Events

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Our upcoming events

ELTAU e.V. organises a programme of talks and workshops covering a spectrum of language, learning and communication skills in General English, Business English and English for Specific Purposes. Additionally we offer professional development workshops on areas such as marketing yourself, meeting clients’ needs and freelance working.
These are typically 3 hours long and take place online or in Ulm, subject to current conditions.
Similar events organised by other associations in the network are also open to ELTAU members.
Information and lesson swaps, and informal gatherings give our members the chance to get to know others in their teaching community and learn from peers.
Here’s what’s coming up: 

Navigating Failure

Saturday 3 February, 10:00 – 13:00, vh Ulm. In-person workshop with Jeff Aristy. Through a blend of interactive exercises, group
discussions and fresh perspectives on the science of failing, this workshop
will explore our relationship with failure and provide a systematic framework
to help us fail well.

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English for Artists

In this workshop we will:
look at case studies & derive best practices
expand our teaching toolkit with methods from art &
performance theatre
discuss the challenges of individualistic learners and
how best to help them
explore how to balance the need to learn and
communicate efficiently with the desire to control the
aesthetics of the language we use.
Saturday 7 October
11:00 – 14:45, Ulm
with Sarah Plochl

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The tide of AI

A description of what AI natural language processing tools (such as ChatGPT and DeepL) are and where they stand currently.
· Successes and limitations – examples of what it currently can and can’t do.
· What we should be wary of…
· How to face the challenges that AI bring to the profession and future-proof ourselves
Saturday 29 April
9:30 – 17:45, Ulm
with James Quartley and Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic

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So, where next?

Insights gained from the BESIG conference 2022 and how we take business English training to the next level. ELTAU event with Monika Lukas. Friday 24 February 2023, 15:00 – 16:30 .

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Add another string to your bow

Unleash the power of graphic facilitation! With Emily Bryson SATURDAY 21st JANUARY, 10:00 – 13:00, ON ZOOM If you’re looking for innovative, engaging and collaborative ways
to engage your learners, this session is for you. This practical
workshop will explore the use of graphic facilitation tools such as
visual templates, capture sheets, sketchnotes and hand-drawn
icons.

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How to enhance your ESP learner’s employability

With Kristy Kors, Express publishing. This session aims to highlight the essential skills required by today’s ESP learners in order to succeed in their chosen vocation or professional environment, while exploring methodologies that allow for these skills to be developed effectively in the classroom. SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER, 13:00 – 13:45, HYBRID EVENT.

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Content! Making writing ‘lit’ again

Writing for today’s learner. With László Németh, IATEFL Hungary. In this practical session, participants will have the opportunity to try out lots of activities that integrate a conceptual framework for designing classes (or learning experiences) and social-media inspired activities. SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER, 14:00 – 17:00, HYBRID EVENT.

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Find your C(O)RE

INTRAPERSONAL SKILLS YOUR CORPORATE CLIENTS NEED TO LEARN. Joint ELTAU and ELTAS event with Jeff Aristy. Saturday 9 April, 14:00 – 17:00.

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Inter-ELTA events

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. 

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