Jelena Mimica

Croatian Project Coordinator

Phone: +386 (0)31 452 782
E-mail: :  jelena.mimica@gmail.com| jelena.mimica@eten-network.net

 

Moto: Don’t plan, live!

My name is Jelena. I was born in Croatia, in the beautiful sea city Split.
I studied Croatian and Italian language and literatures at Faculty of Philosophy at University of Split. I became what I always wanted to became from a moment that I met my elementary teacher of Croatian language: a professor of Croatian and Italian language and literature.
After finishing the University I teached in many schools mostly elementary schools. It is a great joy doing what you really love so I never considered my work as a job, it is for me a way of living. Also, during the summer I worked three seasons in five star hotel as a guest service agent improving every day my foreign language skills and also enjoying working with so many different people and being in touch with so many different cultures. Life being unpredictable moved me to Slovenia where I continued, among other jobs, my teaching work and this time for adults at Ljudska Univerza Nova Gorica. Being a part of their team makes me proud and happy because I always think that when you are a teacher you don’t just bring a content of matter that you teach but a whole package of personality and manner. Therefore, I am always a positive and cheerful person trying to be a role model not only to my students but for every person that I meet.

Erasmus+ is a great project for young scholars where they can feel an adult life, and they can taste foreign cultures and meet a new people.
It is how they themselves can grow up in great persons. All that makes me proud and happy to be a part of that project where I can help scholars to become the best they can be.

 Životni moto: Ne planiraj, živi.

Zovem se Jelena. Rođena sam u Hrvatskoj, u prekrasnom morskom gradu Splitu. Studirala sam hrvatski i talijanski jezik i knjiženosti na Filozofskom fakultetu u sklopu Sveučilišta u Splitu. Postala sam ono što sam oduvijek i htjela postati od trenutka kada sam upoznala moju profesoricu hrvatskog jezika u osnovnoj školi: profesorica hrvatskog i talijanskog jezika i književnosti. Nakon završetka fakulteta, podučavala sam u nekoliko škola, najviše u osnovnim školama. Divno je raditi ono što uistinu voliš pa tako ja nikada nisam svoj rad smatrala poslom već načinom života. Također, tijekom ljeta, tri sezone radila sam u hotelu s pet zvjezdica kao agent za odnose s gostima te sam svaki dan mogla poboljšavati jezične vještine i uživati u radu s puno različitih ljudi te biti u kontaktu s tako puno različitih kultura.

Nepredvidljiv život doveo me u Sloveniju gdje sam, među ostalim poslovima, nastavila s podučavanjem i to ovaj put odraslih na Ljudskoj Univerzi u Novoj Gorici. Biti dijelom njihovog tima čini me ponosnom i sretnom jer oduvijek mislim da u podučavanju ne podučavaš samo sadržaj predmeta već tad predstavljaš cijeli paket osobnosti i ponašanja. Upravo zbog toga, uvijek sam pozitivna i vesela i nastojim biti uzor ne samo svojim učenicima, već i svakoj osobi koju sretnem.

Erasmus+ je odličan projekt za učenike pomoću kojega mogu osjetiti život odraslih, strane kulture te upoznati nove ljude. Sve to čini me posebno ponosnom i sretnom biti dijelom tog projekta u kojem pomažem učenicama da ostvare sve svoje potencijale.