English Language Teaching Event



  • Date: 16th March 2018
  • Times: 10:15 - 15:45 (UTC)
  • Speakers:
    John Hughes
    Angela Buckingham
    Rachel Appleby



Go beyond the classroom with Oxford’s first ever Business English Online Conference

Join John Hughes, Rachel Appleby and Angela Buckingham for a day of professional development and discussion as we explore how your students’ experiences outside the classroom can impact and inform your teaching. Discover more about training your students with the skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace; see what flipping your classroom can do for your students’ motivation and progression; and learn more about how you can bring client-led content into your teaching. Throughout there will be opportunities to discuss teaching ideas and strategies with our three fantastic speakers, and with fellow Business English teachers from around the world. Each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance.


10:15 – 10:30 Welcome and introduction
10:30 – 11:15 Talk 1: Teaching more than English – giving students the professional skills to succeed
11:15 – 11:45 Q&A session with John Hughes
11:45 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 13:00 Introduction
13:00 – 13:45 Talk 2: Flipping your classroom – how to make the most of your teaching time
13:45 – 14:15 Q&A session with Angela Buckingham
14:15 – 14:30 Introduction
14:30 – 15:15 Talk 3: Making teaching personal – how to bring client-led content into your teaching
15:15 – 15:45 Q&A session with Rachel Appleby


John Hughes is an award-winning author with over 30 ELT titles including the course book series 'Business Result' (Oxford) and the resource series 'ETpedia' (Pavilion). He has trained teachers at all levels of experience and background. In particular, he specializes in materials writing and offers consultancy and training in this area. His blog is www.elteachertrainer.com.

Angela Buckingham is an Academic Developer working in Higher Education in the UK, and with over twenty five years of experience in ELT, as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer and writer. Courses for OUP include the best selling Passport series for Japan, the third edition of Business Venture, levels 5 and 6 of Oxford Discover Grammar (primary) and the Beginner and Elementary levels of new edition International Express. Angela has an MA in TEFL. Her interests are in ESOL, teaching beginners and Initial Teacher Training.

Rachel Appleby has taught English for International House and the British Council in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, and Hungary, where she now lives. She focuses mostly on teaching English to adults, in-company students and, more recently, to University students. Rachel works part-time at ELTE University in Budapest on the BA and MA programmes. She is also a teacher trainer, specifically for Business English, but also a CELTA trainer, and British Council EMI trainer (English as a Medium of Instruction). She also teaches Business English, ESP and one:one freelance. Over the past two years she has been preparing school-leavers for applying to University in the UK, as well for Academic Writing Skills. Rachel is co-author of OUP’s Business one:one Intermediate+, Pre-Intermediate and Advanced, and two levels of the new edition of International Express. She also co-wrote the Teacher’s Books for the new edition of OUP’s Business Result Pre-intermediate and Upper Intermediate, as well as two levels for OUP’s new 6-level series Navigate.

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