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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

Deutsch als Fremdsprache – Trainer gesucht!

April 6, 2018

Employer/School: verytalk GmbH Contact person: Julia Schmid Email address: jobs@verytalk.de We are looking for freelance Trainers to deliver training programmes ove the telephone in 60-minute sessions. It is not necessary to travel to the client, and trainers can work from home or any other location in Germany, defining their schedules with some degree of flexibility. We offer an attractive rate and provide support in defining training programmes, in developing training techniques for the telephone, and in working with our internet… Read the rest

In-Company English lessons, Business

Offered by:    crossXculture.com Location: Near 15741 Bestensee / Motzen Group size:    2 – 6 participants Level:    Various courses, sorted into homogenous groups (CEF levels A1 – B2) Teaching materials/focus:  Basic English (for lower levels); Business (for higher levels) Pay:    35,00 EUR per 45min, at least 90min per meeting Special requirements – qualifications/skills/experience: Two years experience teaching adults, native, bi-lingual or near-native command, able to offer a joyful and constructive classroom experience. Contact person and contact info: karsten.hein@crossXculture.com… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Leo Waters

April 3, 2018

How do you incorporate intercultural competence in your language classes? For me, intercultural competence is a core skill these days, especially when people have to work in international teams. I like to introduce specific intercultural critical incidents and use this as a basis for discussion. What happened, why did it happen and what could have been done to prevent it? Equally important, given the incident has happened, what can be done to rectify the situation, if anything. Do you have… 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

Bonny McKinna

March 9, 2018

I am a CELTA qualified EFL teacher and native English speaker, hailing from the United States. I moved to Germany in the spring of 2015, first to Cologne and then in 2018 to Berlin. I teach general, business, and medical English. I obtained my CELTA qualification in 2014, and my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2003. Having spent more than a decade working in critical care, I have an intimate knowledge of the language required to function competently… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Dorothy Sommer

March 4, 2018

You teach young learners and business English, do these learners have much in common? Every adult is a kid at heart and nothing is more motivating while learning a language than relaxing, enjoying what you are doing and having fun. My BA is in Business and German and I worked for an international company in my native Florida and in Germany for several years before I started teaching, so it seemed only natural to teach business people. On the other… 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

Ryan Monfared

January 30, 2018

I am a freelance teacher from the UK.  I began teaching in South Korea in 2008, and have since worked in Myanmar and China before moving to Berlin in 2017. I recently completed the PGCEi at the University of Nottingham, and am CELTA qualified. In Beijing, I worked with the Chaoyang English Project to help train local Chinese English teachers in the communicative approach to language teaching, and later at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (北京邮电大学). I like to… Read the rest

Dyane Neiman

Trainer – Speaker – Mover Moving Speaker Potsdamer Chaussee 21A; D-1463 Berlin; Germany Skype: dyane neiman, berlin / howdydy Mobile: +49 176 654 256 35 Email: dyane@moving-speaker.com Website Videoclip… Read the rest