A workshop on learning and teaching Croatian as a second language
The Croatian Days for Children, Youth and Teachers programme is targeted to all people in the Croatian communities who wish to learn through fascinating workshops/playrooms about contemporary and fascinating ways to learn and teach the Croatian language and culture.
Given that the programmes of Croatian schools cover not only learning the Croatian language, but also many other aspects of the Croatian cultural identity, the workshop form allows for a correlation between the various aspects of the content, while an interactive approach to learning provides the opportunity for free expression and improvisation, encouraging for all participants irrespective of the level of their knowledge of the Croatian language. The content of this programme therefore comprises several workshops (drama, puppetry, language workshop, Croatian culture and natural heritage workshop, teacher’s workshop) that are adapted to a number of specificities (linguistic, socio-cultural, age, interest and experiential determinants). Additional content can be organised such as film corners, the exhibitions of teaching material, thematic meetings, discussions and the like.
Puppetry workshop Teacher’s workshop
It is recommended that the teachers that participate in the work of the workshops for children and youth look to acquire knowledge of new methods of teaching the Croatian language, to apply them in practice and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to include them in their work as educators. Along with this, at the separate workshops for teachers, the leaders will, depending on the areas of interest they have pursued over many years, highlight the specificities of these new methods of freeing up and enabling language skills and thus provide new ideas and encouragement for work.
Language workshop Drama workshop
This programme wishes to contribute to the preservation of the national linguistic and cultural identity of younger generations of Croatians that live and go to school outside their native homeland.
HRVATSKA MATICA ISELJENIKA
CROATIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Department of Education, Science & Sports:
Lada Kanajet Šimić, prof.
Trg Stjepana Radića 3
10 000 ZAGREB
HRVATSKA / CROATIA
tel: (+385 1) 61 15 116
fax: (+385 1) 61 11 522