Joseph Vickers

August 7, 2018

I was first drawn to English language instruction in 2006 when I moved to Japan from America, not as part of a grand design for my life but in pursuit of a new experience. I discovered that I loved the personal connection that teaching allows, as well as the theoretical aspects behind learning and lesson design. Since that time, I have spent over three years working as a language and cultural trainer, for companies such as Toyota Motors and Mitsubishi… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Sarah Brown

August 6, 2018

1. Galina would like you to share your great idea for giving feedback/homework/revision by recording a short message. What’s worked wonders with my private students and very small group lately has been me making an audio recording on their smart phone (or for small groups an audio message in a WhatsApp group) at the very end of class. I make it no longer than 5min and monologue through what we covered in class, repeat new vocabulary with an example in… Read the rest

August 2018 Stammtisch

August 2, 2018

Join us at Sotto Sopra (Friedrichstraße 209, 10969)  at 14:30 on Saturday, August 18th, 2018. The venue is walking distance from Berlin School of English (we will go after the Digitally Assisted Training workshop) and has a good selection of food and drink. We can also have drinks at Charlie’s Beach after lunch! 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… Read the rest

From Theory to Practice: Implementing Business English at Work with Ian McMaster

*Please RSVP at as seating is limited. The event is free for ELTABB members and €10 for non-members. Date: October 6th, 2018, 10am-1pm. Location: Expath Mitte (Torstraße 117, 10119 Berlin). In this workshop, we will look at the communication skills that are needed in the modern business world, how we can help students to put them into practice, and how we can encourage them to create an effective learning cycle. We will also discuss the topics of authentic versus… Read the rest

Digitally Assisted Training Workshop: Tips and methods to optimise your training offer

August 1, 2018

Join us on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 10am -2pm at the Berlin School of English (Charlottenstr. 81, 10969 Berlin) for our next workshop. Afterwards we will go together to the Sotto Sopra cafe ( Friedrichstraße 209, 10969) for lunch as our August Stammtisch. The workshop is free for ELTABB members and €10 for non-members. About the workshop: In the language training market today, the average price paid to teachers per hour of training is either stagnating or in steady… Read the rest

Matthew Camp

July 9, 2018

My name is Matthew, I am a native English speaker from Texas, USA. I hold a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science as well as a certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). As a teacher, I am passionate about the English language and prefer to use culture, such as film and literature as a pedagogical tool. Accordingly, I prefer a natural and communicative teaching method that emphasizes fluency over grammatical faultlessness. My professional background includes labor… Read the rest

“How to save on health, pension & unemployment insurance” – SMartDE Info Session & ELTABB July Stammtisch

Friday, July 20th, 2018 at SMartDE – Info Session – 6:00-7:30pm Are you paying too much as a freelancer for your insurances? Some of us at ELTABB have found a good solution by joining SMartDE, a cooperative made up of freelancers, artists and other professionals. The way it works is you split your income into a freelance portion (from which you can deduct your business expenses) and a portion to be processed through SMartDE. You tell SMartDE how much to… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Galina (Halyna) Khinchuk

July 7, 2018

Xing Profile: Contact: 1. Do you have any tips for new or future parents who are also freelance? This is really a tricky one. What I learnt about parenting is that there are no rights or wrongs. There’s only what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ for your family and your child. That’s why there is no universal recipe for new or future parents. For me, the first baby experience was back in Ukraine with full support from both my… Read the rest

Business English trainer for course in Großbeeren (Diedersdorf)

July 3, 2018

crossXculture Business Language Training is seeking an experienced English language trainer to take on one or more 90mins in-company Business English classes, with a corporate customer in Großbeeren (Diedersdorf) Course(s):  1-2 English Groups of homogenous levels Type: In-Company, Business English Frequency: 1x 90min per week Trainer Rate: 35,00 EUR per 45min (70,00 EUR per meeting) Starting Date: Sep 18 Duration: minimum 12 weeks, with possible extension Location: Großbeeren (Ortsteil: Diedersdorf) Time Req.:        Fridays from 13:00 or 14:00 Provider:… Read the rest

Business English Language Trainer

June 25, 2018

Offered by: EforP – English or Professionals ( We are looking for freelance English trainers for One-on-One and inhouse Trainings in Berlin. Pay: 25,00 – 45,00 EURO per 60 min., depending on experience. Special requirements or qualifications: Experience with teaching adults, preferably native or native-like speaker competence, able to adapt to different requirements like business English or conversational English, different levels. If you are interested, please send your application (CV and qualifications) to:… Read the rest