We are Hamburg’s English Language Teachers Association: HELTA!

We live and teach

in and around Hamburg

We’re here to improve...

our teaching skills, strengthen the community and enhance understanding between people.

Welcome, we are HELTA

HELTA is an active part of the English language teachers community in and around Hamburg. Our main staple are the events we organize on a variety of topics revolving around language teaching. The events are not only informative and help keep you up to date on the latest developments but also offer a great platform for networking and getting to know others in the community.

Be sure to join us soon – we look forward
to welcoming you!

Latest News

Joanne Zonis

We are very sorry to announce that Joanne Zonis, one of the founding members of HELTA, passed away last Thursday. She had been in Hamburg since the 1970s, so was our friend and colleague over many years. We knew her as a committed and enthusiastic teacher/trainer, as well as a good friend, who we will always have fond memories of.

If you would like, please light a candle on Sunday, July 19th 2015 at 2pm and think about the wonderful times shared with this wonderful woman.

"Joanne was a fine colleague and a great friend. She was on the RSA course that Patrick Wolffe then reinvented as Helta - I remember our final RSA night with wild-girl Marcia on the piano and Joanne performing talking speak-easy blues - sensational, and the police had to turn us out.
Joanne as an oral examiner was collected and well prepared, but also with the necessary first night intensity and concern to do a good job. She was terribly pleasant whenever we met.
One knew that Joanne was struggling in the last few years but if anyone wore their adversity lightly and kept moving forward, it was Joanne." Jim Faulkner

Upcoming Events

19.09.2015 A TEACHER TRAINING DAY WITH PETE AND ROB (10:30 - 17:20)
20.06.2015 WHAT ABOUT NOW – a HELTA Members’ day (09:30 - 16:30)