About Me

If you need a well educated and experienced German Language teacher or a learning / chat / speaking partner, feel free to contact me!

per e-mail at: jadranka.bokan@yahoo.de

or on Skype at: jadranka_b_private

My name is Jadranka Bokan Berger. I’m a German language teacher based in Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia (South-Eastern Europe). I’ve been teaching German for more than 20 years. Teaching is my vocation because I’ve been helping people to learn since I was able to think independently.

This is me holding my workshop “Tricks and tools for learning new words in foreign language”. during an internal knowledge sharing series in the company where I work full time.

I hold a MA in European studies from Europaeum, Regensburg, Germany. During my studies in Germany (2007-2009) I was a grantee of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation. Currently I work for an IT firm Planet Systems Group (PSG) in Serbia (working in the field of scholarly publishing) and teach German in my spare time.

My workshop about learning new words  attracted many people to the city library in my home town Novi Sad, Serbia.

Prior to going to Germany and joining the PSG “family” I worked as a translator for German and English at the Color Press Group (the largest magazine publishing house in the former Yugoslavia). In the meantime, I did an internship in one of the summer courses of the Goethe Institut (Germany) and worked several times as supporting staff (Kinderbetreuerin) in those courses. In 2017 I worked as a German language teacher for the Goethe Institut (Serbia).

Me (on the left) on national television talking about my career and success of ‘German Language Workshop’

In late May 2019 I took part at Polyglot Gathering in Bratislava. It was an amazing experience for me to talk in front of around 100 people who are all polyglots and who I can learn so much from. I have summarized several different ways of learning new words and we exchanged our experiences. It was really interesting!

Me presenting at the Polyglot Gathering in Bratislava 2019

Here is how the announcement for my workshop looked like in the official program:

Since late 2021 I’m also blogging for Learn German with Anja. You certainly know her YouTube channel because Anja is the most prominent YT-teacher of the German language in the world! Take a look at one of the blog posts that I wrote for her: The best ways to use hin and her in German.

I love giving webinars for teachers too, here is a video of my webinar “Jugendliche lernen anders” (Teenagers learn differently). Can you tell that it was held from a hotel room in Belgrade on my colleague’s laptop because mine was stolen the day before? πŸ˜€

The German Language Workshop web site arose from my rich teaching experience and dealing with the German language and culture on a daily basis. I’m still learning and exploring new and smarter methods on how to make classes more attractive and offer my students more effective learning time. I’ll keep you updated! πŸ™‚

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