Croatian Association of Teachers of English

RIJEKA BRANCH MEETING REPORT

The second HUPE Rijeka Branch meeting was held at Gradska knjižnica Rijeka, ogranak Trsat – American Corner in Rijeka on January 27th, 2018. Forty-six members attended the meeting.

In the first part of the meeting, the Rijeka Branch president welcomed the participants and introduced the speakers.

The agenda included three workshops:

  1. Damira Mršić (OUP): Special Educational Needs – Classroom: Management & Practical Teaching Strategies
  2. Dunja Frković:Teaching human anatomy from kindergarten to medical high
  3. Maja Jakus: CELTA and teaching English abroad

The first workshop was held by Damira Mršić, the representative of our long–term associate Oxford University Press. She talked about managing classes with SEN students. The participants discovered more about specific difficulties SEN students might have (dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, autism). They also got the chance to see the world from SEN students' perspective and they were given practical advice and activities they can use while teaching SEN students in their everyday classes.

Dunja Frković, the teacher in Medical High School in Rijeka, talked about various ways of teaching human anatomy on different levels of learning. The ultimate objective to learn numerous body parts can be achieved through different areas and various both traditional and advanced methods and activities. In this workshop, Dunja presented our body as an easily accessible source of ideas. She offered abundance of inventive materials to facilitate learning process.

If you have always dreamed of going abroad and teaching English, you should learn everything there is to know about CELTA. Maja Jakus, the teacher in Primary School Centar in Rijeka, told us where and how you can get it, how it helped her in the past and how it has improved her teaching.

Thank you all for coming and hope to see you at our next meeting in March!

If you wish to join HUPE Rijeka, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nataša Žarkov
HUPE Rijeka

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