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The ETAS Regions

The ETAS regions bring ETAS events to where the members are.

Apart from national events, ETAS organises regional events that are open to members and non-members alike. Every region caters for the English teachers of their region, taking into account the membership structure, their professional activities and subsequent needs. One or two Regional Coordinators are in regular contact with their membership to be able to address their needs.

Read on and find out about ETAS in the region near you.

Baden

Baden has a membership of approximately 50 people of varied interests and backgrounds. Our aim is to have a workshop or get-together every 3-4 months. Drawing from our members' rich pool of talent and expertise, plus reaching out to other ETAS professionals, we will continue to improve our Baden branch's awareness of current teaching practices.

Basel

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Welcome to Basel, the multicultural region on the Rhine!

Bern/Neuchâtel

The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.  (Bertolt Brecht )

Central Switzerland

Welcome to the Central Switzerland regional page. The region is, as its name suggests, right in the center of Switzerland and surrounds the beautiful lake of Lucerne.

Geneva

Welcome to the ETAS Geneva regional page! On the edge of Switzerland but in the heart of English teaching, we aim to bring together teachers from this region and offer them the resources and support needed to flourish in teaching life in this area.

Graubunden

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The Graubünden region counts approximately 40 members in and around Chur and in the Graubünden valleys. Graubünden currently has no regional coordinator, but the St. Gallen and Ticino regions regularly invite the Graubünden members to their regional events.

If you are interested in becoming the Regional Coordinator Graubünden, please get in touch with the National Coordinator via natco@e-tas.ch. She can tell you what the task involves and all the perks.

Olten/Solothurn

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The Solothurn/Olten Region consists of about 50 members. We meet 2-3 times a year in or near Solothurn, the most beautiful Baroque City in Switzerland for workshops, swapshops and social events. Presently there is no Regional Coordinator for this region. If you are interested, please contact the National Coordinator for all the details.

St Gallen

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The St. Gallen region counts approximately 70 members: enthusiastic and dedicated teachers who find further education and socialising inspiring. We regularly hold workshops and seminars which cover diverse topics and cater for any teacher’s needs.

Ticino

We strive to offer a mix of educational, informative and fun regional events throughout the year.  Past gatherings have included representatives from book publishers, workshops on classroom management and teaching styles, and casual networking aperitifs to share ideas with peers. We are always open to suggestions on future events.  Please contact us!

Valais/Wallis

This beautiful bilingual canton boasts 2,400 km of ski runs, 8,000 km of marked hiking trails, 2,000 annual hours of sunshine, 676 glaciers, a third of Switzerland's vineyards - with nearly 60 different grape varieties - and 6 thermal baths.

The Valais region counts approximately 40 members.

Vaud

Vaud currently has a membership of circa 50 members, ranging from trainee to experienced teachers, teacher trainers and school owners from both the private and public sectors.

Vaud holds a minimum of two workshops a year and tries to cater to the broad range of interests that members hold such as teaching young learners, corporate and business English, coaching individuals for exams etc.  Suggestions are always welcome!

Zurich/Winterthur

Welcome to the Zurich-Winterthur branch of ETAS! Your regional co-coordinators are Coco and Angela. We’d love to hear your suggestions for possible workshops and venues. Please let us know if you have any ideas for get-togethers or other ways of sharing and exchanging information.