Randy Perry

Born and raised in West Texas, Randy has spent most of his life outside the Lone Star State: in Massachusetts, New York and, since 1981, Munich. Having taught business English for many years, he now translates, teaches English short stories and poems at the Munich VHS and helps organize teacher exchange programs with schools and universities in Ukraine. In his spare time, he also works with refugee support groups. A long-time Melta member, he’s very interested in discovering new ways to learn and teach foreign languages more effectively. 

Vice Chair
Timo Higgs

Timo first left his native land of Canada in 2006 to teach in the small town of Lippstadt, Germany.
Too comfy for him, after a year of teaching he set out to the Far East and settled for 5 years in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. There he taught English to all ages and professions while starting projects on the side such as an environmental NGO, a textbook consulting business and a kids soccer club. In 2012 he made his way back to Germany to settle in Munich (his favourite city in the world) and started his own brand of language teaching tools called English Designed. This, and MELTA, take most of his time now as he strives to make English trainers' lives easier and more efficient

Secretary &
Membership Secretary

Dana Jelinkova

Dana comes from the Czech Republic and has taught English in Prague and Munich. She is also a CELTA tutor and likes the challenge of teaching teachers. Overall, she enjoys reading, travelling and talking to people.

Arthur Barton

Arthur Barton

Arthur trained as a Chartered Accountant after attending university in St. Andrews. He did an MBA with the OU and is still active as an expert on company pension saving (bAV ├ľkonom, EBS). Apart from spending a year in Argentina with two horses, Arthur has lived in Munich for almost 30 years. After successfully completing the CELTA course in February 2013, Arthur started teaching English at the MVHS and in companies on a one-to-one basis. Arthur’s hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening, ballroom dancing and, last but not least, the family.

Member at large and Newsletter Editor
Stephanie Shellabear

Stephanie is from Macclesfield, England. She spent the first 12 years of her working life in accounting and finance. Then she saw the light and became a teacher of English! Her favourite classes are one-to-ones. She lives in Krailling with her English husband, teenaged daughter, two terrapins and a dog. Her dream is to take a trip on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. Failing that, a ride in an airship would do nicely.

Member at large
Breda Howe-Helmecke

Member at large and Advertising Coordinator
Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is from Ireland and works as an English trainer in companies. She enjoys attending workshops and seminars in order to stay abreast of the most up-to-date trends in language-teaching and technology. On holidays, she likes to travel and learn about everything connected with people, culture and language.

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