Workshop with Rachel Appleby (15 June 2019) – Observations & Reflection: learning from each other, learning from yourself!”

Although it often seems easier in the short-term to teach in the same ol’ way, in the longer term we’re going to get bored, and stuck in a rut. So instead, why not exploit a chat over a coffee or beer with colleagues, and borrow a little freshness by finding out what they do? 

This session will do two things: 

  • outline a simple procedure for maximizing peer observations 
  • provide suggestions for working alone on your own teaching (not that a chat over coffee with another teacher does any harm!).

Both approaches serve as a stepping stone towards professional development, and ultimately enabling you to liven up your own teaching style, and ensure your classes are rewarding for you, as well as your students. 

Take-away ready-to-go handouts [data collection sheets] will be provided!  


Rachel Appleby is a CELTA, LCCI and British Council EMI trainer, and has worked in Spain, Portugal, Slovakia and Hungary, where she now lives. She has taught on the BA & MA programmes at ELTE and, more recently, Corvinus Economics universities in Budapest (Language Development, Cultural Studies, Communication Skills, Public Writing). Rachel is the author of course books for OUP, including Business one:one and International Express, and teachers’ books for Business Result & Navigate. She also co-wrote Macmillan’s The Business (Advanced). 

Rachel also prepares school-leaving students applying to study in the UK, working on Personal Statements, and academic writing.

The event is free for ELTABB members and €10 for non-members. 

Time and date: June 15, 2019 from 10am to 1:30pm
Location: Technische Universität Berlin – Zentraleinrichtung Moderne Sprachen (ZEMS), Hardenbergstraße 16-18, Room 2.12