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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.

Yours,

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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Specijalna ponuda za privatne i državne škole

Kome je namenjena ELTA?

ELTA (English Language Teachers’ Association)  je nacionalno udruženje koje okuplja:

  • nastavnike i profesore engleskog jezika, kako one na početku karijere, tako i one sa manjim ili velikim iskustvom,
  • stručnjake u oblasti nastave stranih jezika .

Šta ELTA nudi svojim članovima?

Cilj Udruženja je unapređivanje nastave engleskog jezika u našoj zemlji, a u saradnji sa Ministarstvom prosvete i svim zainteresovanim pojedincima i ustanovama.

ELTA omogućava profesionalno usavršavanje putem:

  • besplatnih TKT seminara (8 sati stručnog usavršavanja, podrška Britanskog saveta),
  • seminara“Ka boljem razumevanju” (8 sati stručnog usavršavanja, Katalog ZUOV-a, program br. 822, podrška Američe ambasade),
  • godišnje konferencije po povlašćenim cenama za svoje članove (16 sati stručnog usavršavanja, Katalog ZUOV-a, program br. 817),
  • mogućnosti učestvovanja na konferencijama u regionu u svojstvu predavača,
  • mogućnosti objavljivanja radova u mesečnom biltenu Udruženja ELTA Bilten i onlajn publikaciji ELTA Journal,
  • distribucijom besplatnog izdanja časopisa MELT,
  • mogućnosti saradnje sa kolegama iz drugih nacionalnih asocijacija.

Kako postati član ELTE?

ELTA nudi dve vrste članstva, individualno i institucionalno. Škole koje učlane tri člana imaju pravo na jednu bonus članarinu. Više o tome možete saznati na http://elta.org.rs/membership/. Na istoj adresi možete preuzeti pristupnicu, popuniti je i poslati je elektronskom poštom na adresu elta.kancelarija@gmail.com ili redovnom poštom na adresu Nemanjina 28, 11000 Beograd.

Kako se prijaviti za konferenciju?

ELTA konferencija je najznačajniji događaj koji ELTA organizuje, uz podršku Ministarstva prosvete, Britanskog saveta i Američke ambasade.

Ovogodišnja, dvanaesta konferencija:

  • održava se pod nazivom Back to the Future,
  • traje 16. i 17. maja 2014. na Učiteljskom fakultetu u Beogradu,
  • ima za plenarne predavače svetski priznate eksperte, koje predvode:

Joan Kang Shin

David Evans

Jamie Keddie

Willy Cardoso

Grant Kempton

Kenn Norris

  • omogućava učešće po povlašćenim cenama svim članovima koji se do 11. aprila 2014. prijave preuzimanjem prijave na adresi http://elta.org.rs/elta-conferences/registration-form/ i slanjem na imejl adresu elta.kancelarija@gmail.com ili poštansku adresu Nemanjina 28, 11000 Beograd.
  • Škole koje prijave tri učesnika imaju pravo na jednu bonus kotizaciju.
  • Kotizacija za članove Udruženja iznosi 50 eura u dinarskoj protivvrednosti na dan uplate. Kotizacija za one koji nisu članovi Udruženja iznosi 80 eura za oba dana, odnosno 45 eura za jedan dan konferencije. Ove cene važe do 11. aprila 2014. godine.

Sva dodatna obaveštenja o konferenciji i aktivnostima Udruženja, učlanjenju i plaćanju kotizacije za Konferenciju možete dobiti na mob. telefon Udruženja 063/210 460 ili na telefon 011/36 11 644 lok. 110 od 12:00 do 16:00 svakog radnog dana, elektronskom poštom elta.kancelarija@gmail.com na i na sajtu http://elta.org.rs.

U očekivanju uspešne saradnje i zajedničkih aktivnosti srdačno Vas pozdravljamo.

ELTA tim

ELTA Journal

Dear members and colleagues,

ELTA is proud to have published the first issue of ELTA Journal. In this first Editorial we would like to present and explain some of the major ideas that have shaped the creation of ELTA Journal and to adopt the position that will serve as the benchmark for future issues.

The journal is international in its scope and it welcomes contributions from all over the world. In this first issue, there are articles written by researchers and teachers from Japan, Russia, Cyprus and Uruguay in addition to those from Serbia.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue and we look forward to receiving your feedback and article contributions.

By clicking on the following link you will be able to read the first issue of ELTA Journal: http://eltajournal.org.rs/elta-journal-volume-1-no-1-dec-2013/

Best wishes for the New Year and Christmas holidays on behalf of ELTA editorial team!

Enjoy the reading!

 

ELTA Journal – Call for Papers for English Teachers in Serbia

Dear fellow teachers,

The ELTA Newsletter editorial team is proud to inform you that ELTA is initiating a new online publication – ELTA Journal. We invite primary and secondary school teachers as well as their colleagues in private language schools to participate in this exciting new project.

This semi-academic journal will continue 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 will represent 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 will also publish 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 newsletter.elta@gmail.com

Yours sincerely,

ELTA Newsletter editorial team