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ETAS Vaud region boasts coordinators: Sharon Acton and Sonia Spenlehauer.


Vaud currently has a membership of circa 50 members.  These members range 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! We recognize the importance of community, so we are also currently hosting quasi-monthly apéros to strengthen our members' networking opportunities. We are stronger together!

Upcoming events

"SO-PRO" MIXERS -- Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 -- Come join us for our monthly social / professional networking apéros -- across the street from Lausanne gare at Vapiano Restaurant (Place de la Gare 4). Look for us either at the long tables closest to the cashier or in the upstairs section. Cost is only whatever you eat or drink. Each month we have a discussion and/or a "swap-shop" about a theme chosen in advance. We welcome your input on apéro and workshop themes! The last apéro of 2018 is upon us!

  • November 28 -- Grammar activities that work! (Do you have a favorite activity? Bring it to share!)

Stay tuned for the dates of the Winter/Spring 2019 SO-PRO apéros. They will be scheduled once Sonia and Sharon receive their spring semester schedules.

VAUD SATURDAY WORKSHOP: "Intercultural Competence" followed by swap-shops -- still in the planning stage, but tentatively planned for mid-February. -- The Intercultural competence workshop will last about 90 minutes and be followed by 60-90 minutes of an exchange of activities by attendees. There will be two choices of workshop: Young learners + teens or (2) Technology to facilitate classroom management or student learning. Each attendee is asked to share an activity that works in their context.

Past recent workshops and events:

  • Making Classes More Socially Active (9/2018) by Dr. Tim Murphey

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