On 18 March 2023, the thirtieth Lingva inhouse workshop was held, under the title Lingva Teaching Sparkles 5. Teachers from Lingva Valjevo: Danijela Beljić, Ognjen Petković, Lora Petronić Petrović, Katarina Ristić and Mirjana Ljiljak-Vukajlović, together with the participants from Lingva Belgrade: Ana Petrović, Željko Ljiljak-Vukajlović and Sofija Ljiljak Vukajlović held a series of workshops where they presented a selection of most successful activities in teaching English for all age groups and levels of knowledge. This first live workshop after years of online gatherings due to the coronavirus epidemic passed in a relaxed and cordial atmosphere.
When thinking which famous people to present, we have all decided to choose singers and actors: Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Tom Holland. Our main criteria in selecting were our personal preferences, their recognized achievements in the worlds of music and film, but also their positive personal traits – all of them are independent, brave, hard-working and above all generous and ready to share part of their wealth with people in need.
From February to June, Lingva teacher Katarina Andrić attended The Trainer Development Course organised by the British Council and financed jointly by the participant herself and Lingva School. The course is designed for teachers who want to make transition from teacher to trainer and it comprised of seven workshops during which the participants learnt how to create and deliver effective and succesful workshops.
At the end of the course, each participant prepared a presentation followed by feedback and discussion. Katarina held a workshop titled Using Songs in ELT ( Using Songs with Teenagers). The goals of Katarina’s workshop were to identify important criteria in choosing songs and experiment with different activities connected with using songs. At the end participants gave their opinion of the workshop. They gave very positive comments stating that “it was very practical”, “versatile and useful” and that they were “looking forward to using those ideas in their classroom”. Some participants said they felt “ inspired “ and they all wished Katarina “ to keep up with the good work”.
This has been a natural step for Katarina to take in her continuing professional development. It is the policy of Lingva school within its high quality assurance plan to constantly support its teachers in their professional career development through a systematic implementation of YALS Teacher Training and Development Scheme, which includes regular mentoring, peer observation, Lingva in-house workshops, and international seminars and conferences organised by YALS, ELTA and the British Council.
Why do we admire musicians R5, Eminem, Deadmau5, Guns N’ Roses, Zayn Malik, Beyonce, actress Sandra Bullock and basketball-player Allen Iverson? Here are some of the answers:
“I think they’re very talented and they play with their hearts. They love what they do and it’s very important.”
“I admire him because he helped so many people get on with their lives.”
“He is very unique, he wears his costume, the mouse helmet, at every performance he has and he is very humorous.”
“They are very old, but still very good.”
“He is my favourite singer and he is a great person.”
“She is very successful and she cares a lot about her fans.”
“I think it is great that she donates money to charity.”
“He is a great example of a person who grows and learns through his mistakes.”
Lingva Secondary B1.b group: Anđela Mišković, Ognjen Stanojlović, Nikola Lukić, Emilija Mirković, Mira Đukić, Jelisaveta Maksimović, Marija Đukić and Filip Miličević, supported by teacher Katarina Andrić.
We are surrounded by various materials and often take them for granted, but from time to time it is good to remember their properties so that we can recommend and use them for different purposes.
Filip, Ognjen, Milica, Tea, Aleksa, Luka Mil, Lazar, Ognjen, Luka Madž. and Vukašin, with teacher Ivana Lazić
Materials by Filip Selenić and Ognjen Šipčić
Materials by Milica Glišić and Tea Beljić
Materials by Aleksa Momić and Luka Milisavljević
Materials by Lazar Radović and Ognjen Petronijević
Materials by Luka Madžarević and Vukašin Vasiljević
Here are some more movies that we have watched recently. Some are scary, some epic and some are witty and romantic. Sometimes we do not know whether we prefer film stars or special effects. Very often we like a good story with fantastic creatures or with teenage resourcefulness. The films we like best are Resident Evil: Extermination, The Lord of the Rings and Zapped.