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Lana Kralj : Croatian
Lana Kralj
Croatian Native
Sessions: 5
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  Hello, my name is Lana Kralj and I'm 38 years old and currently living in Croatia. I am a native Croatian speaker and teach Croatian. I have been an online Croatian teacher with Verbalplanet since February 2021. I can speak the following languages fluently: Croatian, English, French. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
About me - English

Hi, my name is Lana, I am 37 years old and I currently live near Zagreb in Croatia. I am a native Croatian speaker but I also speak and teach English, French and Croatian.

Learning and teaching languages is my love, a profession I truly enjoy. I have over 15 years of experience teaching all age groups. I adapt to my students' needs to the maximum and always consider their wishes and possibilities. I am quite flexible in my teaching approach and I combine a variety of digital and interactive materials that I share with students. I offer one free trial lesson.

Qualifications & Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

EXPERIENCE:

Littera - foreign language school (2004 - 2006)

- English and French language teacher (preschool-adult courses)

Aegis foreign language school (2007 - 2012.)

- English and French language teacher

- business and legal English

- Croatian as a foreign language

- creating teaching materials and curriculum for language courses

- head of professional development for teaching staff

Eureka Komunikacije - foreign language school (2012 - 2014)

- English and French language teacher

- business and legal English

- IELTS exam preparatory courses

Labos - obrt za jezično usavršavanje i prevođenje (2010 - ongoing)

- business and general language online courses

- online courses Croatian as a foreign language

- translator

Oxford University Press (2012 - 2020)

- English Language Teaching consultant

Professional development attended:

IATEFL - BESIG Workshop on Learning Technologies 2011

IATEFL - BESIG Annual Conference in Stuttgart 2012

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

HUPE annual conferences from 2013 until 2020

HUPE Zagreb branch 2019. - workshops for language teachers

OUP CROATIA DAY annual conferences from 2012 - 2018

ELT TOGETHER 2020

ELTOC 2021

Conferences where I delivered talks:

1st Oxford Online Conference 2016

- speaker: Explore digital Tools in your classroom

HUPE annual conference in Šibenik 2015

- speaker: How to use video in your classroom

HUPE Split 2018

-speaker : Inquiry based learning

Teaching Approach

It is important for me to assess the learning style for each student and to adjust teaching methods accordingly, but also to help students organize their own learning outside classes. I continuously monitor students' progress through various evaluation methods and adapt to meet their needs. I use cooperative forms of teaching and learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning, multidirectional communication (teacher-students and student-student), independency in learning, experiential learning and similar.

During lessons, the greatest emphasis is on communication through dialogues and various oral tasks. I combine existing textbooks for learning Croatian language with my own materials. I use Google Doc to prepare content for the classes and share it with students so that they can prepare in advance if they wish. During class, I write down important vocabulary and grammar rules in the same document. This tool is very practical because both the student and the teacher can write and collaborate simultaneously. In addition, the student always has access to the material we have covered in each class and can use it for learning and repetition. I am a big fan of digital learning tools and I use various digital interactive activities - pictures, videos, quizzes, crossword puzzles and similar.

I share the materials for the next lesson as well as the homework at the end of the class. I encourage students to analyze the course of teaching, what they did well and what was challenging. I also encourage students to evaluate their own work.

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About me - Croatian

Hi, my name is Lana, I am 37 years old and I currently live near Zagreb in Croatia. I am a native Croatian speaker but I also speak and teach English, French and Croatian.

Learning and teaching languages is my love, a profession I truly enjoy. I have over 15 years of experience teaching all age groups. I adapt to my students' needs to the maximum and always consider their wishes and possibilities. I am quite flexible in my teaching approach and I combine a variety of digital and interactive materials that I share with students. I offer one free trial lesson.

Qualifications & Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

EXPERIENCE:

Littera - foreign language school (2004.-2006.)

- English and French language teacher (preschool-adult courses)

Aegis foreign language school (2007. - 2012.)

- English and French language teacher

- business and legal English

- Croatian as a foreign language

- creating teaching materials and curriculum for language courses

- head of professional development for teaching staff

Eureka Komunikacije - foreign language school (2012.-2014.)

- English and French language teacher

- business and legal English

- IELTS exam preparatory courses

Labos - obrt za jezično usavršavanje i prevođenje (2010. - ongoing)

- business and general language online courses

- online courses Croatian as a foreign language

- translator

Professional development attended:

IATEFL - BESIG Workshop on Learning Technologies 2011

IATEFL - BESIG Annual Conference in Stuttgart 2012

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

HUPE annual conferences from 2013 until 2020

HUPE Zagreb branch 2019. - workshops for language teachers

OUP CROATIA DAY annual conferences from 2012 - 2018

ELT TOGETHER 2020

ELTOC 2021

Conferences where I delivered talks:

1st Oxford Online Conference 2016

- speaker: Explore digital Tools in your classroom

HUPE annual conference in Šibenik 2015

- speaker: How to use video in your classroom

HUPE Split 2018

-speaker : Inquiry based learning

Teaching Approach

One lesson lasts 55 minutes.

In the trial lesson I asses the learning style for each student and adjust teaching methods accordingly. In the following lessons I help students organize their own learning outside classes. I continuously monitor students' progress through various evaluation methods and adapt to meet their needs. I use cooperative forms of teaching and learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning, multidirectional communication (teacher-students and student-student), independency in learning, experiential learning and similar.

During lessons, the greatest emphasis is on communication through dialogues and various oral tasks.

For lesson delivery I use Skype or Google Meet platforms. During lessons use my own teaching materials. Most commonly I use Google Doc to prepare content for the classes and share it with students so that they can prepare in advance if they wish. During class, I write down important vocabulary and grammar rules in the same document. This tool is very practical because both the student and the teacher can write and collaborate simultaneously. In addition, the student always has access to the material we have covered in each class and can use it for learning and repetition. I am a big fan of digital learning tools and I use various digital interactive activities - pictures, videos, quizzes, crossword puzzles and similar. It is important to me that during classes students learn interesting and important information about Croatian culture.

I share the materials for the next lesson as well as the homework at the end of the class. I encourage students to analyze the course of teaching, what they did well and what was challenging. I also encourage students to evaluate their own work and to argue their suggestions.

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