Croatian Language Trip – Winter 2021

Our winter Croatian language trip will take place from 4-10th December 2021 in Zagreb.

The course costs €369 (approx. US$448.90) (approx. kn 2,662.00), which includes 20 hours of lessons and various tourist activities.

Classes will take place right in the city center (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 Zagreb advent language holiday lasts a week and is organised as follows:


Course kick-off in the language school from 10:30 to 12:00, followed by a walking tour through the old town of Zagreb from 12:00 to 14:00!

Monday to Friday

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

In the afternoons a teacher will be available from 16:00 to 17:00 each day to answer questions and provide support with your homework.

Wednesday evening

We've organised a visit to the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, completely optional, but also completely fun!

Friday afternoon

Course completion certificates, farewell drinks and cakes in Slastičarnica Zagreb.

The price of taking part covers all of the costs of a week-long course in Croatia, including the following:


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


Various activities including a welcome drink, a visit to the traditional christmas markets and a walking tour through the old town of Zagreb

Price per week:

€369 (approx. US$448.90) (approx. kn 2,662.00) 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 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

language holiday group shotsTo register for an upcoming course, or to find out more about the language holiday, fill out the form below and we'll do our best to get back to you within 2 working days.

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 language holiday!

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To help you organise your journey to Zagreb 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!

get to zagreb

Travelling by car

Distances by road from the following cities:

  • Berlin – 1071 km
  • Nuremberg – 716 km
  • Munich – 547 km
  • Frankfurt/Main – 893 km
  • Stuttgart – 784 km

Travelling by plane (Zagreb Airport)

Many airlines offer direct flights to Zagreb Airport (10km from Zagreb). From the airport, there's a direct bus line to Zagreb. We'll be happy to help you organise your ongoing transfer.

 Zagreb Airport website

Travelling by bus

There are hundreds of buses on a daily basis connecting Zagreb to various cities in Europe. By clicking on the link below you can get information on arrival and departure days/times, as well as the pricing.

Bus timetable from Zagreb

Travelling by train

If it is more convenient for you, there are also a lot of train connections to Zagreb from all over Europe. The link below takes you to the website of the Croatian Rail Transport.

Train reservation in Croatia

zagreb squareThe city of Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia, with over 790.000 inhabitants.

The history of Zagreb goes back many centuries, but it was in 1094 when the name Zagreb was first mentioned. That happened when the Hungarian king Ladislaus founded the diocese in Zagreb at the Kaptol.

In Zagreb, you can find a nature reserve in the Medvednica mountain, which is not far away from the city centre. Als, make sure not to miss the view on the entire city from the Strossmayer promenade in the uptown of Zagreb. From there you can easily walk down to one of many theaters, which represent the cultural and artistic side of Zagreb.

Find out more about Zagreb

Finding accommodation

zagreb fountain

We don’t provide accommodation for our students in Zagreb, but there are over 1000 properties to choose from. Classes will take place right in the 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 Zagreb 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 Zagreb available to rent on websites like If you want to book an apartment directly, the Tourist Information Center in Zagreb offers a lot of choices!


There are more than 30 hostels in Zagreb! 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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