Eltas members met on December 12th to celebrate Christmas. Eltas member and past chair Michelle Hunter gave a practical and lively workshop on non-digital hacks. After that was party time with plenty of good food and good cheer!
BESIG was held this year in Barcelona on Nov. 13-15 and attended by a number of committee members. It was a great venue for networking and to gather ideas for future ELTAS event speakers and events. The Spanish sunshine and sangria wasn’t bad either!
We were looking forward to ELTAS-OUP Day and our workshop English 24/7 with Heather Buchanan (co-author of Navigate) on October 17th. Unfortunately, her flight from Leeds was unexpectedly cancelled at the last minute. Fortunately, Eltas members Michelle Hunter and Jennie Wright came to the rescue and delivered a practical swap shop of creative teaching ideas. Many thanks to Michelle and Jenny and to OUP’s Markus Dauber who passed out free copies of Heather’s book and organized a raffle.
The Eltas Committee met on October 3rd to discuss event planning, finances and website issues.
with Chaz Pugliese
(sponsored by Helbling)
Dr. Ines Böhner from the University of Stuttgart offered insight into China in Beyond the Do’s and Don’ts. There was plenty of food for thought in the workshop and in the lobby too! Besides becoming more culturally aware, we enjoyed tasting some Chinese specialities.
McMillan Teacher Dray was held on June 20th in the Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart. Eltas was represented there as well. Committee members set up an information stand about our association.
See review of event:
It was a full house (despite another train strike!) at Adele Greaney’s workshop on Persuasion and Networking held on May 9th at Klett’s Treffpunkt. The Deutsche Bahn could probably benefit from such a workshop as well!
On March 21st, John Sydes gave Eltas members the nitty gritty of working as a language teacher in Germany. See details.
Interelta, the annual meeting of Elta associations around Germany was held in Frankfurt on March 14th. Katrin Beringer and Frances Böttinger represented ELTAS. Ideas and experience on events, organisation and websites were exchanged. Some of the exciting developments: EltaUlm has put together a very handy webpage of all Elta association events for Germany. As part of their Eltas membership, members can also attend events around Germany…..a great opportunity for professional development and networking! A new pay survey organized by Dale Coulter, Berlin is also in the works.
The Eltas Committee met on February 7th to discuss events and other pressing Eltas issues. We also stuffed the spanking-new Eltas newsletter into envelopes. Many thanks for the newsletter team for all the hard work….it looks fantastic!
We started off the year on January 17th with the workshop “Technical English & Things to Do with the Back of the Book” skillfully presented by Rob Dean. We fed not only our minds, but also our tummies with a cup of warm soup and Pearson generously offered participants free books.
The workshop was followed by the annual membership meeting, (AGM). The committee was elected with Krystyna Key continuing as Chair, Katrin Beringer as Vice Chair, Ingrid Abele as Membership Secretary and Treasurer. Kevin Lilley was replaced as Secretary by Andrea Vogt-Nos. Peyman Sedighi also joined the team and will help Mauline Lawrence and Andy Yarahamadi in Event Coordination. Frances Böttinger will serve as webmaster. See also Committee page .