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Then and Now

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A Portrait of ELTABB Then and Now: Current Chair Meets Founder

Current ELTABB chair Sherri Williams meets with founder Kristi Decke. ELTABB chair Sherri Williams talks to Kristi Decke, who founded the association 25 years ago, about the early beginnings and the story behind it. Kristi Decke: My name is Kristi Decke, I brought the idea of an ELTA to Berlin in 1993, when I moved… Keep Reading

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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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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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