FAQ

How do I enroll on a foreign language course and when do I do it?

It is possible to enrol twice a year during the registration period in February and September. It is possible, though not recommended, to enrol at a later stage and then a considerable fall back needs to be overcome while putting a lot of extra effort, especially when enroling on a beginner’s level of a language.

Are textbooks included in the total cost of a course and are they obligatory?

When attending classes one can only use the original textbooks which are therefore the only valid learning materials. Textbooks are extra charged and they are paid fully in one installment.

What qualifications have the teachers got?

Our teachers are experienced professors with university degree in foreign languages. Dialogos ensures to provide for its teaching staff adequate trainings throughout a year, such as: various language seminars, conferences and fairs, thus keeping up with contemporary trends worldwide.

How do I make a payment and where do I do it?

For regular courses a payment can be made in four equal monthly installments for each semester of a corresponding course. Payment in installments should be made not later than the 5th day of a month. This procedure does not apply to discount courses, courses with very small number of students, conversational or intensive courses. Payments can be made in Dialogos in person within working hours of Dialogos's administration (work days from 9:00 – 13:00 and from 17:00 – 20:00, Saturdays from 9:00 – 13:00) or via bank transfer, account No. 55200200022685504 with the tag who is the payment intended for.

Where is your diploma valid?

Students who meet our requirements and successfully pass the exams for a certain level of knowledge, are awarded a Dialogos's Certificate for an an achieved level of knowledge (which also contains the CEFR levels). This Certificate has a local character and is a valid document for our clients of various professions (lawyers, doctors, employees working with in state agencies, etc.) and demands (when applying for a job, etc.). Internationally recognised certificates can be acquired by passing various ESOL exams organised by accredited institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What is Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages was put together by the Council of Europe with the main aim to assess the level of proficiency of all the people learning foreign languages across Europe and to serve as a guideline for learning, teaching and validation of all main European languages. In November 2001 the Council of Europe issued a resolution which recommended the CEFR to be used in order to implement the system of validation of language knowledge. The six reference levels (A1 to C2) have been widely accepted as a standard for grading individual knowledge of languages, enabling anyone involved in learning, teaching and testing of language knowledge (students, teachers, teachers’ trainers etc.) to comprehend and adequately use these strictly defined standards.

How are the courses in Dialogos graded in accordance with the CEFR?

All the courses of foreign languages for young, teenage and adult learners in Dialogos have been ranked in accordance with the Resolution of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You can learn more on the Language courses' pages.

Is it possible to enroll in the language course later on, namely during the semester?

Even though we do not stimulate late enrollments, we allow them. This actually means that for each 5 'missed' classes with a group, in case of late enrolled candidates, we approve 1 individual class (45 min) with the teacher in order to 'connect' them with the group.
It is our aim not only for the new students to better find their way in new surrounding, but also for the group itself not to 'suffer' from the consequences of joining with 'latecomers'.