Start dates

Summer is still hanging in there (Stay strong, summer!) but there’s no denying it’s on its way out the door. There is a bright side, though… it’s back to school time!

So pack up that sun-tan lotion, whip out those highlighters, and go pick yourself up a brand new Moleskine. Get ready to rock and roll with:

Conversation classes, starting the week of September 5th
&
5-week essay writing classes starting the week of October 9th

Book your spot, tell a friend, and prepare for a season of learning and self-improvement with reading, writing, and thought-provoking conversations with the coolest kids in town.

(Yes, it’s possible to join after the week of Sept. 5th …but why would you want to wait?? 🙂

Listen to one of countless fascinating and educational podcasts by my absolute favorite guru to warm up: http://bit.ly/1uvMxOe

Hope to see you soon!

4 suvremena alata za bolje učenje engleskog jezika

Below is the first part of an article published in Women in Adria.

Otkrila sam u radu sa svojim polaznicima u Speak Up! konverzacijskom tečaju engleskog jezika nešto fenomenalno za učenje jezika, nešto što me je toliko oduševilo da ne mogu obuzdati potrebu da to sa svima podijelim. Tako da umjesto da Vas vodim kroz popis modernih tajni učenja jezika koji polako raste do krešenda, odmah započinjem s bombom. Zove se Memrise. Promijenit će Vam život.

Gdje i kako učiti vokabular online – Memrise

Memrise je besplatna aplikacija koju možete koristiti na svom kompjuteru i smartphoneu. Što znači da možete učiti strane jezike malo po malo, usput, dok u kafiću čekate onu prijateljicu koja uvijek kasni, dok stojite u redu u pošti, ili dok Vam mama ili baka na telefonu u detalje opisuju neki recept za koji nikad niste pitali.

A kako s Memriseom učiti jezike? Tako da ponavljate vokabular na milijun načina. U Americi je među učenicima i studentima popularno nešto što se zove flashcards – mali papirići malo veće gramaže, obično veličine 10x15mm, na kojima se s jedne strane napiše riječ/pojam/fraza koji se želi naučiti, a s druge strane značenje te riječi/pojma/fraze. Pa se vrti. Prolazi se kroz hrpicu dok se ne nauči sve, i nadopunjava se novim riječima/frazama po potrebi.

Memrise je elektronička verzija takvih flashcardsa. (Hot tip: korisno je upotrijebiti flashcards kada održavate neku prezentaciju pred publikom. Na taj način ne čitate s prezentacije (veeeliki “no-no”), a opet imate oslonac/podsjetnike koji Vam pomažu pri izlaganju). Čitajte dalje.

New! Writing course & essay package

This summer is set to sizzle with two brand new projects ready to roll.
In addition to regular conversation lessons, this 5-week mini summer semester (June 27-July 29) I’m introducing writing classes and an essay writing feedback package. Read on to find out more!

WRITING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Experimental/taster course
Duration: 5 weeks (June 27-July 29)
90 min. 1x per week
Price: 700 HRK

While going through the stages of writing – from pre-writing to revising – this mini writing course will be heavy on grammar, covering among other things word order, subordinate clauses, and sentence parsing (analysis). This taster course will be followed by a more in-depth writing course in the fall.

ESSAY CORRECTION PACKAGE
Also new!
Price: 250 HRK
Learn from home

Do you want to work on your writing but can’t attend writing classes? Then you might want to buy a 5-essay correction package which includes corrections and feedback via email to five 700-word essays you write during the period of the five-week mini summer semester (June 27-July 29). But you have been warned: don’t expect to just sit back and relax after corrections are sent back – they will require further work on the essays you’ve submitted!

Don’t know where to start when writing?

Take a look at this useful resource on pre-writing techniques:
http://slc.berkeley.edu/you-start-writing-paper-guide-prewriting-techniques-0

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