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:
Mon 02. Sep, 2019 until Fri 06. Sep, 2019:
Teacher Training 2019 - ELTAU training week
This week will provide a solid introduction and deepening of concepts around the teaching of intercultural skills. The
course combines established theoretical approaches to culture with new insights into intercultural communication
and places a strong emphasis on developing practical skills for the classroom. You will learn about the challenges of
working in different environments and approaches to teaching aspects of intercultural communication. You will
develop your skills for teaching in areas such as building rapport, influencing and managing conflict in professional
This course also introduces and develops competencies around emotional intelligence and its importance in the classroom. Along with key theory and methodology, the course introduces a range of different approaches and practical ideas. Teachers will gain both an understanding of this aspect of teaching, as well as ideas and tasks to explore and reflect on in the classroom.
Total one-week package fee including accommodation and course
Programme Package fee includes:
- Course fee, Registration and Accommodation fees
- Training: 21 hours over 5 training days (1 Week Programme)
- Standard host family accommodation (6 nights single room, shared family bathroom, half-board
basis, 30min to 1hr walk/bus ride from York Associates). Further accommodation options available on request (Bed&Breakfast / Hotel) with additional cost.
- End of Course Certificate All courses have a Saturday or Sunday arrival with a Monday course start day. Accommodation will be confirmed upon booking.
After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:
- A pre-course questionnaire to enable trainers to learn about the participants' teaching backgrounds
- Information about the Europass Mobility Certificate (where appropriate)
- Information about York to prepare teachers for their cultural experience
For more information please contact Julia Bilich by email: Julia.Bilich@hs-neu-ulm.de.
Mon 09. Sep, 2019 until Wed 09. Oct, 2019: Online and face-to-face
Webinars and workshops
Valentina Dodge, LinguaTV, Sabrina Lucidi, Richard Osborne
9 Sep (7pm - 8pm) - Valentina Dodge - Choosing and using online training platforms (Online training session)
18 Sep (7pm - 8pm) - LinguaTV - Using and integrating eLearning (especially video exercises) into online training courses. Includes a free trial of LinguaTV for attendees (Online training session)
28 Sep (9am - 5pm), in Ulm - Sabrina Lucidi - How to set up a set up a low cost, flexible, well-organised learning environment for teachers and learners, including:
- Enrolling students and scheduling lessons
- Designing courses and creating instant online sessions
- Preparing, organising and retrieving teaching material, resources and lesson plans with ease
- Tricks, tools & shortcuts for creating customized, engaging and effective learning
- Dealing with common technical issues
Face-to-face full-day workshop in Ulm (vhUlm, Einsteinhaus, Kornhausplatz 5, 89073 Ulm)
2 Oct (7pm - 8pm) - Richard Osborne - Using homework with online learners and how to add-value to your training Example of his platform, including access to free materials for trainers to use (Online training session)
9 Oct (7pm-8pm) - Round up session with all attendees, hosted by ELTAU - Group presentation of tasks and feedback (Online training session)
Face to face session (only):
ELTA member, €25; non-member €35
All 4 online sessions/webinar (only): ELTA member, €24; non-member, €30
Combi Face to face and online: ELTA member, €45; non-member, €60
Sat 28. Sep, 2019:
Teaching in the clouds: How to become an online English trainer
This series of events covers everything from setting up basic tools (e.g. Slack or Zoom) for
online communication and virtual training to using eLearning platforms for support. Focus of
the face-to-face workshop will be creating and implementing online training courses catered to your own and your students’ needs.
Attendance can be as a package or webinar only (fees will vary accordingly).
Registration details: deadline for email registration 2nd September (emails to
firstname.lastname@example.org); attendance fee tbc
vhUlm, Seminarraum 18/19
Sat 19. Oct, 2019:
Aller Anfang ist schwer — How to Teach Beginners
Workshop in cooperation with Klett Sprachen; Speaker: Dagmar Taylor
Learning English from scratch isn’t easy, but a challenge can also be motivating and
enjoyable. Research into human learning processes has proven that enjoyment is
fundamental to successful and effective learning. In this workshop we’ll be looking
at activities and practical steps which make learning English both more enjoyable and more
effective. We'll experiment with material from Let's Enjoy English A1 and discuss how we can
ensure our students feel comfortable, stay motivated and keep making progress. Come
along, be inspired – and enjoy!
All participants will get a free copy of Let’s Enjoy English at the level of their choice. Other freebies and special offers to be confirmed.
Registration details: deadline for email registration 14th October (emails to
email@example.com); no attendance fee
vhUlm, Seminarraum 4
Sat 23. Nov, 2019:
Management Skills workshop with Ben Dippe (THU – technische Hochschule Ulm)
Registration details: deadline for email registration 18 th November (emails to
firstname.lastname@example.org); attendance fee: 15 Euros (non-members ELTAU/another ELTA), 5 Euros
(members ELTAU/another ELTA).
vhUlm, Unterer Saal