Hi, My name is Jelena and I am teaching Mandarin language in SCS. I am from Serbia and I obtained my Masters in Chinese Language and Literature at University of Belgrade. I lived in China for several years working as a teacher and translator.
During my 13 years in Dubai I have been also working as a piano teacher preparing students for their ABRSM and Trinity exams.
I am married and have a 10 yrs old daughter who is in SCS Primary. During my spare time, I love to travel, and for the past couple of years I was trying to pass this passion to our SCS Secondary students by organising and leading international school trips.
I also teach BTEC Travel and Tourism is SCS for KS5 students.
I started to teach in Safa 7 years ago as a primary and secondary teacher. When SCS got bigger, I focused my career on Secondary Education.
I was working as an official translator for the Chinese Embassy in Serbia. I was also fortunate to be an official translator for the Beijing Olympic Games 2008. As a part of the ECA program, I am preparing students for the HSK Exam (International Chinese Exam).
Last year, I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to pass my passion for traveling and to teach BTEC Travel and Tourism for KS5 students