Julijana Vučo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Italian Language and Methodology of Language Teaching, School of Philology University of Belgrade
JFDP Alumna 2007, Kansas University, KS, Lawrence
My JFDP experience arrived in a mature moment of my professional life, so I made a combination of the new knowledge and possibilities that reach and my rich experience in the contact with European academic system. JFDP period was extremely useful for my profession. I find the self-respect and security of myself and acquire new possibilities and ideas to application.
From the end of JFDP program in may 2007, I organized 3 conferences and participated in 11 conferences in Italy, Serbia and in Montenegro, as a reviewer, I published two Proceedings from the International Conferences I organized in Montenegro. I published, with my colleagues Sasa Moderc an Zenica Raspor, a textbook named Eelementi di Lingua Italiana, Esercizi, published by the School of Philology, Belgrade and School of Philosophy, Niksic, Montenegro. This book was partly written in Lawrence, during my participation in the JFDP program.
In last twelve months, I have taught as visiting professor, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses in Montenegro, Bari and Turin, Italy, all in the field of Methodology of language teaching, SLA and Language Policy and Planning.
In the fall 2008, I will participate in the Second Language Forum 2008 at University of Hawaii, Manoa, with the paper, and in February 2009 in the international Congress of Italian Association of Applied Linguistics, with the paper, as well. I am invited to be a visiting professor at University of Zagreb, on European Program of Mobility “Basileus”. I am finishing the book about the History of language teaching, written in Lawrence, I hope to publish it in the spring 2009.