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View on the slums of Manila from the water
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English for EduCharity: Giving Teacher Training in the Philippines

When Richard took a shot at teaching English 10 years back, little did he know where it would lead him one day. Here, he relates his summer experience of delivering a teacher training course for charity in the Philippines. Adventure calling It started with a phone call on my university graduation day in July 2015.… Keep Reading

Tools like scissors, sello-tape and cutters on a blue table top
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Workshop Review: ‘Using Corpus Analysis Tools in the Business English Classroom’ with Evan Frendo

Galina recaps Evan’s April workshop on corpus analysis tools for business English teachers. She shares what she learned about data engines, the internet as a resource to find out about students’ real-life needs and ways to apply this knowledge in class. The Conundrum of the Corpus The first time I heard about the term ‘corpus’… Keep Reading

Peaceful Irish landscape with cliffs and sea
Posted on in Professional Development

Career Tips and Friendly Words for Freelance Teachers: Paul Says Hello from Ireland

  Long-time Eltabber Paul recently moved from busy Berlin to quaint rural Ireland. There, he took a little time to sit back and ponder over freelance English teachers’ major challenges and possible solutions. He’s happy to share his thoughts and experiences with you. The perennial problem for English teachers is that there is simply not… Keep Reading

Intercultural competence in the classroom - celebrating with homemade cookies
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Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding: ‘Bringing the Intercultural into the Classroom’ with Mandy Welfare

In her educational March workshop “A hitchhikerʼs guide to bringing the ‘interculturalʼ into the classroom“ at the Berlin School of English, Mandy discussed the topic of cross-cultural communication and intercultural competence in ELT. For those who missed out, don’t worry – here is your summary of the main points and activities. What role does cultural… Keep Reading

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

In this article, Annie Heringer 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 four letters right. The “First Certificate for Teachers of Business English” doesn’t exactly… Keep Reading

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