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Summer 2017

Hello Everyone,

It's summer and the HELTA committee is busy organising further events for 2017 and beyond. Next up is our Members' Day on 2 September which kicks off with a Plenary session from Dr Catherine Walter, through the kind support of Oxford University Press. HELTA Members are then invited to deliver a series of short talks/workshops on latest ideas and developments within teaching in Hamburg.  
Later in the year we have combined with Klett Sprachen to bring Ian Badger to Hamburg and before you know it it will be time for our Christmas party, which promises a very entertaining end to the year.
Happy teaching,
Andreas Grundtvig


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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