Online Workshop – 12 December 2020 – “What about the fifth skill of viewing?” with Kieran Donaghy

October 9, 2020

In the English language curricula of a number of countries – for example, Canada, Australia and Singapore – the new skill of viewing has been added to the traditional skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Undoubtedly, this new skill of viewing will be integrated into national curricula throughout the world in the near future. In this workshop we will examine what viewing is and how we can help our students become more effective viewers by exploring a number of viewing frameworks which can be used… Read the rest

Online Conference – 28 November 2020 – Inter-ELTA Day

We are very pleased to announce the inaugural “Inter-ELTA Day”, a one-day conference of online workshops presented by members of the German ELTAs.  Starting at 9:45 am on Saturday 28 November 2020, there will be seven short workshops from 30-45 minutes each on a range of ELT topics. There will also be an online lounge where you can hang out and chat with other Elta members. Representing ELTABB at 1:10 pm is Evan Frendo, who will present a 45-min. workshop on… Read the rest

Online Workshop – 7 November 2020 – “Resolving the Mystery of Workplace Communication” with Oksana Hera

September 11, 2020

Come join us for an online workshop with Oksana Hera on workplace communication on Saturday, 7 November at 10:00 A.M. Receiving a request from a potential client may be both exciting and confusing, as their actual needs, wishes, and expectations about the training they are looking for may well be worlds apart. Once the trainer embarks on the journey of exploring the optimal approaches, they become a member of a team that should share both goals and responsibility for reaching… Read the rest

Online Workshop – 3 October 2020 – “How to: Writing for business English” (with Simon Porter)

August 26, 2020

Join us for an online workshop on teaching writing for business English with Simon Porter. Workshop description: I used to hate teaching writing when I worked in language schools, and did everything I could to minimise or avoid doing so. It was only when I started to work in-house at a law firm (with demanding lawyers) did I realise firstly, how important writing is; and secondly, how to start teaching writing skills effectively. So, if you’re worried about teaching writing,… Read the rest

Online Workshop – 12 September 2020 – Case Study Analysis: Critiques, Problems and Decisions (with David Meier)

Come join us for an online workshop with David Meier on using case studies in the ESL and/or ESP classroom on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 A.M. Case studies are mainly used as a teaching tool in the sciences, law, and business to promote critical thinking and problem solving, as well as to introduce new concepts and skills.  Some case studies are a problem to be solved, while others offer solutions to be critiqued.  Case studies are also rich in… Read the rest

Online Workshop – 22 August 2020 – “Worth 1,000 Words: How to Communicate Visually (Even if You Think You Can’t Draw!)” with Sherri Williams

August 14, 2020

It’s obvious that we live in a visual culture – just walk down the street, step onto a train or open a social media website, and you’re bombarded by visual information. But how much are you using visual communication to facilitate learning in your language classroom? And are you teaching your students to communicate visually to better prepare them for working in an international context? Join visual communication expert Sherri Williams of Global Confidence for an interactive workshop where we… Read the rest

18 July 2020 – Online Staff Room with Phoebe Blackburn – Teaching Green?

June 23, 2020

This July, we’d like to invite you back to the ‘ELTABB Staff Room,’ an interactive workshop in which Eltabb members bring their own teaching ideas/issues/questions to the table and explore them with others. This time it will be online, due to Corona restrictions, using Zoom and a digital whiteboard, Mural. (For those unfamiliar with these tools, you’ll be welcome to join 15 minutes earlier).  It’s no secret that many freelancers don’t have much contact with other teachers; the Staff Room is… Read the rest

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