Marjorie Rosenberg has been teaching general and business English in Graz, Austria since 1981. She is an active teacher trainer, conference speaker and ELT writer. She has written business English materials for Cambridge University Press, National Geographic/Cengage and Pearson and is the author of ‘Communicative Business English Activities’ for Express Publishing. Marjorie is a former coordinator of IATEFL BESIG and served as IATEFL President from 2015-2017.
Getting unstuck – stretching out of our comfort zones
As our daily teaching schedule and all that involves takes up so much of our time and energy, we don’t often have the chance to think about ‘what else’ we could be doing. We tend to stick to certain routines and sometimes don’t take advantage of possibilities to stretch ourselves or take on challenges in other areas. This talk will explore the implications of this regarding our teaching styles, methods we are accustomed to using, the types of classes we usually teach, the technology we are comfortable with and demonstrate a wide variety of choices available to us as ELT professionals both inside and outside the classroom. Some of the reasons we keep doing what we have always done will be discussed providing a basis for us to work together and come up with ways for us to ‘get unstuck’.