Dragana Kragulj founded Speak. ESL and Translations in 2014 after working for many years as a translator and ESL instructor within the banking industry, wanting to build a company of her own that would provide quality translation and ESL instruction within this and other industries.
In 1998, Dragana enrolled at the University of Alberta, Dept. of Linguistics in her home town, wishing to study English language and literature. After spending that same summer in Belgrade, she decided to remain in Serbia and enrolled at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, Dept. of English Language and Literature. She later moved on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Public Relations. She is an ESL Teacher, licensed by the TESOL Global Institute in Edmonton, Canada where she was born and raised.
Dragana has over 11 years’ experience in translation, 9 of which are in the banking sector and is a certified translator of Serbian to UK/US English, specialised in banking, finance, auditing, and business translation with emphasis on localisation and quality assurance (QA). She is a ProZ Certified Pro (translation) and an English proof reader and copywriter (native speaker). She has over 16 years’ experience teaching ESL to adults, including preparing students for FCE, CAE and CPE exams.
Dragana has been living in Belgrade for nearly two decades and is raising two bilingual children. In her free time, she enjoys travelling to neighbouring European countries, taking in all that the various cultures have to offer.