Visiting Velika Gorica, Croatia with Sanja Božinovic

Visiting Velika Gorica, Croatia with Sanja Božinovic

Recently we invited language teacher, Sanja Božinovic (@bsanja), to introduce us to Velika Gorica, Croatia.

Shelly: Which landmark is a must for visitors?

Sanja Božinovic: The most beautiful place to see in Croatia is the Plitvice Lakes.

Shelly: What are popular local dishes?

Sanja Božinovic: Peka (it is really not a dish, it is a way of preparing food loved by vegetarians and meat eaters because you can put meat, fish or vegetables in the peka and prepare an unforgettable dish). Here is a recipe.

Shelly: Describe an activity your English learners enjoy!

Sanja Božinovic: My students love projects that combine learning English and mastering some everyday activities. The projects are always done in groups. One example was learning about healthy and unhealthy meals by taking part in Jamie Oliver’s campaign “Food Revolution” last year. My 12 year old students learnt the vocabulary to understand the ingredients of Jamie’s “Squash it sandwich“, the equipment and the procedures to prepare it. We brought all fresh ingredients to school. At the end of the lesson they were able to describe the sandwich and the procedure of preparing it. We did it through a combination of fun language activities and by preparing and eating the sandwiches all together in our classroom.

Shelly: Thank you, Sanja Božinovic, for introducing us to Croatia!

Sanja Bozinovic has been an EFL and Italian FL teacher for 25 years. She currently teaches at OŠ Nikole Hribara, a primary school in Velika Gorica, Croatia. She believes in the power of fun and international collaboration in language learning, so she often participates in international projects with her students. Sanja is a fan of learning technologies in teaching and PD. She likes taking part in online courses and webinars, she is a certified e-moderator and teacher in Second Life, and she keeps a blog about ELT. Sanja’s other interests include photography, reading, travelling and having fun with her family.

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