- 11:15-11:45 - Day 2
Sremska Kamenica, Serbia
The recent events in pre-primary education included the implementation of a new Project-Based Learning standard, and with that in mind, the methods of teaching English in public preschools needed to be adapted as well. Learning English in preschool is completely contextual. This talk will show English teachers where to find new ideas, how to adapt the activities so that they can be used with very young learners from 3 to 6 years old, and so on. We will compare the new and old methods of work, exchange experiences, and based on examples, try to come up with our own creative solutions
How can you teach English to very young learners effectively?
Nevena Živković is a state-licensed preschool teacher. She completed the philological (grammar school?) in Sremski Karlovci, and then she continued her education and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a preschool teacher in a children’s hospital and a private preschool. Professional development is one of her passions, and she is very invested in advancing her competencies by attending accredited professional development training. She is the administrator of a Facebook group ’’Bunjara’’. This group has over 30.000 members and teachers use it to share creative activities for children. She was the organizer and the presenter at a conference ’’Bunjarci’’ where she talked about teaching English to very young learners in a preschool setting. She enjoys using the NCT method of learning, and she also plays the guitar, sings, and acts in her classroom. Her next step is publishing a book related to learning about countries around the world through songs she developed in her classroom and the NCT learning method.