March 12, 2020
While most teachers understand the importance of teaching language in chunks, few actually know how to go about it. The purpose of this practical workshop is to provide ideas on how to enrich your lessons lexically. You will learn how to:
– work with, expand on and review the language that comes up in the course of a lesson;
– get maximum linguistic mileage out of texts;
– pull useful lexis out of videos, even silent ones!
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March 3, 2020
*****We are postponing our Staffroom (which was scheduled for Saturday 14 March 2020) until a later date. With the announcement today of the closing of Berlin schools and all the current uncertainty about how to proceed with our daily lives in general, we’re going to play it safe and will hold it another day, post corona-madness. ******
Please pass the word to anyone you know who was thinking of coming.
This March, we’d like to invite you back to the… Read the rest
How did you first start teaching English?
I was inspired by one of my English teachers who had a positive impact on me in the early stages of my education. I got more interested in becoming an English teacher during my undergraduate studies. I started teaching when I was a junior university student majoring in English Language and Literature. After attending teacher training courses and doing classroom observations, I started teaching English.
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February 24, 2020
Living English is looking for new CELTA qualified trainers to support our growing team. We teach general English for travel and hobby; business English at in-house locations and coaching for specific purposes. Times of classes vary and fees are open to negotiation, depending on experience and qualifications. We teach small groups, not exceeding 8 participants and our teaching rooms are located in the north-east of Berlin, 15 minutes from Gesundbrunnen – S-Bahn S2; bus 150/158.
If you are a proficient… Read the rest
February 19, 2020
Job: English Training (3 groups)
Offered by: NATIVES GmbH & Co. KG
Day/Time: Mondays: 0930-1400. Additional groups in future possible.
Group size: Max. 6
Level: Between A2 and C1
Teaching materials/focus: Flexible; on-the-job
Pay (please specify per 45min or per 60min): 25€ net / UE
Any special required qualifications/skills/experience: Teaching experience in corporate landscape preferred.
Contact person and contact info: Jeanette Mooney info(at)natives(dot)de
M: 01713354467 https://www.natives.de/
Other info/details: Class start and end times can be changed at the… Read the rest
February 7, 2020
I’ve noticed over the years that we have very few “native German” English teachers in ELTABB. How can we reach out to these teachers and how would you “sell” ELTABB to them?
I think ELTABB is an organisation that mostly appeals to freelance teachers from other countries – the red tape workshops, the exchange with colleagues, the peer support…. Most Germans who teach English are likely to hold teaching jobs at schools and universities with better pay,… Read the rest
January 26, 2020
Job: We are searching for a new member to add to our growing team at Barlingua. We offer in-house language classes and are looking for a language trainer who would be interested working twice a week in the Potsdamer Platz area.
The students would really like to practice their negotiating skills and presentation skills in English. The overall focus of the course should be on business English. Further details about the content of the course can be discussed in a… Read the rest
Job: Ongoing ESP materials writing project
Location: BerlinDay/Time: Negotiable Teaching materials/focus: ESPPay : From €30-€60 per hour, depending on experience Required qualifications/skills/experience: Must have proven ESP materials writing experience. Masters in ELT / Cambridge DELTA or equivalent. Ideally familiar with corpus analysis tools.
Contact person and contact info: Evan Frendo, firstname.lastname@example.org… Read the rest
January 13, 2020
Join us online to learn about taxes, insurance, and other important German bureaucracy for freelancers in Berlin. In this very special edition of the Red Tape Workshop, we will also cover an overview of financial measures freelancers could try to take during this challenging coronavirus time, as well as a few starting resources for taking your teaching online.
The main content of the workshop will be from 10-12:00, with a Q&A time from 12-13:00 for us to cover questions and work permit info. … Read the rest
January 6, 2020
For you as an expat living in German society, what do you love most and what’s been the hardest thing to adapt to?
As an American, I love the German social system and the fact that, while I pay a lot of taxes, if I get seriously ill I won’t lose my job, health insurance, home, and savings. Now that I have a child, I also appreciate that she has almost-free childcare and education. I… Read the rest