13 June 2020 – Webinar with Claire Hart – Taking control of your workload instead of letting it control you

May 27, 2020

The greatest challenge I’ve faced as a freelance teacher and materials writer has been managing my workload. On the one hand, I need to pay the rent but, on the other hand, I’m no use to anyone if I’m exhausted all the time. Sound familiar?  Striking a balance between these two extremes had proven elusive to me until I started doing some personal development work. In this session, I’d like to introduce you to some techniques I have learned during… Read the rest

16 May 2020 – Online Workshop – “Strange Attractors and the Gordian Knot” with Nick Munby

April 30, 2020

This is a hands-on workshop about using problem-solving exercises to develop critical thinking skills and discuss them in English. Problems are engaging, and demand solutions, thus providing considerable fluency practice, as well as opportunities for teachers to react to those errors that impede communication. Talking about thinking is a high-level language activity since the harder the thinking, the harder the listening and speaking. Problems by their very nature misdirect our attention. What tactics are available to avoid cognitive biases, those… Read the rest

Your Legal Rights and Options – Webinar for Freelance Teachers

April 11, 2020

For this webinar, all of Germany’s teaching associations have banded together to offer their membership some much-needed support in these uncertain times. Patrick Mustu, a lawyer and language trainer based in Düsseldorf will give a presentation outlining the current situation for freelancers with a specific focus on our industry and your rights as workers. He’ll give an overview of the various financial support packages in place in the different Bundeländer and give guidance on how to apply for them. The… Read the rest

25 April 2020 – Workshop – Leo Selivan – “Fill in the gaps: Re-thinking gapfill exercises”

March 12, 2020

***UPDATE*** Leo’s workshop will be going ahead but with a new time and will also be moved online and delivered via Zoom. The topic has also changed accordingly. When: Sat 25 April 2020, 10-12:30PM ***new time***Where: online via Zoom (see the Ning for the link)Registration: Due to technological limitations, our online events are currently only open to ELTABB and ELTA members. Members can RSVP on the Ning; other ELTA members can email events@eltabb.com Gap-fill exercises, in which learners have to fill in the… Read the rest

***POSTPONED***Mar. 14, 2020 – Staff Room – Teaching Green?

March 3, 2020

*****We are postponing our Staffroom (which was scheduled for Saturday 14 March 2020) until a later date. With the announcement today of the closing of Berlin schools and all the current uncertainty about how to proceed with our daily lives in general, we’re going to play it safe and will hold it another day, post corona-madness. ****** Please pass the word to anyone you know who was thinking of coming. This March, we’d like to invite you back to the… Read the rest

UPDATED DETAILS: Workshop – Special Online (Zoom) Edition – 28 March 2020 – Tia Robinson – “Red Tape Workshop”

January 13, 2020

Join us online to learn about taxes, insurance, and other important German bureaucracy for freelancers in Berlin. In this very special edition of the Red Tape Workshop, we will also cover an overview of financial measures freelancers could try to take during this challenging coronavirus time, as well as a few starting resources for taking your teaching online.  The main content of the workshop will be from 10-12:00, with a Q&A time from 12-13:00 for us to cover questions and work permit info. … Read the rest

January 2020 Workshop – with Gabriel EA Clark -“Exploiting images: Dual cognition, the power of the mind, and a duck with a pot on its head”

December 9, 2019

In this workshop we will take a look at some basic mnemonic techniques followed by the theory of dual cognition and how it can be applied to learning foreign language vocabulary via Atkinson’s Keyword Method. Participants will have the opportunity to use the method to learn some Russian vocabulary and then work on their own keywords for their learners before engaging in a discussion on how to use them in the classroom. Finally we will take a more general look… Read the rest

ELTABB 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) & workshop with Antonia Clare – Feb. 29th

We are very proud to announce the 2020 ELTABB AGM meeting and workshop speaker Antonia Clare! *Please RSVP by Fe. 23rd see below* Workshop title: “Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons” How can we be more creative in the classroom, especially when under increasing pressure to meet the demands of standardised curricula and testing?  Does creativity require a small act of defiance or rebellion on the part of the teacher?  This workshop will offer practical ideas to help… Read the rest

Workshop – December 2019 – Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic – “Moving from Role-Play to Real-Play: personalising activities for our Business English learners”

November 7, 2019

This workshop focuses on reflecting the demands of our learners’ professional lives as accurately as possible. We will examine how to gather relevant information; define the appropriate media; create activities and structure the practice sessions; give, gather and learn from feedback. This workshop requires active participation and will provide a range of activities adaptable to individual requirements. Bio: Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic is a Coach & Communications Specialist with 25+ years of experience within the global corporate world, working with leaders, teams and individuals to… Read the rest

December 2019 Stammtisch: Christmas Market Crawl

October 21, 2019

Join us at the Spandau Christmas Market on Saturday, December 7th at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.) for a special get-together to spread holiday cheer! Not only is the Spandau Christmas Market set in the charming Altstadt (old town), it also has delicious goodies! 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… Read the rest