My name is Sanja and I am an EFL teacher in Croatia. I teach at Nikola Hribar Primary School in Velika Gorica, a small town in the greater area of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. After getting my university degree in English and Italian languages and literature, I started working as a teacher and have taught EFL and Italian FL for almost 22 years, teaching different language and age levels of students.

I strongly believe that educational technologies enhance language lessons and help students in all age and language level groups.
I also believe in the use of technology for professional development of teachers and I often participate in webinars, online courses and various events created for teachers.

This year I participated for the second time in British Council Teaching English Blogathon 2013. I won the prize – a trip to the IATEFL conference in Liverpool and I will be blogging from the conference.

I am looking forward to the conference and reporting from Liverpool.

Session Reports

The world in which we live in: Beatles, blends and blogs

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Submitted by Sanja Bozinovic on Tue 9 Apr, 14:28

Those of you who followed today's plenary session will know there is an explanation for what seems to be grammatically incorrect in the title, as well as that it is a line from the Beatles' song, the one David Crystal started his session with, to illustrate how blends find their way to teachers' hearts and we never blame the Beatles for breaking the rules of grammar.

Do you know a secret? There are decisions to be made

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Submitted by Sanja Bozinovic on Tue 9 Apr, 05:28

Reading the conference programme on the screen, you realize there is a wide variety of very interesting workshops and the decision which to take must be difficult. Only when you get the printed version, like all delegates did at the registration, it starts to look like an impossible mission. During every break yesterday I saw delegates with that book the size of a telephone directory of old times, going through the pages with attention, trying to choose wisely. My plan for today is not to miss:

Everywhere I go I hear...

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Submitted by Sanja Bozinovic on Mon 8 Apr, 14:21

"Everywhere I go I hear it said..." - you can sing the famous lyrics but with so many teachers these days in Liverpool, the word is not the same the Beatles had in mind. I'd say the word is "flip" your classroom, at least for the teachers following the Learning Technologies SIG Pre-Conference Event today. 
This year LTSIG is looking at what technology can offer when it comes to learner autonomy and Paul Braddock's workshop today was the first of a few during the conference that examine the way technology can be used in the flipped classroom.

Here, There and Everywhere

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Submitted by Sanja Bozinovic on Sun 7 Apr, 22:37

After two years of following the conference online, here I am – in Liverpool: an experienced (if not oldish) teacher participating for the first time at the IATEFL conference in its f2f format, on my first visit to Liverpool. 

The journey from Zagreb to London by plane and from London to Liverpool by train took most of the day, but from I could see in the late afternoon and evening, Liverpool is a great city and there will be a lot to see during this week of conference.