Hello everyone,

We are still in worrying times and I hope that you all are keeping your distance and wearing your masks. In January I will have my booster, I am so happy that I had the vaccine, so this enabled me to carry on working face-to-face with the VHS.


During the long months of the Pandemic many of us have had to reshape the delivery of our services, learn new skills and discover more creative ways of working, new skills that will continue to serve us well in future. Online teaching is not perfect, but it does have some advantages, so (if we hadn’t previously), it’s good to now have this as an additional string to our bow.


I’d also be very interested to hear about individual members own experiences of how they personally adapted to the challenges of the last eighteen months or so, and what changes they introduced to their teaching methods – perhaps someone with particularly interesting experiences (good or bad) will let the magazine features editor know, so that an article can be included in the next newsletter?


As part of our own efforts to adapt and overcome, ELTA-Rhine has learnt to be adept at offering online webinars on a variety of diverse topics, and on behalf of you all, I would very much like to thank our Events Team for their splendid effort in making this possible. Judging by the ones that I’ve participated in, and the positive responses I’ve received, they are something that many of our members look forward to and enjoy, and therefore ‘virtual’ forums are likely to remain a feature with us long after all Covid-19 restrictions finally get lifted will continue to be run in parallel with more traditional in-person events.


Wishing you all the best, an enjoyable festive time, and a happy and healthy New Year.


Rosemary Bloy

Chair ELTA-Rhine

Rosemary Bloy

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