Where teachers meet and learn


As Regional Coordinator for Valais, Cathy aims to create a community of English teachers who share their know-how and bring continuing education opportunities to local venues.

If you would like to get in touch with her, please write to valais@e-tas.ch.

Workshops on 24 September 2016


While Jayne Kyte had teams compete in Running Dictation, Véronique Vouilloz shared her experience running a reading club for adult learners of English.

Cathy Gérard

Born and brought up in Switzerland, Cathy moved to the East Coast of the United States in her early twenties, getting her degree in foreign language education. After graduation she moved to San Jose, California, where she started her professional life as a corporate trainer before moving to product management. Back in Europe after ten years in the US, she lived in the UK for a couple of years before returning to Switzerland. Cathy worked for several telecommunications companies in Geneva, setting up and managing marketing departments. In 2013 Cathy left the corporate world and moved to Valais. She obtained her CELTA and FSEA certifications and started teaching in language and hospitality schools. Cathy enjoys teaching adults, offering general English and conversation classes as an independent teacher, as well as in-company Business English on behalf of a language school.