Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of Turkish Language And Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
IRES 107 Bosnian Language I Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Non-area Elective 5 2 + 2 59

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Izudin Tatarević, Senior Teaching Assistant Izudin Tatarević Izudin Tatarević, Senior Teaching Assistant
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The purpose of this course is to teach Bosnian language basics at the beginner level.

Highly personalized course designed to improve knowledge of Bosnian language and communication and language skills. The objective is to achieve the level of language that would create confidence to communicate in Bosnian with clients, suppliers and colleagues.

  1. Learn how to say „Hello“ and acquaint; the classes of nouns (muški, ženski, srednji rod)
  2. Personal pronouns (in the first case), introducing oneself: I\'m from ...; practicing personal pronouns by answering the questions Where are you from? Where is he/she from? Where are they from?... Introducing verb to be by questions: Are you from...? Is he from...?
  3. Present tense of verb to be (positive, negative and question form); Answering the question „What\'s your job?“; learning some of names of different jobs and male and female form for that kind of nouns
  4. Terminology about the faculty, exercise with cross-words; numbers 1-10 with little short song about the numbers; first information about plural
  5. Numbers 11-10.000; speaking exercise about numbers by phone number, prices; demonstrative pronouns
  6. Introducing the collocations about the speaker\'s attitude about the contents of sentence and speaking on the scale from extremely kind to extremely unkind; declarative, interrogative and exclamatory sentences
  7. Place and sort of accent in Bosnian words; filling out the forms with basic information (name, surname, date and place of birth...)
  8. Introducing the question-word (what, where, when...); ordinal numbers and classes of adjectives (muški, ženski, srednji rod)
  9. Answering on questions What date is...? When it happened? and exercise for ordinal numbers
  10. SVO order in Bosnian language, order in declarative and interrogative sentences


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)
    Final Exam1
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
    • Speak Bosnian with confidence
    • Interact more confidently when visiting a Bosnian-speaking region or dealing with Bosnian speakers
    • Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Bosnian-speaking colleagues and clients through a show of interest in the Bosnian language and culture
    • Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and organizational level
    • - Gramatika bosanskoga jezika, Dževad Jahić i Senahid Halilović, 2002.
    • - Bosanski jezik, Priručnik za strance, Minela Kerla, Nermina Alihodžić-Usejnovski,2013.
    • - Bosanki jezik kao strani jezik,Zenaida Karavdić, Sarajevo 2011.
    • -Hrvatski za početnike 1, Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, Zagreb, 2006.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)111
    Final Examination(1 week)111
    Preparation for Midterm Examination155
    Preparation for Final Examination11010
    Assignment / Homework/ Project14114
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 59
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 2