Event Calendar

    • 04 May 2019
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Volkshochschule Ulm.

    Worth 1,000 Words: How to Communicate Visually (even if you think you can’t draw!)

    The workshop will be held on 04 May 2019, 9:00-17:00 at the Volkshochschule Ulm

    I have attached the invitation with all of the details.

    I would be grateful if you would forward this information to your members as we would love to have a really big turn-out. It may be worth reminding your members that, as a member of your organization, they can attend for the member fee of €15.

    Catering will be provided for a small fee (extra) for those who wish to join us for lunch. We plan on going out for dinner (self-payers) after the workshop for additional networking and socializing. Anyone who registers for the workshop should indicate whether they are interested in one or both of these meals.

    Also, some of our members have offered to house those who would need to spend one (or two) nights in order to attend. So those who would like to take advantage of this generous offer, should let me know asap so that we can set it up.


    • 11 May 2019
    • Cracow University of Economics

    2nd IATEFL Poland Business English Event      in Cooperation with IATEFL BESIG

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We would like to invite you to offer a presentation/workshop/talk at the 2nd IATEFL Poland Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) Event which will take place at the Cracow University of Economics, Poland on 11th May 2019 in cooperation with IATEFL BESIG International.
    The event is aimed at business English professionals both in Poland and other European countries. Under the heading: “New Ideas and Approaches in Business English”, the event aims to provide a platform for a comprehensive overview of important aspects of business English, covering methods, materials, media and assessment. All business English stakeholders in further and higher education, e.g. educational establishments, teachers, teacher trainers, publishers and test providers, are invited to participate.
    We look forward to receiving your proposals, which should be sent to: the following link:
    by 28th February 2019. Presentations should be held in English. You will receive notification of acceptance by 15th March 2019.

    Geoff Tranter                            Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak
    BESIG Coordinator IATEFL Poland                Cracow Region Coordinator

    • 25 May 2019
    • 14:00 - 17:30
    • Rm 3140, Gasteig, Rosenheimer Str. 5, München
    Using authentic visual material in the language classroom

    We live in a visual age. It is estimated that 1.2 trillion photos were taken in 2017, each person worldwide with a smartphone taking on average 10 photos per day. At the same time 300 hours of video are uploaded to You Tube every minute with 4 billion video views every day.

    Hence, we are all curious. And there is nothing more crucial in the classroom than curiosity – regardless of our learners’ age. Curiosity relates directly to motivation and engages learners in developing the skills they need when operating in the world outside in a second or foreign language. What better way is there of evoking curiosity than by using engaging visuals?

    In this workshop, we will be looking at how different kinds of authentic visual materials, – photos, infographics and video – can be used effectively in the English language classroom to support students’ development in all four language skills.

    The workshop will:
    provide practical activities and tasks on how to work with different kinds of images, both still and moving, demonstrate how to use images as a springboard to help learners develop their communication, critical thinking and creative skills, and offer suggestions on how to exploit  learners’ own images.

    Examples will be drawn from National Geographic Learning resources.

    Tim Phillips represents National Geographic Learning in Germany. He’s been working in the English language teaching world in Germany, Central Europe and South East Asia for over 30 years. He has taught learners of all ages and has been involved in a broad range of projects including use of video in the classroom, the design and development of online learning materials as well as teacher training. Throughout his career he has always been a strong proponent of using relevant and inspiring authentic content to engage learners in the classroom.

    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 09:15 - 17:30
    • An der Waldlust D-61440 Oberursel www.fis.edu

    Conference 2019

    Conference 2019 ELTAF Conference 2019 NOT TO BE MISSED! We cordially invite you to attend the ELTAF CONFERENCE Saturday, 29 June 2019   09:15 – 17:30   Frankfurt International School (FIS) An der Waldlust D-61440 Oberursel www.fis.edu   Our conference will offer 18 workshops featuring a wide variety of ... €90 * or members of other ELTAs in Germany

    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 14:00 - 17:30
    • Gasteig, room 3140, Rosenheimerstr.5
    Flexible, powerful and simple activities that  can leverage  any class to create industry-specific and useful lessons for the participants.

    In the ever-changing world of modern business English training, trainers are under increasing pressure to move away from ‘vanilla’ skills or technical focused lessons and into more realistic simulations, roleplays and interactions using authentic materials. While by no means dead, course books themselves are undergoing massive change and in many cases are of limited use in some courses.

    Clearly, as trainers we can’t all be expected to simultaneously be experts in automotive engineering, finance, and health insurance and while assigning a trainer with relevant experience to a course is always desirable, it’s not always practical or achievable.

    So what’s the answer? In this workshop we will look at how we can use our own students as sources of authentic materials and build dynamic, unique lessons from them. We’ll look far beyond simple ‘please bring in an email’ 
    lessons and instead at how to conduct a useful needs analysis and ensure that we follow-through on meeting our students’ requirements – whatever industry they work in.

    The aim of the workshop is to provide attendees with flexible, powerful, simple activities that they can leverage in any class to create industry-specific, useful lessons for their participants.

    Michael Mould has worked as a full-time English trainer in Munich for nearly ten years. He has been heavily involved in learning material development including online resources for much of this time. A big believer in modernising the way English is taught, he has always placed a heavy emphasis on moving away from ‘photocopier-based training’ and focusing instead on dynamic, student-specific course content. He also
     enjoys working in trainer development and runs trainer webinars and workshops several times a year. 

Past events

01 Apr 2019 The 53rd International IATEFL Conference 2019 in Liverpool
30 Mar 2019 Base metal into gold:Human-to-human classroom communication
25 Mar 2019 LMU International Language Conference
17 Mar 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade
16 Mar 2019 MELTA AGM: March 16, 2019
16 Mar 2019 More than just speaking: Developing speaking skills
16 Feb 2019 Tips & tricks for young learners - and older learners too!
08 Dec 2018 MELTA Christmas Party
24 Nov 2018 A-Z Coaching in the business English classroom
16 Nov 2018 BESIG Annual Conference
20 Oct 2018 Teaching online - Tools & methods
12 Oct 2018 From Culture to Conversation - From Literature to Links between Language and Interaction
29 Sep 2018 MELTA Day 2018 - Full details now available!
22 Sep 2018 ELTAU event: The impact of visual communications in your business English classroom and Critical thinking in Business English
28 Jul 2018 Melta Annual Summer Beergarden Social
28 Jul 2018 From theory to practice: implementing business English at work
20 Jul 2018 MVHS Event: Teachers' Workshop
12 Jul 2018 HAMLET
29 Jun 2018 Show & Tell Workshop
23 Jun 2018 Communicative Activities Plus
02 Jun 2018 English for Academic Purposes Conference 2018: Integrating Language and Content in EAP (Sponsored by ELTABB)
28 Apr 2018 Unplugged: On your feet and face-to-face with Conny Loder
27 Apr 2018 MVHS Event: Unlocking the mystery of motivation - Briony Beaven
10 Apr 2018 52nd Annual IATEFL Conference and Exhibition
17 Mar 2018 The Whys & Wherefores of Warmers, followed by the AGM
11 Mar 2018 MELTA in the St. Patrick's Day Parade - NEW INFO
05 Mar 2018 TEFL Day 2018 – Drama in Foreign Language Teaching
27 Jan 2018 Digitalization in the Classroom
19 Jan 2018 KLETT: Enjoy teaching - Enjoy learning - Enjoy English
09 Dec 2017 MELTA Christmas Party
24 Nov 2017 MVHS event: Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in English
18 Nov 2017 MVHS event: LearningApps für Sprachkurse
11 Nov 2017 Andreas Grundtvig: Classroom activities and coaxing language from the environment
10 Nov 2017 The 30th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference
28 Oct 2017 The 3rd English for Healthcare conference
21 Oct 2017 Launch of Handbook for Freelance Language Teachers
13 Oct 2017 MVHS/OUP event: Integrating Technology into the Classroom
23 Sep 2017 MELTA Day
25 Aug 2017 York Associates Cert IBET
22 Jul 2017 MELTA Beergarden Social
22 Jul 2017 Are You Listening?
01 Jul 2017 English Day - The Future of English
30 Jun 2017 Workshops held by CELTA-tutors (Friday)
29 Jun 2017 Workshops held by CELTA-tutors (Thursday)
28 Jun 2017 Workshops held by CELTA-tutors (Wednesday)
27 Jun 2017 Workshops held by CELTA-tutors (Tuesday)
26 Jun 2017 Workshops held by CELTA-tutors (Monday)
24 Jun 2017 Reception for the FTDP Eastern European teachers
24 Jun 2017 Brain-Friendly Learning with Mark Fletcher
23 Jun 2017 MVHS/Klett event: Best practice in a real classroom situation
31 May 2017 Business Spotlight Feedback Meeting
19 May 2017 OUP Workshops with Hughes and McLarty
18 May 2017 Changing perspectives – using animated infographics
05 May 2017 MVHS event: Teachers' Workshop
28 Apr 2017 MVHS event: Teaching the Elderly
03 Apr 2017 IATEFL Glasgow Conference 2017
01 Apr 2017 Mindfulness in the Classroom
31 Mar 2017 MVHS event: Teaching English through English?
30 Mar 2017 Never Give Up oder Eine Frau geht ihren Weg
12 Mar 2017 MELTA in the St. Patrick's Day Parade
12 Mar 2017 Media Literacy in Foreign Language Education: Digital and Multimodal Perspectives
16 Feb 2017 NEWS: Include teachers in the Künstlersozialkasse?
11 Feb 2017 MELTA AGM
11 Feb 2017 Vocabulary - Short on theory, long on practice
10 Feb 2017 MVHS event: Read Your Way to Better English
03 Feb 2017 MVHS event: Make them talk
28 Jan 2017 MVHS event: Beyond lessons
21 Jan 2017 Using Mind Maps in the English Classroom
10 Dec 2016 MELTA Christmas party
02 Dec 2016 MVHS event: Rising to the challenge of multi-lingual classes
19 Nov 2016 A strong start: Global English for A2 Business English learners
04 Nov 2016 The 29th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference
22 Oct 2016 MELTA Show and Tell Workshop ~ Share lesson plans, activities, games, teaching ideas and worksheets
23 Jul 2016 MELTA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
06 May 2016 Innovate ELT Conference 2016, Grassroots: Power to the Teacher
06 May 2016 Postponed! MELTA Show and Tell Workshop ~ Share lesson plans, activities, games, teaching ideas and worksheets
12 Apr 2016 50th IATEFL Annual Conference 2016
09 Apr 2016 How to teach business English: tips and techniques for developing yourself as a BE trainer
08 Apr 2016 24th Annual HUPE Conference
13 Mar 2016 St Patrick's Day Parade
05 Mar 2016 English Language Teaching Seminar Day with Michael Swan and Dr Catherine Walter
03 Mar 2016 LASIG Conference: Fostering learner autonomy - learners, teachers and researchers in action
20 Feb 2016 MaWSIG Conference 2016
06 Feb 2016 Lawyer up: Activities for legal English
06 Feb 2016 Invitation to the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
05 Feb 2016 IH Barcelona ELT Conference
23 Jan 2016 32nd ETAS Annual Conference and AGM 2016 - Zurich
09 Jan 2016 From brief to publication with Dagmar Taylor
12 Dec 2015 MELTA Christmas party
05 Dec 2015 Fourth Edition of The Image Conference in Munich - An exciting and innovative event for ELT professionals
27 Nov 2015 Leistungsmessung beim Textverständnis
14 Nov 2015 2015 BESIG Annual Conference Online Programme
13 Nov 2015 The 28th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference
07 Nov 2015 Applying the principles of coaching to our teaching with Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic
24 Oct 2015 2nd English for Healthcare conference
17 Oct 2015 Teacher Training Day München - Powered by Hueber Verlag and Macmillan
16 Oct 2015 The Cert IBET is coming to Munich!
10 Oct 2015 MELTA Talkshop
09 Oct 2015 Speak Up!...with Anna Wilby
19 Sep 2015 ACTIVITIES DAY - A day of lesson ideas and activities presented by four of our very own MELTA members
12 Sep 2015 ETAS Professional Development Day 2015
25 Jul 2015 Annual MELTA Beergarden Social
04 Jul 2015 Professional Development Course: Intercultural Competence in English (ICE) Critical Issues
25 Jun 2015 MELTA & MaWSIG Munich Meetup
13 Jun 2015 Workshops with John Hughes and Julie Pratten
16 May 2015 Working and socialising in English: starting with listening…
25 Apr 2015 Delta Modules at the MVHS
25 Apr 2015 MELTA Show and Tell Workshop - Share lesson plans, activities, games, teaching ideas and worksheets
10 Apr 2015 49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition
14 Mar 2015 Stand and deliver value — or else!
05 Mar 2015 22nd International IATEFL Slovenia Conference
01 Feb 2015 Building a good lesson with Basis for Business C1 with Anne Hodgson
01 Feb 2015 Invitation to the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
17 Jan 2015 Film English with Kieran Donaghy
13 Dec 2014 MELTA Christmas party
06 Dec 2014 English for Technical Purposes with Claire Hart
22 Nov 2014 The Image Conference 2014:Putting media and images at the centre of the language learning agenda
08 Nov 2014 A practical day of workshops with Lindsay Clandfield
11 Oct 2014 Tips and techniques for teaching English for Specific Purposes
05 Oct 2014 MELTA at the Oktoberfest
04 Oct 2014 Digital literacies with Nicky Hockly
20 Sep 2014 Young Learners' Master Class with Grzegorz Śpiewak
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