As for learning Serbian, I have a textbook,
Teach Yourself Serbian, by Vladislava Ribnikar and David Norris,
which has two CDs with it. It goes much farther than Teach Yourself
Croatian (by the same authors if I remember correctly), though in some
ways Croatian would be more useful for me.
I also use two online programs:
1) Learn Serbian
click here, which is the magnificent achievement of
a guy in Bedford, UK. This program includes a dictionary that works
in a really helpful way, though covering a limited vocabulary. (This
program only seems to work with Internet Explorer and possibly Netscape.)
2) Learn Bosnian click here, which is good too, explains language
structure, grammar etc, but is not interactive in the way that Learn
Lastly, I sometimes use online dictionaries
click here or here
though I'm not sure if I've worked out how
to get the best out of it.
If you know any other ways of learning, I'd be keen to use them too. Often
I come to something I can't understand in one system (I have no-one I can
ask, as I know no Serbian speakers in the UK) and then I sometimes find
that one of the other courses explains it better. And of course no one
dictionary includes even a small percentage of all the words I look up.
But I hope to find a good print dictionary - Latin or Cyrillic - when I'm
in Banja Luka in October.
Newark UK, Sun
17/07/2005 9:13 PM
PETAR BANJAC SERBIAN FOR FOREIGNERS (with
a CD) A$25