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

April Stammtisch

April 18, 2018

Hoppy spring, everyone! Our fourth Stammtisch of 2018 will NOW be at BrewDog (Tramline Pappelplatz) on April 20th and we’re excited to see and chat with old friends and new! 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… Read the rest

ELTABB Staff Room – April 14, 2018 (Reviewing in class)

March 19, 2018

Saturday April 14th, 13:00 to 16:00 Die Neue Schule, Sigmaringer Str. 35, 10713 Berlin PLEASE NOTE: the correct address is Sigmaringer Str 35 (NOT the address on the Neue Schule Website) 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!… Read the rest

ELTABB and GEW Berlin joint workshop on Freelancer and Teacher Rights

February 2, 2018

Thursday March 8th, 18:00 to 20:00 GEW Berlin, Ahornstraße 5, 10787 Berlin What rights do we have as employed or freelance teachers? Where can we get support to claim and enforce these rights? What can we do if you are denied these rights or have legal problems related to our employment/freelance contracts? How can we network to collectively fight for our rights?… Read the rest

Workshop with Sue Kay and AGM

January 22, 2018

Saturday March 24th, 10:00 to 16:30 GLS Sprachzentrum, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin Please join us for a wonderful workshop with Sue Kay followed by our AGM. HOW TO WRITE EXCELLENT ELT MATERIALS: MOTIVATION, MEMORY AND MEANING I believe that these 3Ms, Motivation, Memory and Meaning, are the basic requirements for creating optimum conditions for learning to take place. This workshop will explore ways in which teaching materials can reflect these priorities and create these optimum learning conditions.… Read the rest

How to get started with online professional development

January 12, 2018

Saturday February 17th, 2018 Volkshochschule Pankow (Weißensee location), Bizetstraße 27, 13088 Berlin Please join us for an interesting and practical workshop with Sandy Millin. Using the internet for my professional development has completely changed the course of my career, and has influenced a lot of my thinking about teaching. It’s also led to me doing this session! In it, we’ll look at how to find the best resources available through Twitter, facebook, blogs and webinars, as well as how to… Read the rest

Teaching 1-1 Business English with Justin Ehresman

January 10, 2018

Saturday January 20th 2018 All On Board Language School, Seestraße 27, 13353 Berlin We are thrilled to welcome Justin Ehresman from All on Board as the first speaker of 2018. Workshop summary: Whether you are new at teaching business English or a seasoned professional, this workshop will pose some questions about the nature of 1-1 business English teaching, review some of the resources available, and give you many practical tips and ideas for 1-1 lessons.… Read the rest

Classroom Lifecycles: From Effective Needs Analyses to In-Class Activities

December 1, 2017

Saturday, December 16th, from 10:00 to 13:00 Cornelson Information Centre, Friedrichstraße 149, 1st floor, 10117 Berlin If asked, any learner would say yes to the following two questions: Would you like to see your progress? Yes. Would you like to have a personalised course that meets your needs? Yes. As teachers though, we need to be sure that we can meet these two needs without having to reinvent the wheel every single time. In this workshop we’ll look at business… Read the rest

Designing engaging speaking activities – without too much effort

October 3, 2017

Saturday, November 4th, 10:00 to 13:00 Berlin School of English (2nd Floor), Charlottenstraße 81, 10969 Berlin In the typical needs analysis, all our students say that they want to speak more. They may speak in the classroom when answering questions, but they need to practise particular speaking situations that they need to master at work, on holiday, at school and so on.… Read the rest

ELTABB Staff Room

August 21, 2017

Saturday, September 16th, 10:00 to 13:00 Die Neue Schule, Gieselerstraße 30A, 10713 Berlin This September we’d like to welcome you to the ‘ELTABB Staff Room’. This is a new style workshop for teachers who have teaching ideas worth discussing or developing in small groups.… Read the rest