Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT009Z (AF:311005 AR:189266)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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A part of the BA Degree programme "Languages, Civilization and the Science of Language", this course is intended for students interested in acquiring a basic knowledge of the Serbian and Croatian language. The teaching of Serbian and Croatian language consists of theory lessons and linguistic exercises. The course aims to bring students to an A2 level (first year), B1 (second year) and B2 (third year) of language competence, as indicated by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Knowledge (CEFR). The language exercises are held throughout the year, while the theory lessons are held in the second semester.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- understand the phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical structures of the Serbo-Croatian language;
- use linguistic knowledge in order to produce and understand a text or a written and oral message, placing it in the right cultural context;
- find and use bibliographic sources;
- recognize the differences between the Serbo-Croatian and Italian linguistic structures through a comparative analysis;
- contextualize the language in socio-cultural terms;
- communicate clearly in Serbo-Croatian in the communicative contexts of everyday life;
- critically consult the reference texts and the bibliography contained in them.

No requirements needed to attend this course.
Having passed the exam Serbo-Croatian language 1 (second year).
Having passed the exam Serbo-Croatian language 2 (third year).
The course offers an introduction to the study of the Serbo-Croatian language and an explanation of the current sociolinguistic framework with brief historical notes. The purpose of the course is to provide the foundations of Serbo-Croatian phonology and morphosyntax. Particular attention will be paid to the inflection system of nouns, adjectives and verbs.
I.Klajn, Grammatica della lingua serba, Beograd, Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva, 2007.
I.Olivari Venier, Compendio di grammatica croata, Trieste, Edizioni Goliardiche,1999.
R. Alexander, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian. A Grammar with Sociolinguistic Commentary, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.
A. Mladenović, Dizionario serbo-italiano dei verbi imperfetti e percettivi, Venezia, Cafoscarina, 2009.

Language exercises:

G. Pugliese, Sretan put! Manuale della lingua croata, bosniaca, serba per italiani, Trieste, Edizioni Goliardiche, 2015 (IV edizione).
B. Ćorić, Srpski za strance, Beograd, Međunarodni slavistički centar, 2005 (IX edizione).
The exam consists of a written and oral test. The written test includes dictation, verification questions and application exercises on topics of morphology and phonetics, as well as the translation of a short text from Serbo-Croatian into Italian. The oral exam is aimed at verifying communication skills and oral expression as well as independent judgment on the topics addressed during the course.
Lectures and linguistic exercises with a native speaker teacher.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 13/07/2021