Hello! My name is Nemanya and I’m a Language Coach & Translator from Serbia, educated at the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Philology (University of Belgrade). I hold a Master’s Degree in Language, Literature & Culture, a TEFL & TESOL Certificate (TEFL Cambridge, England) and a Montessori Certificate (Montessori Association of Serbia, Serbia).
As a young graduate I participated in a number of projects revolving around human and minority rights, as well as social inclusion. I was also involved in the reconciliation process between young people in the region, delivering presentations at various academic institutions. I used to work and teach in Italy, Russia and China. I’ve taught Serbian, Croatian and English offline and online since 2012.
My mother tongue is Serbian/Croatian. As a student, I learned Hebrew, Ancient Greek, Latin, Old-Slavonic, Church-Slavonic, and Serbian-Slavonic language. In addition, I’m fluent in English, Italian and Russian.
I’m the founder of Belgrade Language Coach, an organisation founded in 2015. The crucial idea is to gather people interested in online learning, according to my creative and interactive methodology, usually adapted to English, Italian and Russian speakers who want to learn Serbian and/or Croatian.
As a language coach, I practice two levels of language education:
- Beginner’s level: For beginners, I use a traditional approach that will explain the basic rules of grammar, pronunciation and accent. If you follow my suggestions and complete the tasks set, in two to three months you will have a solid foundation which you can build on and from which you can continue your adventure in becoming better acquainted with a new language.
- Advanced level: If you have previous language knowledge, my methodology will assist and encourage you to start speaking and communicating in Serbian or Croatian. When I work with advanced students I like to use a variety of resources including modern multimedia, on-line magazines, YouTube links, songs… We will spend 60% of our time talking together about different topics so that you can really practice your new skills.
I believe language is not only about new words, it is also about ideas and logic. When studying with me, you not only receive language and lessons in grammar, but also a cultural education, access to a communication club, interesting materials and a personalized online service for all your questions.