Heidi is a TEFL-certified teacher with 21 years of teaching experience in the USA
Heidi recently moved with her family to Croatia, her husband’s homeland. She grew up in Washington State, was a high school exchange student in Germany, and studied classical and modern
languages in depth in the United States and Italy, where she received her degree in Theology. She is a
mother of four and taught and received her TEFL certification in Oregon. She is very excited to be on
staff at the Croatian American Society!
Born and raised in New York City to an American father and Croatian mother, her nomadic childhood had her growing up in five countries and attending international schools. Kaja returned to the U.S. to earn a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester, followed by a M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication from New York University. Kaja is looking forward to helping her students build confidence through engaging lessons, focusing both on receptive and productive English language skills. With her student-centered teaching approach, she is eager to aid her students with their cultural, linguistic, professional, and educational objectives.
Daniel graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1997 with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Communications. He graduated from The University of Wisconsin Law School with honors in 2001. Dan began his legal career in Washington D.C. at a large corporate law firm. Later, he moved back to North Carolina, and soon opened his own practice as a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense. Dan has extensive experience teaching Business and Legal English,
Suzy was born and raised in Canada, graduate of McGill University. She has been teaching English for the past 15 years with an emphasis on Business English. She is a mother of 3 and is very enthusiastic and friendly!
Marija is a DipTesol English teacher with 17 years of teaching experience. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL USA. In 1994, she moved to Croatia, alone, at the age of 14 to further her studies. She graduated from the University of FFDI in Zagreb with a M.A. in Philosophy and a M.A. in Religious Studies. Marija loves learning new languages and traveling to meet & experiences different cultures. She believes a fun & interactive lesson is the only kind of lesson which allows children to not only learn but grow as people.
I was born in Rijeka where I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Rijeka. I have taught Fine Arts in Croatia at both the elementary school and high school levels. I also have a Croatian teacher's certificate. Later I moved to the United States where I lived for 14 years. First Houston, TX and then Philadelphia, PA where I've spent most of my years.
While in the US I obtained a Diploma in Computer Graphics and Advertising Design and got a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate (TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate). In Philadelphia I worked as a Project Assistant to the Associate Director for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools where I managed the operational aspects of evaluating and accrediting schools. While working as a Graphic Designer I was responsible for design and layout of printed materials, primarily those for young children and teenagers. I returned to Zagreb in 2010 and since then I've been working as a Language Leader at the Croatian-American Society as well as worked on multiple translating assignments. I love working with clay, hiking, yoga, gardening and spending time with my family and friends.
I have been teaching English at CAS for 14 years now.
My lessons are interactive, creative and interesting. I strongly believe that students should feel relaxed and unpressured when learning a language. Our lessons incorporate all language aspects – grammar, vocabulary, development of your speaking and listening skills. As much as it is important to learn grammar, it is also important to be able to apply it and use it in real-life conversations.
If I had to stress one quality that I possess, that would be patience. My goal is to show you how fantastic learning English can be and for you to feel comfortable using it. That takes times and work but it is definitely worth it in the end. There is almost nothing that makes me happier and more proud than to see my students’ progress with each new lesson. I’m looking forward to our classes!
Born and raised in Brazil, I went to international schools my whole life. This early contact with different languages and cultures led me to pursue a bachelor's in English Linguistics. I've taught for more than ten years now, and I can say educating children and teenagers is my true passion in life. I always tell my pupils I don't only teach English, but also about life.
She started learning English at the age of 7. During her high school years, Maja travelled to England and Malta and acquired a Passport Language School Certificates in the English language.She graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She has her own company - MNM Translations and has and MS in English language and literature and Phonetics. She has been translating for over 20 years and teaching English for 12 years. Maja believes learning a foreign language does not include only learning new vocabulary and grammar, but also another culture. She believes it gives you a new outlook on life and opens a window to new world opportunities. If you know English, you have a skillset you can use anywhere in the world.
Welcome all, my name is Andreas and Im a teacher at CAS language school. I’m a native English speaker originally from New Zealand and I have been living in Zagreb for 3 years-teaching for 2. I enjoy being a teacher because I like to see improvement and success in my students. I love to be active, play tennis, and cook a variety of different
Branimir is a 25 year old husband and a father to a 10-month-old daugther. Working at the American International School of Zagreb. He started learning English ever since he was 5, and developed an instant love for the language that made him enroll to a University to become an English teacher. He works hard to pass on the passion for the language to young learners and gift them the tool of communicating in English so that they can grow as individuals throughout different encounters with people all over the world. He always claims that learning English is the most powerful decision a child can make. Loves singing, playing guitar and being active every day!
Darija was born and raised in Zagreb. During her elementary and high school years she was a student at Croatian-American society where she perfected her English over a number of years. Currently she’s studying law at the University of Zagreb. After graduating she wishes to specialize in Maritime law.
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Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She grew up up in Croatia and returned to Australia to pursue a Bachelor of Nursing. She has been enjoying living in Croatia for the past 2 years and is excited to teach at CAS. With her fun and holistic approach to education her goal is to nurture children’s passion for learning and continuous development as well as teach them to apply critical thinking skills to problem solving scenarios.
Born in Florence, South Carolina (U.S.A) however, she was raised in Beirut, Lebanon. English, nevertheless, is her first native tongue. She completed her studies in Lebanon and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design. In addition to her work field, she had the chance to teach one of her favorite hobbies, Ballet. My objective in my class is to teach your children the English language while having fun through various activities, class projects, group assignments, and lots of games.
I have two language Master's Degrees, one of them being in English language teaching. I have been teaching English at CAS for seven years now. My goal is to help students become effective communicators in the academic and social world. I make sure my lessons are always energetic and positive. I use various activities, projects, assignments and games in order to improve students' English skills. My classroom is always filled with new learning experiences and fun. I am very passionate about teaching and proud of my students!
Lavana is originally from Vancouver, Canada. She has completed post secondary education and has obtained diplomas in music and art. Lavana moved to Croatia three years ago and since then has has experience teaching English to children and adults. She enjoys teaching and likes to encourage her students to be creative and individualistic.
By far the best school I've ever worked with. They truly understood what I needed to help my English skills grow. I would highly recommend them as a company, you simply just won't find a better place to learn English.Jelena B.
It was really fun and interactive. They were all helpful in answering my questions and made me feel at ease.Josip M.
Seriously, they all have commendable talent in their respective field. Thanks for an amazing experience!Tomislav K.