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

Workshop – 31 August 2019 – “Using podcasts with advanced learners: murder, mayhem and education” with Jennie Wright

July 12, 2019

Podcasts are having a revolution with Serial – the story of murder and injustice – becoming the most downloaded podcast ever. They give us access to free, authentic resources to design stimulating tasks and develop our learners’ taste for authentic listening. In this workshop, I’ll share my materials and ‘killer’ project ideas. We will begin by experimenting with a series listening tasks which can be taken from the workshop and used within your own classrooms with very little preparation or… Read the rest

July 2019 Stammtisch at the Harp Irish Pub & Restaurant

June 25, 2019

Join us at the Harp Irish Pub & Restaurant on Friday, July 12th at 6 p.m. for a lovely summer night out on the terrace! 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… Read the rest

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