New student reviews of Zrinka’s Swedish school

Last week we started a mini-series of reviews of students of Zrinka’s Swedish school, the first post of which you can read here.

Instead of hearing from us about the benefits and goals of why Zrinka’s Swedish School is organized with a combination of live lectures and always available online content, we talked to our students and wrote down their experiences and impressions to share with you this way.

Details on Zrinka’s Swedish school can be found on the official page, and in case you are thinking about learning a language that will open the doors of Scandinavia, contact us for an informative conversation through listed channels.

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Dina Hrnjica, 28 years, doctor of medicine
“After I didn’t get the desired specialization in Croatia, I started looking at some other options. While researching, I liked the healthcare system in Scandinavia and knowing that I needed knowledge of Swedish to be able to obtain a license, on the internet, I found Zrinka’s Swedish language school on the Incor website. What I like most is that I can learn at a time that suits me and I can return materials that were not clear to me at first or if I want to repeat something. I started learning at the end of January this year and I am currently at A2 / 2 level, and I plan to study until C1.”

Ambroz Bambo Šutić, 47, doctor of family medicine
“I started the course in 2018. and completed it with C2 level. I got to school through advertisements and I am very pleased with the pace of learning and how everything has progressed. In addition to helping with language learning, Zrinka was there through the whole process and through writing all the necessary documentation to finally finish and find the ideal job in Sweden, where I am today.”

Draženko Šebez, 40, ceramist
“When I went to Sweden for work, together with my family, I decided to learn Swedish, and honestly, out of whim. As Zrinka was approachable, I started studying with her. I was very satisfied with the way I work online because I can study with a job and when it suits me, so after passing the A1 level, today I came to the learned B1 level.”

Stefan Pavlović, 29, medical technician
“I heard about Zrinka through relatives and so together with my brother, I started learning Swedish. The language is very interesting, in theory, everything is clear, and in practice, it helped me a lot to move to Scandinavia where I established my knowledge of the language and at the same time went to work. As I first went to Sweden and then to Norway, where I still live today, I can say that there is very little difference in language and it adapts easily. I think that with everything learned from Zrinka, the SFI school (Swedish for immigrants, which is taught in Sweden) is unnecessary and expensive.”

Teodora Prolić, 30, administrator
“Through my husband, who studied Swedish with Zrinka, and was also one of her first students, I came to her. I am very satisfied with the school, I am currently at the A2 level and I am looking forward to continuing my studies in Stockholm, where I moved 3 years ago.”

Sonja Škrinjarić, 42, nurse
“I wanted to get a job and move with my family to Sweden, to advance in my profession. We researched Swedish language schools on the Internet and found Zrinka, the only Swedish teacher in Slavonia. In addition to Zrinka and I reaching level B1, she introduced us to Swedish culture, customs, and at the same time, we received very good advice that helped us in further learning. My family and I have been living happily for the last three years in Sweden where I got a job at a hospital and I have great opportunities in my career. I warmly recommend Zrinka and her school because I think it is a good start for anyone who has the desire to move and learn a new language.”

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Zrinka’s Swedish school students’ experiences

To get an impression and more easily create expectations about what the Swedish language training at Zrinka’s Swedish school will prepare you for, we are sharing the experiences of our students who have mastered the course and for whom communication in Scandinavia is no longer a problem. The course is designed to combine the best elements of online learning, but also includes live lessons where you will practice pronunciation and go through all inevitable questions about the Swedish language and culture.

If these experiences make you think about moving, or you are just eager to learn another language, contact us and we will be happy to discuss all the options to find the one that suits you best. The language school is currently available for Croatian/Serbian/Bosnian/Slovenian speakers who can read more about Zrinka’s Swedish school on the official website.

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Ksenija Musa, 44, surgeon
“I wanted to learn another foreign language, so in 2014 I opted for Swedish. With Zrinka’s wholehearted but unobtrusive help, I reached the level of B2 language in a very short time. Late last year, I re-enrolled in school to continue learning the language. I look forward to each new lesson because Zrinka’s calmness and patience with a relatively informal professorial approach give me confidence in conversation and motivate me to continue learning Swedish. Given that I have quite a lot of life experience with the years of various schools and many professors I met during that time, I can say that Zrinka is one of the best teachers I have had and with whom writing and taking exams is not big stress. I am currently learning the C1 level of Swedish. ”

Gordan Juretić, 45, hotel economist
“My wife, who is a doctor, studied Swedish with Zrinka, so that’s how I started. I have to say the start wasn’t easy because it was hard to get started again and start learning, after not touching the book for almost 20 years. Here I must single out Zrinka’s indescribable ease of motivation and the infectious positive energy she conveys. The lectures are not dry and everything is connected with everyday situations and life, so I must mention that everything can be agreed with Zrinka. My family and I moved to Sweden last year, my wife works, my son goes to school, and I’m still learning the language and I’m looking for a job, where I’m currently at B2 level. “

Denis Čefko, 34, civil engineer
“I heard about Zrinka’s language school through a friend who was preparing to go to Sweden. Before I started studying intensively for a month at school, I played Duolingo with Zrinka. After that, I moved to Stockholm where I found a job and went to SFI (Swedish for immigrants) school, and once a week I had a Swedish language class with Zrinka via Skype. ”

Stipe Ćenan, 49, veterinarian
“I found out about Zrinka’s school by recommendation, and I recently started learning. My wife also attended, so I am very happy with the school. I feel good and comfortable in class and I only have praise for the teacher. “

Marija Klarić, 25, laboratory technician
“I came to Zrinka through my fiancé, who studied with her and also planned to go to Sweden. So we moved together to Stockholm earlier this year, where I found a job outside my profession shortly after arriving, and a month later, I got the opportunity to work in a private laboratory in downtown Stockholm. My language learning takes 4 and a half months and I am currently at A2 level. I am very satisfied with Zrinka’s platform, because I can watch each video several times, and in live classes, Zrinka explains all my ambiguities to me. Also, we speak Swedish which helps me a lot in communicating with other people and I see how much I progress through each hour live. I have only words of praise for Zrinka, because she helped us so much and directed us on what we need to do in the beginning, and encouraged us to take such a big step. “

Patricia Balić, 41, medical-laboratory technician
“My goal was to go with my family to work outside Croatia, and through inquiries, I heard about Zrinka. I attended the course in 2018. via Skype with two, three other people who had the same goal as me, and thus I met new people. I liked Zrinka’s approach and her openness the most. I reached the B1 level and successfully passed it. “

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The easiest way to write a great cover letter

A great cover letter contains all the elements that indicate a potential future employer why you are the right person they need to hire and invite for an interview. In this article, we bring instructions and structure on how to compose a great cover letter that will, in combination with a quality written CV, open the door to your new future employment.

Cover letter, letter of intent or personal letter – whatever you call it, the purpose of this letter is to bring your qualifications, but also your personality and professional attitudes closer to the person who will review your application. Usually, hospitals and health centres have human resources employees that deal with this kind of work. While it is a common misconception that a good cover letter needs to be written extensively, we recommend that a cover letter should spread between 3/4 page and 1 and a half pages, no more and no shorter than that. Three hundred words or so are usually enough to give the employer a rough picture of what to expect from you. To assist with the process of compiling a cover letter, we have divided the instructions into several parts:

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Highlight your skills – although some people put highlighting their skills in the same group as bragging, in the context of a cover letter, it is extremely important to focus on all the skills that can contribute to the development of the work environment you are applying to. Whether it’s technical competencies or your interpersonal skills, the employer is usually not familiar with your character and wants to know all the ways you could contribute to the development of your new professional environment. By emphasizing your strengths, you help will help painting an image that shows your fit into the work environment, which is a key difference when professionals with similar expertise are applying for the same position.

Highlight your personality – in addition to emphasized skills, a good cover letter also conveys the character of the person applying for the competition. Whether you are an extremely extroverted or withdrawn person, your personality is not something to be ashamed of. By pointing your attitudes, describing the daily approach to work assignments and obstacles you regularly encounter, you can only increase your competitiveness in a job opening, as almost every work environment requires people of different characters to approach potential problems from many different perspectives. Even if for some reason your character doesn’t suit the employer, it is better to remove these options at the beginning than to painfully see these differences after a few months of work, right?

Write professionally and concisely – no one wants to read a two-page cover letter that could have been summarized in just over half a page. Be specific, write in professional language and stay away from unnecessary complications and long descriptions. The person reading your cover letter is mostly familiar with medical terms and has accurate information on which profile of doctor or health worker is needed by the hospital or health centre where the competition was advertised.

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Once you’ve settled on a cover letter, take a short break and read everything you’ve put together. Check for details such as whether you use the same formatting format throughout the text, whether you have personalized and listed the name of the hospital, place or country you are applying for. Did you highlight the most important traits and skills you wanted? If you followed all the guidelines and composed the cover letter you envisioned, you can finally check if the text contains grammatical errors that should be reduced to a minimum. You can do the same through free tools available online. If it’s all done, you can send us a cover letter for review, and we will attach the final version to the CV you previously filled out and forwarded to your application abroad. Good luck!

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