My name is Minela Kerla and I have nine years experience in teaching in foreign languages. I have taught Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian for five years in schools and centres.
Since 2012 onwards I have been an on- line language tutor for Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian and English.
Also, I worked at the University of Sarajevo as an Expert Associate in the Education Research at the Methodology Department.
I have one years experience in teaching research methodology at University.
Faculty of Philosophy (BA of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language and literature) and Pedagogical Faculty.
MA degree in Education and Language teaching
I speak Bosnian (Native), Serbian (Fluent), Croatian (Fluent), English (Fluent) and I am currently learning Turkish (Beginner) Italian (Beginner) and German (Beginner).
I employ different methodologies and approaches to teaching:
Audiolingualism, computer assisted language learning, checking-homework challenge, encouraging students to speak as much as possible, neuro-linguistic programming and crossing cultures.
Task-based learning, using L1 in class, the grammar-translation method, the communicative classroom.
In studying other languages I have had over 40 teachers over the last decade. Minela is by far among the best. She is great at keeping you on task, and challenging you. She is always prepared for lessons and highly responsive to student needs.
Outstanding lesson. Minela was fully prepared with multiple resources at hand. Completely fluent in English as well which was very helpful for explaining. Highly recommend!
Encouraging, took time to establish and build on previous knowledge. left room for self correction and helped appropriately. I am happy to continue my lessons with Minela as she is a fab tutor.
Great teacher! Very patient. I am studying Bosnian with Minela and she is a native speaker also fluent in English. Highly recommended!