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ELTA Newsletter: September-October 2014


Dear teachers and colleagues,

Welcome to another double issue of ELTA Newsletter.

In this issue you can read about MOOCs and the benefits that we as teachers and individuals can have. Furthermore, there is a very interesting analysis of the novel Sense and sensibility for those interested in literature. You can have a peek at students’ interests in the section Student’s corner. There are two exceptional ready- made lesson plans to be implemented in your classrooms.

We would like to encourage you to share and exchange your ideas by contributing to ELTA Newsletter, as well.

It is a wonderful way to communicate with ELT community and to develop professionally.


ELTA editorial team

The Quest for Freedom, Morality and Self in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”
By Miljan Jankovic, Vocational Medical School, Zrenjanin

Key words: morality, freedom sense, sensibility, quest, practicality
Every single person in the world tends to be free and independent of any other. In order to achieve this, each person struggles every single day trying to maintain their freedom and preserve their self.
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Shakespeare among Us
By Svetlana Gavrilovic, Uzice Grammar School, Uzice

Key words: Shakespeare, plays, theatre
The great author of these words, the greatest of all authors, celebrated his 450th birthday on 23rd April, 2014.
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The Right Time
By Natasa Kiric, Faculty of Technical Science

Key words: poem
Let me share this story with you,that sometimes truly makes me blue.
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Lesson Plan: Less Is More
By Biljana Pipovic, Stevan Jakovljevic Grammar School, Vlasotince

Key words: lesson, goals, preparation
By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: describe their friends using the adequate personality adjectives
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Don’t Worry!
By Zorica Djukic, Secondary School of Pharmacy and Physiotherapy

Key words: happiness, phonetic transcription, pronunciation, sentence stress, rhythm, singing, fun
Introduction: While exploring different ideas for the final lesson in the previous school year I came across a song Happy by Pharrell Williams and two fantastic lesson plans by Chris Pell and Emma Segev.
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Online Learning as a Student-Centered Educational Method
By Goran Bogunovic

Key words: the Internet, education, learning platforms, MOOCs, cloud computing
Growth of the Internet and the information revolution it triggered have changed our perceptions of education, enabling worldwide students to enter open online classrooms that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.
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The 8th ELTAM-IATEFL-TESOL International Biannual Conference
By Ivana Bankovic, Branko Radicevic Primary School, Sedlare

Key words: ELTAM, conference, professional development
The 8th ELTAM-IATEFL-TESOL International International Conference was held in Skopje on 31st October-2nd November 2014.
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English Access Microscholarship Program Award Ceremony

On October 17th, cultural attaché of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Mr Drew Giblin delivered certificates of award to the first class of English Access Microscholarship students in Serbia. The opening ceremony was held at American Corner in Belgrade and attended by 25 students and their proud parents.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by U.S. Embassy Serbia and English Language Teachers’ Association – ELTA, the Access program provides two years of English language instruction to 13–15 year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through after-school courses, intensive summer sessions, cultural activities and enhancement seminars, Access students acquire English language skills, improve their knowledge of the American culture, and develop greater sensitivity to cultural differences.The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the student’s opportunities in the formal economy and make them more competitive for higher education awards and scholarships in the United States and in other countries.

“Let’s Go Green” Video Competition for the 2nd Grade Students

Dear colleagues,

If you are teaching the 2nd grade high students, we have great news for you!

In cooperation with our colleagues from Slovenia, ELTA is organizing a video competition for the 2nd grade students on a topic “Let’s Go Green”.

Please check the announcement for the competition and the criteria for evaluating the videos.

We wish you and your students best of luck.

Looking forward to your applications!  

ELTA team


Specijalna ponuda za učesnike konferencije „The Fourth National Conference of Language Schools”

Drage kolege,

U roku od sedam dana od dana održavanja konferencije koju organizuje izdavačka kuća The English Book pod nazivom „The Fourth National Conference of Language Schools”, imate mogućnost da postanete naš član ili obnovite vaše članstvo.

U okviru institucionalne članarine, škole koje učlane četiri člana imaju pravo na jednu bonus članarinu za svega 6.000 dinara.

Ovde možete preuzeti pristupnicu, popuniti je i poslati je elektronskom poštom na i-mejl ili redovnom poštom na adresu Nemanjina 28, 11000 Beograd. Više o članstvu i njegovim pogodnostima možete saznati klikom na sledeće linkove:

Rok za učlanjenje je 18. oktobar 2014.

U očekivanju uspešne saradnje i zajedničkih aktivnosti srdačno vas pozdravljamo!

ELTA tim


ELTA Happy Day | September 26

Dear colleagues,

This Autumn ELTA is having Happy Day membership discount again!

Join us on September 26 for yet another ELTA Happy Day when you will be able to renew your ELTA membership or become a brand new member of the ever-growing community of English teachers, students and ELT professionals.

  • Individual membership rate: 1500 RSD
  • Student membership rate: 500 RSD

Please complete the membership form and then simply follow the procedure described in the form itself!

Take a look at the last year’s winner of ELTA video competition “What Does ELTA Membership Bring to You?” and what others have said about being an ELTA member.

ONLY for payments made on ELTA Happy Day, September 26!

Your ELTA Team


ELTA Individual Membership Application Form