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

ELTABBer of the Month: Shaun Trezise

September 12, 2019

Contact: Website: or  Questions: It sounds like you first became an English teacher almost by accident. What about your initial teaching experience led you to further pursue the degree and career that you did? Well, it wasn’t exactly an accident; it had been at the back of my mind for years but circumstances had not really allowed it. I just found once I started that I really enjoyed interacting with people, but I think what I most… Read the rest

Business English Trainer in Nauen (Brandenburg)

Job: Customized business English training Offered by: LTC Language Training Center ( Day/time: 2 full training days (4 – 5×90 minutes per day) with small groups and individuals at our client in Nauen. Preferred days: Wednesday and Thursday Levels: A2-B2 Teaching material/focus: Training programme to be customized according to participants’ needs. Pay: by agreement plus travel allowance of € 20,00 Qualification/experience: We’re looking for experienced and motivated trainers, native-level with a min. of 2 years teaching experience and a TEFL… Read the rest

Flipping the English Class: a “getting started” workshop with Mary-Jane Radford Arrow

September 7, 2019

This workshop offers an introduction to the flipped language classroom, which integrates a virtual learning space with the physical classroom, but more importantly is about the effective use of face-to-face time. We will look at why we might consider flipping, its advantages and affordances, and how flipping can transform your teaching practice. Rather than “all or nothing”, we can implement this approach bit-by-bit or to whatever degree suits our objectives and needs, and the adoption of new or special technologies… Read the rest

Workshop – “Creative speaking activities for effective communication” with Jon Wright

PLEASE NOTE- This is an afternoon workshop! Communication has been at the heart of the language classroom for years, but measuring the effectiveness of speaking activities is still problematic. Speaking skills involve more than grammatical accuracy and being familiar with conversation routines and formulaic expressions. Great conversation skills also include being creative with language in a num- ber of interesting – and often surprising – ways. This session will look at some innovative practical activities that promote original thinking and boost… Read the rest

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