Welcome to MELTA!
MELTA is a regional professional association for all teachers of English working in the Munich area: freelance teachers at companies, private schools and the VHS as well as state school teachers. Established in 1989, MELTA is part of a wider network of English teachers’ organizations throughout Europe and has especially close ties to other English Language Teachers Associations (ELTAs) in Germany. MELTA is also affiliated to the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), based in the UK.
MELTA provides a forum for information and experience exchange, training and teacher development and social contact and support. MELTA’s activities include presentations by leading EFL/ESL guest speakers and practical workshops and demonstrations.
MELTA is committed to promoting professionalism in English Language Teaching through the following principles:
Guest Speakers and Practical Workshops
By attending and taking part in MELTA events you can pick up new ideas and re-evaluate your own teaching. There are regular presentations and lectures where you can meet leading people from the EFL/ESL field. In recent years we've had talks given by, among others: Michael Swan, Mark Powell, Lindsay Clandfield, Nicky Hockly, Jamie Keddie and Marjorie Rosenberg.
The workshops also give you a chance to meet other teachers as well as to contribute and discuss your own thoughts about English language teaching. Here you can question your own and other people’s ideas about language training topics, helping you to become a better-informed and more effective trainer in the process. MELTA cooperates with publishers to host events where new ELT books are launched, giving members the opportunity to evaluate new material on the market. There is also a programme of ‘Show and Tell’ workshops where members exchange teaching materials, exercises and techniques on various topics.
Most of our events take place in the Gasteig, in the centre of Munich.
Find out more about upcoming events.
Three times a year members also receive a copy of the newsletter, MELTA News, written by members for members. MELTA News includes topical articles on a range of ELT themes, as well as interviews, and reviews of seminars, books and other teaching materials. Written contributions from all members on ELT matters are very welcome.
The MELTA calendar also includes social events, for example, a visit to a beer garden in summer, a table at the Oktoberfest and our Christmas party.
Become a MELTA member
Whether you've just arrived in Munich or have been here some time, we provide a local opportunity for you to keep your teaching ideas and skills up-to-date and finely tuned, and for you to contribute and exchange your own ideas if you wish. In addition, you have the chance to meet other people on both a professional and a social level. Come along to our next meeting and find out more.
The annual subscription is €35 (€15 for students), which includes the newsletter and free entrance to all MELTA events.
If you run a school, we can offer you a special school membership. Join MELTA as a school to take advantage of the professional development, recruiting and networking opportunities we offer. The annual subscription for schools and other institutions, which includes free entrance for three teachers/trainers of your choice to all MELTA events and three copies of MELTA News, is €100.
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