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Teachers of English in Austria
TEA is a member of IATEFL (International Association of Teacher of English as a Foreign Language) and works in association with the following English language teachers’ associations in neighbouring countries: Croatian Association of Teachers of English, International Teachers of a Foreign Language – Hungary, the Association of English Teachers in the Czech Republic and ELTA in Germany. These connections between English teachers’ associations enable an exchange of the latest and newest developments in the English language teaching field.
Trainers interested in more information, whether they are involved in primary, secondary, college and university or teaching company seminars should contact us or check our links to these organisations.Our partners (click here to see who they are) enable us to offer our members many benefits, including discounts on English books, English theatre performances, English language events as well as workshops, seminars, summer schools and conferences held in the English language and in our region.Primary or elementary school teachers (Volksschulen) can find special information in our ELT News giving them tips on creative and fun ways to bring English to the classroom. All types of secondary teachers (AHS, BMHS) can also find interesting information in our ELT News and in our newsletter that is sent out electronically once a month.
Write us to become a member of TEA and receive a free monthly electronic newsletter which tells you about upcoming events, job opportunities and interesting developments in English language teaching. For vocational college teachers and trainers of professionals as well as VHS English language trainers we also offer worksheets and tips for adult continuing education as well as opportunities to organise your own seminars with the help of TEA. Please contact Candy Fresacher for more information.
Our committee members (click here for more about us), are dedicated, enthusiastic professionals in the ELT sector who are eager to assist TEA members in finding or creating the best workshops and seminars disseminating the newest developments in English language training. We also are here to help teachers and teacher trainers of English language teaching in Austria through electronic means via our website and our newsletter and by publishing our biannual magazine ELT News.
Our last conference, in September 2007 in Linz, was a successful venue for teachers from all types of schools and free lancers to come together to find out more about different possibilities of teaching English in the classroom and our next conference is in April 2010. Whether the teachers were interested in specifics such as Legal English, or how to tell a story, there was something for everyone. Click here for pictures of our last conference. There were also many opportunities for networking, meeting and discussing with colleagues from different regions and school types the problems and solutions that occur within the language teaching field. Our last summer school took place from August 24-28, 2009, and our upcoming one will be from 23-27 August 2010. Our next conference will be from April 23-25, 2010, and we have a number of workshops planned for the spring – so keep returning to our home page for updates. Should you have any questions, check our FAQ section to see if they have the right answer for you before writing our office.
Vision and Mission statement for TEA
As the only national association appealing to the needs of teachers and future teachers of English at all levels; TEA is concerned with helping to better the overall competencies of teachers of English in Austria by a commitment to excellence through international cultural exchange. Of equal importance, TEA is also a platform for the exchange of ideas that leads to overall improvement in the effective teaching of the English language. TEA accomplishes it goals by offering its members an online monthly newsletter,by producing and distributing the only national ELT magazine ELT News, by offering various workshops throughout Austria during the year, by holding its summer school in August by its international conferences that take place once every second year and by offering its members various valuable discounts. Additional activities that help promote TEA’s commitments may also take place during any specific calendar year.* Please note: all TEA board members can be reached by email.