LEARN ENGLISH

Learn English

The Croatian-American Society offers a wide variety of dynamic English courses designed to meet the needs of EFL learners in Zagreb.

Which course is right for you?

  • Conversational courses,
  • English for Beginners,
  • Business English courses,
  • Intensive courses,
  • Individual courses,
  • Specialty courses, etc.

The one common aspect of all these courses is that the teachers are highly trained native-speaking professionals that will use a creative approach to improve your English in the shortest possible time. Courses are structured in order to maximize results and get you speaking, writing, and reading in English faster than our competitors.

“My daughter really enjoyed her SAT lessons”

Lidija M.

“I really enjoyed our lessons. Thank you for helping me improve my English. My job requires a lot of meetings so I have to communicate clearly. ”

Margareta Š-

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Your membership will be activated when you pay an annual membership fee and sign a (paper) application form.
Membership can be paid in person at the address of the Croatian-American Society, Petrova 119.
Within 2 days, you will receive payment information (call number + giro account) to your e-mail. Thank you!

Specialized Courses

General English (Adults)

Are you tired of the traditional classroom and lack of progress in language acquisition? Do tediousness and inflexibility of old-fashioned lecturers get on your nerves? The right solution is waiting for you in our new node, tailor-made for those who want master to the modern English language quickly and without pain, as well as for those who are looking for advanced linguistic challenges and business English courses. Our team of young and professional native English speakers awaits you. By using interactive methods, which include audio-visual props, this program enables its participants, in a very short period of time, to start speaking English with no fear and no restraining forethought as to committing grammatical errors. Working in small groups, learning by actively participating, supported by leadership skills of our native speaker lecturers, the participants will be provided with the opportunity to speak for the greater part of every lesson and thereby acquire self-confidence and become aware of the progress they are making. Fields of study include American political system and history, literary classics, economics and the business world, fine arts, sports, human interest (movies, music, sports, travel, news, etc.); as well as additional activities, to be agreed upon between the lecturer and the participants. Classroom activity includes reading, writing, grammar, conversation and debates. TV, CD, DVD and VCR will be used as aids.

SAT

The SAT is needed for all students that wish to attend college in the USA. This test includes 2 sections each in English and Math. The vocabulary and exam approach is comprehensive and stresses fluency. Our lessons provide students with numerous strategies and tricks to maximize results as well as ample guided practice opportunities to be ready to get the highest score on the SAT. Our advice is to start preparing for the SAT in the first or second grade of high school. In order to qualify for a sports scholarship in the USA a minimum score of 800 is required on the SAT. Currently CAS has around 20 students at various US colleges that have completed our SAT prep course! Colleges include Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Minnesota, Purdue, Nebraska, Mississippi, Maine, etc.

TOEFL

What Is TOEFL? The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. Most people who take TOEFL are planning to study at colleges and universities where instruction is in English. In addition, many government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency. Currently more than 4,400 two and four-year colleges and universities, professional schools, and sponsoring institutions accept TOEFL scores. The TOEFL test measures English language proficiency in reading, listening and writing and is offered on computer in most regions of the world. In areas where access to computer-based testing is limited, a paper-and-pencil version of the test is administered. Who Should Take the TOEFL Test The TOEFL test is recommended for students at the eleventh-grade level or above; the test content is considered too difficult for younger students. Many institutions report that they frequently do not require TOEFL test scores of certain kinds of international applicants. These include: * Nonnative speakers who hold degrees or diplomas from post secondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g., the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) and who have successfully completed at least a two-year course of study in which English was the language of instruction. * Transfer students from institutions in the United States or Canada whose academic course work was favorably evaluated in relation to its demands and duration. * Nonnative speakers who have taken the TOEFL test within the past two years and who have successfully pursued academic work at schools where English was the language of instruction in an English-speaking country for a specified period, generally two years. The computer-based TOEFL test is offered at institutional sites such as colleges and universities, and at testing centers operated by Prometric, a division of Thomson Learning. The computer-based TOEFL test has four sections: * Listening measures the ability to understand English as it is spoken in North America. * Structure measures the ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. * Reading measures the ability to understand short passages that are similar in topic and style to academic texts used in North American colleges and universities. * Writing measures the ability to write in English on an assigned topic.

Business English

The principal language of business communication today is undoubtedly English, and any individual who wants to become part of the European and world market must necessarily have an extremely good command of it. Our lecturers, native speakers, inform our businessmen and businesswomen methodically and by using variegated techniques about the “secrets” and governing principles of modern business communication.This six weeks long, intensive seminar has been designed for those who wish to improve their speaking and writing skills and use them within the context of the established international standards. We recommend this business seminar to all those who already work or intend to work for a foreign company. Curriculum Along with the general business seminar (business communication, interviewing, negotiating, making phone calls; writing CVs, memos, contracts), we also offer specialized business related programs (banking and finance, foreign trade, tourism, law, marketing).