Dr. Radmila Popovic is an experienced senior education advisor with a demonstrated history of working in international education projects. At World Learning, she is a leader in conceptualizing, designing and implementing face-to-face and online pre-service and in-service teacher education programs, as well as a number of projects combining curriculum development and training teachers how to implement new curricular requirements in practice. She has designed and moderated several online courses and MOOCs, including “Teaching Grammar Communicatively” for the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program. In 2020/2021, she led three teams of course designers and online instructors who prepared and delivered online English language courses for students and young professionals in Myanmar, English language courses for unemployed youth in Iraq, and English language preparation courses for participants of the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program. Prior to joining World Learning in 2011, she taught courses in ELT Methodology and Second Language Acquisition and supervised undergraduate and graduate students at three different higher education institutions: the University of Belgrade (1998-2011), SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont (2007-2009), and the New School in New York (2009-2010). Dr. Popovic holds a bachelor's degree in English language and literature from the University of Belgrade, a master's degree in linguistics from the University of Belgrade, a master's degree in TESOL from SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont, and a doctorate in applied linguistics from the University of Belgrade. She has worked with students, teachers and teacher trainers in Algeria, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey and the U.S.
Expertise: TESOL; teacher education, training of trainers, teaching English to young learners, online learning and teaching, higher education, curriculum development, foreign language education policy
A Capacity Building and Research Collaboration: University of Anbar (Iraq) with World Learning and Purdue University