Bojan Prosenjak : Croatian
Bojan Prosenjak
Croatian Native
Sessions: 169
Last class: 2+ days
 46 Reviews: 100% Positive
£30.65 / €35.07 / $39.29
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 Hello, my name is Bojan Prosenjak and I'm an experienced native Croatian language tutor currently living in Croatia. I have been teaching Croatian online since 2012. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
Latest Reviews
tutor 04 Feb 2021
Paul M
 Bojan provided great structure and feedback to the lesson. He was patient, funny and supportive in my first structured steps with Croatian. Looking forward to learning more with him. 
tutor 26 May 2020
 Bojan is an excellent teacher- clear, engaging, and insightful. It's clear he has spent a lot of time learning not only about language itself, but also the teaching of language. We use a variety of methods to learn and the lessons are both fun and fruitful. 
tutor 25 May 2020
 Thank you for your patience! 
tutor 16 Oct 2019
 Bojan's method, integrating from onset reading, writing, listening and speaking through a smart yet simple use of technology is entertaining and fruitful. I highly recommend working with him! 
tutor 21 Jul 2019
 Wonderful focus on conversation while still making sure grammatical rules are covered. 
tutor 11 Jul 2019
 Bojan is a delightful teacher who is easy to talk to and excellent at figuring out what your level is. In particular I really love that we are able to emphasise speaking, as well as improving on problem areas of grammar. 
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About me - English

I have been a language trainer, translator and interpreter for 14 years. I hold a MA degree in English and French language and literature, and am currently doing my PhD in Foreign Language Education. I have been teaching in Croatia, abroad, and over Skype, and I continue to improve my training skills on various trainings, workshops and seminars.

I work with clients of different ages, profiles, nationalities and demands, and I meet the expectations of all clients because of my expert, innovative and flexible approach to the training methodology.

I achieve the expected results of my clients quickly by using appropriate material and methods, by giving frequent feedback and advice for further development, and by monitoring their progress.

Qualifications & Experience

E X P E R I E N C E :

Business owner, language coach, translator, court interpreter for English and French: live and online group and individual language trainings (CEFRL: A1-C2) - Croatian as a foreign language, general, business and legal English, general and business French, preparation for exams: TOLES, IETLS, TOEFL, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, TEF, DELF, DALF and Croatian Matura (English and French), translation, proofreading, editing in the fields of law, economy, medicine, pharmacy, sales, marketing, etc.

University of Zagreb Summer School of the Croatian language and culture - External Associate – teacher of Croatian as a foreign language

Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb, - External Associate – teacher of Business English, Courses: Business English, English for Business, Business English for beginners

National Centre for External Evaluation of Education, Zagreb, Croatia - English Matura Exam Evaluator

Oxford University Press, Zagreb, Croatia - Freelance associate

Private High School for the Arts, Zagreb, Croatia: Teacher of English and French, Head of Languages Department - organising and holding English and French classes, organising workshops (Business English, Creative Writing, IELTS/TOEFL), Matura coordinator, mentoring students for Matura Exam, Comenius, eTwinning and Erasmus+ coordinator, English All Around festival creator and coordinator, MUN club coordinator, mentoring teacher-trainers from the University of Zagreb, organising in-house teacher trainings

General Secretariat of the Council of the EU, Brussels, Belgium: Assistant to lawyer-linguists - legal revision of the Croatian language version of Acquis communautaire: translation, proofreading, formatting

École française de Zagreb, Eurocampus, Croatia: English teacher – CNED programme

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Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S :

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia: PhD in Foreign Language Teaching

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia: MA in English and French language and literature

Caterham School, Caterham, UK: A-Levels – French, Geography, Biology


ADRIES 2018, Split: Adriatic Education Development Research & Innovation Symposium

Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures – descriptors and didactic materials: European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of the EU – seminar in Zagreb

Utrecht Summer School, Utrecht, The Netherlands: Psycholinguistics and Evolution of Language courses

Foreign Languages at the Primary: Training of Teachers, Orléans, France: TEMPUS Project Mobility Programme

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Zagreb Summer School, Rab, Croatia: Terminology and Terminography Course

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C O N F E R E N C E S :

Plenary speaker: “Evaluating discourse competence in a foreign language“ – 6th International Conference of the Association of LSP Teachers at Higher Education Institutions – CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN LSP TEACHING, Osijek, Croatia (2023)

Speaker: “Writing in Croatian as a foreign language – a case study of French beginners“ – 14th symposium for the teachers of Croatian as a foreign language, Zagreb, Croatia

Speaker: "Validity of online assessment in ESP“ – Language for Specific Purposes: Trends and Perspectives, International Conference, Budva, Montenegro

Speaker: “Analysing validity of online assessment in ESP“– 5th International Conference of the Association of LSP Teachers at Higher Education Institutions, Zagreb, Croatia

Speaker: “The impact of peer assessment on the attainment level of oral presentations skills“– speaker, Envisioning the future in academic and professional languages: emerging trends in teaching and research, Pamplona, Spain

Speaker: “How to construct your test – the influence of test length on students' achievement“ – Competencies for the 21st century: Certification of Language Proficiency, Warsaw, Poland

Speaker: “Say something, do something, be something – empowerment through self-assessment“ HUPE, Poreč, Croatia. 2019.

Speaker: “It's not all about length! Or is it? Impact of written exams length on the attainment of English” HUPE, Poreč, Croatia. 2018.

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P A P E R S :

Prosenjak, B. and Lučev, I. (2020) “The impact of peer assessment on the attainment level of oral presentations skills.“ Language Value. 12(1):30-55. DOI: 10.6035/LanguageV.2020.12.3

Prosenjak, B. (2020) “How to construct your test: The influence of test length on students’ achievement.“ Competences of the 21st century: Certification of language proficiency. DOI: 10.31338/uw.9788323546917.pp.80-92.

Jukić, S. and Prosenjak, B. (2019) “Use of movable vowels in Croatian by Slavic speakers” Komparativnoslavističke lingvokulturalne teme (151-164).

“Intercultural Experience in tandem via the Internet”, SRAZ, no 52, April 2008

“Language Skills of I. Kršnjavi Primary School Pupils: Research using the European Language Portfolio”, Strani jezici, year 36, no1, 2007, author

Teaching Approach

All the lessons here are 55 minutes long, not 45! :)

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In order to prepare you for the practical use of the acquired skills, the emphasis of the training is on accurate and fluent communication.

The aim of the training is to reach a level at which your language production will become fully automatic.

At this level you will no longer think ABOUT a foreign language but you will think IN a foreign language.

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If we both agree on the following approach, I could send the necessary files to the student prior to the lesson so we can both look at them and read them at the same time (they can also read it beforehand so they are more prepared), while having Skype (or equivalent) window open simultaneously where we write notes and/or explanations. These files are the material from relevant books and workbooks, as well as internet articles, song lyrics, short movies, quizzes, etc. All the notes from our session are always available online for the students to revise them and do homework if they wish so (making sentences with the words we've learnt, translating, providing synonyms, making dialogues, etc.).

Other approaches are, of course, possible - purely conversational classes, focussing mainly on the vocabulary or on the grammar of the language in question, practising writing skills only, preparing for meetings, negotiations, presentations, and other.

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