Interview – Laura Blumenthal
Author: Natasa Dinic
Laura Blumenthal is a polyglot who speaks
six languages. She is an English language educator and a teacher trainer at
Douglas College, in New Westminster, BC. She has lived and worked in the U.S., Germany,
Turkey, and Canada. She is currently learning Serbian and Russian, and is
active on the Polyglots Facebook group.
We spoke with Laura about what is means
to be a polyglot and how much richer her personal and professional life has
been as a result.
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The world is constantly on the move and everything movable moves
together with it. With the ceaseless unfolding of new chapters of life, the
human race is moving, slowly but surely, into online reality with everything it
Two years ago, when I replaced almost all traditional classes of
teaching Serbian language as a foreign language with online teaching, I didn’t
dream that the time would soon come, when this would become just about the only
Continue reading “A Reflection on an Excerpt from a Diary of Teaching Serbian as a Foreign Language Online”
“Is teaching online easier than in a classroom?
Here is my story.” – Natasa Dinic
Teaching Serbian as a foreign
language is something, I have been doing in Canada for almost two decades. Over
the past 19 years, I have taught Serbian language, literature and history through
Serbian Orthodox Churches in Vancouver, community centers, and my home, but
today, 90% of my teaching is via Skype!
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