Classroom observations – How useful are TEFL observations?

 
Many English teachers dread classroom observations, but what is a director of studies actually looking for in this process?

Are they trying to catch out or stump the English teacher, or are they looking for the positives?

Josh Round is director of studies at a well-respected English language school in London (SGI) and he is also the Chair of LONDOSA (the association of Director of Studies in and around London), so he can give us an industry view of the necessity and value of observing teachers in class.

Classroom Observations in TEFL

 
 
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Bren Brennan

About Bren Brennan

Bren initially trained here at SGI and then joined the staff in 2005. Since 2006, he has taught abroad in Budapest, Berlin and now at Mondragon University in Spain. He returns to teach at SGI London every summer and completed the SGI Trinity DipTESOL in 2011. He also regularly writes posts for students here.
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