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This document is a brief overview on how to define literature. It contains some definitions, different criteria we need to take into account when we talk about literature; it mentions composition and structure as well as intrinsic vs. extrinsic
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This document contains the list of all synchronic prefixes and suffixes in English language with explanations for each of them.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1)Grammar school in Sabac Professor of English language (January 21, 2013 – March 22, 2013); 2)Elementary school “Vuk Karadzic”, Sabac Teacher of English language (May 7, 2013 – July 7, 2013); 3)Elementary school “Vuk Karadzic”, Sabac Teacher of English language (September 2, 2013 – August 4, 2014); 4)Best Teacher, Inc. Teacher of English language (October 8, 2014 – now)

MY TEACHING STYLE

The Direct Method - In this method the teaching is done entirely in the target language. The learner is not allowed to use his or her mother tongue. Grammar rules are avoided and there is emphasis on good pronunciation; Grammar-translation - Learning is largely by translation to and from the target language. Grammar rules are to be memorized and long lists of vocabulary learned by heart. There is little or no emphasis placed on developing oral ability; Audio-lingual - The theory behind this method is that learning a language means acquiring habits. There is much practice of dialogues of every situations. New language is first heard and extensively drilled before being seen in its written form; The structural approach - This method sees language as a complex of grammatical rules which are to be learned one at a time in a set order. So for example the verb "to be" is introduced and practised before the present continuous tense which uses "to be" as an auxiliary; Total Physical Response (TPR) - TPR works by having the learner respond to simple commands such as "Stand up", "Close your book", "Go to the window and open it." The method stresses the importance of aural comprehension; Communicative language teaching (CLT) - The focus of this method is to enable the learner to communicate effectively and appropriately in the various situations she/he would be likely to find her/himself in. The content of CLT courses are functions such as inviting, suggesting, complaining or notions such as the expression of time, quantity, location; The Silent Way - This is so called because the aim of the teacher is to say as little as possible in order that the learner can be in control of what he wants to say. No use is made of the mother tongue; Community Language Learning - In this method attempts are made to build strong personal links between the teacher and student so that there are no blocks to learning. There is much talk in the mother tongue which is translated by the teacher for repetition by the student; Task-based language learning - The focus of the teaching is on the completion of a task which in itself is interesting to the learners. Learners use the language they already have to complete the task and there is little correction of errors.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1)Grammar school in Sabac, Department of Filology (2004-2008); 2)Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Bachelor of English Language and Literature (2008-2012); 3)Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Master of English Language and Literature (2012 – now). Seminars: 1)Enhancing of teacher's competence for contemporary monitoring and evaluation of students' achievement (May 11-12, 2013); 2)Multimedia for teaching and learning in primary school (March 29-30, 2014); 3)MM Publications - Bring out the best in yourself to bring out the best in your student (February 24, 2014)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My name is Tanja Trkulja and I am 25 years old. By graduating from University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy in 2012, I became a professor of English language and literature. My English proficiency level is C2 (recognized by CEFR) and this makes me TOEFL/IELTS certified as well. At the moment, I’m finishing my master thesis – The function of magic in works of Clive Barker. My current residence is in a small town in central Serbia, called Sabac, which is also my hometown. I've been working in both elementary and high school as English teacher since January 2013. Recently, I have started working for company Best Teacher, Inc. where I teach English online.

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