Ready for a new direction for English Professionals in Austria? 

If you would like an opportunity to lead a project, special interest group, or become a board member or regional representative, we are very interested in hearing from you.  Sign up for one of the following roles or tell us what  you can do best on the survey!

Executive Roles

Benefits: free membership, profile on site, increased skills, great networking opportunities, and an official role in the national association and IATEFL affiliate.

  • Regional Representatives (desire 2 for each Bundesland) – Manage the list of members and be available for contact.  Set up and coordinate one event per year. Support your regional members to use the member benefits and partcipate in activities and SIGs.  Liaise with schools, institutions, and individuals to bring in new members to ELP Austria.
  • Event Coordinator – manage event budget and distribute to Regions as appropriate.  Work with Board, Regional Reps, and SIG Chairs to create events that inlcude professional networking and support member needs.
  • Website Manager – manage changes to the elp.or.at website and make improvements. Work with technology sponsors to make sure members have access to technology (LMS, G-Suite, etc.)
  • Social Media Guru – set up and manage our social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.  Work with Board and Regional Reps to invite members to contribute blog and media posts.
  • Charity Coordinator – create and manage relationships with charities and NGOs and match volunteer teachers/student teachers with those in need. English teachers care!
  • Discount Partner Coordinator  – will work with major publishers, non-profit discount providers, our IATEFL liaison, and companies wishing to offer our members discounts. Will work with website and board to offer new discounts to members.

ELP SIG Roles

Do you have a strong interest in a particular area of practice? Would you like to be a Special Interest Group (SIG) Chairperson and connect Austria to the IATEFL SIG in your focus area? 

Every member of ELP Austria will have access to the Google G-Suite with 30 GB of space and many collaborative tools perfect for SIGs. You also get access to IATEFL resources and networks, so you can always support your SIG from anywhere at anytime and connect with our IATEFL regional affiliates in DACH and Central Europe.

  • Online Learning
  • Testing
  • Translation
  • Research
  • New technologies
  • Kindergartens
  • Primary Schools
  • International Schools
  • Middle and ‘neue’ mittelschule
  • Gymnasium
  • University – Vienna
  • University – Graz
  • University – Salzburg
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes

Click Here to Complete the Survey

We really need your help to “get the word out.”  Please share the survey and print the following flyer and post it where English Language Professionals can see it!!!

Download PDF Version of Flyer here:  20180522_elp_flyer

For more information about the Outgoing TEA Leadership click here

Incoming Leadership for Your New Association:

Dr. Josh Lange, EdD, MA, IDLTM – Chair

Josh became inspired by teaching Cuban refugees “English for Employment” as a public relations volunteer exercise while Director of Operations for a Fortune 500 US company.  Since then  Josh has built language programs around the world from Kindergarten to PhD level both in the private and public sectors. Triple-Certified by Cambridge English as a teacher, examiner, and manager, Josh also holds a Master of English, Doctor of Education, and directs his own specialist language services company in Vienna.  

MA Katerina Lanickova, DELTA – Vice-Chair

Katerina has worked in various roles in the education industry in the past ten years – as a language teacher, trainer, examiner and director of studies. She holds degrees in teaching (Bachelor and Delta) and in American cultural and literary studies (Master) and has worked in Berlin, London, Brno and currently Vienna. Her main education interests include: learner motivation, working with multicultural classes, and continuous professional development. When not in the office or the classroom, she’s training for long-distance runs or baking sourdough bread. 

  • National Committee Chair of Translation – Mag. Elisabeth Lipold Müller (bio coming)
  • National Committee Chair of Professional Development – MA Paul Talbot 

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Advisory Council

Marjorie Rosenberg, originally from the US, taught at the tertiary level for over twenty years in Graz, Austria and currently works with corporate clients, trains teachers and writes ELT materials. Her publications include In Business, two Business Advantage Personal Study Books,  CDROM materials for FCE and CAE (Cambridge University Press), English for Banking and Finance 2 (Pearson), BEC Vantage (National Geographic-Cengage) and further works on Learning Styles. She has held workshops and talks at more than 100 international conferences and been a plenary speaker at over twenty conferences around the globe. Marjorie served as the Chair of TEA from 2003 – 2005 and as IATEFL BESIG Coordinator from 2009 – 2015. From April 2015 – April 2018 she held the posts of IATEFL VP and President as a member of the IATEFL Board of Trustees.

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.

Lawrie Moore-Walter, MBA, MA is an American lecturer and teacher trainer who has been living in Austria since 1997. She teaches mainly ESP in both traditional classroom settings as well as on blended learning degree programmes. She is especially interested in encouraging students to collaborate and take responsibility for their learning. Lawrie holds a Cambridge CELTA and DELTA and is currently a Celta Course Tutor where she enjoys supporting new EFL teachers in the use of technology in the classroom.

If you are interested in volunteering as a board member or regional representative and advancing Austrian ELT, get in touch ASAP!