ELTAF is a registered association. All Committee work is done on a purely volunteer basis, at weekends and in off-hours. Although this does not excuse mistakes or delays, we hope that our organization’s services will be seen in this light. Nevertheless, we strive continuously to improve the quality of our publication and services and are grateful for constructive suggestions and comments.

Committee Members 2024/2025

Liz Jolliffe Chair

 I am responsible for running ELTAF together with the team below. I coordinate committee decisions and generally become involved in all aspects of ELTAF! chair@eltaf.de

Katherine Steinmetz Vice-Chair / Events Coordinator

As Vice-Chair of ELTAF, I support the Chair Liz Jolliffe. I am also the Events Coordinator. In this role, I try to keep members aware of current areas of interest and things that we can do to improve the service we provide to our learners. We are professionals who enjoy ongoing training and networking with our peers. Suggestions for workshops and/or further training are always welcome so that we can provide you with the tools for you to do your jobs in such a way as to raise the level of professionalism. events@eltaf.de

Daniel Payne Treasurer

I keep ELTAF’s accounts, making sure that all bookings are accounted for. I pay the bills and administer the membership direct debits and generally deal with any banking matters. I also check workshop payments and liaise with the events organiser. At the end of the year, I prepare a financial statement to present to the AGM. contact@eltaf.de

Larry Henry  Publicity Coordinator

My main focus is working with ELTAF’s public image, and how it can be used to attract new members. By offering special promotions, participating in academic and municipal events, and having a presence in the communities in which our members live and work helps to keep ELTAF a living and vibrant organization. marketing@eltaf.de

Barbara Born  ELTAF Online and Advertising Coordinator

Three times a year, the committee and I choose a theme for the ELTAF magazine. I then begin to solicit and collect members‘ contributions. I try to achieve an interesting mix of articles, classroom activities, events and publisher material reviews. editor@eltaf.de

Rhiannon Tan    Recording and Membership Secretary

As Membership Secretary, I am the person you contact regarding queries about membership, to join ELTAF or to cancel membership. We always welcome new people and at a fee of only €40 per year, you can enjoy our many benefits including workshops, job offers, networking opportunities and many more. membership@eltaf.de

Kristen Speer    Website Coordinator

I maintain the ELTAF website including posting new events, uploading materials for download and updating all text and contact information. I also provide new members with access to the site and am here to answer any question or help with any problems you might have with the site. website@eltaf.de

Advisory Board

Jobs Hotline: Katrina Taylor & Jacki Merritt jobs@eltaf.de
Wendy von der Pforte
Social Media:
Emily Zimmermann socialmedia@eltaf.de

ELTAF Online Team

Editor: Barbara Born
Proofreaders: Norman Cox and Richard Tily

Supporting Roles

IATEFL Liaison
Judith Mader

TalkShop Coordinators
Frankfurt: Barbara Born
Mainz: Katherine Steinmetz
Mannheim: Julia Roseveare
Wiesbaden: Wendy von der Pforte

Inter-ELTA Liaison
Liz Jolliffe

Daniel Payne and Kristen Speer