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Invitations to free professional development workshops


Discounts on events hosted by German ELTAs (English Language Teacher Associations) and international groups like IATEFL

Online Forum

Access to our active online discussion forum (“the Ning”)


Networking events like our Stammtisch meet-ups where you can build useful business contacts


Free promotion on the ELTABB Teacher page


Browse our site or get leads on new positions in our members-only discussion forum

How can I join ELTABB?

Fill out the secure online form below or download a Member Application. If you do not yet have a German bank account, please contact for instructions on submitting a manual payment.

After your payment is processed, you’ll be sent a Welcome Email, an invitation to our Member’s Only forum and you’ll start receiving our monthly email newsletter.

Membership automatically renews each year in January. To cancel your membership, send an email to the Membership Coordinator by December 1st to not be charged in the upcoming year.

As a benefit of your new ELTABB membership, you can post a short bio and photo on the Teachers page of our website, which can be found by employers searching for English trainers. Many members are contacted by potential clients who see these profiles.

If you would like to have your bio and photo added to our website, please send a 100–150 word bio and square headshot photo to our Web Admin at

Once your membership application has been processed, you will receive an invitation to join the Ning, our members-only discussion forum. There you can browse job postings, post discussions, RSVP to events, and connect with other ELTABBers.

Any questions about your membership should be directed to 

Membership fees

€40 per year *

Join in:
January-June for €40
July, August or September for €30
 October, November or December for  20

*Existing memberships renew automatically every January for €40.


ELTABB has helped me develop as a business English trainer both in terms of knowledge and professionalism. It’s also made me realise that the ESL industry is a diverse one. ELTABB has a strong community ethos. Getting involved – even in a small way – gets you noticed. It certainly opened up opportunities for me.
Being a solopreneur can get lonely, but in ELTABB I found other teachers who are passionate about their professional development, and who understand how important it is to be a part of a network of people who support each other. ELTABB is where freelancers find colleagues and connections.
What I appreciate the most about being an ELTABB member is the sense of community - a professional tribe. We share our teaching hacks and approaches, we offer and receive the support for the most puzzling of situations, from the methodology of teaching and the most appropriate solutions, to job openings and ‘red-tape’ tips about Berlin bureaucracy for freelancers. We get together as a social group, just to check how another week or month went. It is much more than just a professional development group to me - it's the people who I enjoy spending time with!
Yuliya Shtaltovna
Vice Chair & Communications Coordinator
Like so many TEFL teachers, I am an immigrant who was (and still is a little!) new to the hows, whys, whos, wheres and whats of this city. Through Eltabb I found an interesting and welcoming network of people who support each other and provide countless opportunities for work and professional development.

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    ELTABB Scholarship Programme

    Is there a conference you’ve always wanted to attend, but it’s never been financially feasible for you? Are you interested in one of our all-day workshops, but aren’t sure if you can cover the fee? Apply for an ELTABB scholarship today!

    We have started to offer ELTABB scholarships for supportive funds to conferences and paid workshops.

    Be aware of the quarterly deadlines to apply and read the guidelines below.

    How it works:

    – You apply for the amount of supportive funds you need for your upcoming conference/workshop (maximum 250€).

    – Each quarter, all applications received by the deadline will be processed by the scholarship committee. The applicants awarded scholarships will be informed three weeks after the deadline at the latest.

    – Plan ahead with adequate time for your conference’s deadlines as scholarships are awarded for upcoming events, not in retrospect.

    Scholarship Guidelines for Applicants:

    In order to apply you must:

    – Be an ELTABB member for at least 12 consecutive months by the time of your application

    – Be neither a member of the selection committee nor on the current ELTABB board

    – Be willing to write a 1,500-word article on your experience for the ELTABB Journal within 3 months of completing the course / attending the conference, etc. Writing a workshop review is also possible.

    – You may only be awarded one scholarship per year. You may reapply if not awarded.

    – The scholarship is for support funds (admission/travel) for an English teaching related conference or workshop.

    – There are quarterly deadlines for applying. Please apply with enough time to properly plan for your upcoming  conference or workshop.

    Deadlines for 2021



    All scholarship funds must be claimed by December 15, 2021. Any receipts or submission after that date will be invalid.