SERBIAN FOR FOREIGNERS
Courses start on 25th February 2019
Registration period lasts from 28th January to 19th February

Serbian for Foreigners Courses encompass all CEFR levels from A1 to C2

THE COURSES last for 4 months, 3 hours (2 x 90min) tuition per week, which covers 70 classes in total.

INTENSIVE COURSES last for 2 months, with 6 hours (4 x 90min) tuition per week, also covering 70 classes in total.

For ONE-TO-ONE CLASSES, the time and duration of the course is arranged with the students personally.

TEXTBOOK: UČIMO SRPSKI 1 – Azbukum. (Units 1-4) Book can be bought at The Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment Bookshop. Tel. 011 2638 835

GRAMMAR

• present simple tense of the verb jesam – short, emphatic and negative forms
• gender and plural of nouns
• nominative
• the personal pronouns
• interrogative sentence with da li
• the demonstrative pronoun ovo
• possessive pronouns
• word order
• present simple of the verbs
• causative clause with zato što
• question with zašto, šta, li, itd.
• adverbs
• conjunctions i, a , ali, ili
• questions
• prepositions for time and place
• double negation

TOPICS

• greetings and introductions
• nationalities, languages and countries
• learning foreign languages
• professions
• family relationships
• antonyms

The participant should be able to:
• express greetings and introduce himself / herself
• say something about himself / herself, the family, the place of living
• ask and answer the questions
• say something about his / her family, profession, cities, entertainment
• fill in the form (ex. in a hotel)
• likes / dislikes
• understand simple information about the surrounding
• write a short message, text about himself / herself

The A1 training lasts 70 classes.

TEXTBOOK: UČIMO SRPSKI 1 – Azbukum. (Units 5-8) Book can be bought at The Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment Bookshop. Tel. 011 2638 835

GRAMMAR

• modals – voleti, morati, trebati, smeti, želeti
• possessive adjectives
• adjectives of description word formation (- ski, – čki, – ški)
• past simple tense of the verb biti
• accusative
• expressions with voleti
• word order
• time clause with kad
• personal pronouns (genitive, dative, accusative, locative)
• locative (with prepositions, qualitative)
• modal verb moći
• passive voice with se
• genitive (with prepositions zbog, od, bez, kod, pre, posle and after quantificators, place)
• numbers
• ordinal numbers
• possessive pronouns svoj, svoja, svoje

TOPICS

• days and daily routine
• town and its institutions
• expressing opinions
• orientation
• professions and working
• expressions
• travelling
• life styles
• in a restaurant

THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRAINEES AT THE LEVEL A1+.

The participant should be able to:
• express basic information about his/her family and the place they live in
• ask questions and answer them
• speak about life, profession, family, cities, free time, habits, travels, shopping
• say what he/she likes or dislikes, and explain why
• understand simple information about orientation in a city
• write a short message, e-mail or text about him/herself

TEXTBOOK: UČIMO SRPSKI 1, Azbukum. (Units 9-12) The book can be bought at The Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment Bookshop. Tel: 011 2638 835.

GRAMMAR

• comparison of adjectives and adverbs
• imperative
• dative
• negative and interrogative pronouns niko, ništa, neko, nešto
• verbal aspects
• feminine gender nouns (ljubav, bol, noć…)
• instrumental (with prepositions sa)
• future tense, word order in the future tense
• question-words koji, koja, koje i kakav, kakva, kakvo
• relative clause with koji, koja, koje
• hypothetical sentences
• conditional sentences with kad

TOPICS

• travelling, postcards
• lifestyle
• food and drink
• restaurant reservations and meals ordering
• slava with the Serbs, holiday greetings
• problems, problem-solving
• expressing opinions
• weather forecast
• seasons of the year
• at the doctor’s, parts of the body
• description of people
• colors, clothes and footware
• furniture, rooms
• room reservations in the hotel
• ads for the flat

THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRAINEES AT THE LEVEL A2.

The participant should be able to:
• offer and give the information about oneself and the others
• expose the problem
• talk in everyday situations (e.g. In A Restaurant, At The Doctor’s)
• express or explain his / her opinion
• give and accept advice
• make an objection, blame someone for smth.
• discuss the events from the past
• describe people and places
• understand and write a short text

The A2 training lasts 70 classes.

TEXTBOOK: UČIMO SRPSKI 2, Azbukum. The book can be bought at The Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment Bookshop. Tel: 011 2638 835.

GRAMMAR

• comparison of adjectives and adverbs
• cardinal numbers
• locative for place
• double negation
• quantitative genitive
• modals
• ordinal numbers & collective numbers
• possessive pronouns
• possessive adjectives
• possessive genitive
• conditionals
• deminutive
• infinitive
• demonstratives
• prepositions for place
• vocative

TOPICS

• relation between sexes
• nationalities and languages
• professions
• time
• family relationships
• family tree
• interior, house, appliances
• colors
• harmonious life, home of dreams
• feelings
• celebrations

THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRAINEES AT THE LEVEL B2.

The participant should be able to:
• express and explain his / her opinion
• explain and ask for the explanation, make arrangements
• give information from his / her interest sphere and inform in an oral form, by telephone
• understand and respond to messages
• offer positive or negative opinion about cultural events
• talk about his / her past experiences or a historical event
• take part spontaneously almost in all talks concerning everyday life or his / her interest sphere
• talk about his / her dreams, plans, intentions
• talk about a content of a book or movie, give a review
• write a text on a familiar topics/ describe the personal impression

The B1 training lasts 70 classes.

TEXTBOOK: UČIMO SRPSKI 2, Azbukum. The book can be bought at The Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment Bookshop. Tel: 011 2638 835.

GRAMMAR

• quantificative genitive
• “authorative genitive”
• genitive of materialism
• space: genitive, accusative and instrumental of place
• gerund
• idioms
• future tense 1
• tenses: genitive, accusative, instrumental and locative
• future tense
• imperative
• time clauses
• relative pronouns koji, čiji
• dative (subjective, intentional, dative for directions, possessive dative)
• subjunctive
• verbal aspect
• future tense 2
• conditionals
• relative clauses

TOPICS

• exterior: city, village
• Public notices
• idioms
• proverbs
• expression of attitude
• advising
• job, career
• stress, relaxation
• plans for the future
• computers and health
• food
• entertainment and hobby
• leisure and tourism, travel
• games of chance

THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRAINEES AT THE LEVEL B2.

The participant should be able to:
• understand texts, make a speech and writes in a clear manner on a large range of topics from his/her sphere of interest, but also on actual issues in society
• actively participate in discussions with Serbian language native speakers, uses a rich vocabulary, idioms
• write formal and informal texts that explain his/her views

The B2 training lasts 70 classes.

TEXTBOOK: SUPER SRPSKI – Azbukum. The book can be bought at Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment Bookshop. Tel: 011 2638 835.

GRAMMAR

• gerund
• reflexive passive
• deverbative nouns
• cases
• derived verbs
• relative clauses
• word formation
• tenses
• prepositions
• personal pronouns
• verbal aspect

TOPICS

• (non) verbal communication
• learning foreign languages
• life abroad
• where we feel at home
• symbol, sign, gesture, password
• heraldry
• numerology
• wedding ceremony
• idioms, synonyms, jargon
• actual topics

THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRAINEES AT THE LEVEL C1.1 AND B2.

The participant should be able to:
• understand a wide range of long and complex texts and to recognize the meaning given implicitly
• without much effort to follow the movies and TV shows
• spontaneously and smoothly express himself/herself
• effectively use language and to adapt to different social, academic and professional goals
• write clear, detailed and well- structured text on complex topics, showing that he/she uses linguistic tools necessary for good organization and linking text
• write about complex topics in the form of letters, essays or reports

The C1.1 training lasts 70 classes.

TEXTBOOK: SUPER SRPSKI – Azbukum. The book can be bought at Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment Bookshop. Tel: 011 2638 835.

GRAMMAR

• passive participle
• reflexive passive
• past participle
• non-reflexive verbs
• word order
• future 2
• conditionals
• cases
• word formation
• prepositions
• imperative
• final sentences

TOPICS

• leisure time
• virtual world
• money, economy, competition
• lottery winnings
• things that you cannot live without
• occupations
• job interview
• human qualities
• actual topics

THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRAINEES AT THE LEVEL C1.

The participant should be able to:
• understand long and challenging texts from various fields and to recognize the meaning given implicitly
• without much effort follow the movies and TV shows
• spontaneously and smoothly express himself/herself
• effectively use language and to adapt to different social, academic and professional goals
• can write clear, detailed and well- structured text on complex topics, usinging linguistic tools necessary for good organization and linking text
• write about complex topics in the form of letters, essays or reports

The C1 training lasts 70 classes.

TEXTBOOK: SUPER SRPSKI – Azbukum + Authentic teaching material. The book can be bought at Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment Bookshop. Tel: 011 2638 835.

GRAMMAR

• temporal clauses
• sentence condensation
• present perfect
• past participle
• narative past
• verbal aspect
• antonyms
• slang

TOPICS

• lifestyles
• transport
• accident
• heroes then and now
• legends, myths, fairy tales
• rights and obligations
• actual topics
• literature

THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRAINEES AT THE LEVEL C2.

The participant should be able to:
• understand with ease everything heard and read
• incorporate information from various sources, both spoken and written, view, reconstruct and express them clearly
• spontaneously express fluently and precisely, and tell the difference in the fine shades of meaning even in complex situations
• write complex texts in an appropriate style
• write complex letters, articles, ets., using a logical structure
• write critical reviews of expert and literary works

The C2 training lasts 140 classes.