ELTAU e.V. organises a wide range of activities for English language trainers in the Ulm/Neu-Ulm area. Publisher-sponsored events cater to the needs of the modern EFL trainer and aim to bring participants up-to-date information as well as practical ideas. Talks and workshops led by independent trainers cover a spectrum of skills associated with language training.
We aim to organise a programme of events which appeals to a variety of English Language trainers covering General English, Business English and English for Specific Purposes.
Members-only events encourage networking with the most important ELT resource at our fingertips: you! Information and lesson swaps, as well as informal gatherings give our members the chance to get to know others in their field, which is beneficial both to career and to day-to-day preparation and class management.
With your ELTAU e.V. membership you are welcome to attend events at our partners throughout Germany under the same conditions as local members of that ELTA association. For an overview of the events on offer, click here:
Sat 22. Sep, 2018:
Double-bill workshop: The impact of visual communications in your business English classroom and Critical thinking in Business English
John Hughes; also: Robert Plant (OUP)
John Hughes is teacher, trainer and course book author. In his 25-year career in ELT, he has managed Business English and ESP departments for language schools in Poland and Italy. He has run teacher training courses including preparation for the LCCIEB First Certificate in Teaching Business English. For Oxford University Press, he has been an author on course series including Quick Work, Profile, Business Focus, Business Essentials, Successful Presentations and Successful Meetings, and Business Result. With over 30 ELT titles and numerous articles, he received the BESIG David Riley Award for Innovation in Business English and ESP in 2016.
The impact of visual communications in your business English classroom
From charts, graphs and diagrams to iconography, infographics, and kinetic typography – the 21st century business world makes more use than ever of visual communication to get its message across. In this workshop, we’ll look at a collection of ways in which to integrate images with classroom activities. We’ll also assess the methodology behind using visual literacy in the classroom and consider how it can impact positively on our Business English teaching. You’ll leave with plenty of practical ideas and the opportunity to see how the new edition of Business Result integrates images and videos into the material.
Critical thinking in Business English
As Business English teachers, we are familiar with skills such as presenting and negotiating but perhaps fewer of us consider how the skill of critical thinking impacts on Business English teaching. And yet critical thinking is regarded as one of the key twenty-first century skills that employees look for in a candidate when recruiting. Critical thinking skills are also listed as a key objective on many MBA and university-based business programmes. In this session, we’ll explore the place of critical thinking in business and then we’ll try out a variety of practical classroom activities which develop both language skills and critical thinking skills. The session will draw on the Talking Point feature in the new edition of Business Result.
no attendance fee
deadline for email registration 17th September
Volkshochschule Ulm, Seminarraum 7
Fri 12. Oct, 2018:
Brain-friendly learning -- What's that?
Brigitte Köper is a leading pedagogical practitioner with varied capacities as a grammar school teacher, teacher of English in adult education, with a focus on business English, IT English, and medical English, teacher trainer (EUROLTA), author of textbooks and online teaching materials, consultant for publishing houses, lecturer for intercultural competence, and translator. She has been holding workshops and seminars for teachers in adult education all over Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and is a dedicated teacher trainer.
How can students learn more efficiently? And have fun at that? What’s brain-friendly
learning? This workshop will familiarize you with the latest findings in neuro-didactic
research and how to incorporate these findings into your teaching, both general English and
business English. We will try out a variety of inspiring brain-friendly activities which you can
use in your teaching right away! Come along to this lively workshop and take home a bagful
of fresh ideas for your teaching: icebreakers, walk-around activities, and videos! We will look
at examples from the Hueber books and materials.
no attendance fee
Registration details: deadline for email registration 8th October
Volkshochschule Ulm, Seminarraum 17