Croatian Association of Teachers of English

The Second HUPE Zagorje Branch Meeting

Dragi svi,

pozivam vas sve na 2. sastanak naše podružnice u ovoj školskoj godini, koji će se održati u prostorijama srednje škole Bedekovčina (Ljudevita Gaja 1, Bedekovčina - besplatan parking), u petak 14.2.2020. s početkom u 16 sati i dnevnim redom kako slijedi:

  1. Melinda Tupek: OLD FASHIONED) GAMES IN THE ESL CLASSROOM
    What constitutes a game? Why use games in English class? How and when can I use games in my class? These questions will be discussed and a wide variety of traditional classroom games will be explored. Handouts will be provided.
    Melinda Tupek is originally from Canada and has almost 30 years of experience teaching primary pupils. She has been a primary English  teacher in Croatia for the past 16 years.
  2. Barbara Hanjilec: A wee talk on Northern Ireland
    A workshop on culture and how to bring it closer to your students.
    Barbara Hanjilec is our colleague from ŠUDIGO Zabok with tons of experience and great ideas as always.
  3. Gordana Bujanić Tretinjak: WHYs and HOWs​ of making short videos in the classroom
    A workshop on putting students' mobiles to good use - teach them how to make video materials. ​Motivate them to activate their creativity,​ ​their knowledge​, ​and ​their skills ​by using their phones...​
  4. HUPE news - Conference and buses
  5. AOB​

​Očekuje vas dobro društvo kolega, ugodna atmosfera, kava, sokovi i keksi!

Molim prijavite svoj dolazak na This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. najkasnije do 13.2. kako bismo lakše planirali i proveli edukaciju.

Veselim vam se!​

Gordana Bujanić Tretinjak, prof.
HUPE Zagorje branch president
Srednja škola Bedekovčina

The second HUPE Osijek Branch

Dear colleagues,

The second HUPE Osijek Branch meeting will be held on 1 February 2020 (Saturday) at 9.00 a.m. at the American Corner Osijek ( European avenue 24, Osijek). 

Agenda:

  1. Marinela Boras - eTwinning projekti u redovitoj nastavi u sklopu kurikularne reforme (Škole za život)
  1. Alenka Taslak - Microsoft in Education
  1. Razno

If you would like to attend please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 January 2020 (Thursday).

I'm looking forward to seeing you!

Kind regards,

Kornelije Juranić
HUPE Osijek Branch President

The Second HUPE Rijeka Branch Meeting

Dear colleagues,

The second HUPE Rijeka Branch meeting will be held on 25 January 2020 (Saturday) at 10.00 a.m. at the Trsat Branch of the Rijeka City Library (Dvorana mladosti, Trg Viktora Bubnja 1).

Agenda:

  1. Dora Božanić Malić: Most definitely not a Valentine's Day lesson

This workshop is based on two lesson plans which won a grant from the Ministry of Education's 2019 lesson plans incentive programme. It consists of a mix of storytelling, spoken word poetry and creative writing. Those in attendance will be provided with ready-made materials and activities adaptable to various levels (stronger students of seventh and eighth grades of primary school and up).

  1. Davor Pleše: Fun activities with pictures

Participants are going to try different fun activities that can be used with purposes of practicing describing pictures, using appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Activities can be the centre part of the lesson or they can be used as icebreakers or fun ways to end the lesson. Depending on the choice of pictures and difficulties of tasks given to students, activities can be used with students of different age and levels of proficiency.

  1. AOB

If you'd like to attend the meeting, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 23 January 2020 (Thursday).

I'm looking forward to seeing you!

Kind regards,

Dario Abram
HUPE Rijeka Branch President

The first meeting of HUPE Zagorje Branch in school year 2019/2020

Dear colleagues,

The first meeting of HUPE Zagorje Branch in school year 2019/2020 will take place on the 15th November  2019 (Friday) at 3.00 pm. It will be held at Srednja škola Bedekovčina, (Ljudevita Gaja 1, Bedekovčina).

Agenda:

  • Sanja Rašković: The magic of Storytelling

Storytelling We tell stories every day and we like listening to the stories. Why not use them in the classroom then. Why not create stories with our students using the grammar and vocabulary they already know.In this workshop I will demonstrate some exercises and show how easily you can create stories with your students.

  • Anita Jokić:   Story of a friendship: Tom Jones and Elvis Presley

Love interdisciplinary lessons? Believe in life-long friendships? Come and enjoy a good story, listen to great music, watch a video, do a bit of acting, expand your vocabulary, play a quiz and research, create newspaper covers, laugh, and have fun. So will your students. Materials provided.

  • Petra Blajić: 28th IATEFL POLAND Conference in Gdansk – dissemination

Dissemination of an international conference, plus useful information on ideas, tips and tricks on how and why to apply and attend international conferences abroad.

  • News in HUPE
  • AOB

If you'd like to attend the meeting, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 14th November 2019 (Thursday).

I’m looking forward to seeing you.

Best regards,

Gordana Bujanić Tretinjak, prof.
HUPE Zagorje Branch President 

HUPE Split Meeting Invitation

HUPE - Branch Split will run its third meeting on Friday, 31st May 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Osnovna škola don Lovre Katića, Put Majdana 3, Solin.

    Agenda:

  1. Ivana BokavšekDigital Storytelling 

Communication skills are crucial components in preparing students for future work opportunities. Making students talk in English is challenging and demanding task for every teacher. Use of digital tools makes it easier and less stressful. This workshop outcomes are: teacher learns how to make introduction and cover the topic using digital tools. 

  1. Alenka Miljević : School for Life in experimental school

Alenka Miljević will share her experience about experimental programme School for life in practice in the round table format. Topics to be addressed are planning, assessment and use of new technologies in teaching English. 

  1. AOB

If you wish to attend the meeting, you are kindly requested to register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vanja Fazinić
HUPE Split Branch President

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