HELTA was founded in 1981 when I, the current Chair, was minus five years old.
As you can see, I am entirely unfit to tell the story of our teaching association, which is why I am overjoyed that HELTA founder Patrick Woulfe and several other HELTA pioneers will be joining our 40th Anniversary celebration! They tell us that HELTA was started with a vision of “promoting the effective teaching of English as a foreign language by encouraging the exchange of views and ideas among teachers”. 40 years later, here we are – honouring that vision with this full-day event!
As HELTA was the first English language teachers' association in all of Germany, this event is a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on the changes in the world of English, our industry and our identities as English language professionals.
We hope you will join us and enjoy the programme we have put together for you.