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Learner Culture inside the Learning Environment

On Friday October 18th, the members of HELTA were offered a glimpse into a not too unfamiliar world presented by an expert ESOL Teacher and experienced Teacher Trainer, Jim Maloney.  Jim opened up his learning environment by sharing his interdisciplinary research, which unites many key themes in...

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Build up your vocabulary skills & Humour: an effective tool in teaching

In this lively workshop Igor concentrated on incidental Learning from Context as it accounts for a substantial proportion of the vocabulary growth that we acquire. Visual Learning also plays an important role in our language acquisition process as we are constantly...

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Working with clouds

Here in Hamburg we‘re accustomed to cloudy days and if you‘re someone who feels threatened by the cumulonimbus of technology, then this workshop would definitely have been the right one for you.

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Celebrating the centenary of Cambridge Examinations

To celebrate the centenary of Cambridge Examinations Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press/Klett offered a Cambridge Day in Hamburg on Wednesday, 15 May from 15.00 to 17.30, at Treffpunkt Klett Hamburg (Schauenburgerstr. 44, 3. Stock).

The programme was as follows:

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The Rain in Spain and other ideas for teaching Pronunciation

Reviewed by Alicia Kern, HELTA member

/hələʊ ən welkəm tə đɪs semɪnɑ:/

"What a wonderful greeting", I thought as I entered the classroom in the Volkshochschule, Sternschanze on Saturday April 27th. Ok, so possibly not what everyone wants to see at 10:30 on a Saturday morning, but for those who braved the chill, the seminar was indeed worth it. Victoria Adams had

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