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:
Tue 10. Apr, 2018 until Fri 13. Apr, 2018:
52nd IATEFL conference
Annual conference of the International Association of Teachers
of English as a Foreign Language
(IATEFL) with speakers and
delegates from around the world.
For further information see:
£162 IATEFL members, £225 non-members
Sat 21. Apr, 2018:
Helping learners to listen
Adrian Doff, in cooperation with Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH
Most teachers use skills-focused activities for class listening, but this approach is sometimes
criticised as an unnecessary
attempt to ‘practise skills’. This talk will consider this issue and suggest ways in which we can
draw on learners’ existing
strategies to make listening easier and more focused. We will consider both general
classroom listening and also listening in an
EAP context, including listening and note-taking in lectures and recognising discourse and
intonation signals in peer discussion.
The teacher as listener: informal assessment in the classroom An important part of teaching is being able to evaluate learners’ progress. The teacher can often achieve more by doing this informally in class than by using more formal kinds of assessment. This workshop will look at principles of ‘Learning Oriented Assessment’ and how they can be applied in everyday classroom teaching. We will consider ways in which emphasising the teacher’s role as evaluator can affect the way we view common classroom procedures. We will also consider more extended uses of learning oriented assessment in class, such as monitoring and recording, using diagnostic activities and using ‘can do’ statements as an evaluation tool.
email registration deadline 16 th April, no registration/attendance fee.
vhUlm, Unterer Saal
Fri 04. May, 2018:
How to Teach Negotiations in the Business English classroom– A starter kit and more
Andy can look back on over 25 years’ as a teacher and trainer specializing in Business English workshops on topics such as customer service and negotiating. As owner and Managing Director of O’CONNOR Language and Communication for Business in Ulm and a father of two teenage children, he also has a wealth of experience in challenging negotiating situations.
Of all the topics in the field of Business English, “negotiations” is the one that often fills us,
as Business English Trainers, with dread. The aim of this workshop is to give Business English
Trainers, who might be wary of the topic, the confidence and the tools to teach negotiations
successfully, while giving trainers with experience of teaching negotiations a platform to
We will start by breaking the negotiating process down into easy to understand steps and identifying language and communication skills that are relevant to these various stages. We will share ideas as how best to teach and practise the language and skills we have identified as being important. The workshop will be rounded off with practical activities we can use when teaching negotiations in the Business English classroom.
Registration details: email registration deadline 30th April; attendance fee (5 Euros
ELTA/other ELTA member, 15 Euros non-ELTAU/other ELTA member) deadline 30th April
vhUlm, Seminarraum 15