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January 2019

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Posted on in Berlin/Teaching

Thinking about Teaching English in Berlin? Here Are 5 Things to Know

For many English-language teachers, living in Berlin is a dream. It’s a vibrant city with amazing art, music, and nightlife, but relatively inexpensive compared to cities like London, Paris, or New York. Berlin is indeed wunderbar–which makes it a competitive place to try to set up shop as an English trainer, whether you teach kids,… Keep Reading

Picture of Berlin museum and TV tower from the river, with red vine leaves on the left
Posted on in Berlin/History

Zeitreise: Living in Berlin as an English Teacher in the 90s

What was life like in post-wall Berlin for an English teacher from abroad, in a time before the internet and social media? How have things changed since then? Does British politeness go with Berliner Schnauze? Paul has the answers. This evening, I’m meeting Paul Hewitson at Café Bleibtreu where he hosts his weekly English Stammtisch.… Keep Reading

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Posted on in ELTABB/History

This Is My Life: Looking Back with John O’Dwyer

A flashback with member of the first hour John O’Dwyer about his story with ELTABB, teaching and the often peculiar ways things turned out for him. Early Years and Travels I was born in a small town in West Yorkshire. At 16 I went to Leeds Technical College, then found a job at 18, bought… Keep Reading

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Posted on in ELTABB/Professional Development

Getting into Teaching Business English Together: Preparing for the FTBE with ELTABB

Prep Time: Annie hitting the books till the cows come home.    Photo: Darren Foster In this article, Annie shares her story about preparing for the FTBE certificate alongside other daring ELTABB members, the challenges that came with it and the benefits she reaped. FTBE, FTBE, FTBE. It took me almost a year to get these… Keep Reading

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