On Saturday 13 September 2014. we are organising a seminar - Authentic materials and reflective teachers, at British Council Terazije 8/II Belgrade, from 16.00 to 18.45 hours. We will talk about how to use authentic teaching materials that you can find anywhere around you and how to correctly evaluate your work, presented by Branka Dečković and Marija Lukač. 

Using Authentic Materials in the Classroom

I have been using authentic materials since I have started working as an English teacher. A course book has never been enough, and it has been interesting to bring something new and different. Authentic material is everywhere around you – a newspaper article, a scene from a movie, a poem, a picture - anything can be used as teaching material. I am going to present some of the authentic teaching materials I have used. I am sure some of them might work for you as well. 

How good are we? An honest evaluation 17.30 – 18.45

Teachers are meant to be critical but they are often too strict – on themselves. Our goal is to see how all the different methods we use to assess our students’ work can be applied on us as teachers. Let’s give ourselves an honest feedback and see where it takes us, CPD-wise. 

About the presenters

Branka Dečković

I have been teaching English for 10 years, and I love my job. I see teaching as learning, as constant development. Sharing one’s experience through presenting is a wonderful way to get feedback from teacher colleagues and confirmation that what you do is the right thing.

Marija Lukač

 I teach at Grammar and Economics High School in Kovin. Every year is different in teaching – partly because students come and go, and also because  I take part in various professional development projects. You might have met me on seminars, because I am a regular goer and occasional presenter.

How to apply?

If you wish to attend this workshop, please send an e-mail with your name, school and e-mail address to Ivana Kaplarevic by Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 1700. Please state that you are registering for either Authentic materials and reflective teachers or Upskilling English Teachers to Work with Pre-Schoolars or both in the subject line. Please hurry up since the we can accept only a limited number of applications. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail.