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Bojan Prosenjak : Croatian
Bojan Prosenjak
Croatian Native
Sessions: 162
Last class: 5+ days
 45 Reviews: 100% Positive
     
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  Hello, my name is Bojan Prosenjak and I'm 36 years old and currently living in Croatia. I am a native Croatian speaker and teach Croatian, English, French. I have been an online Croatian teacher with Verbalplanet since April 2012. I can speak the following languages fluently: Croatian, English, French. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
My Latest Feedback
26 May 2020
 
Vidjetcemo
 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. 
25 May 2020
 
BrigitaHL
 Thank you for your patience! 
16 Oct 2019
 
lorenzog
 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! 
21 Jul 2019
 
AmandaZivcic
 Wonderful focus on conversation while still making sure grammatical rules are covered. 
11 Jul 2019
 
AmandaZivcic
 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. 
14 Aug 2018
 
FlorenciaMedica
 Excellent teacher! He speaks very good english and french as well, so we could understood each other perfectly. He is very patient, he makes me reason, comprehend and understand everything he teaches me. I strongly recommend him as a teacher!  
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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 and organising translation projects in the fields of law, pharmacy, sales, sport, construction, marketing, etc.

University of Zagreb - University School of the Croatian Language and Culture: Teacher of Croatian

Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia: External Associate – Business English

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 candidate – Foreign Language Education

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

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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 A N D P A P E R S :

Article: Prosenjak, Bojan and Lučev, Iva. 2020. “The impact of peer assessment on the attainment level of oral presentations skills”. Language Value, 12 (1), 30-55. Jaume I University ePress: Castelló, Spain. http://www.languagevalue.uji.es

Speaker “How to construct your test – the influence of test length on students' achievement“ Competencies for the 21stC: Certification of Language Proficiency, Warsaw, Poland, 2019

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

Article Jukić, S. and Prosenjak, B. “Use of movable vowels in Croatian by Slavic speakers” KOMPAS (151-164). 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.

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

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

Teaching Approach

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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What I do with my students is send them the necessary files 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 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.

At the end of the lesson I copy all our notes from Skype into a Word document and then send it to my students so they can revise and do homework if they wish so (making sentences with the words we've learnt, translating, providing synonyms, making dialogues, etc.). Another option is to open a Google Document on Google Drive and write the notes during the lesson there. In this way, I don't have to copy anything because it stays there automatically, and we can both write simultaneously.

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