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One of the most difficult Croatian languages ​​for English speakers to learn

Learning Croatian in the hard category

If you speak English and have a hard time learning Croatian early, don’t worry. According to a list compiled by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), it is one of the most difficult foreign languages ​​to learn for native English speakers.

The organization that trains US diplomats has ranked languages ​​into four categories and Croatian into “hard language” category 3.

FSI states that English is one of the languages ​​that has significant linguistic and / or cultural differences.

According to FSI, learning Croatia requires a total of 1,100 hours of lessons.

The easiest foreign languages ​​to learn in Category 1 were French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, etc., which required about 600 hours of study.

Category 2 languages ​​included German, Indonesian, Malay, and Swahili, which required 900 hours of lessons to learn.

Croatian belonged to “Hard Language” category 3 such as Bulgarian, Estonian, Hungarian, Finnish, Hindi, Greek, Russian, Urdu, Uzbek and Zulu.

The final category 4-“super hard” languages-contained only four: Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).

The results assume that the native language of English does not have prior knowledge of the target language.

One of the most difficult Croatian languages ​​for English speakers to learn

One of the most difficult Croatian languages ​​for English speakers to learn

Criteria included complexity, resources available to learners, student motivation, and time spent studying each week.

“Ffluency” was considered an S-3 / R-3 level on the institution’s proficiency scale. This is considered to be effective for learners in a variety of informal and formal situations.

You can see the complete list here..

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