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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