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Augusta Cooper
Chair

Augusta is a British national living in Austria since September 2010.  She has worked as Academic Consultant for Cactus Worldwide, and as its Academic Director for North America and was a language instructor at the UN in New York.  She was also a Senior Teacher and Marketing and Customer Care Manager of the British Council in Mexico City, Mexico and has also taught in Russia, Japan and Macedonia.   She has an MA and BA(Hons) and a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and a DELTA qualification as well as an Interactive Marketing Award. She is proficient in Spanish and French with intermediate Japanese and Russian and is learning German.  She is enthusiastic and energetic and has jumped into the TEA Chair position with all of these skills.

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Otto Weihs
Vice-chair Representative of Business English Teachers
Summer School co-organiser

Dr. Otto Weihs has been with IMC FH Krems since 1998. He also was the owner/director of a language school in Vienna (International House Vienna) and university assistant at University of Vienna as well as lecturer at the WU Wien. He has worked in teacher training, has been a consultant for EC projects as well as conducted seminars for the VHS, BFI, WIFI, SPIDI.  He has also been a speaker at IATEFL conferences as well as other venues.  He has worked for FH Modul, ITM Semmering, Hueber Verlag, International House World Organisation, and BAZ.  In 2001 he founded the company:  Dr.Weihs-Bildungsberatung. At present he is the Head of English at FH IMC Krems. He is the proud father of two daughters and has been married for more than 20 years.

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Candy Fresacher
Board member


Dr. Candy Fresacher has stepped down as Chair of TEA after two terms and is now  on the Board as editor of the ELT News. She has helped organize a number of TEA summer schools as well as two conferences during her term and is looking forward to being of help with more future TEA activities. As an American living in Vienna for over 30 years and as someone versed in both business and teaching, she has over 20 years of experience in the vocational college classroom as well as the same amount of experience in offices, including the UN and working for an American tour operator. She conducts seminars in Emotional Intelligence, Time and Stress Management in Austria for the PH and the UN, in Europe for ECIS and in Asia for EARCOS among others. She also teaches at the WerbeAkademie in Vienna.  Together with an Austrian business partner, she managed her own company which assisted commercial enterprises in various fields of communication and tourism.  As her partner recently retired the OG has been closed but she is still active as a free-lance consultant and trainer.  You can find out more about her by going to her website: www.fresachersigle.at. She has a Bachelor's Degree summa cum lauda and a Master's Degree in English from California State University of Long Beach and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna.

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Deborah Starkey
Treasurer

Debbie came to Austria in 1985 as a Rotary Fellow, to study Art Song and Oratorio at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna. She has been a teacher of English to adult speakers of other languages since 1990 and is a qualified Superlearning trainer. Debbie has taught at the WU Wien, at the University of Applied Science for International Business Relations in Eisenstadt and conducts in-house seminars for many Austrian companies, including the Austrian Central National Bank and the Vienna Insurance Group. She leads teacher-training seminars for the Pedagogical Colleges of all the provinces of Austria. Debbie is intensively involved with the Cambridge examinations in English for Speakers of Other Lanaguages as an oral examiner since 1995, and as team leader and seminar presenter since 2001. Debbie received her MBA from the Open University.

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Anne Storey
Secretary

Anne Storey’s career in the Vienna-based United Nations Industrial Development Organization focused on English language legislative reports and communications. Thirty years of improving texts written by non-native speakers, and recent teaching experience with Austrian businesspeople, inspired her to develop a focus on improving selected common mistakes of German speakers. A US national, Anne coordinates the native speaker English teaching assistant programme within TEA. She teaches in Vienna and Upper Austria, where she also conducts training seminars in English communication.

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Silvia Jindra
International Partner Co-ordinator


Silvia Jindra works in in-service training at the University of Education in Vienna where she is responsible for English teachers' in-service training, programmes to promote the European and international dimension in schools and in-service training to develop intercultural competence for secondary teachers. She is also a trainer herself in the 'Ausbildung' section of the institute. She runs courses for students who would like to become Secondary Modern teachers. In addition, she promotes European lifelong learning programmes (COMENIUS, eTwinning).





 

Andrea Nägerl
Board Member

Andrea Nägerl studied English and Russian at the University of Vienna. She has worked at BHAK & BHAS Wien 10 since 2010 and teaches English (+Business English), Russian (+Business Russian), the Intercultural Seminar, Personality Development and Social Competence and at the English Drama Club. She also works as a mentor teacher for teacher trainees and language assistants.






Philip Kerr
ELT News editor & Board Member

Philip Kerr is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer. His publications include the coursebook series, 'Straightforward', 'Inside Out' and 'Translation and Own Language Activities'. He lives in Vienna, but his work takes him around the world. He is the new editor of ELT News.

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Sam Shooter
Office Assistant

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Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 12:21  

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