My name is Milica, and I am a writer and translator. Languages, words, and sentences have been very important in my life, and I enjoy teaching what I love. I have worked as a middle school teacher in Oslo for several years. My main subjects have been Norwegian as a mother tongue, English as a second language, and social sciences. I also worked at two different language schools in Oslo, where I taught Norwegian as a foreign language. Currently I work as a translator for Scandinavian languages (Norwegian, Swedish and Danish), since I have studied both Swedish and Norwegian for many years. I speak Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Norwegian, Swedish, English, some German, a little Spanish, a little French, and a little Russian. I am passionate about languages, literature, history and culture.
-The elementary education and teaching / Bachelor / University of Belgrade, University of Oslo
-English language and literature with Norwegian / Bachelor / University of Oslo
-American studies, English literature and language / Master / University of Oslo
-Reading and writing strategies in Norwegian as a mother tongue
-Reading in Norwegian
-Basic skills in adult education
-Evaluation of learning
-Teaching English to beginners
-National exams in Norwegian
Teaching assistant (The University of Oslo)
Elementary school teacher (Asker kommune)
Middle school teacher (Oslo kommune)
Norwegian teacher (Caritas Norge, Alfa skolen Oslo)
Scandinavian languages translator
My university and personal studies in languages, literature, history, and pedagogy gave me the theoretical background to understand how languages work. The 14-year-experience gave me practical knowledge and awareness of how people learn and begin to use a second language. Moreover, I have studied several languages, and I know how challenging and rewarding learning a new language can be.
My teaching approach is supportive, motivating, and positive. I have high ambitions for my students. I want them to explore the language they are learning by using it often, actively, and willingly. Everyone learns differently and for different reasons, and I always accommodate the way students want to learn. I give all the materials to my students (books, vocabulary, articles). I share a google document with my students following the lesson, where they can have an overview of the grammar, vocabulary, and phrases we covered in the class. Additionally, this document might include homework.