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English at Work Confernece

Hello Everyone,

We hope you have had/are still having a good summer. Here at HELTA we are excitedly looking forward to the English at Work Conference, which takes place on 1 September. This event, the first of what we hope will be many, brings together business/in-company teachers and trainers from across Northern Europe. It features workshops by 16 speakers, local and international, book displays by major publishers, plenty of networking opportunities and a free hot lunch!

Please remeber to register by 19 August to qualify for the Early Bird registration conditions on the EaW page below.

Hoping to see you very soon,

Andreas & the HELTA Committee

To be announced soon

Tribute to Kevin Curran

Dear Helta Members

 I am very sorry to have to announce that Kevin Curran passed away unexpectedly at home last week.

 Kevin was a very eager and active member of HELTA, whom I always enjoyed meeting and chatting to at our events. For a while he was also on the organising committee and gave up his free time to help bring some great speakers to Hamburg to share their ideas. Himself, a keen writer, Kevin later wrote about these events for the newsletter and in later years for our website.

 A requiem mass will be held for Kevin on 17 December at 19:30 in the St. Marien Kirche, Feldstrasse (Ecke Mühlenweg), Wedel. Petra Selig and Tom Martini have asked that we pass on these details and to say that all are welcome to join them there, to remember Kevin.

Always so jolly and positive, his enthusiasm was contagious. We will miss him indeed.

 Best wishes

 Andreas, Helta Chair


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An Afternoon with Paul Davis. Enlivening the Boring and Towards a More Lexical Approach

Who would have thought that beer-loving, cinema fanatic Paul Davis is also an expert and entertaining trainer with oodles of experience, an individual technique, an avid cyclist and aspiring chef.  Ok, so when discussing “technique“ I may as well be opening up the discussion “is Picasso art?“  However, Paul has as flair for making teaching an art: forget form, forget technique, teach!

Enlivening the Boring? Goal...

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