Marija Kovač

Marija Kovač

Teacher, teacher trainer
  • 14:00-14:45 - Day 2

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Abstract

“Writing is not thinking written down after all of the thinking is completed. Writing is thinking”, Donald M. Murray, a fellow writing teacher says. There has been a lot of talking lately about thinking skills, and how we need to teach those if we can. I never thought I could until I started teaching a writing class. To me as an EFL teacher, writing was something students did as their homework, and I checked as mine. Let me give you an insight into how writing courses work and you can think about whether your English lesson writing can/ should follow suit.

Is writing just an activity for homework or so much more?

Biography

Starting as an EFL and ESP teacher in a state school in Serbia, Marija Kovač has developed into a teacher who defines herself as an educator, regardless of the course she is currently teaching. Her teaching experience at international universities and NGOs, participating at TESOL and IATEFL conferences, and a bit of project work have done wonders in keeping her curious about most EFL issues. She works at Webster University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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