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Small Talk: Making introverts’ voices heard in the language classroom

with Alastair Roy

Saturday, 1st December 2018

14.00 - 17.00

Alte Feuerwache - Offener Treff

Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Köln

This workshop aims to break down common misconceptions about introverts, how can introversion affect the language learning process, how can we adapt learning and teaching to encompass the strengths of introverted learners.

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About the Speaker

Alastair has been teaching for thirteen years, beginning his career as a French and Spanish teacher in Scotland, and spending the last eleven years teaching English in Spain. He is currently Manager of the British Council teaching centre in Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid. He is a keen conference speaker and teacher trainer and is can be seen regularly at conferences around Spain and beyond. He is a tutor on the British Council’s TYLEC course and has recently completed a Master’s degree in TESOL at Lancaster University. Among Alastair’s research interests are the provision for more-introverted students in the language-learning process and the experience of non-native-speaking English teachers in ELT.

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ELTA Rhine Christmas Dinner 2018

It's hard to believe 2018 is coming to an end. This also means it's time to celebrate our annual ELTA Rhine Christmas Party. This will be our last chance in 2018 for a gathering of colleagues and friends. Please join us in this pre-holiday occasion.

Saturday, 1st December 2018

18.00 - 22.00

Alte Feuerwache - Offener Treff

Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Köln


18:00 Performance by our ELTA Rhine Choir

18:20 Dinner catered by das Lokal of the Alte Feuerwache

21:00 Ausklang

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Upcoming Workshops


Saturday, 16th February 2019

12.00 - 14.00

Alte Feuerwache - Kleines Forum

Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Köln

Red-Tape Update

with Patrick Mustu

Saturday, 16th February 2019

1400 - 17.00

Alte Feuerwache - Kleines Forum

Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Köln

It is tedious, yet necessary: dealing with working conditions, requirements and the nitty-gritty.

Following up on the 2015 workshop on commercial and legal aspects of freelance teaching, this workshop will provide an update on recent developments, including: the European General Data Protection Regulation and its implications for freelance teachers, meeting legal requirements when running a web site and using social media for your business, and relevant tax changes.

We will also take a look at invoice and contract templates.

Every participant will get a free copy of MELTA’s guide for freelance language teachers, which addresses many issues of concern, including billing, taxes, contracts and insurance matters. It also covers some very special topics, such as legal requirements on running a web site, “Scheinselbständigkeit” and the German pension fund’s interest in freelance teachers. Finding information, help and professional advisors form a dedicated section, as well as a summary of useful tips. The guide also contains invoice and contract templates.


About the speaker

Patrick Mustu is a lawyer, language trainer and translator based in Düsseldorf. He focuses on providing language training to law and accounting firms. Patrick is a former EULETA (European Legal English Teachers’ Association) board member, and the author of “Realizing Claims in Germany” (Hierosgamos), “Legal English” (Kiehl Verlag), “English for Insolvency” (Business Spotlight), “English for Tax Professionals” (Cornelsen Verlag), “English for Income Tax Returns” (Business Spotlight), “Eigenheiten der englischen Rechtssprache” (BDÜ Fachverlag) and “A Guide for Freelance Language Teachers in Germany” (MELTA). See his profile at http://www.elta-rhine.de/Trainer:PatrickMustu.

Last update: 28.11.2018

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