19 Jun

My Ideal Holiday Assignment

Huntington Beach, California Photo by Lingva

Huntington Beach, California
Photo by Lingva


The holiday season is approaching and it is a good time to exchange some thoughts about the holidays we usually have or dream about having one day.  Tell us something about your ideal holiday: what kind of holiday it is, how you get there, what you do, and what you should bring.

25 May

My English Diary: My Portrait Assignment

Dear Students,
We are approaching the end of our first project module and it is time for you to sit down and see for yourselves what you can say and write in English.  Here is a link to some guidelines that will help you express what you have learnt so far:
My English Diary-My Portrait Assignment
08 May


California by Lingva

California by Lingva

It’s been a long time since we last learned English through music. This showery but warm spring seems to be bringing just the right mood for our favourite songs that we will remember not only for the enjoyment they have brought us but also for the new English phrases we have learnt.

1. Here are some of the listening activities made by former Lingva students:

English through Music

You will find the recordings here:
Led Zeppelin

2. Now you can do the same. Choose one of your favourite songs and make an English listening activity using Hot Potatoes authoring tools.

3. Listen to the songs and do the activities prepared by other classmates. Whose activity was:
a. the most interesing
b. the most useful
c. the most enjoyable

19 Mar



Today we are going to start working on our newspaper project, Lingva Gazette, at this site: www.smore.com

It will have the following main sections:

Lingva News
Valjevo/Mionica Community
The Lingva News section will include an article about the English course you are attending and the members of your group. It should also include what you especially like to do in this course and what your expectations are for the future. Another contribution for this section will be an interview with one of your  coursemates.
In searching for and gathering information for other section of our newspaper, you may find the following sites useful:
Free-to-use photos can be found at:
In the second stage of our project we will present the content of our newspapers and decide which events or situations you think you will remember and why.
08 Nov

MUST SEE AND FEEL … Assignment

Gradac Gorge


Imagine that you work for a travel agency and that your boss has asked you to make  promotional flyers for some beauty spots, cultural monuments or other specific tourist offers in and around Valjevo. The series of flyers titled “Must See and Feel …“ is planned to include the following attractions:

Greening along the River Gradac

Promenading round Pecina Park

Roughing It in Valjevo Mountains

Hikers Paradise on Divcibare

History Makers of Valjevo

Valjevo between East and West

Wildflower Trails of Valjevo

Love for Art in Valjevo

Village Treats round Valjevo

Breezy Summer Camps in Valjevo

1. Decide which topic you are going to cover and make a plan for your writing. Think about some general information and the most popular features that would attract large numbers of visitors. This example will help you in your planning:

Must See and Feel … River Gradac

2. Write the text and illustrate it with suitable photographs.

3. Embed your flyers in Lingva WP blog.

4. Have a look at other people’s flyers. What do you like about them? Is there anything that could be improved? Write your feedback in the comments section.

25 Sep

Slow & Fast City Life Assignment

Old Town Tesnjar, Valjevo

1. Are we lucky or unlucky to live in a relatively peaceful city?

Discuss this question first with your partner and then with the whole class. This activity will help you with your vocabulary for this task:

Slow and Fast City Life 1

2. Write a 60-70 word paragraph about the way of life in Valjevo and whether you would like to change anything about it. Post your writing to Lingva Journals.

3. Read other students’ work and make some comments/questions. Whose work do you like best?





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