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Bojan Prosenjak : French

Bojan Prosenjak
Subject : French
Native : Croatian
Croatia
(30) Lessons
100%      
(7) Total Reviews
7 Positive Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
3 days ago
Offline
45 Min : $27.13 / £21.14 / €24.65
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is Bojan Prosenjak and I'm 35 years old and currently living in Croatia. I am a native Croatian speaker and teach Croatian, English, French. I have been an online French teacher with Verbalplanet.com 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.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I have been a language trainer, translator and interpreter for 13 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 :

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 :

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

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

Article “Use of movable vowels in Croatian by Slavic speakers”, Jukić, S. and Prosenjak, B. (positive review waiting for publication), KOMPAS 2018

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

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, quizes, 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.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
 
26 Jun 2013
By : lucaskanyo
Subject : French 
Um professor muito bom, atencioso e paciente. Muito conhecimento da língua e uma pronúncia de dar inveja a qualquer outro professor. Eu super recomendo.
 
13 Jun 2013
By : lucaskanyo
Subject : French 
MUITO ATENTO, PACIENTE E CLARO.
 
25 Mar 2013
By : kavita
Subject : French 
Very professional, patient, lesson had a good flow and I learned a lot. Thanks!
 
25 May 2012
By : jrquinn
Subject : French 
Super valuable feedback on my written work. Very patient and very encouraging, managed to keep me talking from the heart, in French, for the whole session!!!!

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