SDG 4 issued by the United Nations calls for effective learning environments for all students. What this means however might differ in parts from one subject to another. In our workshop we would like to reflect on what might be subject-specific approaches and challenges for achieving educational quality and what we might learn from that for the teaching profession in general. Drawing on examples from English language learning, the delivery of e-learning and the delivery of teaching academically relevant skills using the “Mendelian” programme will serve us as examples for this reflection. The workshop is open for students of all disciplines and especially relevant for students of education, humanities, sociology, psychology, English and related disciplines.