Have you been looking for a Serbian course but come to the realization that the language learning giants don't accommodate you? Don't worry; we got you. There may be no Serbian on Rosetta Stone, but there is Serbian on Ling.
So what is Ling? Ling is the new kid on the block. The foreign language learning app is growing exponentially and racking up great reviews on the app store. Ling has taken the formula first innovated by the likes of Rosetta Stone and Duolingo and refined it to create an app that is both well-structured and fun.
The other thing about Ling that is exceptional is that there are 60 other languages to choose from. And the base is not always from English. If you're a native Korean speaker, you can learn Mandarin Chinese from a Korean base. The same goes if you're Chinese and want to learn Korean. Learning a second language with Ling Language courses has never been easier.
Linguists group together Serbian and Croatian and call it Serbo-Croatian (It is also used in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Kosovo). It has minor language status in Croatia and some other central European countries. Although the population of Serbian is 6 million, the number of Serbian speakers is 12 million.
Note: Serbian is officially a dialect of Serbian-Croatian. It is very closely related to Bosnian and Montenegrin. The dialect most widely spoken is called Shtokavian; however, another dialect is Torlakian.
What is the English level like in Serbia?
As with many other countries in this part of Europe, the English level is constantly improving. That means if you talk to young people, you'll probably find their English is better than the older generations. Interestingly, a lot of older people prefer to talk German.
How Safe Is Serbia?
Belgrade is extremely safe compared to most capital cities globally, both in the day and at night. The only real issues are petty theft, such as bag snatching or pickpocketing.
How Expensive Is Serbia?
The capital Belgrade is perhaps the cheapest capital in Europe. You and your partner can have a full meal with wine and pay less than £30.
This list will mainly focus on reasons to specifically visit Serbia with the obvious caveat that speaking Serbian will make your life easier. There are more general reasons to learn any language. The most obvious are the positive psychological effects like the increased neuroplasticity plus the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a worthwhile task.
Ling is undoubtedly the best option for learning Serbian or any other language. Ling offers a little bit of everything for prospective language learners. We have reading, writing, speaking, listening, and vocabulary. What users have particularly liked is the fact that all of the audio is recorded by native speakers.
If you liked this blog, leave a comment below. We currently have a dedicated Serbian blog which is updated at least once weekly. Some particularly popular blogs have been about how to express feelings and emotions in Serbian and Serbian Clothes.