Eltabber of the month: John O’Dwyer

February 7, 2019

Website: Question from Paul: Were you always an EFL teacher, and if not why not? Thanks for nominating me and your question, Paul. No, I was not always an EFL teacher. I had a number of careers and a period at Sussex University as a ‘mature student’. I worked on projects in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan until 1987. I then started teaching in Brighton and got a teaching certificate from the University of Cambridge. I was also diagnosed with thrombosis… Read the rest

Trainer for in-company language courses in Berlin

January 29, 2019

Job: Business English Trainer Offered by: O’CONNOR Language and Communication for Business Location: Chausseestraße, 10115 Berlin Day/Time: day of choice, 16:30 – 18:00 Group size: 7 People Level: to be determined, likely to be B1 or above Teaching materials / focus: to be agreed by trainer and group. O’CONNOR can support with materials Pay: € 35 per 45 min Any special required qualification / skills / experience: native-like speaker competence in English, excellent communication skills, at least two years’ teaching experience preferably… Read the rest

Jan. 2019 Stammtisch!

January 21, 2019

Happy new year everyone! We hope the year has begun with a bang and you’re already knee deep in all things ELT.  To kick off this year’s Stammtisch’s, come on down to Brewdog in Ackerstraße on Friday, 25 January starting at 6pm. Brewdog is wonderfully cozy in winter; they have a huge selection of beers at reasonable prices, the wood-fired pizza keeps your bellies warm and with the right timing you’ll run into a chatty bunch of passionate ELT trainers.… Read the rest

Two courses for trainer with Business German knowledge

January 17, 2019

Job: Two English courses as support for a group involved in analysing processes of corporate group Offered by: English Language Service (Kristi Decke) Location: Prenzlauer Promenade in Prenzlauerberg Day/Time: Mondays from 1:00 to 2:30– could start 21 January 2019 Mondays from 2:30 to 4:00 – could start 21 January 2019 Group size: First group 6 people / second group ca. 3 to 4 Level: Lower Intermediate/ Intermediate Teaching materials/focus: Company will provide trainer with the English training materials for the… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Paul Hewiston

January 7, 2019

1. Question from Carol: What kinds of things have your students taught you? Listen to what the student wants to learn before you start teaching what you want to teach. 2. For someone who has only taught in Germany, what are some of the challenges one might face when starting work in an Arabic culture? For men, any kind of physical contact with women in some Arab countries is best avoided. For women, the problem can be social isolation. Going… Read the rest

2019 AGM with speaker Mike McCarthy – Feb. 9th 2019

December 22, 2018

We are proud to announce the details for our AGM and Mike McCarthy event on Feb. 9th, 2019 at 10am and will take place at the: TU ZEMS (Technische Universität Berlin – Zentraleinrichtung Moderne Sprachen) Hardenbergstr. 16-18 10623 Berlin €10 for guests, €5 for students (with student ID), register by emailing Vicky Allan at Free for Eltabb members. Timetable: 10:00am to 1:00pm – Mike McCarthy’s workshop. 1:00pm to 1:45pm – catered lunch for all participants 1:45pm to 4:45pm –… Read the rest

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