Expolingua conference – Nov 16-17, 2018

November 9, 2018

The annual Expolingua conference takes place in Berlin from November the 16th to 17th. If you’ve never been before, it’s a huge trade fair with exhibitors from study-abroad programs, language schools, language-learning apps, publishers and all kinds of other companies. They also have mini language-learning workshops, talks and a cultural programme. This year for the first time ELTABB will have a stand and ELTABB members can get in for free! Get your ticket here – you must register in advance… Read the rest

Staff Room Jan. 2019: Bringing their Real Business into the BE Classroom

October 18, 2018

Time: January 12, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm Location: Die Neue Schule *see this event’s address Street: Sigmaringer Str 35 City/Town: 10713 Berlin. PLEASE NOTE: the correct address is Sigmaringer Str 35 (NOT the address on the Neue Schule Website) **Also note that the time for this event is 1pm-4pm This January we’d like to invite you back to the ‘ELTABB Staff Room’. This is a type of workshop for teachers who have teaching ideas worth discussing or developing in… Read the rest

Red Tape workshop with Tia Robinson Dec. 8 2018

Time: December 8, 2018 from 10am to 1pm Location: Expath Mitte Street: Torstraße 117 City/Town: 10119 Berlin.   The Business Dictionary defines “Red Tape” as: “Colloquial term for bureaucratic practice of hair splitting or foot dragging, blamed by its practitioners on the system that forces them to follow prescribed procedures to the letter.” Isn’t this something we all go through here in Berlin? Tia Robinson (Expath) will be giving a talk/workshop on dealing with the Red Tape issues Berlin presents… Read the rest

Sarah Mercer Workshop Nov. 3rd

Learner and teacher motivation and wellbeing: Two sides of the same coin Time: November 3, 2018 from 10am to 1pm Location: Zentraleinrichtung Moderne Sprachen (ZEMS) der Technischen Universität Berlin Street: Hardenbergstr. 16-18 City/Town: 10623 Berlin We are very excited to announce the following workshop with Sarah Mercer:  In this workshop, we will look at learner and teacher psychologies. Essentially, the two are intimately connected with both mutually influencing each other. In part 1, we will reflect on the kind of… Read the rest

Learn English with TED Talks: a flipped approach

September 6, 2018

Please register for this event either via the Ning or via email (to events@eltabb.com) by September 20th.  This workshop takes place on Sept. 29, 2018 from 2pm-5pm at GLS Sprachenzentrum (Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin). With their new program, Learn English with TED Talks, the ELT publisher National Geographic Learning has taken a flipped classroom approach to using TED Talks as a teaching and learning resource. The program is designed to help learners not only understand the language but above all… Read the rest

August 2018 Stammtisch

August 2, 2018

Join us at Sotto Sopra (Friedrichstraße 209, 10969)  at 14:30 on Saturday, August 18th, 2018. The venue is walking distance from Berlin School of English (we will go after the Digitally Assisted Training workshop) and has a good selection of food and drink. We can also have drinks at Charlie’s Beach after lunch! 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… Read the rest

From Theory to Practice: Implementing Business English at Work with Ian McMaster (Oct. 6th 2018)

*Please RSVP at events@eltabb.com as seating is limited. The event is free for ELTABB members and €10 for non-members. Date: October 6th, 2018, 10am-1pm. Location: Expath Mitte (Torstraße 117, 10119 Berlin). In this workshop, we will look at the communication skills that are needed in the modern business world, how we can help students to put them into practice, and how we can encourage them to create an effective learning cycle. We will also discuss the topics of authentic versus… Read the rest

Digitally Assisted Training Workshop: Tips and methods to optimise your training offer

August 1, 2018

Join us on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 10am -2pm at the Berlin School of English (Charlottenstr. 81, 10969 Berlin) for our next workshop. Afterwards we will go together to the Sotto Sopra cafe ( Friedrichstraße 209, 10969) for lunch as our August Stammtisch. The workshop is free for ELTABB members and €10 for non-members. About the workshop: In the language training market today, the average price paid to teachers per hour of training is either stagnating or in steady… Read the rest

“How to save on health, pension & unemployment insurance” – SMartDE Info Session & ELTABB July Stammtisch

July 9, 2018

Friday, July 20th, 2018 at SMartDE – Info Session – 6:00-7:30pm Are you paying too much as a freelancer for your insurances? Some of us at ELTABB have found a good solution by joining SMartDE, a cooperative made up of freelancers, artists and other professionals. The way it works is you split your income into a freelance portion (from which you can deduct your business expenses) and a portion to be processed through SMartDE. You tell SMartDE how much to… Read the rest

ELTABB June Staff Room – Creating a CPD plan

June 22, 2018

The “ELTABB Staff Room” is an event where ELTABB members come together to share ideas, plans and materials and discuss topics related to the practicalities of teaching English. If you like the concept and want to do something similar again, please let one of the Events Team members know! This time around we`ll be discussing and sharing tips and tricks on how to make realistic plans for continuing professional development — and stick to them! Like it or hate it,… Read the rest