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Swiss cantonal teacher and teacher educator

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The SCT&TE special interest group (SIG) aims to unite English language teachers and English language teacher educators from all sectors and cantons of the Swiss education system. Whether you work at a university of teacher education (pädagogische Hochschule or PH), at a university or within the public or private secondary and primary sectors – this SIG is for you! 

Interested? Contact us by email

Current of note

The 36th ETAS Conference & AGM, which took in Zug, January 18th, was an all-around success!  

Past events

ETAS 2019 Professional Development Day took place September 7th, 2019, at the International School of Berne in Gümligen. The event was a definite success, with plenaries by Dr. Briony Beaven and Lindsay Clandfield, as well as a wide selection of workshops in the field of English language teaching. 


The British Council offers continuing professional development (CPD) webinars will be of interest to teachers and teacher educators. Archived webinars are available for viewing, and site visitors can register for upcoming events.   

Cambridge English Teacher webinars are available as "live" events (for members). Any webinars you may have missed can be replayed (available also to non-members). 

Useful Links: 


The C Group 

Humanising Language Teaching (HLT) Mag

Cambridge Assessment: English

British Council

The Teacher Trainer: A Practical Journal for Those Who Train, Mentor and Educate TESOL Teachers

English Teaching Professional

Modern English Teacher

The following links are particularly aimed at SCT&TE contexts. If you have useful links to add here, please contact us:

EDK (The Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education)

CIIP (Conférence intercantonale de l'instruction publique) 

IRDP (Institut de recherche et de documentation pédagogique) – The independent research department of CIIP, responsible also for the evaluation of materials in the French-speaking cantons)

Edudoc (Bildungsserver Schweiz)

Zebis – A list of education portals and teaching materials

SKBF/CSRE (Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education) – A databank; reports on the Swiss education system are published every four years

SERI (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation) – For teachers in vocational and higher education contexts


PER (Plan d'études romand) – The "Lehrplan" for all French-speaking cantons

Fremdsprachen an der Volksschule

​New World 1 & 2 – Grades 5 and 6 

Young World – Grades 3 to 6 

Macmillan English: New Inspiration – For teenagers 

Cambridge English: English in Mind – For teenagers 

Lehrmittelverlag Zürich

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