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Kit Flemons

April 18, 2019

After doing various jobs in IT, Music and Design, in 2017 I decided I wanted to move to Berlin. I turned my love for English into a career, getting my Trinity CertTESOL qualification that summer. After graduating, I was hired by the private language school that had trained me, and since then have taught people of all ages from all around the world – from young children to business professionals. I believe that the most important purpose of learning a… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Brigid Thurgood

April 9, 2019

Contact: www.shibboleth-english.com Question from Rosie: One of my favourite things about Berlin is the fact you never feel very far away from nature.  What did you enjoy most about living in Berlin or Brandenburg? I really like how easy it is to get around in Berlin. As someone who doesn’t have a car, I find the bicycle and public transit infrastructure here amazing. I also feel much safer as a woman out and about on my own in the city at… Read the rest

Business English trainer for in-company training

April 7, 2019

Offered by: DAVID BERRY LANGUAGES Location: in-company / various Day/Time: Tuesday 13.00 – 14.30 & 14.30 – 16.00–Adlershof/Wednesday,  8-9.30 Mitte & 11.15-12.45–Marienfelde/Thursday; 13.00 – 14.30 & 14.30-16.00 –Mitte; from beginning of April Group size: average 6-8 students Level: B1+ Teaching materials/focus: business / technical English Pay (please specify per 45min or per 60min): €20 – €25 /45 min depending  on experience Any special required qualifications/skills/experience: minimum CELTA or  equivalent, ELTABB membership preferable Contact person and contact info: David Berry-Lichtenberg, ped@dbl-berlin.de… Read the rest

Stammtisch – 12 April 2019

April 1, 2019

What better way to welcome spring than by attending our April Stammtisch which will be at The Castle Friedrichshain (U5/Tram 21, M10 Frankfurter Tor)!  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 you can’t seem to… Read the rest

Eltabber of the month: Rosie Lee and Ken Powell

March 9, 2019

Rosie Lee Rosie’s contact: lee.srm@gmail.com Ken Powell Question from John: Have you ever been to India? If yes, why? If not, would you like to go there, why and what would you do there?  Rosie: I’ve never been to India but I would love to go. I think one of the first things I would do is travel and see as much of the country as I can, perhaps choosing a spot to settle for a while and teach English. I… Read the rest

Business English Trainers – good knowledge of German (welcome)

March 2, 2019

Employer/School: verytalk GmbH Contact person: Julia Schmid Email address: jobs@verytalk.de We are looking for freelance Business English Trainers to deliver training programmes over the internet and telephone in 45 to 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 provide support in defining training programmes, in developing training techniques for the telephone,… Read the rest

Workshop with Hugh Dellar on 11 & 12 May 2019 – Teaching Better Outcomes – with a Lexical Approach

February 26, 2019

Who: Hugh Dellar (Co-author of Outcomes, Teaching Lexically and Innovations) When: 11/12 May 2019. 9am – 5pm (incl. 1 hour lunch break) Location: GLS Language School – Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin A word from Hugh: “Over two days of intensely practical talks and workshops, I’ll be sharing some top tips and showing you how a lexical approach to language impacts on my everyday teaching – and how you can be more language focused in your outlook whatever material you’re using… Read the rest

Workshop on 27 April 2019 – Using corpus analysis tools in the business English classroom

Please join us for a special full-day workshop with Evan Frendo: Corpus analysis software is now easily available and can be extremely useful to the business English teacher. In this six-hour workshop we will look at how such software can be exploited to create teaching materials and activities which really target the language our learners need. The workshop is designed as an introduction to the topic, and no previous experience is necessary. Specifically, the day will be divided into the… Read the rest

Staff Room April 2019 – Games in the Classroom

We are happy to invite you to our second Staff Room event this year. This time it’s all about putting the fun in function and sharing how we use games to facilitate all aspects of language learning in the classroom (and beyond). Games such as Scrabble® and Rory’s Story Cubes® (among others) have been utilized in academic research to assess not only language acquisition and recall but also language anxiety. Although the focus may be on tabletop games, any feedback on other forms (i.e.… Read the rest

Workshop on 30 March 2019 – A hitchhiker’s guide to bringing the ‘intercultural’ into the classroom with Mandy Welfare

Nowadays, it’s hard to leave the house without having an intercultural encounter. Low-cost flights and holidays mean more and more people are spending time abroad in international settings, and living in Berlin means being confronted with a myriad of cultures whether on the street, at work or virtually. So to what extent should we as English teachers be incorporating intercultural competence training into our classes? What is our role as teachers? How can we bring the je ne sais quoi of the… Read the rest