June 2019 Stammtisch at Restaurant Cafe Belibtreu

June 11, 2019

Join us at Restaurant Cafe Bleibtreu (S Savignyplatz) on Saturday, June 15th at 14:00 (right after Rachel Appleby’s workshop at TU Berlin ZEMS).  We like to meet up monthly as we believe that socializing and networking are as important as going to workshops and conferences. Are you new to ELTABB and would you like to get to know the other members in a more informal environment? Have you been in ELTABB for many years but you can’t seem to find… Read the rest

3rd IATEFL BESIG Online Symposium

This year ELTABB is very excited to be a part of the 3rd IATEFL BESIG Online Symposium. The event will be started with Japan and work its way west across the globe to highlight the cultural diversity of BESIG. The theme from Michael Carrier’s Iasi keynote was chosen and Future-proofing Business English Teaching is going to bediscussed.  Michael himself will open the event give a brief introduction. Each member group will have a speaker to discuss future directions in ELT. After, 1 or 2 moderators… Read the rest

Workshop with Rachel Appleby (15 June 2019) – Observations & Reflection: learning from each other, learning from yourself!”

May 5, 2019

Although it often seems easier in the short-term to teach in the same ol’ way, in the longer term we’re going to get bored, and stuck in a rut. So instead, why not exploit a chat over a coffee or beer with colleagues, and borrow a little freshness by finding out what they do?  This session will do two things:  outline a simple procedure for maximizing peer observations provide suggestions for working alone on your own teaching (not that a chat… Read the rest

May 2019 Stammtisch at Brauhaus in Spandau

Join us at the Brauhaus in Spandau at 18:00 on Friday, May 17th, 2019! This cozy watering hole is just a five-minute walk from the U7 (Altstadt Spandau) and offers a splendid selection of beverages and food! We like to meet up monthly as we believe that socializing and networking are as important as going to workshops and conferences. Are you new to ELTABB and would you like to get to know the other members in a more informal environment?… Read the rest

ELTABB Board Game meetup! Sunday May 19

It’s time once again for another board games afternoon! Let’s get together and play board and card games at the cozy Atopia Kaffeehaus on Prenzlauer Allee. Please bring any of your favorite board/card games you like – depending on how many people show up, we’ll likely split into small groups and play several games simultaneously. No need to come at the beginning or stay until the end – join us whenever you like. (Official end will be 8:00pm, but some… Read the rest

Stammtisch – 12 April 2019

April 1, 2019

What better way to welcome spring than by attending our April Stammtisch which will be at The Castle Friedrichshain (U5/Tram 21, M10 Frankfurter Tor)!  We like to meet up monthly as we believe that socializing and networking are as important as going to workshops and conferences. Are you new to ELTABB and would you like to get to know the other members in a more informal environment? Have you been in ELTABB for many years but you can’t seem to… Read the rest

Workshop with Hugh Dellar on 11 & 12 May 2019 – Teaching Better Outcomes – with a Lexical Approach

February 26, 2019

Who: Hugh Dellar (Co-author of Outcomes, Teaching Lexically and Innovations) When: 11/12 May 2019. 9am – 5pm (incl. 1 hour lunch break) Location: GLS Language School – Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin A word from Hugh: “Over two days of intensely practical talks and workshops, I’ll be sharing some top tips and showing you how a lexical approach to language impacts on my everyday teaching – and how you can be more language focused in your outlook whatever material you’re using… Read the rest

Workshop on 27 April 2019 – Using corpus analysis tools in the business English classroom

Please join us for a special full-day workshop with Evan Frendo: Corpus analysis software is now easily available and can be extremely useful to the business English teacher. In this six-hour workshop we will look at how such software can be exploited to create teaching materials and activities which really target the language our learners need. The workshop is designed as an introduction to the topic, and no previous experience is necessary. Specifically, the day will be divided into the… Read the rest

Staff Room April 2019 – Games in the Classroom

We are happy to invite you to our second Staff Room event this year. This time it’s all about putting the fun in function and sharing how we use games to facilitate all aspects of language learning in the classroom (and beyond). Games such as Scrabble® and Rory’s Story Cubes® (among others) have been utilized in academic research to assess not only language acquisition and recall but also language anxiety. Although the focus may be on tabletop games, any feedback on other forms (i.e.… Read the rest

Workshop on 30 March 2019 – A hitchhiker’s guide to bringing the ‘intercultural’ into the classroom with Mandy Welfare

Nowadays, it’s hard to leave the house without having an intercultural encounter. Low-cost flights and holidays mean more and more people are spending time abroad in international settings, and living in Berlin means being confronted with a myriad of cultures whether on the street, at work or virtually. So to what extent should we as English teachers be incorporating intercultural competence training into our classes? What is our role as teachers? How can we bring the je ne sais quoi of the… Read the rest