Croatian language is the official language in the countries Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and European Union. The language is also native and recognized as a minority language in the countries like Montenegro, Australia, Hungary, Italy and Romania. The language is spoken by 7 million people, which includes native and non-native speakers.
The Croatian scholars pay great interest in Indian culture and Indology. There are several temples or centers of India like ISCON temples, Brahma Kumari center, Yoga centers etc. in Croatia. Many scholars of Croatia also study Hindi language and study the books translated from Hindi.
There are majorly three programs offered in the course. They are-
Certificate course in Croatian language
This is one year regular course and the eligibility requirements for the admission are passing senior secondary school certificate examination/graduation/post graduation with minimum 55%. The course focuses on basic grammar, spoken Croatian and translation of simple prose texts from Croatian into English. The examination is on grammar, translation and reading conversation.
Diploma in Croatian Language
This is one year regular course and the eligibility requirements are Certificate or an equivalent and passing in admission test. The course focuses on improved grammar and ability of expression in simple literary language, oral and written and translating English into Croatian language and vice-versa. The examination is on grammar, translation and oral exam on reading and conversation and questions on Croatian literature and culture.
Advanced diploma in Croatian language
The one year regular course requires Diploma or equivalent in the language and passing in admission test for the admission. The course focuses on grammar, translation of articles from newspapers and magazines, Croatian literature and culture. The examination is on grammar, translation and oral exam on reading and conversation and questions on Croatian literature and culture.
Teaching, translation and customer service are the few of the fields that offer opportunities in the language.
Teaching: For being an instructor or teacher of the language, one need to have at least Diploma in the language and Advanced Diploma is preferable. As only few institutions or organizations are offering the course, teaching the language is least preferred by many. A few online websites are also offering the language Courses and recruit the experts as instructors or content developers of the language.
Translation: This is one of the most chosen areas by the aspirants as a career option. There are several opportunities for Croatian to English or Hindi translations and vice-versa. Diploma or Advanced Diploma is the required qualification. Many servicing companies recruit the language experts for translating books, magazines or newspapers. Apart from them visa, recommendation letters, passports, medical records, financial records, academic transcripts etc. are also getting translated. Several opportunities are also found in online servicing companies. These jobs can also be chosen as part time.
Customer Services: Few BPO companies are offering opportunities for the Croatian language experts. These servicing companies offer voice based or non voice based job roles to these experts.
The pay range starts from Rs. 5000/- per month. The highest qualification, experience and expertise bring better opportunities and higher pay.
The language offers hands-on opportunities to the enthusiasts and is getting more popular day by day.