Marija Kovač

Marija Kovač

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

Tashkent, Uzbekistan


“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?


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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  1. Thank you….my experience is very different as I’ve always worked in schools on integrated ELT in KG, primary, secondary and training college doing International Exams. I’ve always taught process writing and genre writing. I believe in teaching strategies…..I think it’s the only way for me.
    I’m getting in touch with James Thomas now.

  2. Thank you very much!
    My aim was to encourage us to reflect on our teaching, our beliefs, and our self-criticism. I hope there is more thinking and learning for each of us on our professional journeys.
    All the best!

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