Eltabber of the month: Carol McGuigan

December 10, 2018

1. Question from Nick: Which issues are most frequently cited by Business English students as being most problematic for them? It used to be grammar that students would agonise about, although their inaccuracies rarely impeded communication. Now, increasingly, I’m hearing about difficulties understanding accented English from business partners, sometimes non-native speakers – Indian, Spanish and Chinese for instance – but also American and British. The remedy, as with other areas, is practice. Students can assume nothing can be achieved by… Read the rest

Stammtisch Erste Advent – Nov. 30 2018

November 14, 2018

  To kick off the holiday season, our Stammtisch Organizer (the jolly little elf she is) has decided to hold a Christmas Market Stammtisch on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 18:00.  We will first meet at the cozy “Feuerzangenbowle im Nikolaiviertel” (next to the church) and after about an hour and a half or so, make our way to the “Berliner Weihnachtszeit” market at the Rote Rathaus/Neptunbrunnen.   Time: November 30, 2018 from 6pm to 11pm / Location: Nikolaiviertel (next… Read the rest

Trainer (m/w) für Türkisch – gesucht! / Trainer for Turkish – needed!

November 9, 2018

Job: Trainer for Turkish language Offered by: verytalk GmbH Location: Work from home Day/time: Variable Group size: 1-to-1 Level: Variable Contact person: Julia Schmid Email address: Other info/details: We are looking for freelance Trainers to deliver training programmes over the telephone/internet 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… Read the rest

Expolingua conference – Nov 16-17, 2018

The annual Expolingua conference takes place in Berlin from November the 16th to 17th. If you’ve never been before, it’s a huge trade fair with exhibitors from study-abroad programs, language schools, language-learning apps, publishers and all kinds of other companies. They also have mini language-learning workshops, talks and a cultural programme. This year for the first time ELTABB will have a stand and ELTABB members can get in for free! Get your ticket here – you must register in advance… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Nick Munby

November 6, 2018

1. Question from Phoebe: How do you bring your theatre background into the classroom? Maybe a bunch of micro-teaching skills: giving instructions, using your voice (presentations, lectures), improvising, an interest in lesson structures as storylines. Maybe, showing off? Seriously, if you’ve never come across Keith Johnstone (Impro from Methuen), there’s a lot to learn from some of his theatre training exercises, particularly in relation to the strange ability humans have to produce sentences they haven’t planned consciously – you know,… Read the rest

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