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

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