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ELTA Seeks Qualified English Teachers!


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. The program will target students who have excelled academically and have limited opportunities to study English.

This program will give the Access teachers the opportunity to be part of a committed and professional team. Teachers 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 socio-economic 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.

The English Access Microscholarship Program is currently seeking qualified English Teachers to start classes on October 13, 2014.  Classes are Monday through Friday, 3 hours weekly for two years.

The English Access Microscholarship Program is also seeking qualified English Teachers for Intensive sessions which will take place in January 2015 (one week).


  1. English Teaching Degree or related field
  2. At least 3 years of experience teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language
  3. Completed application with a statement of purpose


Participants 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

In your application, please specify if you are applying for the after school classes or intensive sessions. Please send your application to no later than September 26, 2014.




IATEFL BESIG Special Discount for 27th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference in Bonn, Germany

Dear members,

We are delighted to let you know that the IATEFL Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) are offering a special discount for IATEFL associate members for their 27th  IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference in Bonn, Germany, from 14 – 16 November 2014. Find out more here: Online registration opened on 1 July 2014.

Instead of the earlybird non-member rate of 110GBP, ELTA members only need to pay 95GBP if they enter the promo code and register for the IATEFL BESIG conference by 1 September.

From 2 September the non-member rate of 170GBP applies.

Please contact us ( to obtain the promo code.

NB. If the delegate is already an IATEFL member then they can book in at the IATEFL member rate.

Best regards,

ELTA team






ph. author Matthias Zepper

E-Teacher Scholarship Program

The competition for E-Teacher Scholarship Program is OPEN. Application Deadline: July 4, 2014

The Office of Public Affairs of the Embassy of the United States of America in Belgrade announces the competition for the 2014-2015 academic year of the E-Teacher Scholarship Program for Serbia.

E-Teacher Scholarship Program – English Teacher Professional Development Distance Learning Program – is the program of the Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The program offers online courses that train foreign English language professionals in the latest U.S. methods of English language teaching via distance education. Participation is open to teachers worldwide. The 10-week courses will be offered in the fall 2014, winter, spring and summer of 2015. Tuition and materials will be paid by the Office of English Language Programs.

The courses offered for this academic year are the following:

  1. Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web, A Survey of Resources and Tools for Online and F2F English Language Teaching (Web Skills)
  2. Introduction to Pedagogy and Practices for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Methods)
  3. Practical Applications in Language and Learning Skills (PALSS) ONLY to be offered in Winter 2015 term.
  4. English for Specific Purposes, Aligning Context with Practices and Materials (ESP)
  5. Special Education and Differentiated Instruction in EFL Contexts (SpEd EFL)
  6. Teaching English to Pre-teens and Teens (TEPT)
  7. Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
  8. Summative and Formative Assessment in Language Learning and Teaching (Assessment)
  9. Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching (CT)
  10. Developing Local Leadership for Global English Language Teaching (Global English) New for AY2014-2015 Not designed for classroom teachers, but rather for language administrators, principals, or staff that manage students or schools.

More details about each of these courses can be found on the Office of English language programs page:


Serbian citizenship, permanent employment in Serbia (with a minimum of 3 years of working experience as an English language teacher), university degree, and English proficiency.


Candidates for E-Teacher scholarships should be teacher trainers or teachers who are working or plan to work, with one of the subjects covered by the courses. They should be highly motivated individuals who are dedicated both to their own professional development and to sharing the knowledge gained with colleagues through workshops or professional presentations. Candidates should also be committed to fulfilling the program requirements (dedicating on average 8-10 hours per week) and completing the course.

Computer fundamentals:

  • regular access to e-mail and the Internet;
  • ability to navigate in Windows or other appropriate programs and create a Word document;
  • basic familiarity with the Internet and web browsers;
  • ability to type in English well enough to perform online tasks in real-time and to submit written assignments in a timely manner.


  • Recent university graduates, with less than 3 years of teaching experience;
  • 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.


Please fill out the application form and together with the copy of your passport (face page) and evidence of employment in Serbia (letter from employer confirming employment), e-mail it to

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014. Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


Public Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy Belgrade, will review all the received applications for the eligibility and completeness, and then forward them to the Office of English Language Programs in Washington, D.C. where the selection committee will make the final selection of candidates. The results of the selection process will be available in late summer of 2014.

Winners of ELTA Competition

Dear colleagues,

In cooperation with our colleagues from Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia, ELTA has organized a video competition for the 2nd grade students on a topic ‘’Our Hometown’’. The winners of our video competition are stated below. Congratulations to all of them! Take a look and be inspired by these amazing videos!

ELTA team

Kategorija (A) – Gimnazije

No.TeacherSchoolName of the VideoVideo Link
1.Adrijan AlispahićThe Bolyai Secondary Grammar School for Gifted Students, SentaProject X - Let’s Go Green
121 points
Project X - Let’s Go Green
2.Marija LukačGrammar and Economics School, KovinYoung and Green
111 points
Young and Green
3.Aleksandra BorovacGrammar School Dušan Vasiljev, KikindaLet’s Go Green/Raising the Awareness
92 points
Let’s Go Green/Raising the Awareness

Kategorija (B) – SSŠ

Br.TeacherSchoolName of the VideoVideo Link
1.Mirjana CvijovićSchool of Economics, UžiceRecover, Don’t Destroy
131 points
Recover, Don’t Destroy
2.Zorica ĐukićSchool of Pharmacy and Physiotherapy, BelgradeEco Tale
120 points
Eco Tale
3.Zorica ĐukićSchool of Pharmacy and Physiotherapy, BelgradeDon’t Be Blind
116 points
Don’t Be Blind