• English teacher

Maja Merdović

English language and literature teacher Maja Merdović graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Philology, obtaining an equivalent to a Master’s degree in the Bologna System. She gained professional experience teaching English in a primary school, secondary vocational school and the Philological Gymnasium. She also taught students of different ages and levels of proficiency in several private language schools.

She had worked for a long time as a coordinator of educational programmes in an international company specialising in helping domestic students to enroll in secondary schools and universities abroad, as well as leading language schools around the world. In addition, she accompanied attendees of education abroad programmes who wanted to improve their language skills in English-speaking countries while working for the same company. She pays special attention to continuous professional development by attending international education fairs and seminars accredited by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

Her teaching work at Savremena Gimnazija is aimed at familiarising students with the English language in an innovative way, encouraging their creativity and critical thinking. In addition, she strives to help students to correctly develop all four language skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Maja enjoys travelling, theatre and sports, and loves to spend her free time outdoors with her friends and family.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
Contemporary in any sense of the word, our school offers functional knowledge and quality preparation for tertiary education in Serbia and abroad. Implementing modern and creative teaching in the classroom, where the teachers’ pedagogy and students’ performance are aligned with the highest academic standards for the high-school finals, our school develops linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, cultural, technical and ICT competence, which is a prerequisite for further education and professional development. Teaching is supported by the interactive whiteboards and educational software, whereas practice exercises research and critical thinking.