Croatian language learning and usage outside Croatia

Dear Madam/Sir,

The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather data about Croatian language learning and usage by Croatians and people of Croatian descent who live outside Croatia. The questionnaire is exclusively intended for scientific purposes as part of the research project 'Croatian as heritage language: current state and developmental perspectives' of the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb (Main researcher Lidija Cvikić, PhD) in cooperation with The Croatian Heritage Foundation.

The questionnaire deals with Croatian-learning experiences and the usage of Croatian in the family and community. We believe that such extensive and detailed insight into the current state of Croatian learning and usage outside Croatia will provide key data needed for further development and improvement of the Croatian learning curriculum and consequently to the preservation of the Croatian language abroad. Therefore your help and cooperation is extremely important to us and we really appreciate it! Thank you.

This questionnaire is completely anonymous. All personal data gathered by it will be confidential and available exclusively to researchers. The research results are intended for scientific purposes only. By filling out the questionnaire you are giving approval for participating in the research. It takes 15 - 20 minutes to fill out the questionnaire.

We are grateful to Sanja Zubčić, PhD, University of Rijeka, and Luka Budak, MA, University of Macquire on whose questionnaire and research results this questionnaire is partly based.

Once again a sincere thank you on your help!

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    I understand the language
    I speak the language
    I can read the language
    I can write the language
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    I understand Croatian.
    I speak Croatian.
    I read Croatian.
    I write Croatian. 
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    …read in Croatian?
    ...watch Croatian TV?
    ...listen to the Croatian radio?
    ...listen to Croatian songs?
    ...use Croatian on the Internet?
    ...write in Croatian?
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    ...with your mother?
    ...with your father?
    ...with your siblings?
    ...on family gathering (extended family or different generation)?
    ...with close friends of Croatian descent?
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    In which language do you think?
    In which language do you dream?
    If you have pets, in which language do you talk to them?
    If you swear, in which language do you do it?
    In which language do you count fast?
    If you are religious, in which language do you pray?
    In which language do you express deep feelings (love, condolences...)?
    In which language do you react when you are upset?
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    My spouse understands Croatian...
    My spouse speaks Croatian...
    My spouse can read Croatian...
    My spouse can write Croatian...
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    ...you speak to your children?
    ...your spouse speaks to your children?
    ... your parents speak/spoke to your children?
    ...your spouse parents’ speak/spoke to your children?
    ....your children speak to you?
    ...your children speak to the other parent?
    ...your children speak to the other parent?
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    My child understands Croatian...
    My child speaks Croatian...
    My child can read Croatian...
    My child can write Croatian...
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    My older child understands Croatian...
    My younger child understands Croatian...
    My older child speaks Croatian...
    My younger child speaks Croatian...
    My older child can read Croatian...
    My younger child can read Croatian...
    My older child can write Croatian...
    My younger child can write Croatian...
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