Staff Room – 17 August 2019 – How to make it real? Real-world cases for Business and Professional English

August 10, 2019

This August, we’d like to invite you back to the ‘ELTABB Staff Room’ with Yuliya Shtaltovna. This type of workshop is lead by teachers who have ideas worth discussing and developing with other teachers. You’ve got a new Biz-Eng group in the autumn? Do the learners come from HR or the marketing department? An international bank or an ambitious machine learning start-up? Which texts should you use for reading skills? What if the learners find them boring? How to find specified… Read the rest

August 2019 Stammtisch at Löwenbräu am Gendarmenmarkt

Join us at Löwenbräu am Gendarmenmarkt on Saturday, August 31st at 14:00 (2:00 P.M.). This will be a perfect time to reflect and chat after Jennie Wright’s workshop. 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 years but… Read the rest

Yuliya Shtaltovna

Yuliya Shtaltovna is a Freelance Business English Communication and Exam trainer in Berlin. She has taught Business and Academic English since 2007 when she received a Master’s degree in Teaching for Universities with a focus on Methodology in ESP for Technical Specialties. Yuliya has also been a corporate trainer mostly for IT & HR departments teaching Intercultural Communication and Soft Skills and an exam preparation coach for IELTS, FCE, CAE, SAT, SHRM and Academic Writing.  With a PhD degree in… Read the rest

ELTABBer of the month: Yuliya Shtaltovna

August 6, 2019

Contact: +49 1778905106 Website: What made you decide to become an English Teacher in general, and what drew you to Business English in particular? I had a tough choice. I literally enjoyed all school subjects: IT and Maths, Physics and Biology, French and English. I decided to deepen my knowledge in each rather than to specialize in one. Therefore, my choice was a BA degree in English/Ukrainian Linguistics and later an MA degree in Pedagogy for Universities with a… Read the rest

Business English Conference – 32nd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference – Berlin – 11 to 13 October 2019

July 30, 2019

The 32nd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference will take place at Wista conventions Adlershof, Berlin, Germany from 9.00am on Friday, 11 October to 2.00pm Sunday, 13 October 2019. UPDATE/EDIT: Early bird rates now apply until 14 August 2019 (extended from 1 August). ELTABB members also have access to further discounted rates – to obtain the discount code, please email For more information and to register see the official IATEFL BESIG website.… Read the rest

Workshop – 31 August 2019 – “Using podcasts with advanced learners: murder, mayhem and education” with Jennie Wright

July 12, 2019

Podcasts are having a revolution with Serial – the story of murder and injustice – becoming the most downloaded podcast ever. They give us access to free, authentic resources to design stimulating tasks and develop our learners’ taste for authentic listening. In this workshop, I’ll share my materials and ‘killer’ project ideas. We will begin by experimenting with a series listening tasks which can be taken from the workshop and used within your own classrooms with very little preparation or… Read the rest

Eltabber of the Month: Mandy Welfare

July 8, 2019

Contact: Website: How did you become interested in Business English in particular? What led you to that specialty? I jumped in (or rather was pushed in!) at the deep end the week after my CELTA, taking on a last-minute business English class for a language school in Barcelona. With students staggering in late, I started each class asking what had been happening at work. It really sparked my interest in business practices, but it wasn’t until I got… Read the rest

Business English Trainer in Berlin

July 4, 2019

Job: Business English trainer wanted for In-Company small group courses in Berlin, close to Weinmeisterstraße Metro. Most likely 30-40 hour courses, weekly lessons of 2 – 3 hours starting September. Offered by: The Square Mile Business Language Training Location: In-Company, nearby Weinmeisterstraße Day/Time: As yet unknown. Most likely early morning or later afternoon. Exact timing in consultation with the trainer. Group size: 2-8 participants Level: As yet unknown. Most likely B2 level. Teaching materials/focus: General business English, book budget available… Read the rest

English for Diplomats

June 30, 2019

Job: English teacher Offered by: Auswärtiges Amt (Akademie Auswärtiger Dienst) Location: Schwarzer Weg 45, 13505 Berlin Day/Time: Full-time position Group size: 6-9 Level: B2-C2 Teaching materials/focus: English for diplomats Pay: E13 TVöD Bund (Tarifgebiet Ost)  Special required qualifications/skills/experience: Masters degree + recognized English teaching qualification + minimum 4 years’ experience Contact person and contact info: please see job advertisement on Other info/details: application deadline 15 July 2019… Read the rest

July 2019 Stammtisch at the Harp Irish Pub & Restaurant

June 25, 2019

Join us at the Harp Irish Pub & Restaurant on Friday, July 12th at 6 p.m. for a lovely summer night out on the terrace! 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 years but you can’t seem… Read the rest