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The region

ETAS Basel, like the geographical region surrounding it, is very multicultural. Regional members come not only from the city of Basel, but also from Basel Land, some neighboring cantons, Alsace and southern Germany.

Basel is home not to many international organizations. Thanks to the lively cooperation with Basel-based ELT publishers (such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Pearson ELT), local teachers are very well served with regular publisher-led presentations, workshops and seminars.

Regional activities

Consequently, activities in the ETAS Basel region have evolved into a platform for more social interaction among teachers, for example with Spark Basel. Spark Basel was created in 2018 by Antoinette Breutel and Guadalupe Salazar with the goal of sharing ideas, developing as teachers and socializing with like-minded people. Spark meetings are designed to allow for teachers to connect with colleagues and peers and to exchange ideas and experiences in a welcoming social setting. These meetings were originally held in a restaurant in Basel and moved to an online setting given the current circumstances. To join Spark, please email

Past workshops include:

  • Teaching Grammar Lexically - Hugh Dellar

  • 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.

Your Regional Coordinator:

Guadalupe Salazar 

Hi there! I have been living in Basel since 2015 and involved with ETAS since 2016. I am a naturally curious person who loves teaching, learning, and meeting new people. I enjoy ETAS events because they inspire me and re-charge my batteries. I hope to see you at a Spark meeting or the next ETAS event.