Prikaz knjige “Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language”

Džeri Gebhard (Jerry Gebhard) je autor brojnih naslova iz oblasti metodike nastave engleskog kao stranog jezika, a knjigu Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language: A Teacher Self-Development and Methodology Guide osmislio je kao priručnik za samostalan razvoj nastavnika. U prvom delu, najveća pažnja posvećena je metodama rada u nastavi i savetima za unapređenje …

Sumer is icumen in!

I haven’t blogged much about the history of the English language, but the arrival of summer is just begging for a quick introduction to something called Middle English. It's a form of English spoken in the Middle Ages, between the 11th and the 16th century. During that period, Old English underwent massive changes that eventually …

Searching for Cernunnos in Villefranche: a review of ‘Black Spot’

If you like dark and gloomy crime TV with a touch of supernatural and mythological, don’t miss the French series Black Spot on Netflix. When I first started watching Black Spot (orig. Zone blanche), I assumed it would be a typical crime story set in a small place in the middle of nowhere (just the …

How to interpret a poem (with a little help from Walt Whitman)

[This post has been written with ESL/EFL students in mind, CEFR level B2 and above.] Let’s be honest, reading poetry doesn’t come naturally to most of us. Same as with visual arts or classical music, sometimes it's difficult to understand complex symbolism or to follow a poet’s train of thought. And what to do with …