ELTABBer of the Month: Sherri Williams

December 10, 2019

Contact: Website: Interview Do you have an overall philosophy of teaching, something that motivates you, or guides your interactions with students? I’m much more practical than theoretical. The best motivation for me is working with clients who are actively using English in their jobs, rather than those without any specific goal in mind. I love the process of determining what a client wants to be able to do better in English, designing training that mimics their real-life tasks,… Read the rest

January 2020 Workshop – with Gabriel EA Clark -“Exploiting images: Dual cognition, the power of the mind, and a duck with a pot on its head”

December 9, 2019

In this workshop we will take a look at some basic mnemonic techniques followed by the theory of dual cognition and how it can be applied to learning foreign language vocabulary via Atkinson’s Keyword Method. Participants will have the opportunity to use the method to learn some Russian vocabulary and then work on their own keywords for their learners before engaging in a discussion on how to use them in the classroom. Finally we will take a more general look… Read the rest

ELTABB 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) & workshop with Antonia Clare

SAVE THE DATE – We are very proud to announce the 2020 ELTABB AGM meeting and workshop speaker Antonia Clare! Workshop title: “Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons” How can we be more creative in the classroom, especially when under increasing pressure to meet the demands of standardised curricula and testing?  Does creativity require a small act of defiance or rebellion on the part of the teacher?  This workshop will offer practical ideas to help you become that flamingo… Read the rest

ELTABBer of the Month: Jin Choi

November 12, 2019

Contact: Questions: How long have you been teaching in Berlin and how does it differ from teaching in Korea and the USA? I’ve been teaching in Berlin for almost two years now and this is the first time I came in contact with L1 interference. Korean is too different to really have one, and in the US I was teaching students from low-income families who didn’t have the language skills of their grade level, but they were still native… Read the rest

Workshop – December 2019 – Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic – “Moving from Role-Play to Real-Play: personalising activities for our Business English learners”

November 7, 2019

This workshop focuses on reflecting the demands of our learners’ professional lives as accurately as possible. We will examine how to gather relevant information; define the appropriate media; create activities and structure the practice sessions; give, gather and learn from feedback. This workshop requires active participation and will provide a range of activities adaptable to individual requirements. Bio: Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic is a Coach & Communications Specialist with 25+ years of experience within the global corporate world, working with leaders, teams and individuals to… Read the rest

December 2019 Stammtisch: Christmas Market Crawl

October 21, 2019

Join us at the Spandau Christmas Market on Saturday, December 7th at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.) for a special get-together to spread holiday cheer! Not only is the Spandau Christmas Market set in the charming Altstadt (old town), it also has delicious goodies! 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… Read the rest

November 2019 Stammtisch at Two Fellas Brewery

Join us at Two Fellas Brewery on Friday, November 1st at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.) for beer dough pizza, drinks, and conversation! 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 to find the time to… Read the rest

SPECIAL EVENT: ELTABB 25th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday 23 November 2019

ELTABB warmly invites all members, former members, associates and supporters to join us for our very special 25th Anniversary celebration on Saturday 23 November 2019, 6:30 to 10:00 pm. It will be at the Aquarium Berlin located next to the Berlin Zoo near the Zoologischer Garten train station. We will have the ground floor to ourselves to explore and take pictures with the tanks of sea creatures! To reserve your place and help with catering, we kindly ask you to… Read the rest

“Preparing for a family of Englishes – it’ll knock you out of your socks!” Workshop with Andreas Grundtvig

October 20, 2019

Futurologists have predicted the extinction of minor languages to make way for dominant world languages such as English. But in that process a new family of languages is being created, one of ‘mutually unintelligible Englishes.’ This workshop looks at what is already happening to our linguistic environment, how this affects the language our learners call ‘real’, and the problems created by the word ‘native’. By considering the value of noticing and collecting language from a landscape where English is neither… Read the rest

ELTABBer of the Month: Vicky Allan

October 10, 2019

Contact: Questions: How has living in both the US and the UK influenced your English? How would you describe your own English?  My English definitely sounds American, though a few people have told me it sounds “cleaner.” This is probably from teaching English. I think that my exposure to both Englishes has made me a better teacher; I’m able to help prepare my students for different English contexts. I don’t mean just telling them that in England an elevator… Read the rest