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Summer School 2015 - register now

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Speak English Round the Clock at Summer School!

Do you find yourself only using English in the classroom?  No contact with native speakers?

Then come to Raach and join other English teachers for a great time with native-speaker trainers and organizers.

A unique opportunity in Austria

TEA's 21st Summer School

REGISTER NOW at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  If you register before 31 January and pay a €50 deposit you pay 10% less!

Bank account: Teachers of English in Austria, Bank Austria, BLZ 12000, IBAN AT94 1100 0084 3300 1800, BIC BKAUATWW

Please note: Cancellations after 10 July 2015 will incur a cancellation charge of €50.

For cancellations after 6 August 2015 course fees cannot be refunded.



17 - 21 August 2015 (Monday 14:00 – Friday 12:00)


Seminarzentrum Raach

2640 Raach am Hochgebirge


Accommodation is on a first-come-first-served basis and should be booked through TEA but paid at the venue.


Course fees

180 TEA members (€160 students)

240 non-members (€180 students)

(includes TEA membership for one year)

Please see important information overleaf concerning deposit and early bird discount.


Single: €54 per person per day, including full board

(some double or family rooms available)

Trainers and Programmes

Simon Gill is originally from England but has been living in what used to be Czechoslovakia since 1989. He has worked with teachers in many countries in Central and Eastern Europe and is the co-author of Intercultural Activities in the Oxford University Press Basics series.

Bag of Tricks

Every experienced teacher has his or her own ‘bag of tricks’, a collection of tried and tested classroom activities and approaches assembled down the years. In this series of workshops I would like to share mine with you; we will cover a range of areas, including (but not limited to) communicative grammar/ language practice, using songs and short clips, the role of culture in the classroom, creative writing, and a little bit of pronunciation. You are also invited to bring along your own favourite ‘recipes’ and share them with the rest of us.

Philip Kerr is a teacher trainer and lecturer who is originally from London, but now lives in Vienna. He has trained teachers all over the world. His publications include the coursebook series ‘Straightforward’ and ‘Inside Out’ (Macmillan) and the methodology book Translation and Own-Language Activities (Cambridge University Press). He is a Board member of TEA.

Word Power

In this series of workshops, we will look at new insights into how vocabulary is stored in the brain, new technologies for learning vocabulary and new methodological approaches. The emphasis will be on fun, lively classroom applications which will be suitable for learners of all levels and ages. There will also be opportunities to explore ways of extending your own vocabulary.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:42

One event each Month!

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TEA is trying to offer more to its members!

Continue to check out our current offerings for 2015 on this website under Events or Summer School for our monthly meetings and our summer school program.

In February we are having a workshop and we have plans for March, April, May and June in the making.  We will let you know the latest here and on facebook!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 06:52

The Vienna ConneXion: 25-26 April 2014

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Thanks to everyone that came along to our Conference! Here are a few photos to remind you what went on (or show you what you missed!).... and of course there is full coverage in the Spring edition of the ELT News - available online now.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 12:56

What We Did At Summer School 2013 - All Day English!

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TEA Summer School, 19-23 August 2013, Matrei am Brenner/Pfons, Tirol

What a week it was! Judging by the photos, an innocent outsider could guess the order of the day, from harmless to shocking—possibly even murder! But those must be the pictures of Ivan’s drama groups, enacting their own innovative scenes. We would be remiss not to mention the laughter and raised eyebrows in the other groups, where Candy’s spirited insights took us through a series of stimulating sessions including using advertising in the classroom, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, body language and more.

One good thing about TEA summer schools is the social life, and the advantage of staying at the venue is the evening program. The organised evenings included an entertaining slide show, drama and creative writing (more fun than it sounds!) whilst the other evenings featured various games.

Whether in the training sessions or through the social life, it would have been impossible to participate in summer school without networking and making friends. Participants from Vorarlberg to Lower Austria, from southern Carinthia to the northern reaches of Upper Austria, and even from across the border, agreed that TEA’s summer school is a special event. With five native speakers present, it was English, English, English, not only in the training but also at mealtimes and in the evenings.

Even the weather co-operated. Except for one rainy day, we were fortunate to have blue skies enhancing the lovely Tirolean landscape. Located at 1,200 meters, Bildungshaus St. Michael enjoys broad vistas and a peaceful environment amidst pastures and verdant meadows bordering conifer forests. The accommodations were superb, featuring new single rooms and excellent training facilities.

We are already looking forward to next year’s TEA summer school, scheduled for 18-22 August 2014 at the Bundesschullandheim in Saalbach, with Sally Kowanda and Eric Lomas as trainers.  Keep watching the website, the TEA Newsletter if you are a TEA member and also our Facebook page for Summer School 2014 news, as well as updates on the TEA Conference and other events throughout the year.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:46

Aims of Tea

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Teachers of English in Austria (TEA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1992, run on a voluntary basis by professionals from various areas of English Language Teaching. TEA has since become a nationally and internationally acknowledged force in all matters concerning EFL and is also an IATEFL Associate. Currently TEA has approximately 600 members representing all levels and school types.

TEA organises workshops and events all over Austria and has also co-hosted international conferences (NELLE, IATEFL BESIG, IATEFL TEA-SIG, DaF). Moreover, TEA has established working relationships with Teachers' Associations all over Europe and will be involved in several 'across the border' activities. Every other year there is a summer school with renowned trainers from English-speaking countries. Information on all this as well as forthcoming events in Austria and abroad, downloadable worksheets and stop press information can be found on this website.

Please note: As  TEA is a voluntary organization - set up by teachers, for teachers - we aren't in a position to promote individual's materials/publications, assist teachers find jobs, nor help schools find teachers. We are however happy to receive information about upcoming teacher events, which can then be put on our website and placed in our monthly online members' newsletter. For teachers from abroad seeking work, we would recommend you contact the individual language schools in Austria for information about the employment status they would offer you.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 18:39


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