From SerbiaLiving in Reims, France (07:35 UTC+01:00)
italki teacher since Jun 11, 2021
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I'm serbian, but I live in France. I went to bilingual (french/serbian) High school in Belgrade. Afterwards, I got my Master's Degree in Law at university of Reims in France.
Me as a Teacher
Foreign languages have always been my passion! At first, I started teaching French language as a part time job during school breaks. Then, I started teaching serbian for foreigners in France. It's a real challenge to find a method to explain your own language in a way you've never learnt it ( as a native speaker ). But once I've found it, I could see the progress my students were making. More then just a part time job now, I've been teaching french and serbian online for 2 years. What I love the most about it is that I don't only teach the language but also the culture and everything that comes with it.
My lessons & teaching style
I always start by brief conversation with my students so I can understand their needs and expectations from learning a language. Every student is different and the most important thing is to adjust my lessons to everyone. At first, you will tell me what do you wish to work on, either conversational or grammar skills, then I will prepare your lessons accordingly. At the end, you will tell me if that's what you were expecting and what would you like to work on next time.
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72 French lessons
I highly recommend Jelena as a French teacher! She has been my tutor for the past six months or so and I am very happy with my progress.
Jelena and I are both Serbians, so I thought she would understand my struggles with French from that perspective. However, it turned out that my brain thinks in English rather than Serbian, so that didn't help. But Jelena's teaching style and expertise have helped me tremendously. She has been very patient with me, even when I have to present on complex topics like international law. She has a knack for understanding what I need and can explain French concepts and vocabulary in a way that makes sense to me.
Thanks to Jelena's guidance, I have completed two presentations and I am now preparing for a four-day conference - all in French! I feel much more confident in my abilities and I am grateful for Jelena's support and encouragement.
Merci beaucoup, Jelena!
Apr 3, 2023
31 Serbian lessons
Learning Serbian for a year now!🤗✨🇷🇸 Greatly improved with Jelena’s help!🙏💫
Jul 23, 2022
97 French lessons
C'était une séance très naturelle, spontanée où on a discuté des affaires brûlants dans le monde de géo-politique.. on a également discuté en profondeur les impacts des publicités dans notre vie..Merci pour toutes les explications et les précisions :)
Aug 29, 2021
1 Serbian lesson
Хвала пуно на лепим речима и на пријатном разговору. После часа имам још више жеља за учење српског!
Feb 22, 2024
5 Serbian lessons
Great first session. Super friendly, easy to make progress and understand the right next steps.
Jan 18, 2024
11 French lessons
Jelena è una bravissima insegnante con cui esercitarmi, paziente, gentile e sorridente. Abbiamo parlato subito in francese cosi da farmi interessare a prendere confidenza con la pronuncia e con la lingua, un ottimo modo per imparare.
Jelena e' anche molto simpatica e ti mette a proprio agio ed e' quindi anche una lezione piacevole da fare.
Jelena is a very good teacher to practice with—patient, kind, and smiling. We started speaking in French right away to engage me in getting familiar with pronunciation and the language, an excellent way to learn. Jelena is also very friendly and puts you at ease, making the lesson enjoyable.