The English Language Lab

This website was initially launched as a part of the project titled ”Innovation in teaching English fostering IT skills and entrepreneurial potentials with students” in 2019. The project was realized under the action Development of Higher Education and was fully funded by The Ministry of Education RS.

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Dear visitor,

The EngLit project was conceptualized as a means to create a cosy, fun and reachable space for learning the English language and literature. You are welcome to use and share the resources you find useful, as well as interact with other users. Please, feel free to get back to us with your comments and ideas. We will be thrilled to transform your insights into collaboration or projects.

Enjoy the ride!

PhD Ivana Krsmanović professor of applied studies, Faculty of Technical Sciences Čačak, University of Kragujevac Serbia

ENGLIT lab head

Projects

This is a list of our projects and everything worth mentioning.

Frankenreads 2018

Challange

The Keats-Shelley Association of America invited us to take part in the international initiative Frankenreads to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. A series of events was designed to all us to actively participate in the celebration: after the Franken-robots, Franken-book cover and Franken-IT workshops were organized, all inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel, were exhibited at the Frankenbition.

Solution

Interestingly, the focus of the event was a dramatic enactment of an imaginary interview with Mary Shelley on the success of her novel: Frankenstein 200 years after: a question of authorship. This dramatization in English was written and performed by students, adapted to reflect the 18th-century scene and costume. Finally, the event ended with the public reading of the novel.

Results

A three-day event of 200 years of Frankenstein - re-invented by technology, organized at TCC was a complete success. In the total of 603 events worldwide, we were happy to partake such a huge international initiative with our creative approach to the celebration. At the same time, we helped spread the awareness of the first sci-fi novel and its contemporary implications. We were honoured to be the only institution from the Balkans that participated in the Frankenreads.

Blog

Articles published by our authors are the best way you can dive deeper into English language and get more insight.

  • The Importance of English in the Modern Business World

    English Language Lab by English Language Lab | May 6, 2019 | ~1 min read

    While the British Council calculates that English is only the third largest language in the world, it has emerged as the international language of business communication, particularly in certain industries such as travel, hospitality, engineering and construction, healthcare, and finance. English spread throughout the world as a result of British colonial rule and it became […]

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  • TRAFFIC AND DEMOCRACY (CEEPUS essay challenge, 2017)

    Avatar by Ivana Krsmanović | April 28, 2019 | ~5 min read

    Lauren Beukes once said: “Traffic in Joburg is like the democratic process. Every time you think it’s going to get moving and take you somewhere, you hit another jam.” Joburg from the above quote might be Johannesburg – the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. In fact, it is. At the same time, Joburg depicted as a wildly congested jungle of roads with steaming vehicles getting nowhere might be any city anywhere in the world at the beginning of 2020’s. Probably it is.

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Essays

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  • Sample Argumentative Essay, post 2

    Avatarby Ivana Krsmanović | May 14, 2019 | ~1 min read

    Animal Testing should not be Banned Each year about five million dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, monkeys, and other animals die in deadly dose tests which are performed in the U.S. The subject of animal testing is very open to question. In my opinion, animal testing should not be banned for a number of reasons. The […]

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  • Sample Argumentative Essay

    Avatarby Ivana Krsmanović | May 14, 2019 | ~1 min read

    Necessity of Technological and Scientific Advancement Moving towards the 21st century, technological advancement has become a focus of today’s society. Technology has entered the lives of even the poorest members of society, and it is very rare to find anyone who does not have some form of modern technology such as a TV or a […]

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  • Argumentative Essay

    Avatarby Ivana Krsmanović | May 14, 2019 | ~4 min read

    When you have an opinion and try to convince your listener or reader to accept your opinion, you are agreeing with or disagreeing with something. For example: In an everyday situation, you may try to convince a friend to go somewhere or in a composition or speech class, the instructor may make an assignment in […]

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  • Types of Essays

    Avatarby Ivana Krsmanović | May 13, 2019 | ~3 min read

    Definition of Types of Essay An essay is a short academic composition. The word “essay” is derived from a French word “essai” or “essayer,” which mean “trail.” In composition, however, an essay is a piece of non-fiction writing that talks or discusses a specific topic. Presently, essay is part of every degree program. Effectively writing different types of […]

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  • The Wire

    Avatarby Ivana Krsmanović | May 6, 2019 | ~7 min read

    Up until the past 15 years or so, television series were firmly episodic.  Serialized TV (outside of mini-series) risked alienating viewers since it stopped anyone from coming in mid-season.  However, with the rise of DVDs, OnDemand, and digital downloads, serialized TV series have become firmly established.  Some shows still retain an episodic nature, but some […]

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  • Batman

    English Language Labby English Language Lab | May 6, 2019 | ~3 min read

    Tom King wraps up “Knightmares,” his self-proclaimed “arc of one-shots” with this issue. Based on that description alone, I’d hoped that we would get some type of zinger or reveal that would make this feel like an actual arc, even if that arc is just a bridge. I mean, if it’s being touted as an […]

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  • Superman

    Avatarby Ivana Krsmanović | May 6, 2019 | ~1 min read

    Of the many superheroes that exist in American culture, I choose Superman, the Superman from the first major motion picture. Before I begin talking about what Superman represents though it is good to define what a superhero is. Any superhero worth his or her tights has certain characteristics. They must have super powers, and usually […]

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  • StarWars

    English Language Labby English Language Lab | May 6, 2019 | ~72 min read

    Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by GeorgeLucas. It depicts the adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”,following the main story of Anakin Skywalker and his son Luke.The first film in the series, Star Wars, was released on May 25, 1977 by […]

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