Five College Consortium

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian Courses for Spring 2018 - limited availability*

Beginning in Spring 2018, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS) courses will be offered through the Supervised Independent Language Program.  Students who started studying BCS in the "Independent Plus" format will be able to continue in that format as long as conversation partner availability allows.  Overall availabiltiy of conversation partners is limited. New students should apply following the instructions for the Supervised Independent Language Program. Interested students should go ahead and submit an application to get on the waiting list until we know if we can admit any new students to study BCS.


The primary textbook used for elementary and lower-intermediate courses is Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian: A Textbook with Exercises and Basic Grammar (The University of Wisconsin Press, 2010) by Ronelle Alexander. The textbook provides vocabulary and grammar for all three dialects of the language. Each student may choose which dialect s/he will learn to speak and write. Students will be expected to comprehend the other dialects and to converse with the language tutor and conversation partners who may use different dialects. Courses currently appear on transcripts under the older language name "Serbo-Croatian."