FSI - Serbo-Croatian Basic Course (Volume 1)

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Audios

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 01a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 01b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 02a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 02b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 03a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 03b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 04a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 04b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 05a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 05b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 06a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 06b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 07a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 07b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 08a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 08b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 09a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 09b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 10a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 10b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 11a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 11b

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 12a

Serbo-Croatian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Tape 12b


Foreign Service Institute Serbo-Croatian  - Image Volume 1 (of 2) for the FSI Serbo-Croatian Basic course has been four years in the making. During this time it has been tested and revised. In the meantime theories of language learning have been proliferated. Were this course to be re-written, it would undoubtedly look quite different. Nevertheless, the basic outlook would of necessity remain - familiarization with the structure of the language by constant use. It is felt that sufficient material has been given in the course that it may be used effectively either as it is or more imaginatively.

The drills are extensive and are intended for use in full. If there is not class time to do this, the student is to perform all drills outside of class which are not taken up in class. At the same time it is not felt that they exhaust either the possibilities for drill or the student's need for it. They stress the type of exercise in which the response is completely predictable. The less predictable - 'free' conversation type of drill - is to be encouraged at later stages of the course. The conversations given at the end of each unit may be used as a bridge to free, or at least freer, conversation. The question and answer drills also serve as models of what may be used in less formal give and take conversation.

You can find the other volume of this FSI Serbo-Croatian Basic course here: FSI - Serbo-Croatian Basic Course (Volume 2)

Serbo-Croatian, or Serbo-Croat, less commonly Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), is a South Slavic language and the primary language of Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro. It is a pluricentric language with four mutually intelligible standard varieties. The language was standardized in the mid-19th century, decades before a Yugoslav state was established. There were dual Serbian and Croatian standards from the very beginning. Croats and Serbs differ in religion and were historically part of separate empires. They adopted slightly different literary forms as their respective standards, though based on the same Eastern Herzegovinian subdialect of the Shtokavian dialect. Since independence, Bosnian has likewise been established as an official standard in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and there is an ongoing movement to codify a separate Montenegrin standard. Serbo-Croatian thus generally goes by the ethnic names Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, and sometimes Montenegrin. In the 20th century, Serbo-Croatian served as the official language of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (when it was called "Yugoslavian"), and later as one of the official languages of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The dissolution of Yugoslavia affected language attitudes, so that social conceptions of the language separated on ethnic and political lines.

Serbo-Croatian is spoken in: Serbia, Croatia

Serbo-Croatian is also called: Hrvatski

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