Whether you are moving to Croatia, or you are planning your next holidays, I can help you by teaching you the language you will need once you get there.
I have been teaching people from different backgrounds and on different levels since high school. I helped Croatian students at elementary and high schools to master the grammar of their mother tongue and pass their final exams; I taught university colleagues at the department of Slavic studies when they would get in contact with the language for the first time; and I also worked with tourists that wanted to master the basics that allowed them to communicate with locals and leave a more authentic experience while visiting Croatia.
I will be glad to help you as well. The only things you will need are a connection to Internet, a Skype profile, a piece of paper, a pen, and the right amount of enthusiasm — I will take care of everything else.
My classes include a cultural approach to language. You will get to know things about people and places, present and past, true stories and legends... You will get recommendations about things to read, to watch, to listen to, and to eventually visit. Foods and drinks will be covered as well. We will learn from each other the similarities and differences that make our cultures so nice and unique — and yet so close to each other.
I will provide you a detailed program based on your current level, your availability, and your goals once we get in touch.
I look forward to our classes.
Hello there! I am glad you stumbled upon my profile. Let me briefly introduce myself. My name is Alen, and there is one thing that can be surely called a passion of mine — languages. I grew up in a bilingual family in Croatia, and I was taught Croatian and Italian both at home and at school. Pretty cool, isn't it? But not being happy with that, I decided to move to Italy to study Italian, Croatian, Spanish, and English languages and literatures with a dream of becoming a great editor one day. From that moment onwards translation and proofreading have been some of the tasks I spend the most of my time on. Today — since living and working in Berlin — I am giving my best to improve my German skills and add it to the list of spoken languages. I have been working as an online marketing manager here for the last couple of years. The focus of my job is on search engine optimisation (SEO). This was a whole new world for me, and I have been learning a lot on this voyage. I am always looking for new ways to improve my editing and translation skills, and many SEO techniques have proven very useful so far. It is more fun than I ever hopped it would be. Even though it may seem like a lot of work, I am always more than happy to help someone learn a new language — to introduce people a new culture. It is like showing someone a new world composed of unknown perspectives and ideas. The cultural aspects of languages are extremely important in my opinion. They are like keys used to encode and decode both written and spoken words. Culture influences the way we perceive the world around us and the way we communicate with it. I always focus on both linguistic and cultural aspects when teaching someone a new language, or when working on texts. If you are still with me, I am sure we can make a great team and create something beautiful together. I am looking forward to your tasks and ideas. Best regards, Alen Words and Worlds