Nada Radenković is an English Language and Literature teacher with 17 years of experience in teaching and education.
She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Department for the English Language and Literature, Niš,Serbia, in 1994. The same year she took and passed her CPE examination, University of Cambridge, with flying colours. The same year she started her career in teaching and education. In addition to this, she has attended a variety of seminars that have improved her skills and knowledge. The list of the training and seminars is long and versatile in topics from methodics in language teaching, latest editions presentations in the area or linguistics, modern technology in the service of education. online resources and teachings on literature etc. Besides those, she has had the opportunity to participate in the evaluation process of the coursebooks WAY UP 1-4, published by the Klett publishing house. Also, during the period 2010-2013 she was the coordinator of the International Project “Connecting Classrooms”, organized by the British Council UK, whose main idea was to connect the teachers and the students from 4 different countries: Serbia, UK, Germany, Slovakia,with the purpose of sharing ideas, knowledge and teaching students to develop and grow into global citizens. During 2014, she introduced into the school, along with the school principal the HMC project, which offers the 1st and 2nd grade students the opportunity to spend a school year in the UK.
Alongside her formal education and training, she has invested an equal amount of enthusiasm into her practical work. She has had the opportunity to work in different schools: state, vocational and private language schools, which have offered her the opportunity to dive deeper into the teaching process and problems, while teaching different age groups, levels, focusing on students’ needs and on developing students’ language skills, literacy, creativity, thinking and understanding abilities, and thus find the optimal approach to educating new generations.
To illustrate her vision and mission as a teacher, here are a few quotes:
“The true purpose of education is to make minds not careers!” – William Deresewicz
“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking,thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great!” – Abdul Kalam
“The principal goal of education is to create individuals who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done!” – Jean Piaget