Skip to main content

Why am I an ELTA Member?

This is what ELTA members have said:


I am writing in the name of whole Charing Cross school since we are all members of ELTA from the very beginning (first called ELTAB). Thanks to a few people who were inspired enough to start a teachers association and full of enthusiasm to keep it going, we today have a professional association which represents all EL teachers in the country. …The information we receive through ELTA is precious because it keeps us informed about new trends in teaching in the region and worldwide, giving us the opportunity to meet colleagues and share experiences within the country and the region. This experience together with ELTA annual conference is something that motivates us and through us, our students.

Vesna Puaca, Charing Cross School, Subotica

Why am I an ELTA member? Simply because this is a safe haven for all progressive ideas related to English language teaching. In 2006, thanks to ELTA, I was sent to The Hornby Summer School, held in Palic, where I met outstanding teachers from different countries like Russia, Romania, Hungary, Estonia etc. All those fantastic ideas we shared, fruitful discussions, good jokes and laughs we had together make this Hornby Summer School really unforgettable for me.

Gordana Klasnja, Anglia School of English, Novi Sad

ELTA makes me smile…it is because I’ve found new friends there….and because it is great to belong to a group of people, a kind of a group that has only one wish – to make children happier and more educated.

Ivana, Nis

“If it wasn’t for ELTA I wouldn’t now be a teacher with around 70 hours of professional development, the 3-week teaching practice in London, loads of new skills gained at the seminars and dozens of new fellow-colleagues from all around Serbia. Mind you, all of that in just 1 year of my membership!”

Anica Djokic, Novi Sad

… Thanks to ELTA my colleague Ljiljana Tikvicki and I attended the 13th IATEFL Slovenia Annual Conference in Ljubljana in September 2005 and presented a workshop “How Jack D. helps in teaching vocabulary”.It was really a wonderful experience for me and I learnt a lot as there were some great speakers that I also had a chance to meet personally.

Gordana Patacic, Subotica

… Professional development, conferences, seminars, new people from different parts of the world are some of advantages that ELTA gave to me personally. Now ,we as ELTA, spread the idea of being part of the winning team, team that offers so much with so little effort invested in it.

Željko Andrijanic, Kraljevo

In its July issue, the well-known magazine for teachers of English, the ELT Professional, published “A Minute A Laugh” in its rubric “It Works in Practice”. Nothing strange about it – that is what they do. But this is a contribution by our dear colleague, Maja Hadzic, who works in a primary school in Belgrade ( the school is “Vasa Carapic”, to be precise). Maja is also a very active participant in Elta seminars and workshops, in the British Council, conferences, etc. She was awarded a book for her contribution, “An A to Z of ELT” by Scott Thornbury, as well as a copy of the magazine. It must be added, not without pride, that we in ELTA editiorial team, have recognized the young colleague’s ideas, and published her contribution in one of our previous newsletter.

Sladjana Sretenovic-Jovanovic, one of Belgrade Coordinators and Editor of MELT

…. As a teacher I believe in cooperation, team work, lifelong learning, professional development, flexibility, change, reflection, autonomy and action research. I have already lived my beliefs and have valuable experience in each of them. As one of the Pomoravlje District ELTA coordinators I have organised about eight meetings of local EL teachers since December 2005. …In December 2005 I applied for the Finnish sponsorship to organise ELT Mentorship Seminar, and after getting full Finnish support, in May 2006 I managed to have two-day seminar for English language teachers of Pomoravlje District at Teacher Education Faculty in Jagodina. This may sound like showing off, but I am not that kind of a person: I am saying this just to show my young colleagues that where there is a will, there is a way – we can really make our dreams come true! ELTA gathers us together and makes us very powerful for the benefit of all our children. That is the best mission any professional organisation can have.

Vera Savic, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Jagodina

So, why am I an ELTA member? For all the same reasons as all these people. And I believe that Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own. And I am far too proud to be a fool. Besides, why waste a lifetime trying to become a better teacher on your own if it is quicker (and not to mention, much more fun) in a group of friends?

Marija Kovac, Coordinator for South Banat, Grammar School “Branko Radičević” Kovin

ELTA Forum

Dear members, ELTA Serbia has been working hard lately to help our members feel as they are a part of a community of teachers. We want the voice of ELTA members to be heard. What members gain from ELTA is the support and understanding of other English teachers.

In order to furhter improve communication and exchange of ideas, ELTA proudly announces opening of our ELTA forum.

All ELTA members can join by entering the code they will get in their e-mail. After entering, you need to create a forum account. In this forum, members can ask and answer questions, swap teaching ideas and tips, search for jobs, draw attention to relevant problems of teachers, meet other members and colleagues. have fun together.

We hope you will join ELTA forum and share your experience with the ELTA teachers community.

Enter ELTA Forum

11th ELTA IATEFL 2013 Conference

11th ELTA IATEFL 2013 Conference

 “He who dares to teach must never cease to learn”

 Faculty of Education, Belgrade, May 10-11 2013


Dear members and colleagues,

ELTA Serbia is proud to announce the 11th Annual ELTA Serbia Conference – “He who dares to teach must never cease to learn”

You are invited to join us from 10th to 11th May 2013 at the Faculty of Education in Belgrade.

ELT is a complex, multifaceted activity which often requires teachers to juggle multiple tasks and goals knowledgeably and skillfully at the same time. In order to understand their practice better EFL teachers pursue different ways of professional development. Engaging in reflective practice, as an ongoing example of lifelong learning, aims to make teachers draw meaning from their practice, behaviours and methods inside the classroom with the intent to change for the better.

Having this in mind, ELTA Serbia 2013 Conference will focus on reflective teaching in the broadest sense of its meaning. Therefore, it is our pleasure to invite you to share your classroom experience with a wider community of teachers who settle for nothing less than excellence.

Your ELTA Serbia team


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Competition 2013-2014

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Competition 2012-2013







The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from citizens from Serbia for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State Fulbright program that brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the U.S. for 10-months of combined academic (NON-DEGREE) and professional work. The program provides a basis for lasting ties between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries.

The Humphrey Fellowship is granted competitively to public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the following fields:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Natural Resources Management/Environmental Policy/Climate Change
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention*
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development)
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning


*SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION: Humphrey Fellowships in this field are co-financed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Candidates must have either a research background in the field or demonstrated ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Serbian citizenship, permanent employment in Serbia, university degree, and English proficiency (with a minimum TOEFL test score of 525 paper-based, or 71 internet-based).

In addition to the pre-academic language training traditionally available, the Humphrey Program is now offering a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate participation of candidates who are lacking the necessary language skills. LTE participants will be brought to the U.S for an intensive language training to improve their language skills prior to transitioning to their academic-year Humphrey campuses. Candidates for LTE typically have TOEFL scores 42-61 (internet-based test).

RECRUITMENT: Candidates should be mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have the required experience, skills and commitment to public service as well as potential for advancement in their professions.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years of professional experience and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization.


– Recent university graduates, university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language and Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention);

– Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for more than one academic year during the past six years, and individuals with other recent U.S. experience (more than six months during the past four years);

– Local employees of the U.S. Mission in Serbia who work for the U.S. Department of State, and members of their families, as well as individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status.

DEPENDENTS:  The Humphrey Fellowship stipend is budgeted only for the grantee. The award does not include additional allowances for dependents. Candidates who are planning to have dependents join them in the U.S. should bear in mind the high cost of living and must show proof of adequate personal funds to cover living expenses and dependents’ health insurance.

The Humphrey Fellowship program is administered by the Institute of International Education – For more information on the Humphrey Fellowship program see:


Application forms can be found at:

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: copy of passport (face page); evidence of employment in Serbia (letter from employer confirming employment); certified transcript(s) and university diploma(s); curriculum vitae; and TOEFL scores (if available).

Additional documents should be mailed to the following address August 15, 2012:

American Embassy
Public Affairs Office
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
Kneza Milosa 50
11000 Belgrade

SELECTION: Following a technical review, qualified candidates will be invited for an interview in September. Candidates who pass the interview will be registered for the TOEFL exam. The final selection and placement will be made in March of 2013, in Washington.

For additional information about the Humphrey Fellowship:
Tel: 011/306-4771