Spanish language teacher Anita Stanković graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology, at the Department of Iberian Studies with an equivalent to a Master’s degree in the Bologna System.
She gained professional experience teaching in several primary and secondary schools in Belgrade. She also taught Spanish and English for all ages and levels of proficiency in several foreign language schools. Her proudest accomplishment is the engagement in the Association of Hispanists, where she distinguished herself as one of the founders and a coordinator of several educational projects of the methodology section. She was also actively involved in the Association’s theatre activities, participating in several plays in different languages.
Her formation as a Spanish language teacher primarily occurred at the International School of Belgrade where she gained valuable experience as a teacher, kids yoga instructor, and a host of several visual arts workshops for young children. She is a proponent of the transdisciplinary and communicative approach in language teaching – language can only be learned if we link it to other disciplines so that they can complement and permeate each other. She often uses visual arts, drama and music in teaching as the media to help students better express their language skills.
She would like to stress the importance of knowing and being able to actively use foreign languages in the modern business world to the students of Savremena Gimnazija. Her goal is to motivate students to perceive language as an instrument that opens many doors nowadays, both in terms of job search, and more globally, in terms of one’s understanding of other countries and their cultures.
In her free time, she enjoys painting, graphic design and jewellery making. Her motto is – a healthy mind in a healthy body, so she regularly practices yoga and meditation. She spends a lot of time outdoors with family, which she considers her proudest accomplishment.