Friday, March 14, 2014


Well I missed a couple of years, but as you see Liz is back again. ELTAF have a new Website

Monday, February 01, 2010

Liz's New Team

A new committee was elected at the AGM on Saturday. Liz is going on as Chair for another year, Debbie is taking over from Tricia as Vice Chair, Daniel is taking over the treasury from Emma, Helen is taking over the secretary role from Debbie and Bill and Suzanne are continuing their responsibilities for advertising and events respectively.
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Sunday, February 08, 2009

AGM 2009

There was a lively debate about the club's finances at the ELTAF AGM on Saturday February 9th. The figures presented by Treasurer Emma showed that outgoings exceeded income by nearly seven thousand Euro in 2008. Although a loss had been planned to reduce the accumulated surplus, it turned out to be higher than expected due to an overrun on the catering costs at the conference and higher room rental costs for workshops. To bring the finances back into balance, the committee put forward an increase in membership fee from 35 to 40 Euro, which was finally approved by a large majority. The committee is also proposing to introduce charges for all workshops - mainly to discourage people from registering and not turning up - leading to increased costs through booking a bigger room than necessary. The picture shows the newly elected committee (from left to right) Bill (Advertising), Tricia (Vice Chair), Suzanne (Events), Liz (Chair), Deborah (Recording Secretary) and Emma (Treasurer).
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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Chair to Chair

After a very successful conference year, Helen handed over the baton to Liz as Chair of ELTAF at the agm on Saturday February 3rd.
After the agm, Helen and Marina conducted a very informative KSS (knowledge share session) on Podcasts, which judging by the reaction, sent everyone rushing to Saturn Hansa to invest in an ipod. Fun was had by all as usual.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Present Perfect

The present game compered by Barbara has found a regular place at the ELTAF Christmas party. Some members got perfect presents and wanted to keep them, but others found their presents imperfect and wanted to swap them, and that was when the fun began. Warm woolly socks were found to be lacking, whereas the macadonia nuts were in such demand that they changed hands several times. The mysterious tape dispenser from last year tried to repeat it's success but was pushed aside by the rush for the plastic drawers! Thanks to all the organisers for a very enjoyable evening. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

K*ss and Tell

Imagine the scene, a room full of experienced English trainers admitting to each other that they sometimes have prob.., sorry, challenges in the classroom.
This was the latest Knowledge Share Session on Saturday November 18th, and once again the format proved it's worth. The difference this time was that the knowledge was brought to the workshop in the heads of the participants, and everyone contributed under the guidance of Julia H. who facilitated the workshop. Well done to everyone involved, let's have more of this! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Mario Magic?

You can love him or hate him but you can't ignore him! Organised together with Provadis and with lunch sponsored by Cambridge, Mario Rinvolucri gave an entertaining workshop on "The Silent Way" of teaching grammar and techniques to get students laughing.
It is easy to see why Mario is such a popular presenter - he involves his audience, treats them with respect, encourages discussion and gives you food for thought and lots of useful tips.
Seeing Mario for the first time, I very much enoyed it and took a lot away with me, but more seasoned Mario watchers saw little new in today's workshop. I'll leave the final verdict to Barbara who is doing a write up for the NewsletterPosted by Picasa