Rijeka (Croatia) – 110 km
  • Zagreb (Croatia) – 271 km

Travelling by plane

If you are arriving by regular, low cost or charter flights, you will land at the Pula-Pola airport, which is only 5km from the city centre, so you can easily get to the hotel by taxi, bus or organised transport.

There are direct Ryanair flights on Saturdays from London (Stansted), Paris (Beauvais), Frankfurt (Hahn) and Brussels (Charleloi), otherwise it's also possible to fly to Zagreb and continue your journey by bus, using one of various direct bus connections from Zagreb to Pula, or even fly to Pula from Zagreb. We'll be happy to help you organise your transfer.

Pula Airport website

Travelling by train

Travelling by train is not suggested for day time travelling even though it's generally simple if travelling by night train through Ljubljana (Slovenia).

If travelling through Rijeka (Croatia), we suggest continuing your journey by bus, using one of various direct bus connections from Rijeka to Pula.

International train bookings through Deutsche Bahn


The town of Pula

Situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula, Pula is the largest city in Istria County.

The city is best known for its many surviving ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is its 1st-century amphitheatre.

The natural beauty of Pula's surrounding countryside and turquoise water of the Adriatic have made the city an internationally popular summer vacation destination, but it's not less interesting in other seasons. The pearl nearby is Brijuni national park. 

Read more about Pula 

Finding accommodation

We don’t provide accommodation for our students in Pula, but there are a lot of 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 Pula 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 Pula available to rent on websites like 


There are 14 hostels in Pula! 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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