Serbian for Foreigners
Serbian for Foreigners is a language course intended for people who work, attend university studies, or live in Serbia. The main purpose of the course is to enable foreigners to actively use the Serbian language in everyday situations, as well as in the working environment. The language used for teaching is usually English. If it is more convenient to have a different instructing language, we also offer German, Italian, or Spanish.
EQUILIBRIO Educational Centre employs highly qualified, competent, and professional teachers. It offers an individual approach to each student, and implements up-to-date teaching methods in accordance with requirements of the Council of Europe.
Those who attend this course have an opportunity to participate in the learning process of language structures and vocabulary, which are essential for gradual upgrading of their language skills. Class activities are properly balanced in order to stimulate reading, writing, and speaking abilities equally.
The course is based on the syllabus designed by the University of Novi Sad, whose course books are used in teaching. The course also includes use of additional material such as handouts, flash cards, as well as audio and video material, in order to provide further motivation and faster progress of course attendants.
IN HOUSE and HOME TUITION
Serbian for Foreigners is a course intended for general population as well as businesses. In either case classes are organized in such a way that our staff teaches at your home or in your workplace.
IN HOUSE training is a programme suited for businesses that wish to educate their employees in the workplace. This type of a language program means that classes and course syllabus are tailored to meet the specific needs of your job and position in the company. Class supervision and assessment of students’ learning progress are essential parts of the IN HOUSE training programme. This approach to monitoring the teaching of language allows employers to have an insight into effectiveness and success of the training programme. Furthermore, evaluation means that it is possible to occasionally introduce qualitative and quantitative changes. Upon completion of the course syllabus students’knowledge is assessed according to the prescribed standards of the Council of Europe, and each attendant is issued an official certificate of the Centre at the adequate language level.
HOME TUITION is a language programme that involves individual classes with a teacher in the comfort of your home. Class schedule and dynamic are appropriated to your needs. Classes are held at your convenience two, three, or more times per week. Each class is 90 minutes long.
Our teaching staff and philosophy
By hiring qualified language teachers with a BA degree in linguistics and extensive experience in the field we can guarantee that our staff is highly educated, competent and professional . Our staff is also highly motivated, creative and dedicated, and uses up-to-date teaching methods along with modern audio material, textbooks and dictionaries.
We make sure that our staff constantly monitors your learning process and is at your disposal throughout the course. Regular supervisory visits to your class are also performed on behalf of the Centre’s senior experts with the aim of ensuring high quality of teaching methods and fulfilling norms that are in accordance with the European standards.
Levels and duration of courses
The course is divided into three separate levels: A1, A2 and B1. Each of the levels consists of two sublevels respectivelly (i.e. A1/1 and A1/2, A2/1 and A2/2, B1/1 and B1/2).
One sublevel contains a total number of 40 standard classes, meaning that a standard class is 45 minutes long.
Educational Centre EQUILIBRIO organises classses so that they are usually 90 minutes long, and are held twice a week. When classes are scheduled in such a way, the course is 10 working weeks long. If your schedule does not allow such learning dynamics, classes can be held more or less frequently according to your needs and responsibilities.