fbpx

Teach English in Croatia

Teach English in Croatia

Teaching English in Croatia offers a unique and enriching experience that goes beyond the classroom. With its stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality, Croatia provides a captivating backdrop for cultural immersion. By taking on the role of an English teacher, you not only contribute to the educational development of Croatian students but also have the opportunity to explore a country that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. 

The demand for English language skills is growing in Croatia, making it an ideal location for those passionate about education to make a meaningful impact. Imagine inspiring students to communicate confidently in a global language while enjoying the picturesque coastlines, historic cities, and vibrant cultural events that Croatia has to offer. Teaching in Croatia is not just a job; it’s an adventure that fosters personal and professional growth, allowing you to create lasting connections and leave a positive mark on the lives of your students.

Popular Cities

Cathedral in Zagreb at sunrise

Zagreb

The capital and largest city of Croatia, Zagreb offers a blend of historic charm and a vibrant cultural scene. With its medieval old town, museums, parks, and lively street cafes, Zagreb provides a dynamic urban experience. It serves as the country’s political, economic, and cultural hub.

Upper Town (Gornji Grad): Discover the historic Upper Town with its charming cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, and landmarks such as St. Mark’s Church and Lotrščak Tower. Don’t miss the changing of the guard at St. Mark’s Square.

Dolac Market: Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Dolac Market, Zagreb’s main open-air market located in the heart of the city. Browse through stalls filled with fresh produce, local cheeses, flowers, and handmade crafts. It’s not only a great place to shop for local goods but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily life of Zagreb.

Jarun Lake: Enjoy outdoor activities at Jarun Lake, a recreational area with cycling paths, beaches, and water sports. It’s a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, providing a relaxing escape within the city.

A beautiful cityscape of Split city on the sea

Split

Another coastal gem, Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and boasts an impressive historical center, including the Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city’s lively atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and proximity to the islands make it a popular destination for both tourists and locals.

Diocletian’s Palace: Explore the Diocletian’s Palace, an ancient Roman palace complex that forms the core of Split’s Old Town. Wander through its narrow streets, visit the Peristyle square, and discover historical sites such as the Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

Marjan Hill: Hike or bike up Marjan Hill for stunning views of the city, islands, and the Adriatic Sea. The hill is a recreational area with pine forests, jogging paths, and hidden chapels, providing a peaceful escape from the bustling city.

Riva Promenade: Stroll along the lively Riva Promenade, lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere, watch street performers, and take in the beautiful sunset over the sea.

Old City of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its well-preserved medieval architecture, charming old town, and stunning coastal views. It’s a major tourist destination and has gained international fame, in part due to its role as a filming location for the television series “Game of Thrones.”

Dubrovnik Old Town: Explore the well-preserved medieval old town, surrounded by massive stone walls. Visit landmarks such as the Sponza Palace, Rector’s Palace, and the Franciscan Monastery with its ancient pharmacy.

City Walls Walk: Take a stroll along the historic city walls for breathtaking panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and the red-roofed buildings of Dubrovnik. The walk provides a unique perspective of the city’s architecture and natural beauty.

Banje Beach: Relax on Banje Beach, a pebble beach just east of the old town. Enjoy the crystal-clear waters and views of the city walls while soaking up the Mediterranean sun.

Traditional Croatian beef stew

Food

Croatian cuisine is a delightful fusion of Mediterranean, Central European, and Balkan influences, reflecting the country’s diverse geography and cultural heritage. Known for its emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Croatian food offers a rich tapestry of flavours. Here are five unique Croatian foods worth trying:

Pasticada: Pasticada is a slow-cooked beef dish that exemplifies the artistry of Croatian cuisine. The meat is marinated in a robust red wine sauce, often containing garlic, cloves, and bacon, then slow-cooked until it becomes tender. This savoury delicacy is traditionally served with a side of gnocchi or homemade pasta.

Cevapi: Grilled minced meat, usually a mix of beef and pork, shaped into small sausages and served with flatbread (somun) or pita. Cevapi are commonly accompanied by diced onions and a red pepper-based condiment called ajvar.

Strukli: A traditional Croatian pastry filled with a mixture of cottage cheese, eggs, and sour cream. Strukli can be either sweet or savoury and is often baked or boiled.

Fritule: Small, deep-fried doughnut-like pastries often flavoured with citrus zest and sometimes containing raisins. Fritule are popular during festive seasons, especially Christmas.

Rozata: A creamy caramel-flavoured custard dessert, similar to flan, often served chilled. Rozata is a popular sweet treat in Dalmatia.

Octopus Salad (Salata od Hobota): Given Croatia’s extensive coastline, seafood features prominently in its cuisine. Octopus salad is a refreshing and light dish made with tender octopus, potatoes, onions, parsley, and olive oil. The combination of flavours and textures makes it a popular choice, especially during the warm summer months.

 

Croatian fans during the World Cup

Culture

Croatian people and culture are deeply rooted in a rich history that blends Mediterranean, Central European, and Balkan influences. Here are some aspects that capture the essence of Croatian people and their vibrant culture:

Hospitality (Gostoljubivost): Croatians are known for their warm and genuine hospitality. Guests are often treated with kindness and generosity, and sharing a meal is a cherished social tradition. Visitors to Croatia frequently experience the warmth of the locals, whether in family homes, traditional konobas (taverns), or during community events.

Strong Sense of National Identity: Croatians take great pride in their national identity, which is deeply rooted in a history that includes struggles for independence and the preservation of cultural heritage. This sense of identity is often expressed through national symbols, traditional clothing, and pride in the Croatian language. National holidays and commemorations hold significant importance, reflecting the nation’s historical journey.

Coffee Culture: Coffee is more than just a beverage in Croatia; it’s a social ritual and an integral part of daily life. Croatians enjoy their coffee slowly and savour the experience, often spending hours at cafes chatting with friends or simply people-watching. Coffee breaks are seen as moments to relax and connect, emphasizing the importance of social interaction in Croatian culture.

Love for the Adriatic Sea: The Adriatic Sea, with its crystal-clear waters and picturesque coastline, holds a special place in the hearts of Croatians. Many people have a deep connection to the sea, whether through fishing, sailing, or simply enjoying the beaches. The Adriatic influences not only the cuisine but also cultural traditions, with sea-related festivals, maritime museums, and a general appreciation for the beauty of the coastal landscapes.

Traditional Music and Dance: Folk music and dance play a significant role in Croatian cultural expression. Each region has its own unique style, costumes, and instruments. Klapa singing, a traditional Dalmatian acapella singing style, and the lively tamburitza music of Slavonia are just a couple of examples that highlight the diversity of Croatian musical heritage.

Festivals and Celebrations: Croatians celebrate a variety of traditional festivals and events throughout the year. One notable celebration is the annual Carnival (Poklade) held before Lent, featuring colorful parades, costumes, and lively street festivities. Additionally, religious festivals, such as Easter and Christmas, are marked with special rituals, customs, and communal gatherings.

Sports and Outdoor Lifestyle: Sports, especially football (soccer), hold a special place in the hearts of Croatians. The national football team’s success in international competitions, like the FIFA World Cup, has further fuelled the passion for the sport. Croatia’s stunning natural landscapes also contribute to an active outdoor lifestyle, with activities such as hiking, sailing, and water sports being popular among locals and visitors alike.

Qualifications

An internationally recognised TESOL Certificate and a degree will be required to teach English in Croatia.

Visa

To work as an English teacher in Croatia, you will need to have a valid work visa. Most schools will help you obtain the correct visa and guide you through the process with visa assistance. Some students will originally enter on a 3-month holiday visa. The process of obtaining a work visa can vary depending on your country of origin, but generally, you will need to provide proof of your qualifications, a valid passport, and a criminal background check. It is important to check the specific requirements for each country and your language school for up-to-date advice.

Plitvice Lakes, National Park (UNESCO World Heritage List)

Get Started Today!

Teaching English in Croatia offers a unique and rewarding experience immersed in a rich cultural tapestry. Croatia’s stunning landscapes, historic cities, and warm hospitality provide an exceptional backdrop for both personal and professional growth. The demand for English language skills is on the rise, making it an ideal environment for passionate educators to make a meaningful impact.

Beyond the classroom, there’s the opportunity to explore the country’s popular cities such as Dubrovnik, Split, and Zagreb, each offering a distinct cultural experience. Croatians are known for their warmth, strong sense of national identity, and a love for traditions. Embracing the Croatian lifestyle, from savouring the coffee culture to enjoying the Adriatic Sea, adds a unique dimension to the teaching experience. 

Comments are closed.
Testimonials

Testimonial by Justin
Justin M
"The course was invaluable, covering the fundamentals of teaching English as a second language. The course itself was well-designed, practical,...

Justin M

140hr International TESOL Certificate

TESOL Australia
5.0
2019-07-04T11:39:52+10:00

Justin M

140hr International TESOL Certificate

Testimonial by Justin
Justin M "The course was invaluable, covering the fundamentals of teaching English as a second language. The course itself was well-designed, practical, informative and fun!! Lynette Kim, the course instructor, 
Testimonial by Tom
Tom M
“Within minutes of filling in the contact form on their Web site, I received a phone call from Lyn who...

Tom M

RPL Certificate IV in TESOL

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:03:10+10:00

Tom M

RPL Certificate IV in TESOL

Testimonial by Tom
Tom M “Within minutes of filling in the contact form on their Web site, I received a phone call from Lyn who asked me about my background and said that 
Testimonial by Vickie
Vickie P
"The IELTS Teaching Certificate has enabled me to change my career path and given me the skills to gain employment...

Vickie P

IELTS Teaching Certificate

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:07:51+10:00

Vickie P

IELTS Teaching Certificate

Testimonial by Vickie
Vickie P "The IELTS Teaching Certificate has enabled me to change my career path and given me the skills to gain employment that is both satisfying and exciting. I was 
Testimonial by Zhara
Zhara L
"TESOL Australia has opened great opportunities for me and because of the training and ongoing support I have gained invaluable...

Zhara L

Certificate IV in TESOL

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:10:28+10:00

Zhara L

Certificate IV in TESOL

Testimonial by Zhara
Zhara L "TESOL Australia has opened great opportunities for me and because of the training and ongoing support I have gained invaluable experience as an ESL teacher. I’m currently teaching 
Testimonial by Renee
Renee W
"The TESOL Australia Certificate IV in TESOL has been great professionally and personally. I have a completely new career I...

Renee W

Certificate IV in TESOL

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:12:04+10:00

Renee W

Certificate IV in TESOL

Testimonial by Renee
Renee W "The TESOL Australia Certificate IV in TESOL has been great professionally and personally. I have a completely new career I absolutely love and will continue with for many 
Testimonial by Jed
Jed A
"The International TESOL Diploma taught me everything I needed to know in order to become a successful teacher in the...

Jed A

International TESOL Diploma

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:14:16+10:00

Jed A

International TESOL Diploma

Testimonial by Jed
Jed A "The International TESOL Diploma taught me everything I needed to know in order to become a successful teacher in the ESL industry. The integrated teaching approach struck the 
Testimonial by Dan
Dan Han
"As an international education agent, we have worked with TESOL Australia on numerous projects including short-term study tours and long-term...

Dan Han

Education Agent

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:16:10+10:00

Dan Han

Education Agent

Testimonial by Dan
Dan Han "As an international education agent, we have worked with TESOL Australia on numerous projects including short-term study tours and long-term teaching programs. The teaching quality of their graduates 
Testimonial by Christina
Christina G
"TESOL Australia has helped me live my dream! I can now travel and take my work with me! I've been...

Christina G

140hr International TESOL Certificate

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:17:32+10:00

Christina G

140hr International TESOL Certificate

Testimonial by Christina
Christina G "TESOL Australia has helped me live my dream! I can now travel and take my work with me! I've been living in Mexico for two months and loving 
Testimonial by Simona
Simona C
"The program of the TESOL course was very comprehensive and Lynette managed to engage all of us in a very...

Simona C

140hr International TESOL Certificate

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:19:11+10:00

Simona C

140hr International TESOL Certificate

Testimonial by Simona
Simona C "The program of the TESOL course was very comprehensive and Lynette managed to engage all of us in a very productive manner. We were easily able to cover 
Testimonial by John
John M
"I have just completed my TESOL Cert IV online course and I loved it. The units where fun, informative and...

John M

Certificate IV in TESOL

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:20:37+10:00

John M

Certificate IV in TESOL

Testimonial by John
John M "I have just completed my TESOL Cert IV online course and I loved it. The units where fun, informative and challenging. If I got stuck on a question 
Testimonial by Kylie
Kylie H
"Recently I completed a 140-Hour International TESOL course with the director of studies Ms Lynette M. Kim. She is an...

Kylie H

140hr International TESOL Certificate

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:22:11+10:00

Kylie H

140hr International TESOL Certificate

Testimonial by Kylie
Kylie H "Recently I completed a 140-Hour International TESOL course with the director of studies Ms Lynette M. Kim. She is an excellent teacher enabling her students through sharing her 
Testimonial by Shaune
Shaune R
"This is a quick note to say thank you to the TESOLAU team for all the assistance I received through...

Shaune R

140hr International TESOL Certificate

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:23:41+10:00

Shaune R

140hr International TESOL Certificate

Testimonial by Shaune
Shaune R "This is a quick note to say thank you to the TESOLAU team for all the assistance I received through my TESOL journey (140hr International TESOL Certificate). Assignments 
Testimonial by Jonathan
Jonathan N
"As a full time worker, I was very happy with the practical and efficient 140 hour online TESOL Certificate provided...

Jonathan N

140hr International TESOL Certificate

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:25:11+10:00

Jonathan N

140hr International TESOL Certificate

Testimonial by Jonathan
Jonathan N "As a full time worker, I was very happy with the practical and efficient 140 hour online TESOL Certificate provided by TESOL Australia. They have experienced staff who 
Testimonial by Meg
Meg Y
"Thank you for all of the practical instruction throughout the course. The videos are so great and very clear. They...

Meg Y

International TESOL Diploma

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:26:49+10:00

Meg Y

International TESOL Diploma

Testimonial by Meg
Meg Y "Thank you for all of the practical instruction throughout the course. The videos are so great and very clear. They ensured I knew how to study the course 
Testimonial by Ross
Ross C
"I am still in China, having taught English here at a University for one year and am now settled into...

Ross C

Certificate IV in TESOL

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-10-01T06:28:49+10:00

Ross C

Certificate IV in TESOL

Testimonial by Ross
Ross C "I am still in China, having taught English here at a University for one year and am now settled into my second year with an offer to extend 
Testimonial by Matteo
Matteo P
"The 140 hr International TESOL Certificate has been a valuable learning experience. I feel that over the duration of the course I...

Matteo P

140hr International TESOL Certificate

TESOL Australia
5.0
2018-11-27T13:56:28+10:00

Matteo P

140hr International TESOL Certificate

Testimonial by Matteo
Matteo P "The 140 hr International TESOL Certificate has been a valuable learning experience. I feel that over the duration of the course I have gained a lot of knowledge. Great material 
5
16
TESOL Australia
Latest Posts