I am Dragana, a language teacher who enjoyed working online before it was cool and common!
Since 2009, most of my clients find me online and come back for more. Here are some numbers!
Years of experience in different forms of teaching - formal, informal, online, offline, university, in-house courses, crash courses, workshops, mentorships, you name it - I've done it!
I use 30+ online teaching tools in my everyday work. Name the activity, I have a tool for that and an explanation of how to do it!
Teachers and language service providers (mostly from Balkan region) I have worked with within the program Monetize your language skills.
Let's work together!
So, what am I actually doing and how can we work together?
Online teaching is not the future! It's here and now! Let's get the best out of it!
Through webinars, 1 on 1 sessions, workshop Monetize your language skills and mentorship program I help teachers stand out on social media and attract high-quality clients they'll enjoy working with, and also to create and sell digital products.
I offer in-house workshops for language schools that want to offer dynamic, interesting online classes which students will love. I choose tools and techniques according to the needs of your students and tech competencies of the teachers.
Learn everything you need to know before you start creating content on social media, get a review of your Instagram account and tailor-made content ideas, or get support in the creation and promotion of your digital products or services. Suitable for schools, teachers, and teacher trainers.
An interactive workshop for a group of max. 6 teachers includes tips and tricks for better online teaching, tutorials on chosen tools, and examples that can be applied in your online classroom the very next day.
In a group of 6-8 people you will learn what kinds of language jobs there are, how to choose the perfect way to reach client, building a personal brand on the chosen platform or social media, how to create and sell digital products. The workshop includes a workbook and a 30 min session 1 on 1.
The workshop pointed me in the direction of the opportunities that are here, right in front of me, and all I need to do is just reach for them and take them. I designed my first Planer which is intended for the teachers who teach individual classes. Planer is selling very well even nowadays. At the same time, I started my Instagram profile @just_srpski. And the workshop on literature for the adults within the same profile. More than 80 people have attended the workshop in less than a year. The seats are booked even 6 months in advance.
We hired Dragana in order to provide us with the training on tools in online teaching of the foreign languages. In the variety of diverse tools, programmes, platforms and applications, Dragana managed to point us towards the ones that are most practical, intended just for the professors of the foreign languages, but at the same time, most attractive for the vast spectrum of the target groups of students. This is not the first Dragana’s workshop I attended, and I gladly return to her because of her clear way of conveying the knowledge.
Nevena Pehlivanović, entrepreneur, Centar jezika Neven
The workshop Monetize your language skills has changed my view on our profession as a philologist and, I can freely say, my life as well. Before I passed the workshop, I had thought that my knowledge of the language would come down to teaching classes as a freelancer, while I reach the opportunity to find some higher-paying job. Today, I EXCLUSIVELY make my living on very same knowledge of the language. I work online because it gives me the freedom to travel and organize my life on my own terms. I designed several digital products for learning Italian, on which I have passive income. I opened my educational centre, and alongside my colleague, I started the brand “Italijanski sa Anom i Lukom”. Dragana has most definitely speeded up my career development. She has been a support, help and an inspiration throughout the way.
Ana Nenadić, digital entrepreneur
I attended the workshop in June. It was intended for philologists and professors of the Serbian language. The workshop is exceptionally useful, detailed and well organized. It is a must for all beginners, as well as for those who work with beginners, either as mentors or as teachers. Examples are clear, concrete, vivid. Items, that were most useful to me, were pieces of advice in terms of working on social media (Instagram, to be exact, which is completely unknown to me). Thanks to the workshop, I have clearly defined niche and, given the narrow specialization, pretty much active profile that satisfies the needs of my target group. Also, I run an active Facebook group with my colleague. The group started inovations that are specifically applied in teaching in Serbia and Republika Srpska, and the inovations are well accepted by the colleagues, so we will also have the workshop in a big winter seminar intended for teachers of the Serbian language. One of the biggest benefits from the workshop is certainly the memebership in the group and contact with colleagues, from the country and abroad, and making the collaborations that would not be possible otherwise.
Jelena Pavlović, FILUM Kragujevac
A collaboration with Dragana was definitely one of the best investments. Although I have been developing my business in certain direction on my own, I felt the need to see what my other options are, and there is no one else to give me those pieces of information other than Dragana herself. Apart from having the answer to any of the question, she also has some other gift that makes you come up with a bunch of ideas on the basis of just one of her sentences. Therefore, if you are feeling totally lost and you don’t know what to do with your language knowledge – Dragana. If you approximately know what it is that you would do, but you are not sure how to wrap it up – Dragana, again.
Alisa Marković, preduzetnica
I had 1-on-1 consultations with Dragana about my academic and professional development as well as how to improve my online presence as a teacher of Serbian as a foreign language. Dragana gave me a lot of advice, ideas and, what is the most important - support.
Jovana Deljanin, Serbian Language Teacher at Tianjin Foreign Studies University
Write me something about yourself, your challenges and what you want to achieve so we can choose the best option for how to work together (1 on 1 session, an in-house workshop for your school or a group workshop Monetize your language skills). I promise to get back to you within the next 24 hours with the details.