English Weekend Online – “opening new spaces and welcoming the other” 

Nov 6th – 8th 2020

Dear Colleagues,


We’d like to invite you to join us in a new and certainly different experience: learning from each other and with each other about teaching and learning English as a foreign language during an online learning weekend. After weeks of experiences with distance teaching and learning and due to the fact that English Week in its usual and much appreciated form can’t take place this year, we have decided to offer an online teacher learning experience as a small substitute for our much-cherished annual meeting in Haus Altenberg. A group of members of the usual English Week crew are developing ways of online teaching in order to open up new spaces in which teachers from around the world can participate in a learning journey.

We will offer artistic activities which are adapted to the online format, such as creative writing, storytelling and some form of improvisation and working with language. A number of methodological workshops will cover topics regarding lower, middle and upper school. In order to also pay attention to the social element, there will be common activities as well as various spaces for meeting each other.

To register please download the form here and sign up for one artistic and one methodological workshop. Once you have paid the conference fee of 50 €, you will then receive the link for the conference at the beginning of November.

We are excited to share this new and different learning experience with all of you! Hoping to see you in November – wherever you are. 

Ulrike Sievers and Martyn Rawson for the English Week team.