Croatian Association of Teachers of English

HUPE Karlovac Branch meeting

HUPE – Branch Karlovac will run its first meeting in the school year 2018/2019 on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 at 18 30 in Industry and trade Vocational School, Domobranska 2, Karlovac.

Marina Hadžiomerović, an experienced primary school teacher from Medvedgrad Primary School in
Zagreb, EFL councellor, teacher trainer and materials designer (Školska knjiga) will hold a short talk on use of music in class and run two workshops.

Marina’s main field of interest is using songs in teaching. She has run numerous workshops at conferences and seminars in Croatia and abroad. She is a HUPE ex-board member, language and music lover, educator at heart. She is eclectic, curious and open-minded and her workshops creative and a great fun!

First workshop, Overture Undersongs offers six songs by famous bands/singers that have never reached TOP 10, but are nevertheless awesome. In this workshop, after a short introduction into the theory of the use of music in the classroom, the presenter will show how to practise different skills and points of language focus. Ready-made activities in handouts for immediate use in class will help teachers teach creatively and students have fun in acquisition of affective and effective vocabulary and grammar, expressing opinion and fostering creativity. A variety of tasks will engage participants in pair/group work and choral practice.
The most active participants will win CDs. The playlist includes:

  1. Noel Gallagher: The Death of You and Me
  2. Neil Young: Harvest Moon
  3. Sade Adu: Love is Stronger Than Pride
  4. Jim Croce: Time in a Bottle
  5. ABBA: Eagle
  6. The Beatles: Blackbird

Second workshop, Hearts and Shamrocks, related to St Valentine’s and St Patrick’s Day will offer interesting Valentine & St. Patrick wordsearch & crossword puzzles both for primary and secondary school students as well as show how to teach parts of speech in creative way having fun.
This short workshop will encourage students to express their opinion and discuss on certain topics.
The participants will enjoy the music of Billy Joel, The Beatles, Christina Aguilera, Emmylou Harris, Fairground Attraction, Frank Sinatra and Traditional.

We are looking forward to seeing you. You can announce your arrival at e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a phone no. 099/7565 699.

Dubravka Lapčić,
HUPE-Branch Karlovac President
Industry and Trade Vocational School



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