Head of Department:

Ivana Moritz, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

Name and surname

Ivana Moritz, Ph.D.


Assistant professor


imoritz@foozos.hr, moritz.ivana@gmail.com



Office hours:

Wednesday 12h

Research interests:

cognitive linguistics, English phraseology


She completed primary and secondary school in Osijek. In 1999 she graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy in Osijek acquiring the title of English and German language and literature teacher. In academic year 2006/2007 she enrolled in the Doctoral studies of Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek. She acquired her doctoral degree in philology in April 2015, defending the thesis titled Cognitive Analysis of Euphemism in Political Discourse in the English Language. She worked in different primary and secondary schools in Osijek as an English and German teacher, and spent a school year in Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay, Wales as an assistant at their EFL department. Since 2007 she has been working as an assistant and later a senior assistant at the Faculty of Education i Osijek. As a member of the Department of philology at the Faculty she has taught the following courses: English grammar 1, English Grammar 2, English language practice 3, and Englsih language 3. She has participated at numerous international scientific linguistics conferences, presenting papers in cognitive linguistics and Englsih phraseology, and has published papers from the same research fields in Croatian and foreign publications.

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Members of Department:

Željka Flegar, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Name and surname

Željka Flegar, Ph.D.


Associate professor





Office hours

 Tuesday at 10:00 AM or by appointment at zflegar@foozos.hr 

Research interests

English Language, Children's Literature, Children's Media Culture, Drama (Improvisational Theater)


Željka (Nemet) Flegar, PhD, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Osijek, teaches courses and does research in children’s literature, media and drama in English. Her research deals with the intricacies and deviations of English language and literary discourse, more recently in the context of the historical development of children’s culture, adaptation, as well as with her theory on the “childlike language” of children’s literature. She has published papers in Croatia and abroad and is the author of the interdisciplinary book Theatrical Improvisation, Language and Communication (2016).

List of publications (CROSBI link):


Manuela Karlak, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Ivana Marinić, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Lana Mayer, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Mirna Erk, Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.
Ksenija Benčina, Senior English Language Instructor

About the Department

The Department of English and German studies was established on October 1, 2019. The scientific and research interests of the members of the Department are in the field of language, literature, media culture, early learning and teaching of English and German. The teaching area of the Department's teachers includes linguistic, literary and methodical courses in English and German at all study programs of the Faculty of Education. The members of the Department participate in updating the existing and designing new courses in the mentioned fields, and have authored numerous papers in international journals, as well as participated in a number of scientific and professional conferences, and have been involved in several projects. It is necessary to point out numerous activities of the members of the Department in the field of popularization of science at the Science Festival.

The members of the Department of English and German Studies actively participate in the organization of the International Scientific Conference Child and Language Today, which is held every two years and is attended by scholars from the country and abroad, and results in domestic and foreign publications.

The Department has seven members.