Last month my dear colleague Nizama and I had the honour of presenting our work to English teachers from the Una-Sana Canton at the “ELT Mini Conference: Linguistic Approach to Teaching” in Bihać. Organised by TETA and American Corner Bihać, this one-day seminar was the perfect opportunity to share the knowledge with fellow English teachers – and so much fun to do! The photo above shows us all against the wonderful Una backdrop, and I think the only one who’s missing is the lovely Mirela Midžić from the AC – thank you for everything, especially the “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” (she knew I love Stephen King because my students come to her to loan his books XD)! Also, big kudos to colleagues Elma and Edin, as well as everyone who came that day to our mini conference.
In case you were wondering, Nizama and I recently did a research on teaching phrasal verbs using conceptual domains – fascinating stuff!
Here’s us at the beginning of our presentation:
This wasn’t the only such event in the past few months – there was also the amazing IATEFL Conference in Slovenia, then a couple of school seminars in Teslić and Sarajevo, and right now I’m preparing for the 4th International FLTAL Conference in Sarajevo next week (presenting a paper on metaphors in politics – wish me luck!)
Some visuals from Slovenia (with Nizama, Lisa, Elma, and Danka):
Soon I will also have news on my second book. Until then:
To my favourite artist, H.R. Giger, I wish a very happy birthday and blissful days and nights to come. I look forward to visiting the museum and bar in Switzerland again, as well as the day I present the second book, adorned with his art…
With endless awe and fascination,
(view from the Giger bar in Gruyères, Switzerland, August 2012)
I got what I wished for – New Year’s Day is finally here. During the past few weeks I was literally swamped by the enormous amount of work + finishing the manuscript of my second book, but now it’s finally done and I can rest and celebrate everything I’ve accomplished in the year that’s about to end, especially something that is so out of this world that I will need a new post just to properly put it into words – soon, I promise!
To all of you out there, wherever you are, I wish a happy New Year and the best in 2014.
Those who are in love with the “Dark Tower” as I am will know why the particular word in the title. To others I can only recommend his magnum opus, pure perfection in the form of eight books and immensely intriguing characters, Roland Deschain in particular.
Dear Mr. King, a very happy birthday from your Constant Reader in Bosnia and Herzegovina! This is but a part of my treasure (other jewels are on loan) – including the Dark Tower comic book case I won over at Lilja’s Library several years ago:
And my personal treasure – signed copy of “11/22/63” just for me!!!
Best wishes for the upcoming year with my absolute favourite track, due in March 2013. Ladies and gentlemen, Hurts (always and forever):
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