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N E W S L E T T E R 

Issue 7  · Spring 2018


Lingva News

by Ivana Nikolovski

Gorenje Valjevo has been sending its employees to English language courses at Lingva for several years. For the staff who work at the purchasing department in Gorenje,  it is essential to acquire adequate knowledge in English language in order to effectively communicate with foreign suppliers.

This is my second year at Lingva. I have been attending a business English course at upper-intermediate level. What is interesting in this course is conversation among classmates, topics of our discussions, games we play in class and many other new things we learn. Homework is difficult but useful. Nevertheless, I would like

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Gorenje Purchasing Specialists in an English class at Lingva with teacher Mira

The Valjevo Chronicle

Valjevo suffocated by smog

By Ana Milosavljević

Valjevo citizens have often wondered why they do not inhale cleaner air than the citizens of Belgrade. The problem seems to lie in failure to replace a large number of

individual boiler rooms with the centralised district heating system. This only adds up to other local ecological issues such as those connected with the start-up of the regional

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On the Right Course with Lingva !

  • First private language school in Valjevo, founded in 1990
  • Pioneer in integrating internet in English language teaching
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Serbian Natural Treasures: The Gradac River

News from Serbia

Serbia Fascinates the World with its Beauties:

Our Country the Second Best Tourist Destination in 2018

by Aleksandar Beljić

The American TV station CNN has declared Serbia the second best world tourist destination to visit in 2018, the National Tourism Organization of Serbia reported.

What contributed to this was a multitude of activities carried out by NTOS in 2017 and concerning intense promotional and marketing campaign in the global tourism markets. The media campaign was broadcast on the global BBC World and Eurosport networks, and a 30 second promotional commercial was shown over 600 times in the European countries and the USA.

With the accent on summer and winter tourist seasons, this activity was accompanied by digital promotion on the portals of these networks.

The promotional activities were continued on the British TV Chanel 5, and at this moment there are commercials about Serbian beauties being broadcast on Travel Channel.

The articles and news stories

were published  in the best-known media such as: the British Guardian and Independent, American Vogue and Conde Nast Traveler, Italian LA Reppublica and Corrriere de la Serra, Russian National Geographic and Komsomolskaya Pravda, French  Madame Figaro and Parisien, German Freie Presse, Hamburger Abendblatt and  Berliner Morgenpost, and a radio campaign was also broadcast on BBC 4 and 6 radios.

NTOS organized many special presentations and events, promotions and workshops for business partners, as well as study tours for 140 foreign journalists from the most famous world newspaper companies like New York Times, Vogue, USA Today, National Geographic, and Chicago Tribune.

A study visit by American bloggers to Serbia, as well as the activities related to that visit on blogs and social networks, led to the 61st annual gold award "Adrian", the biggest and the most prestigious award for the campaign "Balkan Blogger Bash".

The Kolubara River in Valjevo

Valjevo Suffocated by Smog

landfill in Kalenić and waste waters in Divčibare.

“VALJEVO must solve the problem of air pollution immediately, because the investment in the health of children and people cannot be counted in economic terms and can never be expensive. If the city government cannot find a solution for 80% of individual boiler rooms, the town will eventually suffocate. Besides, Belgrade has a better quality of air”, Minister of Environmental Protection Goran Trivan pointed out, during the round table discussion organized in Valjevo in connection with air pollution, regional landfill in Kalenić and waste waters in Divčibare.

Especially alarming were the data from the local Public Health Institute, that the elevated concentrations of soot parrticles in the air are registered on about 170 days per year!

“The period from September 20th to April 30th is the most critical and the air pollution during the winter is even five times bigger than during the summer,” Dr. Zoran Živković, President of the Valjevo Health Council warned. “The reasons are the natural position of the city, an increased amount of harmful substances from individual boiler rooms and exhaust gases from about 30.000 cars, so we shouldn’t wonder that there are frequent infections of respiratory organs and lung carcinomas.”

The first local environmental action plan in Valjevo was adopted as early as 2005, with the 2012 revision prolonging it until 2012, and now a new strategic document up to the year 2025 is to be made.

“Pollution from car exhaust can be solved with several regulated roads, though neither should introduction of odd-even number system be avoided, nor banning the car traffic in the periods of heavy air pollution due to heating season. However, for all of this it’s necessary the state help us,” Deputy Mayor Dragan Jeremić said.

Recently, In Valjevo more than 20 kilometers of hot water pipelines and 131 substations have been made, which has significantly reduced the big number of boiler rooms in the city. However, Heating Plant Director Zoran Stepanović, revealed that a big problem is a slowdown in connecting to the city heating system, although they provide a better quality fuel emitting fewer negative particles.

 “The Heating Plant has contributed to a decrease in air pollution, but that isn't enough yet,” Director Stepanović claimed. “About 350,000 square metres has already been connected to our network, and we plan to replace fuel oil because in Europe it is recognized as harmful and it is already prohibited. In addition, its price cannot make heating cheaper, so Valjevo citizens are reluctant to connect. Because of that next year we are starting to draft technical design documentation for the transition to wood biomass, i.e. woodchips.”

Minister Trivan also wondered how possible it is that public institutions, such as the General Hospital and the Institute for Public Health, are not connected to the heating system. Besides supporting the effort to switch off individual boiler rooms he also thinks that a solution must be found for state institutions as well. He considers that rather than reducing everything to money, proper planning should be implemented, and in this respect favours the use of gas.  

 Valjevo Suffocated by Smog

Cider Press in Jersey

Around the World

Friendly Takeover, Bottoms up!

By Ivana Nikolovski

        US beer giant Molson Coors has acquired British cider maker Aspall.

        Aspall cider has been a family business for more than 300 years. The Chevallier family saw an opportunity to accelerate growth of Aspall cider in the UK and abroad and decided to merge with the company that owns brands including Carling and Miller and several small UK drink makers. The negotiations were conducted for a year. Barry Chevallier Guild, chairman of Aspall, said that he wanted to sell the business to a company which appreciates Aspall's rich heritage, passion for making quality cider and vision for the future development of Aspall and its people. Molson Coors wanted to add Aspall to their portfolio because they believed in the huge potential of Aspall vinegars. Also, US beer giant wanted to make Aspall, the UK's top-selling premium cider. In just one year, sales at Aspall rose by 15 percent. The UK is the world's biggest market for cider and more than half of all apples grown in the UK are used to make cider.

         Members of the Chevallier family will continue to play a role in the company. Molson Coors will continue to press, ferment, keg and bottle at the Cyder House in the Suffolk village, where Aspall was founded.

Photo credit: Cider Press in Jersey by ukcider ukcider:

Lingva News - continued

to have more homework because our success in the course depends on our

will, hard work and participation. Homework activities encourage us to learn more, to concentrate on the particular task and to achieve better results.My classmates are Ana and Aca. They are my colleagues from Gorenje. We all work in the purchasing department. I have known them since 2012. At the beginning of the following year, Gorenje's second plant was put into operation. We meet at workplace. Sometimes we spend our free time together on excursions, picnics or go to celebrations and parties. Ana is the manager of purchasing department. She is always friendly, open-minded, righteous and realistic. What I like about her is that she is good at making decisions, giving suggestions and solutions. Aca is full of patience and understanding, steady and helpful. His kindness is what I like about him.

This course is a great experience for me. I would recommend it to the people who want to improve their speaking and writing skills. Professionals at Lingva pass on knowledge in the best way.

Gorenje Purchasing Specialists at Lingva

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