2011 -

Doctoral student at Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz
Dissertation (in progress): Willingness to Communicate (WTC) in Speaking and Writing: Exploring Croatian University Students' Perceptions of Factors Affecting Their WTC in an EFL Classroom


M.A. in English Language and Literature and Computer Science, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Thesis: Learning style preferences: A survey of undergraduate students of English language and literature at the University of Rijeka

Work Experience

October 2010 – present

Assistant Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Rijeka

October 2010 – February 2011

Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Rijeka
English for Specific Purposes (Logistics and Management in Shipping)

October 2009 – October 2010

Teacher Trainee, Prva riječka hrvatska gimnazija

September 2008 – June 2010

English Language Instructor, Narodno učilište, Rijeka

Professional Activities

November 2014 -

Language Teaching Coordinator at Bilingualism Matters@Rijeka

November 2014

TESOL Virtual SeminarFour "Real Language" Principles for Effective Grammar Teaching.

October 2014

Teacher Training VideosTools to Flip Your Class by Russell Stannard. 

February - March 2014

E-course: Assessment for Language Instructors: The Basics.Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Washington D.C.

July 2013

6th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
Presented paper: The influence of pre-service teachers' beliefs about language learning on their attitudes towards grammar instruction
Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece

May 2013

3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics
Presented paper: Learning Style Preferences and Language Learning Strategies - an Input to Course Design
International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

January 2013

LOT Winterschool 2013
Courses: Information structure and linking syntax and semantics and Computational analysis of discourse
University of Leiden, Netherlands

September 2012

Course: E-learning and the teaching process. IT Academy, University of Rijeka

May - June 2012

Course: UniSTAT1 - The basics of statistics in scientific and professional work. IT Academy, University of Rijeka

May 2012

Workshop by David Nunan: Introduction to Qualitative Resarch, IATEFL Reseach SIG and Doktoratsschule Fachdidaktik Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz

April 2012

20th Annual HUPE Conference. Opatija, Croatia
Croatian Association of Teachers of English (HUPE)

October 2010

International Conference: Putting CEFR to Good Use. Barcelona, Spain
IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group and European
Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA)

April – July 2010

E-Teacher Scholarship Program: English as a Foreign Language Assessment. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Scholarship awarded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Research Interests

  • Language testing and assessment
  • Curriculum and material development
  • Academic writing
  • Individual differences in language learning
  • Willingness to communicate

Personal Interests

  • Traveling
  • Listening to classic rock, rock'n'roll, reggae
  • Watching period dramas, musicals, comedy shows

Professional Membership


European Association for Language Testing and Assessment


Croatian Association of Teachers of English

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