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ELTA Happy Day | October 8, 2015


Dear colleagues,

ELTA Serbia is the country’s leading English language teaching association. Its key objectives are to promote as widely as possible the benefits of learning English and to encourage high professional standards among members. ELTA works in partnership with the American Embassy, British Council, and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. It keeps you at the leading-edge of the profession with a range of benefits and services which include:

  • Tickets to Events – This includes free entry to webinars, our regular ELT education and accredited development workshops, and a special reduced rate for our annual conference in May.
  • E-newsletter – News of ELT-related events sent out bi-monthly by email.
  • ELTA Journal – A practitioner-oriented electronic journal based on current theory and research in the field of ELT.
  • Individual membership – Open to anyone involved in English language teaching and academic management for 1500 dinars annually only for payments made on Happy Day, October 8th!
  • 4+1 Institutional membership – Take care of the professional development needs at your school. Institutional membership allows access to ELTA Serbia events for your teachers. Your schools can pay 4 membership fees and get one gratis.

These are just a snapshot of the benefits we provide our members.  For more information, you can read the section How to become a member on our website or watch the short video below:

Also, after several years of faithful service, we thought it was finally time to retire the old site and replace it with a slicker, more advanced website on ELTA Happy Day, October 8th. We know how busy you are but when the new site launches, have a browse and see what you think. We’d welcome any feedback and thoughts.

Join us on October 8th for yet another ELTA Happy Day!

Happy Navigating!

ELTA team

Poziv za realizaciju programa za decu migrante


Drage kolege,

Udruženje nastavnika engleskog jezika “ELTA” poziva sve zainteresovane nastavnike engleskog jezika iz Beograda da se pridruže realizaciji programa pomoći za decu migrante. Program organizuje Ministarstvo prosvete, nauke i tehnološkog razvoja u saradnji sa Britanskim savetom i Udruženjem nastavnika engleskog jezika “ELTA”.

Program se odvija svakog dana u prepodnevnim i popodnevnim časovima, u trajanju od 45 do 60 minuta, za decu od 5 do 14 godina, u blizini lokacija gde se migranti najviše okupljaju u Beogradu. Nastavnik će na terenu imati pristup internetu i koristiće materijal dostupan putem sajta Britanskog saveta uz dodatak drugih materijala koji imaju pravo korišćenja.

Zbog zaštite dečjih prava, nastavnici koji ovom prilikom budu odabrani, biće u obavezi da donesu uverenje da nije pokrenut krivični postupak i da nije pokrenuta istraga protiv njih. Uverenje se može naručiti putem interneta, na sajtu Prvog osnovnog suda u Beogradu. Taksa za izdavanje ovog uverenja biće refundirana.

Molimo sve zainteresovane nastavnike da se prijave što pre na imejl adresu

Srdačan pozdrav,

ELTA tim

ELTA Journal – Call for Papers

Startup Stock Photos

Deadline 15 October 2015

Dear fellow teachers,

We invite primary and secondary school teachers as well as their colleagues in private language schools to participate in our online publication – ELTA Journal. This semi-academic journal continues the rich tradition of ELTA newsletter and magazine MELT, which have been published since 2003 and readily accept papers of quality that can be theoretical or examples of individual teaching practice or research in the field of ELT.

The vision of this journal is to be submitted for scientific categorization to our Ministry of Education and thus promote our teaching profession and provide you, teachers, with a practical benefit from your contributions. ELTA Journal is meant to:

  • help our local ELT community to deepen the understanding of its practice,
  • promote sharing among professionals,
  • allow teachers to gain points towards professional development.

The journal represents a unique knowledge bank, which you will refer to in order to gain a little more insight into theoretical backgrounds behind certain aspects of your work or get a glimpse of new ideas and latest methodologies you might implement in your own teaching. It also publishes foreign researchers’ papers which will internationalise it and put our teachers on a broader ELT map.

We hope you take this opportunity to analyse your own practice as teachers and consider a topic of your own interest for an article in the journal. Our team is at your disposal for guidance and support should you have doubts regarding any aspect of your writing, structure- or content-wise.

Please contact our team if you are interested at

Yours sincerely,

ELTA Newsletter editorial team

ELTA Newsletter: March 2019

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda


What is it that makes us editors happy? To have an issue full of interesting articles, interviews, reports, creative lesson plans. To be able to attend to your needs, our readers’ needs, to have you flip through a newsletter whose content you find motivating. To bring to you the work of a variety of colleagues, from a plethora of countries, from less known authors/colleagues to influencers. This is our goal and from your comments we understand that we have achieved this!

We hope you will also feel like us that this is an issue full o interesting articles and reports! We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the ELTA family who have been reading us, encouraging us to continue, sending us your work or your students’ work. Without you we couldn’t have made it! Do not forget you can send us your submissions any time you want at

Stay in touch!

The Editorial Team


Teaching Assistants Volunteers Needed!


U.S. Embassy and English Language Teachers’ Association (ELTA Serbia) will provide English language instruction to 25 students, ages 13-15, from economically disadvantaged families in Belgrade and Kragujevac. The program will target students who have excelled academically and have limited opportunities to study English.

This program will give the Access volunteers the opportunity to be part of a committed and professional team. Volunteers will learn and share best practices in English teaching and grow professionally. This experience will strengthen their opportunities to participate successfully in their community’s socioeconomic development and also apply for future U.S. educational and exchange programs. In addition, the participants will become familiar with many aspects of U.S. culture and thus develop a deeper understanding of current issues in U.S. society.

Volunteers will receive a certificate (signed by American embassy and ELTA Serbia) in recognition of their service, and their name will be featured on the ELTA website along with other successful Access participants.

The English Access Microscholarship Program is currently seeking qualified Teaching Assistants Volunteers in Belgrade and Kragujevac to start classes on October 19, 2015.  Classes are Monday through Friday, 3 hours weekly for two years.


  1. Fourth year student or recent EL graduate
  2. Completed application with a statement of purpose


Volunteers will be selected through an open, merit-based competition. Top candidates will be interviewed by the Access Coordinator and the U.S. Embassy for final selection. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Complete Application Includes:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (It must be written in English) with a recent photo
  2. One page essay discussing how you would teach English to students from an economically disadvantaged and non-elite background


Please send your application to (Belgrade) or (Kragujevac) no later than September 27, 2015.