Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin & Serbian

These languages are of Indo-European origin and are members of the South Slavic group of languages, spoken by c. 20 million people as a first or second language in several countries which formerly comprised Yugoslavia (notably in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia) and a substantial number of immigrants in the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Sweden and other countries.

The earliest texts date form the 12th century, and the modern standard language is based on the central (also known as Shtokavian) dialect. The orthography tends to be phonemic, with rare exeptions.

Bosnian, Serbian, Montenegrin and Croatian are so closely inter-connected as to be mutually intelligible, distinguishable by certain colloquialisms and localised dialects only. Serbian and Montenegrin tend to be written more in the Cyrillic script (use both) and Bosnian and Croatian in Latin (exclusively).

Learners are encouraged to use resources from all language sections to maximise their learning potential and exposure to language from different areas.


CLASSIFICATION = Indo-European family , SCRIPT = Latin and Cyrillic

Bosnian

Dictionaries
One to one bilingual dictionary : English - Bosnian Bosnian - English BOS DICO 1
Films
An episode in the life of an iron picker BOS FILM 1(DVD)*
Grammar
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, a grammar : with sociolinguistic commentary BOS GRAM 1
Bosnian language : 101 Bosnian verbs BOS GRAM 2

Croatian

Courses
Colloquial Croatian [multimedia] : the complete course for beginners CRO CBEG 2(PACK)
Complete Croatian [multimedia] CRO CBEG 1(PACK)
Spoken world Croatian : a complete course for beginners CRO CBEG 4(PACK)
Grammar
Croatian grammar CRO GRAM 1
Dictionaries
English - Croatian pocket dictionary CRO DICO 1
Reading
The extraordinary challenge/ Izuzetni izazov: a mini novel with vocabulary section for learners of Croatian CRO RFICT 1
My long-distance relationship/ Moja daleka ljubav: a mini novel with vocabulary section for learners of Croatian CRO RFICT 2

Serbian

Courses
Colloquial Serbian [multimedia] : the complete course for beginners SER CBEG 1(PACK)
Complete Serbian [multimedia] SER CBEG 5(PACK)
Naucimo srpski 1 = Let's learn Serbian [1]
Naucimo srpski 2 = Let's learn Serbian [2]
SER CBEG 3(PACK)
SER CBEG 4(PACK)
Serbian (Teach yourself) SER CBEG 2(PACK)
Dictionaries
Comprehensive Serbian-English dictionary SER DICO 1
Illustrated English-Serbian school dictionary SER DICO 4
Oxford English - Serbian student's dictionary SER DICO 2
Standard English-SerboCroatian, SerboCroatian-English dictionary : a dictionary of Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian standards SER DICO 3
Grammar
Serbian : an essential grammar SER GRAM 1
Reading
O golmanima i bubnjarima SER RFICT 1
Vocabulary
Serbian vocabulary for english speakers : English-Serbian : the most useful words to expand your lexicon and sharpen your language skills SER VOCAB 1
Feature films
Black cat white cat SER FILM 3(DVD)*
Dom za VeĊĦanje = Time of the gypsies SER FILM 1(DVD)
Life is a miracle SER FILM 5:1-2(DVD)
Underground SER FILM 2(DVD)