About our
language school

Školica is a language school dedicated to the Croatian language.

We’re a team of 14 teachers (and 2 managers), passionate about teaching Croatian, and for 13 years that’s what we’ve been doing!

During that time we’ve taught over "2500+ (lifetime)" and "300+ students (current), from all over the world, at all levels, from absolute beginner to near fluency.

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Meet the Školica team

Click on any of our teachers below to find out more about them!
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Maja
Maja
Maja2Maja has been teaching for Školica since 2018, and is based in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. She teaches groups and individuals in both English and German.

She earned a MA in Philosophy and Croatian Language and Literature from the University of Zagreb and is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies in the field of Drama Pedagogy.
Her passion is theatre and she believes that drama can open up new ways of communicating one’s views. Consequently she's forever keen to find new ways of apply drama methodology when teaching Croatian as a second language.
Her hidden talent is playing the piano, having attended music school for several years. She likes to watch movies, theatre shows and good series.
Anđela
Anđela
Kolica 35 Anela 3 1Anđela joined the Školica team in 2019 and is based in Slavonski Brod, to the east of Croatia. She teaches group and individual lessons in English.

Anđela has an MA in Croatian language and literature and Hungarian language and literature from the University of Osijek. She speaks four languages (Croatian, English, Hungarian and some German) and in the past has worked as a Croatian, Hungarian and English teacher.
She loves to work with foreigners because it gives her the chance to meet different and interesting people. Taking an individual approach to every student suits her personality and she likes to adjust her approach to each student's needs.
Anđela likes to travel, learn languages and meet new people, she's a big movie fan and loves to watch all sorts of movies.
Barbara
Barbara
Skolica Web 29Barbara has been with Školica since November 2018 and is based near Čakovec in Međimurje county. She teaches individual and group lessons, primarily in German, and also works as our learning coordinator for German-language students.

She has an MA in German and Polish language and literature. She speaks fluent German, English and Polish and sees herself working with languages forever!
Among her diverse interests: she has been signed up as a volunteer fire fighter since she was a little girl, she after passing several exams is officially a first-class firewoman. She has danced in folklore groups, sung in a choir and been active with many local activities.
When she isn’t fighting fires, dancing, singing, organising, or teaching she likes being with friends and engaging in the Croatian national pastime: drinking coffee on a terrace.
Laura
Laura
Skolica Web 26 Laura has been teaching for Školica since 2021. She comes from Čakovec, but currently lives in Zagreb. She gives individual lessons in German.

Laura is currently studying Croatian and German at the University of Zagreb. She loves to share her knowledge and help people achieve different learning goals. She volunteers in an autism association called Pogled and leads different workshops with autistic children. She used to work in a kindergarten in Čakovec. She loves to read, watch films and meet with friends. In her free time she trains Thai boxing.
Petra
Petra
Kolica 49 Petra 3 1 Petra has been teaching for Školica since 2021. She comes from Jastrebarsko near Zagreb, where she currently lives. She gives individual lessons in German.

Petra is currently studying Croatian and German at the University of Zagreb. She loves teaching Croatian and talking to different people. She was inspired by her Croatian primary school teacher, who was a great role model for her and sparked her interest in languages and teaching.
Petra loves German because it is systematic and logical, she also attended a ballet studio for 14 years and likes listening to pop, rock and Latino music.
Mateja
Mateja
Kolica 52 Mateja 3 1 Mateja has been teaching for Školica since 2021. She is based in Slavonski Brod, where she was born. She gives individual and group lessons in English.

Mateja has a Master's degree in Croatian Language and Literature (Education) from the University of Rijeka. She wanted to study the Croatian language since seventh grade because she loved literature, and her Croatian primary school teacher gave her great mentoring. She is a bookworm and a big film fan. In addition to her work at Školica, she gives baccalaureate preparation courses as part of the official baccalaureate preparation programme of the city of Slavonski Brod. As part of the organisation of a programme in memory of Ivana Brlić Mažuranić (a famous Croatian writer), she has led theatre activities and performed plays with children. Interestingly, she considers herself an introvert - but all her friends, family members and colleagues disagree, as she likes to tell funny stories and makes everyone laugh.
Andrea
Andrea
Andrea2Andrea has been with Školica since November 2019 and lives and works near Osijek. She teaches individual and group lessons in English.

She holds an MA in Hungarian (translation studies) and Croatian language and literature (educational studies) from the University of Osijek and has also completed the Pedagogical, Psychological, Didactic and Teaching Methodology Training Programme.
Andrea wanted to be a teacher since first grade, and even played teacher with her stuffed toys. A love of how the Croatian language works inspired her to teach Croatian.
She loves to read and take care of her plants, which is particularly challenging living in a loft apartment. Her hidden talent is the ability to eat more than 2 kilos of strawberries a day.
Josipa
Josipa
Skolica Web 23Josipa started to teach for Školica in 2022. She comes from Davor, a town near Slavonski Brod in eastern Croatia, but currently she lives in Zagreb. She gives individual lessons in German.

Josipa studies Croatian language and literature and German language and literature at the University of Zagreb. Josipa has experience in teaching adults and children. She loves Croatian language, literature and grammar. Her elementary and high school teachers were her role models and motivation to pursue a career in teaching. She loves to read and write down quotes from poems and books. Besides that she loves sports, gym training and running.
Valentina
Valentina
Skolica Web 8Valentina started to work for Školica in 2022. She comes from Piškorevci, a village in south east Croatia near the town Đakovo. She teaches individual and group lessons in German and English.

Valentina studies Croatian language and literature and English language and literature at the University of Osijek. Her motivation for this particular career comes from her love and talent for languages. Currently she is also learning Polish. She worked as a tourist animator for kids and right now she is politically active within the Đakovo Youth Council. The Council is responsible for different aspects of politics for young people, high school and faculty students. They organise different events for young people in Đakovo, help them get scholarships, professional training and similar.
Marta
Marta
Skolica Web 11Marta started to teach for Školica in 2022. She comes from a village near Koprivnica in eastern Croatia, and is currently living in Zagreb. She gives individual lessons in English.

Marta studies Croatian language and literature and pedagogy at the University of Zagreb. She has experience in teaching individual lessons of Croatian to foreigners within the University of Zagreb. She also has experience as an editor. She developed love towards Croatian language because of her elementary teacher and that is why from a young age she knew she wanted to be a teacher. She loves to sing, read and to draw. She plays the guitar and dances standard dances. Her hidden talent that she discovered during quarantine is baking. She loves to cook, bake and to create her own receipts.
Sara
Sara
Skolica Web 15Sara has already worked for Školica from 2016 to 2020, so we were especially happy to welcome her back to the team in 2022. Sara lives near her hometown Čakovec and gives individual and group lessons in German - both for adults and children.

Sara has a Master's degree in Croatian Language and Literature and German Language and Literature from the University of Zagreb. During her education she worked in various language schools, and before returning to Školica she taught German at a high school in Čakovec. Since she was young, she knew she wanted to study languages. Her interest in the German language was sparked by her relatives who lived in Germany and with whom she wanted to build a relationship. During her education, she continued to learn languages, graduated with a degree in German, and is currently learning Spanish and French. She enjoys traveling, reading books, riding motorcycles and quads (she even has a quad at home!), dancing, working out with Zumba and loves to party with her friends :)

What does the name “Školica” mean?

Školica means “little school” in Croatian. The name was chosen back in 2009 when the “school” was still just one person. Although we’ve grown since then, the name continues to capture the closeness and personal nature of our team and school.

How do we teach?

We take what we do seriously, here a few points on our approach to teaching:

QUALIFIED TEACHERS

All of our teachers have studied languages (or education) at university level and are fluent in English and/or German. Most of our teachers work full-time for Školica, while several work part-time while completing their university studies.

TEACHING MATERIALS

We create our own teaching materials and try to make the learning experience as interactive as possible with lots of exercises, dialogues and examples. Our emphasis is on communication and on how to speak Croatian in different situations.

SPOKEN CROATIAN

Students learn quicker by hearing as much Croatian as possible. Whether you have prior knowledge or not you’ll hear/speak Croatian in your lessons from the start. You'll be amazed how much you can communicate after just a few lessons!

TEACHING METHODS

We are constantly developing and evolving our methods and approach. We respond to the needs of our students, adjust our program to their goals and are grateful for their suggestions and ideas. All of our methods & materials follow the CEFR.

The history of Školica

2009

Školica founded with group/individual lessons

First website launched at skolica.de

2010

Move to dedicated premises in Munich

First teacher hired

2011
2012
2013

First language holiday in Crikvenica

Started individual lessons online

2014
2015

Website relaunch/rebrand as learncroatian.eu

2016

Move base of operations to Zagreb

2017
2018

Became a purely “online” language school

2019

Third website launched (this one!)

2021

Started online group semester courses

Introduced Croatian for kids online

2022