Long before I even thought of becoming an English teacher I was in love with the language itself as it was one of the means of opening a window to the world outside my own country. I was born and raised in Bosnia where my first passion was volunteering at a political party and English language studies came only after I moved to Ljubljana, Slovenia. My passion for wanting to change the world goes hand in hand with my passion for helping my students master their knowledge of English while broadening their horizons along the way. Living in the Balkans is both a blessing and a challenge and I take great pride in helping my ELT colleagues from once war thorn countries overcome their prejudice and open up to working with their neighbours once again.
My interest in critical thinking developed during my studies at the Faculty of Arts and afterwards I expanded it by finishing an online teacher training course on “Critical Thinking in the Language Learning Classroom” with the American English Institute at the University of Oregon, USA. Ever since then I have held many workshops on the subject both in Slovenia and abroad, teaching at all levels and environments from kindergarten to language schools, to Waldorf school in Ljubljana where I am currently employed.
Workshop - Fostering critical thinking skills in and outside the classroom.