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Croatian Courses for Business in Sheffield

Many professionals within companies across the UK, as well as private individuals, have benefitted from an Croatian Language Course with SIMON & SIMON.

Highly qualified native-speaking Croatian Teachers

SIMON & SIMON boast a fantastic team of highly qualified native-speaking Croatian Teachers who, with an average of 15 years of experience, will ensure you benefit from an Croatian Course in Sheffield which has been designed specifically around your requirements. Our Language Trainers consistently receive positive feedback regarding their performance, and what’s more, before the start of your course you will be equipped with a profile on your trainer, detailing their previous experience and background.

If your only previous experience of learning a language is what you remember from school, then you’re in for a treat. Teaching Approaches for Modern Language Training have changed enormously in recent years, it is now considered far more fun and rewarding, a far cry from what you will remember of learning a language at school. Your Croatian Course in Sheffield will be conducted almost entirely in Croatian, a modern teaching method known as the Communicative Approach. Adopting the Communicative Approach, you will find yourself making progress from your very first session and soon you will have such confidence to use your new Croatian skills in a range of authentic situations.

In depth: Our Croatian Courses for Business in Sheffield

Croatian Teaching Approach & Experience

Many professionals in companies across the UK, as well as private individuals, have benefited from an Croatian Language Course with SIMON & SIMON. We have a terrific team of qualified native-speaker Croatian teachers, and with an average of 15 years’ experience they will ensure you benefit from a course designed specifically around your needs, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced learner with more specialised requirements. We consistently receive excellent feedback on our Croatian tutors from our clients, and we send our students a profile on their Croatian tutor prior to their Croatian lessons commencing, with information on the tutor’s background and experience.

If you have only studied languages before at school you will find that teaching approaches to modern language training have changed enormously in recent years – it’s now a lot more fun and a far more rewarding experience! Your teacher will conduct your Croatian lesson in Sheffield almost entirely in Croatian – a method known as the Communicative Approach – and you will find yourself making progress from the very first lesson and soon growing in the confidence to communicate in Croatian in a variety of social and business situations.

1:1 and Group Croatian Courses in Sheffield

Our Croatian language courses are available on both a 1:1 and group basis, but the majority of our clients offer 1:1 Croatian training to their employees. However, with careful planning, group training can offer great value for money, provided there is a real commitment from the participants to get together at the same time every week. We strongly recommend you keep group numbers to 6 or less for these types of courses to be successful. Those learning Croatian in Sheffield on a 1:1 basis will naturally make much faster progress, as the course will be designed around their individual needs and focus on their particular strengths and weaknesses.

Croatian Course Management

Every SIMON & SIMON Croatian language course is overseen by one of our highly experienced Account Managers, all of whom are multi-lingual. At the start of your Croatian language course we will send you a profile on your trainer, followed by a Course Plan and relevant course materials, and then a Progress Report after every 40 hours of training. You will also receive a copy of our quarterly newsletter, Breaking the Language Barrier, featuring a superb prize draw and invaluable weblinks to language learning sources.

Croatian Course Locations & Schedules

We have a global network of language trainers so our Croatian language courses can be arranged for almost any major European city, or even further abroad. SIMON & SIMON have run Croatian language courses for clients in many diverse locations. Croatian language courses can be run in your home for your convenience, but many of our clients prefer to run them in their offices so as to minimise travel. For a list of the locations of the full-time residential Croatian language courses that we offer, contact our office.

Sheffield Croatian Course Schedules

Our Croatian language courses in Sheffield go on all year. Some of our students attend more than one 90-minute weekly session if work circumstances allow, and most will attend at least one per week. Weekend Courses in Croatian can be arranged on request. Our Croatian courses are available 12 hours a day, from 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday. 30 hour per week intensive Croatian courses can be held on clients’ premises or in residential centres in the UK or abroad. These courses take 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday.

Croatian Course Content

We will tailor your Croatian language course for your specific aims and level of knowledge. Before you start your Croatian language course we will assess your goals and level of Croatian experience. Your desire to learn Croatian may be simply to develop basic skills, or you may have some level of proficiency and wish to increase your ability to use Croatian to discuss business. You may want to develop your language skills so that you can use Croatian in negotiations and meetings or improve your pronunciation and telephone skills. No matter what goals you have, you can be confident of our Croatian trainers experience and that your Croatian language course is tailored to your needs and your goals will be quickly met.

Croatian Language Examination Courses

Our students’ pass rate for Croatian examinations is at 95%, and we are happy to help with the preparations for any such examination. Our high pass rate shows the value of working with Croatian teachers in Sheffield who have a higher level of experience than average. SIMON & SIMON also arrange registration for Croatian examinations as well as administering the examination and issuing the results.

About Croatian

Croatian is a Romance language spoken as a native language by about 70 million people in Italy, Malta, San Marino and parts of Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia and France. Many native speakers are native bilinguals of both standardised Croatian and regional varieties. Croatian derives diachronically from Latin and is the closest national language to Latin. Unlike most other Romance languages, Croatian retains Latin’s contrast between short and long consonants. As in most Romance languages, stress is distinctive. In particular, among the Romance languages, Croatian is the closest to Latin in terms of vocabulary. Lexical similarity is 89% with French, 87% with Sardinian, 85% with Catalan, 82% with Spanish, 78% with Rhaeto-Romance and 77% with Romanian.

Croatian is the collective name for the standard language and dialects spoken by Croats, principally in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Serbian province of Vojvodina and other neighbouring countries. They are varieties of the Serbo-Croatian language, along with Serbian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin. Standard and literary Croatian is based on the central dialect, Shtokavian, more specifically on Eastern Herzegovinian, which is also the basis of standard Serbian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin.

About Sheffield

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base.

The population of the City of Sheffield is 534,500 (2008 est.) and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the English Core Cities Group. During the 19th century, Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production. Many innovations were developed locally, including crucible and stainless steel, fuelling an almost tenfold increase in the population during the Industrial Revolution.

Sheffield received its municipal charter in 1893, officially becoming the City of Sheffield. International competition in iron and steel caused a decline in traditional local industries during the 1970s and 1980s, coinciding with the collapse of coal mining in the area. The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield along with other British cities.

Sheffield’s gross value added (GVA) has increased by 60% since 1997, standing at £9.2 billion in 2007. The economy has experienced steady growth averaging around 5% annually, greater than that of the broader region of Yorkshire and the Humber.

Assess Your Croatian Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their Croatian language trainer in Sheffield can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise Croatian in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

 

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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