Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.
Already as a student, I taught Slovene as a second language. When I graduated in 2012, I took part in a teaching practice at the high school where I completed teacher training and became a qualified teacher. In the next few months, I worked at a vocational school, and then my path took me to marketing for a few years and later to proofreading. I realized that my place is in the school among the students, and it was a pleasure to get a position as a Slovene teacher at BISL.
Why did you decide to specialize in Slovene?
I chose Slovene because I am passionate about the Slovene language, history and culture of Slovenia. I have always liked to read and was interested in literature. I also like poetry and whenever I have a spark of inspiration, I write poetry as well. I believe that learning languages can open doors to new opportunities and help us develop empathy and understanding for other cultures.
What makes BISL such a unique place to work?
At BISL we have a diverse group of students and staff who come from different countries and backgrounds. This provides a rich learning environment that celebrates differences. BISL strongly emphasises providing quality education that prepares students for the challenges of the modern world.
How would you describe a typical day at BISL?
I teach at both Primary and Secondary, so absolutely every day is different and without a doubt very lively. We have a variety of activities, from interesting lessons and facilitating discussions to engaging in after-school activities with students. There are also opportunities for professional development and collaboration with colleagues to improve teaching practices.
What is the best part of your day at BISL?
Seeing my students engaged and enthusiastic about learning. Whether it's a lively classroom discussion or a successful group project, it is gratifying to see my students using the knowledge and skills they have gained during their learning. BISL presents a very supportive environment and makes it a joy to work with my colleagues and contribute to the school community.
Why is the experience of an international education important for a student?
International education provides a unique opportunity to learn about different cultures and ways of life. It broadens student’s horizons and helps them become more adaptable and open-minded individuals. International education also prepares students for the world, where they will encounter people from different backgrounds and cultures. Being part of that kind of education also gives opportunities for language learning, which can open doors to new career paths and personal growth.