Online training for teachers dealing with the preservation of Serbian in the diaspora and the region in 2020
The project “Online training for teachers dealing with the preservation of Serbian in the diaspora and the region” was realized for the first time. This project was organized for all graduate philologists and teachers of another profession, who teach Serbian in the diaspora and the region. The project was realized under the auspices of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the region.
The project lasted from July 1 to October 31st, 2020, and 32 Serbian teachers from all over the world participated in it. The countries from which the teachers are: Italy, France, Sweden, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Israel, China, Denmark, Greece, the United States, Norway, Romania, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
One copy of the manual Methodology of teaching Serbian as a heritage language by Marina Janjić was sent to all teachers. The teachers were divided into two groups (morning and afternoon) due to different time zones. The online training lasted from August 17th to September 20th, 2020.
Mentors-teachers at the training were Ph.D. Marina Janjić, who gave the theoretical part of the lecture in the field of Methodology of teaching Serbian as a native language. MSc Aleksandar Novaković, who gave the practical part of the lecture, while Ph.D. Jelisaveta Todorović gave lectures in the field of pedagogy and psychology.
During the week, the teachers had lectures 3 times in two terms (morning and afternoon), while all mentors-teachres held consultations on Saturdays.
It is important to point out that this was the first execution of the online training of the Academic Serbian Association for Serbian language teachers in the diaspora and the region, and that there is great interest in it in the world.