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Mihaela Brumen, University of Maribor, Slovenia

PhD in Language Education. I used to teach languages to young learners at the local primary school.


Current work and research interests

I’m a lecturer and teacher trainer at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, where I teach TESOL Methodology Courses to pre-service and in-service teachers. My research interests are focused on language learning and teaching (pre-primary and primary level), multilingual and intercultural competence, content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and learner autonomy. I’m interdisciplinary-oriented. I have participated in projects related to languages, ICT, visual arts and psychology.


Mostly looking forward to working in ITTS, because…

… we will develop materials for international teachers with a migrant background, will meet new colleagues from Europe, compare new educational systems, guide and assist mentors to provide their inclusion in our school systems.


Selected publications

Brumen, M. & Hvala, E. 2018: Developing international sociolinguistic competence of pre-school children and their educators. In: Rabensteiner, P.-M. (Ed.): Teacher education, sustainability and development: challenges, issues, solutions for teaching in the 21st century. (Erziehungswissenschaft, Bd. 86). Zürich: LIT, pp. 53-64.

Brumen, M., Fras-Berro, F. & Čagran, B. 2017: Pre-school foreign language teaching and learning: a network innovation project in Slovenia. In: European early childhood education research journal, 25 (6), pp. 904-917.

Brumen, M. Cagran, B. &  Fras-Berro, F. 2014: More social responsibility by learning foreign language and culture: in the case of Slovenian pre-primary education. In: Mulej, M. & Dyck, R. (Eds.): Social responsibility - methods, dilemmas and hopes. (Social responsibility beyond neo-liberalism and charity, Vol. 3). Bentham eBooks, pp. 117-150.

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