Guest post: “A Flower’s Song” by John G. Stamos

It gives me great pleasure to present this week’s guest post—the first ever on Grammaticus. Written by John G. Stamos, ‘A Flower’s Song’ is a wonderful essay on the beauty of flowers and the joy they can give us. John is an accomplished gardener and garden designer from Michiana Shores, Indiana, and the man behind …

“January” by Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Hunt Jackson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on 15 October, 1830. A prolific writer, poet, and activist dedicated to the rights of Native Americans, she also happened to be a classmate of another—nowadays much more famous—Amherst poet: Emily Dickinson. The two women remained in contact throughout their lives, chiefly through correspondence. Helen Hunt Jackson …

“A Dream Within a Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 19 January 1809, Edgar Allan Poe is widely recognised as one of the seminal voices of the American literature. Best known as the master of the macabre, his writings are very diverse, including numerous short stories, essays, and poems. Almost two centuries after his death, his Dark Romanticist writings continue …

O metodama nastave stranih jezika

U nastavi stranih jezika danas se primjenjuje niz metoda. Neke od njih su tradicionalne, razvijene prije više od jednog stoljeća, dok druge još uvijek imaju status eksperimentalnih. U ovom tekstu ćemo se upoznati sa najčešće korištenim pristupima u nastavi jezika, kao i njihovim prednostima i manama. Jedna od najstarijih je gramatičko-prijevodna metoda. Kao što samo ime …