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 04. May, 2019: ELTAU event
Worth 1,000 Words: How to Communicate Visually (even if you think you can’t draw!)
with Sherri Williams of Global Confidence
Sherri Williams has been leading Business English training in Berlin, Germany for over 6 years through her company Global Confidence, with an emphasis on practical, task-based teaching for upper intermediate and advanced English speakers. She also served as ELTABB Chair for 3 years and regularly presents at BESIG, IATEFL Poland BESIG, and other conferences and teaching associations. Her most recent project, Visual Springboarding™, draws on her art & design background in a new training tool that provides a highly effective, creative and enjoyable foundation for improving speaking skills across a variety of industries and disciplines. Find out more at Global-Confidence.com or email Sherri at Sherri@Global-Confidence.com.
It’s obvious that we live in a visual culture – just walk down the street, step onto a train or open a social media website, and you’re bombarded by visual information. But how much are you using visual communication to facilitate learning in your language classroom? And are you teaching your students to communicate visually to better prepare them for working in an international context?
Join visual communication expert Sherri Williams of Global Confidence for a full-day workshop where we will learn how to (quite literally) “draw out” language from your students and give them the tools for communicating visually. We’ll explore and practice techniques such as graphic recording, sketchnoting, visual brainstorming, flipchart drawing, sketch journaling, gesturing, and Sherri’s newest development, Visual Springboarding™. We’ll even have a mini crash-course on sketching basics for those who think they can’t draw!
At the end of this workshop you’ll come away with a better understanding of the benefits of communicating visually, as well as lots of practical ideas, activities and resources you can use right away in your classroom.
If you have a sketchbook or blank book and/or drawing pens you already use or would like to use, please bring them with you so you can keep your practice drawings all in one place. If not, paper will be provided for you. Looking forward to seeing you there!
ELTAU will also be organising a catered lunch for attendees (optional; approx. €5) and a networking evening meal after the event (optional; attendees pay their own food/drink). Attendance fee: €15 for members of ELTAU/another ELTA; 25€ for non-members of ELTAU/another ELTA to be paid on registration.
Please register by email (email@example.com) telling us if you will want a catered lunch and/or take part in the evening meal AND transfer your fee before 29th April. Payment of catered lunch (and evening meal) will be in cash on the day. Confirmation will be by email reply after the deadline.
vhUlm, Kornhausplatz 5, 89073 Ulm; Unterer Saal
Fri 24. May, 2019:
The scary side of business
in cooperation with Hueber and Macmillan
Presentations, negotiations, meetings and networking are all key aspects of business life, but how can we best help students to overcome their fear of these so-called ‘soft skills’?
open to all
registration by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 20th May (confirmation by email reply after deadline)
vhUlm, Seminarraum 4