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Affiliations

  • Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom course. Winter 2018
  • The instructors for the Global Online Course are Carol A.Chapelle and Volker Hegelheimer. I am involved as a mentor and I am volunteering to contribute in the course development. This course is provided by Iowa State University, as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360. Fall 2017: September 26 – November 21
  • Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom course. Fall 2017
    • Mentor role
  • Graduate Studies Committee – English Department
    • I am the MA students representative in the English Department Graduate Studies Committee, Fall 2017, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  •  International Exchange Alumni Association 
    • As part of the Foreign Fulbright Program I became part of the International Exchange Alumni Association which is a dynamic and interactive networking website for past and current participants of US-government-sponsored exchange programs
  • Peace Corps, Macedonia
    • I cooperated with Peace Corps Macedonia, from 2011 until 2015. I worked as a Peace Corps counterpart with the volunteer Mr. Matthew Cody Davis, starting from November, 2011 until June, 2012. We worked together in the Music High School ‘Todor Skalovski- Tetoec’ almost during the entire school year and we practiced team- teaching, initiated and organized New Year Street Concert, etc.
    • I worked with Mr. Alexander Dunn for almost 2 years, from September 2013 to May 2015, prepared project to help our school with classroom and office supplies. Excellent cooperation, great contribution to the students and teachers in the school.
    • I worked as a Macedonian Language Tutor and held individual Macedonian Language lessons to Peace Corps Volunteers from America from January 2012 to June 2013. I worked with two volunteers, Shelley Sellwood-Davis and Stephen Robinson. The lessons were individual and we followed the course created by Peace Corps named ‘Let’s learn Macedonian’. We created innovative lessons including songs and games
  • NGO BOOMERANG
    • I am a vice-president of the Association for civil society and democracy development NGO BOOMERANG 2005. My association is a member of the joint net association of organizations for helping people with disabilities; I assist in project preparation, implementation and translation. I have worked as a project manager, on the Project titled ‘TOGETHER TOWARDS SUCCESS’, approved by the Municipality of Struga. The aim of the project was interethnic communication using IT between the students with different ethnic backgrounds (Macedonian, Albanian and Turkish) from the primary schools in the municipality of Struga.
  • Association TAKTUS
    • I an active member of the Association for cultural and art values promotion TAKTUS – I assist in project preparation and translation for projects in the field of art, music and interethnic development
  • American Corner – I am an active member of American Corner – Struga; I collaborate with American corner staff in organizing extracurricular activities for my students; communication and music-related workshops; presentations regarding scholarship opportunities, etc.
  • eTwinning Project – Coordination and implementation of the eTwinning Project ‘Macedonian – Croatian Connection’ on TwinSpace; joint project with my colleague Tanja Skolliber from Croatia who I met on the training course in England. We created online profiles for all our students from third and fourth year in high school on eTwinning.net. The students introduced themselves, communicated and they had the chance to meet in Ohrid, Macedonia. Wonderful experience for both students and teachers.
  • Operation Florian in partnership with Working Together – Made translation and interpretation for the successful implementation of the Project, May 2010, as a contribution to firefighting and rescue skills of professional and volunteer firefighters in the country  
  • English Language Teachers Association of Macedonia (ELTAM) – I was a member of ELTAM in 2012 and I participate in English Language competitions for primary and secondary school students

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