Where teachers meet and learn

Basel

The region

Similar to the geographical region, the ETAS Basel region is very multi-cultural. Regional members come not only the city of Basel, but also Baselland, Fricktal,some neighbouring cantons as well as Alsace and southern Germany. While the typical Basel Region member teaches in a private language school in the city with a lot of in-company teaching, there are also members who teach in the local state school system. We would very much welcome more members those from the state sector! 

Basel is home not only to many international organisations, but also to several major English Language Teaching publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Pearson ELT and ETAS enjoys particularly friendly relationships with all of them. Thanks to the lively activity from publishers, Basel-based teachers are very well served with regular publisher-led presentations, workshops and seminars.

Regional activities

Consequently ETAS's Basel Region activities have evolved into providing a platform for more social interaction among teachers, for example with Network Nights. These evenings have proved popular as they give teachers an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences among colleagues. It goes without saying that ETAS is more than happy to respond to members' needs and wishes and organise custom-made events for the Region.

Next workshop:

Keeping it real: Authentic video at every level -  Wednesday, 20th September 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Date:    Wednesday, 20th September
Time:    6:00 – 7:00 pm – refreshments will be provided
Venue:  Room 24, 2nd Floor
              academia Language School
              Schifflände 3
              4051 Basel

To register, please email basel@e-tas.ch

Past and possible workshops include:

  • Teaching Business English with Film Extracts
  • Teaching the Phonemic Symbols in the Classroom
  • Assessing Speaking for exams
  • Bringing drama into the classroom
  • Phonsy has landed! – Pronunciation for Young Learners
  • Approaches to creative writing
  • The Value of Working with Readers
  • Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Setting up as a freelance teacher – marketing yourself
  • Teachers’ rights – contracts, pension fund etc.

Network Nights may or may not be themed, but many teachers generally share resources or their experiences with new materials and books. Such nights have taken place in restaurants, bookshops and parks and often feature convivial food and drinks. They also provide an opportunity to native and non-native speakers alike to enjoy the English language in a relaxed environment.

Your Regional Co-ordinator

Guadalupe Salazar

Further details to follow soon.