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No matter how many countries’ borders you cross, you find people struggling to live a normal life, raise their children, provide them with a better start for the future; defying prejudices, racial or gender stereotypes, poverty, and even war. Laughter, suffering, ups and downs… numerous grey areas in between are woven into our life patterns.
Applying critical thinking, together with language activities, can make our students aware of issues to be addressed, initiate a lifelong interest for the world around us, and help our students not only acquire language skills in a meaningful way. It can also allow them to become responsible members of their communities.
Tijana Nesic Ristic: “Being a teacher for more than 25 years I have explored various methods working with students age 3 to seniors, individuals and groups. In 2003 I started my own English language studio. Majority of my students are teenagers and young adults preparing for Cambridge English exams (usually B2-C2) but there are also primary and preschool students doing courses with stress on the CLIL approach.
“Teacher training presents a relatively new chapter in my career, which has been tremendously encouraged and supported by ELTA of Serbia.
“I passionately believe that a teacher has a moral duty not only to teach his/her subject but to try to be a role model in an attempt to ignite curiosity and thirst for never-ending learning in (young) students as well as to be brave enough to tackle a variety of issues and raise awareness.” email@example.com; http://www.playschoolenglish.com/; http://elta.org.rs/