Staff Room Jan. 2019: Bringing their Real Business into the BE Classroom

October 18, 2018

Time: January 12, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm Location: Die Neue Schule *see this event’s address Street: Sigmaringer Str 35 City/Town: 10713 Berlin. PLEASE NOTE: the correct address is Sigmaringer Str 35 (NOT the address on the Neue Schule Website) **Also note that the time for this event is 1pm-4pm This January we’d like to invite you back to the ‘ELTABB Staff Room’. This is a type of workshop for teachers who have teaching ideas worth discussing or developing in… Read the rest

Red Tape workshop with Tia Robinson Dec. 8 2018

Time: December 8, 2018 from 10am to 1pm Location: Expath Mitte Street: Torstraße 117 City/Town: 10119 Berlin.   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… Read the rest

Sarah Mercer Workshop Nov. 3rd

Learner and teacher motivation and wellbeing: Two sides of the same coin Time: November 3, 2018 from 10am to 1pm Location: Zentraleinrichtung Moderne Sprachen (ZEMS) der Technischen Universität Berlin Street: Hardenbergstr. 16-18 City/Town: 10623 Berlin We are very excited to announce the following workshop with Sarah Mercer:  In this workshop, we will look at learner and teacher psychologies. Essentially, the two are intimately connected with both mutually influencing each other. In part 1, we will reflect on the kind of… Read the rest

English Trainer in Buch

October 5, 2018

Job: English Teacher Offered by: Living English Location: Buch (north-east of Berlin) Day/Time: Variable Group size: Max 8 participants Level: Variable Teaching materials/focus: general, business and Enlish for special puposes Pay (please specify per 45min or per 60min): Negotiable Any special required qualifications/skills/experience: CELTA qualified, native or native-like speakers of English Contact person and contact info: Other info/details: Living English is looking for new CELTA qualified trainers to support our growing team. We teach general English for travel and… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Phoebe Blackburn

1. Question from Rob: how has doing the Neurolanguage Coach training has changed the way you teach English? A great deal. I used to tell a lot more, talk more; now I listen more, facilitate the learning process, sensing how my student/s are feeling, what ‘mode’ their brain is in, how they like to learn. I’m sure many experienced teachers do this intuitively anyhow, but the coaching course put labels on things, gave me pointers and guidelines, and some more… Read the rest

Experienced English teacher for children

September 6, 2018

Looking for: - Certified English teacher with experience in teaching English to children  - Available to teach to our children, Age 7 and Age 9 - Offered by: Dr. Costantina Manes - Location: Ringstrasse 71, 12205 Berlin - Individual Lesson - Contact: Dr. Costantina Manes, Tel: 0151-22111530, Email:… Read the rest

Learn English with TED Talks: a flipped approach

Please register for this event either via the Ning or via email (to by September 20th.  This workshop takes place on Sept. 29, 2018 from 2pm-5pm at GLS Sprachenzentrum (Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin). With their new program, Learn English with TED Talks, the ELT publisher National Geographic Learning has taken a flipped classroom approach to using TED Talks as a teaching and learning resource. The program is designed to help learners not only understand the language but above all… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Robert Nisbet

September 3, 2018

1. Question from Sarah: What advice would you give to a new freelance teacher breaking away from language schools and finding their own clients? Also what advice would you give to people wanting to change their career and become a freelance English teacher? If you’re looking to find your own clients, I’d recommend setting up a good quality website with a professional photo and using Google Ads to get it noticed. Use the website to tell your potential clients who… Read the rest

Joseph Vickers

August 7, 2018

I was first drawn to English language instruction in 2006 when I moved to Japan from America, not as part of a grand design for my life but in pursuit of a new experience. I discovered that I loved the personal connection that teaching allows, as well as the theoretical aspects behind learning and lesson design. Since that time, I have spent over three years working as a language and cultural trainer, for companies such as Toyota Motors and Mitsubishi… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Sarah Brown

August 6, 2018

1. Galina would like you to share your great idea for giving feedback/homework/revision by recording a short message. What’s worked wonders with my private students and very small group lately has been me making an audio recording on their smart phone (or for small groups an audio message in a WhatsApp group) at the very end of class. I make it no longer than 5min and monologue through what we covered in class, repeat new vocabulary with an example in… Read the rest