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

Oxford Business English Day

Sunday June 11th, 10:45 to 15:00 Berlin School of English, Charlottenstr. 81, 10969 Berlin ELTABB in cooperation with Oxford University Press and the Berlin School of English, are pleased to present the Oxford Business English Day in Berlin. The event will be lead by renowned authors and teacher trainers, John Hughes and Robert McLarty (2016 Winners of the BESIG David Riley Award for Innovation in Business English and ESP).… Read the rest

Teaching Lexically with Hugh Dellar

May 18, 2017

Friday June 23rd, 15:00 to 18:00 GLS Sprachzentrum, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin National Geographic Learning and ELTABB are please to present this workshop on “Teaching Lexically” with Hugh Dellar.… Read the rest

Promoting Learner Autonomy

May 4, 2017

Saturday 20th May, 10:00 to 13:30 Die Neue Schule, Sigmaringer Str. 35, 10713 Berlin Come join our former ELTABBer of the Month, Tihana Romanic, for what’s sure to be a very useful talk and workshop!… Read the rest

English as a Lingua Franca and the ‘native speaker’ debate: Practical classroom ideas for English teachers

March 22, 2017

Saturday 22nd April, 10:00 to 13:30 Berlin School of English, Charlottenstr. 81, 10969 Berlin It is taken for granted that students prefer ‘native speaker’ teachers. It is also taken for granted that students prefer and should aspire to learn ‘native-like’ English. And as a result, the ‘native speaker’ is seen as not only a better language model, but also a better teacher. However does this really reflect our students’ language goals and needs?… Read the rest

Fossilization: is it terminal, doctor? – Scott Thornbury and AGM

January 11, 2017

Saturday, 11th February, 10:00 – 16:30 GLS Sprachenzentrum, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin We are delighted to welcome Scott to Berlin and ELTABB. He will be running a workshop (blurb below) and also be put in the spotlight for your burning questions. Scott’s workshop will be followed by lunch and our annual general meeting. This is an important event for ELTABB and a chance for the current board to update you on the happenings of the year and to vote in… Read the rest

Red Tape workshop

January 10, 2017

Saturday, 25th March, 10:00 – 14:30 Expath, Jansastrasse 9, 12045 Berlin-Neukölln 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 us. The talk is aimed at teachers with… Read the rest