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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 Weißensee, 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 fit online… 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

Breanna Alexander

January 5, 2018

I’m an Ohioan with a B.Sc. in Advertising and Journalism from Kent State (Ohio), an M.A. in Linguistics (namely Sociolinguistics, Intercultural Communication, and Bilingualism) from Providence University/靜宜大學  (Taiwan) and have lived/worked abroad since 2003. I received my CELTA in 2007 and have been teaching English ever since. I have experience teaching all ages and proficiencies (mostly A1 and B2) but am currently a freelancer focusing on teaching EAP (English for Academic Purposes) at the tertiary level. My specialties are EAP,… Read the rest

Vicky Allan

December 11, 2017

Vicky Allan has been teaching English since 2013. She is the Head of the Competence Centre for Teaching English at the University of Applied Sciences, Wildau in Germany. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSc from the University of Edinburgh, a CELTA, and a CertIBET. Vicky’s professional interests include task-based learning and learner engagement. Her personal interests include cooking and playing rugby (much to her mother’s dismay). She tweets @vickyparysek.… Read the rest

Halyna Khinchuk

I’m a freelance English teacher based in Berlin. Having graduated with a BA and a Specialist Diploma in English Language and Literature, I developed passion for teaching English and worked as a freelance English teacher, as an interpreter and a call center assistant. I got a Master’s degree in Project management in 2008. Although I haven’t worked as a project manager, I applied the knowledge in management to my daily life and of course my teaching. Having moved to Berlin… Read the rest

Annie Heringer

Ich bin eine CELTA-zertifizierte Englischtrainerin aus Los Angeles, Kalifornien. Ich bin spezialisiert auf Business English sowie Akademisches Englisch für Universitätsstudenten. Meine erste Fremdsprache war Spanisch, und ich habe in Buenos Aires, Argentinien meine ersten Erfahrungen als Englischlehrerin gemacht. Seit 2012 wohne ich in Berlin und spreche auch fliessend Deutsch. Davor habe ich mehr als zehn Jahre in New York City im Dokumentarfilm- und Fernsehbereich gearbeitet.… Read the rest

Barbara Goulet

I’m a Canadian native English speaker, CELTA certified freelance Business English Teacher in Berlin.  For 6 years, I have lived in this beautiful city and have taught a variety of clients from all ages (6-70), different professional & educational backgrounds, and all levels of English. For two summers, I was also an English teacher at a Berlin summer camp (my group, ages 13-18). I have a degree in English Literature and a professional background in Banking Administration and as an… Read the rest

Sabrina Bechler

Sabrina Bechler has worked in several primary schools in Germany and taught English to children between 5 and 11 years old. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Paderborn in the TEFL Department. Additionally, she teaches English for specific purpose (child and health care) at a vocational school. She is one of the editors of a primary school magazine for English as a foreign language and regularly writes teaching materials.… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Annette Stemmerich

What have been the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your ELT professional life? Probably having to move from general ELT to ESP and then to EAP. It meant spending a lot of time understanding the needs in each particular form of ELT, reading literature, developing new material and familiarizing myself with the needs of different kinds of students. In addition to that, accepting the fact that as a non-native speaker I will always have to deal with the odd student/employer… Read the rest