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

November 2019 Stammtisch at Two Fellas Brewery

Join us at Two Fellas Brewery on Friday, November 1st at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.) for beer dough pizza, drinks, and conversation! 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 the time to… Read the rest

SPECIAL EVENT: ELTABB 25th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday 23 November 2019

ELTABB warmly invites all members, former members, associates and supporters to join us for our very special 25th Anniversary celebration on Saturday 23 November 2019, 6:30 to 10:00 pm. It will be at the Aquarium Berlin located next to the Berlin Zoo near the Zoologischer Garten train station. We will have the ground floor to ourselves to explore and take pictures with the tanks of sea creatures! To reserve your place and help with catering, we kindly ask you to… Read the rest

“Preparing for a family of Englishes – it’ll knock you out of your socks!” Workshop with Andreas Grundtvig

October 20, 2019

Futurologists have predicted the extinction of minor languages to make way for dominant world languages such as English. But in that process a new family of languages is being created, one of ‘mutually unintelligible Englishes.’ This workshop looks at what is already happening to our linguistic environment, how this affects the language our learners call ‘real’, and the problems created by the word ‘native’. By considering the value of noticing and collecting language from a landscape where English is neither… Read the rest

Flipping the English Class: a “getting started” workshop with Mary-Jane Radford Arrow

September 7, 2019

This workshop offers an introduction to the flipped language classroom, which integrates a virtual learning space with the physical classroom, but more importantly is about the effective use of face-to-face time. We will look at why we might consider flipping, its advantages and affordances, and how flipping can transform your teaching practice. Rather than “all or nothing”, we can implement this approach bit-by-bit or to whatever degree suits our objectives and needs, and the adoption of new or special technologies… Read the rest

Workshop – “Creative speaking activities for effective communication” with Jon Wright

PLEASE NOTE- This is an afternoon workshop! Communication has been at the heart of the language classroom for years, but measuring the effectiveness of speaking activities is still problematic. Speaking skills involve more than grammatical accuracy and being familiar with conversation routines and formulaic expressions. Great conversation skills also include being creative with language in a num- ber of interesting – and often surprising – ways. This session will look at some innovative practical activities that promote original thinking and boost… Read the rest

Staff Room – 17 August 2019 – How to make it real? Real-world cases for Business and Professional English

August 10, 2019

This August, we’d like to invite you back to the ‘ELTABB Staff Room’ with Yuliya Shtaltovna. This type of workshop is lead by teachers who have ideas worth discussing and developing with other teachers. You’ve got a new Biz-Eng group in the autumn? Do the learners come from HR or the marketing department? An international bank or an ambitious machine learning start-up? Which texts should you use for reading skills? What if the learners find them boring? How to find specified… Read the rest

August 2019 Stammtisch at Löwenbräu am Gendarmenmarkt

Join us at Löwenbräu am Gendarmenmarkt on Saturday, August 31st at 14:00 (2:00 P.M.). This will be a perfect time to reflect and chat after Jennie Wright’s workshop. 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… Read the rest

Business English Conference – 32nd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference – Berlin – 11 to 13 October 2019

July 30, 2019

The 32nd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference will take place at Wista conventions Adlershof, Berlin, Germany from 9.00am on Friday, 11 October to 2.00pm Sunday, 13 October 2019. UPDATE/EDIT: Early bird rates now apply until 14 August 2019 (extended from 1 August). ELTABB members also have access to further discounted rates – to obtain the discount code, please email thechair@eltabb.com For more information and to register see the official IATEFL BESIG website.… Read the rest