11 Jul

20. Lingvina radionica / 20th Lingva’s Workshop

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Lingvina radionica br. 20: Oživljavanje jezičkih veština – Pisanje

U nastavku serije internih radionica Oživljavanje jezičkih veština, posle 19. februarske radionice  koja se bavila veštinama čitanja, profesorke Lingve su se okupile 21. juna 2014 da prezentuju I probaju aktivnosti za razvijanje veštine pisanja. Pokrivene su sve uzrasne grupe I široki raspon nivoa, od Dečijeg A1.b do Omladinskog/Odraslog C1, kao i razni tipovi pisanih zadataka – instrukcije, biografije, priče I preporuke. U svim sesijama korišćeni su šareni rekviziti i atraktivni multimedijalni resursi u cilju povećanja motivacije polaznika za aktivno učenje jezika. Kao I ranije, I ovo je bila prilika da se podeli dragoceno nastavno iskustvo iz prve ruke.

Primary A1.b: A Day in Africa Plan by Marija Milovanovic

Secondary A2.a: A Biography Plan by L.Petronic-Petrovic

Adult B1+: What’s Your Story About Plan by Ivana Lazic

Secondary B1: Once Upon a Time Plan by Katarina Andric

Young Adult B2.a: Swift Portraits Plan by Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlovic

Lingva Workshop No. 20: Enlivening Language Skills – Writing

On 21 June 2014, continuing the series of Enlivening Language Skills in-house workshops, after the 19th workshop in February this year  on the skills of reading, Lingva teachers gathered to present and try out the activities designed to develop writing skills. This workshop covered all age groups and a broad range of levels, from Primary A1.b to (Young) Adult C1, as well as various types of written tasks – instructions, biographies, stories and references. All sessions featured use of colourful realia and attractive multimedia resources for the purpose of boosting motivation of students for active language learning. As before, this was one more opportunity to share valuable first-hand teaching experience.


17 Apr

19. Lingvina radionica / 19th Lingva Workshop

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Lingva ELT Workshop 19

Oživljavanje jezičkih veština: Čitanje

Lingvina interna radionica br. 19 u školskoj godini 2013/2014 je bio prvi u nizu događaja usmerenih na revitalizaciju nastave jezičkih veština uvođenjem živopisnih medija i novih tehnologija. U većini planova časa koristile su se priče, počev Read More

27 Aug

Lingva In-house Workshops No. 17 and No.18

Lingva In-house Workshop No.18

Lingva In-house Workshop No.18


Lingva in-house workshops No.17 and No. 18 in the school year 2012/2013 were dedicated to developing skills of using interactive whiteboard and integrating online IWB activities into English language teaching. In the 17th workshop on 10th January 2013, a Lukvel representative introduced Lingva teachers to the basics of working with a Hitachi Starboard Link EZ2 IWB and in the 18th workshop on 21st June 2013, teachers presented lesson plans in which they integrated online IWB activities with face-to-face teaching.

The new piece of teaching equipment for blended teaching/learning was received with great enthusiasm at all levels – from Director of Studies to novice teachers, and Lingva students were equally thrilled to switch from quieter PC based pair work to more dynamic IWB group activities. Many hours were spent on internet research to find suitable IWB resources for all age groups and levels, and integrate them with the set Lingva sylabuses. While plenty of ESL resources were easily found on the web for younger learners, a considerable number of authentic materials aimed at native speakers had to be used to design leasson plans for higher-level students, which necessitated more meticulous adaptations. The overall result was creation of a comprehensive school base of IWB activities that will be constantly reused, improved and supplemented in the future work of Lingva. Here are some sample lesson plans:


Primary A1.d Little Red Hen by Lora Petronic-Petrovic

Primary A1.a Little Red Riding Hood by Marija Milovanovic

Secondary A2.b Easter Activities by Ivana Lazic

Secondary A2.b Nelson Mandela by Katarina Andric

Secondary A2.a Are You a Good Listener?  by Marija Matic

Young Adult C1.a Fool’s Gold by Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlovic

26 Jul


Lingva Workshop No. 16: Classroom Activities that Work

Lingva Workshop No. 16

The 16th Lingva’s In-house ELT Workshop, held on 21 June 2012, was designed to give an overview of the past year activities that teachers especially liked or thought to be the most effective. They covered a wide span of levels and included adaptations of ideas and resources taken over from ELT literature, replicas of games played in L1, while some were original creations of Lingva teachers.

A2+ Associations Game by Marija Matic

B2 It’s probably me by Katarina Andric

B2 Facts and Myths by Milica Milanovic

C1 Friends and Foes by Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlovic

C2 Hole Hearted, Extremeby Lora Petronic-Petrovic

Lingva Workshop No. 16

26 Jul

C1 Friends and Foes

Lingva Workshop No. 16, 21 June 2012

Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlovic at Lingva Workshop 16










C1 Friends and Foes Lesson Plan

C1 Friends & Foes Worksheet

by Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlovic

26 Jul

C2 Hole Hearted, Extreme by Lora Petronic-Petrovic

Lingva Workshop No. 16, 21 June 2012

Lora Petronic-Petrovic presenting at Lingva Workshop 16









C2: Lesson Plan: Hole Hearted, Extreme

by Lora Petronic-Petrovic

24 Jul


Lingva Workshop No.15, 19.12.2011

Lingva worskshop No.15: Blended Learning with Hot Potatoes

On 19.12.2011, Lingva teachers demonstrated how they integrate multimedia with face-to-face teaching, with a special focus on using Hot Potatoes teacher authoring tools for additional practice of language skills, grammar and vocabulary. They made a variety of interactive activities which were incorporated into their regular lessons based on the set annual syllabuses and schemes of work.

Lingva Workshop No.15, 19.12.2011


A1 Do the Crossword by Ivana Lazic

A2 Vocabulary – Mixed,Verbs, Short-answer Grammar Quiz and Adjectives by Katarina Ristic

B2 Vocabulary Quizby Katarina Andric

A2 Playing for Change combined activities by Lora Petronic-Petrovic

A2 Animal Comparison Quiz by Marija Matic

B1 Superlative Adjective Opposites and B2 Question Tags by Milica Milanovic

C1 Passive Serbia Quiz Assignment, Passive Serbia Quiz 1, Passive Serbia Quiz 2, Passive Serbia Quiz 3 by Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlovic, and students Katarina Savic, Marko Lazic, Jovan Milovanovic, Aleksandra Pantelic, Marija Mesterovic and Ivan Beljic