About ELTAU

English Language Teachers’ Association Ulm/ Neu-Ulm e.V. 

About ELTAU

ELTAU e.V. has been running since 2003 and has around 40 individual and institutional members. It brings together teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) from the local area and further afield. We belong to a German-wide network of English Language teacher’s associations which means we have access to a wide range of development and networking resources. 

Our members are drawn from a variety of nationalities and come from all teaching sectors. Our goal is to provide a forum for sharing experience and developing professional expertise. During the year we run seminars, talks, workshops and informal “idea exchange” sessions on a wide range of subjects relating to EFL. The emphasis is on practical teaching and training ideas as well as professional skills. 

Our expert speakers and facilitators come from the local area and other parts of Germany, as well as from abroad. During the pandemic we have embraced online teaching and learning and provided a series of training workshops to make sure our members were equipped to move rapidly and confidently into an online teaching environment. If anything, our high-quality programme and learning opportunities have increased as we continue to partner and collaborate with our sister organisations around the country.

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Committee members

The board of 6 people is elected each year at our AGM. We work on a voluntary basis and are responsible for the work, finances and future direction of ELTAU, in collaboration with the memberhip. Here is the team of 2021:
Gabrielle Jones

Gabrielle Jones

Chair

Gabrielle has been a language and communication trainer for over 20 years in Europe and South America. She has been in the ELTAU area since 2008 developing and delivering corporate training programmes as well as being a university lecturer. She’s a craft fanatic in her free time with a penchant for baking. As Chair, Gabrielle supports the other board members and gladly represents ELTAU at external events.

Rachel Bull

Rachel Bull

Vice-chair & Events Coordinator

Rachel Bull is a freelance English trainer who works with groups and individuals. She values ELTAU as a place to meet and socialise with colleagues. In her role as events co-ordinator, she seeks to organise talks, symposia and workshops which help us with our teaching practice, while also exposing us to new developments in ELT and in the workplaces of our learners. In her free time she loves rustling up a curry.

Julia Bilich

Julia Bilich

Treasurer

Julia Bilich is a qualified English and German teacher. Originally from Russia, she started her teaching career as an in-company English trainer in Moscow more than 20 years ago and has been a business English lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Neu-Ulm since 2015.

As a treasurer, her role is to provide the financial foundation for implementing events and projects to support our members in their personal and professional development.

Claire Smith

Claire Smith

Newsletter Editor

Claire is a business English lecturer working with students in Universities of Applied Science. Her focus is on ESP with a particular interest in English for health care. 

As newsletter editor she writes articles (badgers others for contributions 😊) and designs the layout. She hopes for more contributions from members this coming year.

Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic

Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic

Member-at-large

Tanja is a certified corporate and agile coach, facilitator and communications specialist with 25+ years of experience working with major multi-nationals. Nothing brings her more pleasure than supporting others in their personal growth and development. In her role as Member at Large, Tanja supports the core board team in whatever capacity is needed.

Gaby Haulick

Gaby Haulick

Member-at-large

Gaby Haulick is a VHS language teacher. Originally from Pforzheim, she trained there as a secretary with languages (English and French). She worked for several companies, including Alcatel and a small company from Rhode Island, before she started a family and thus stayed at home for a few years. She’s been teaching languages for almost ten years. She’s interested in all kinds of languages, especially those with different alphabets.

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Other ELTAs

In Germany

  • ELTABB English Language Teachers’ Association Berlin-Brandenburg e.V
  • ELTAF English Language Teachers’ Association Frankfurt/Rhine-Main-Neckar e.V.
  • ELTA RhineELTA Rhine e.V.
  • ELTAS English Language Teachers’ Association Stuttgart e.V.
  • HELTA Hamburg English Language Teaching Association e.V.
  • MELTA Munich English Language Teachers Association e.V.

In neighbouring countries

  • ELP Austrian Network for English Language Professionals
  • ETAS English Teachers Association Switzerland