Special Interest Groups

We at ETAS believe that a professional organisation is only as good as it cares for its members and their professional needs. That is why we have a broad selection of Special Interest Groups (SIG) that put forward specific offers for their members.

Are you interested in developing your professional expertise or finding out more information in your field of English language teaching? Please feel free to take a look at our Special Interest Groups and connect.

Business English

Business English

The Business English special interest group (BESIG) seeks to bring together all current and new ETAS business group members to share ideas and keep updated on the latest ETAS events in Switzerland and beyond. If you have any questions or are interested in joining BESIG, please send an email to business@e-tas.ch.

Drama and Literature

Drama and Literature

The Drama and Literature special interest group (DLSIG) page is a platform for teachers interested in using drama and literature in the English language classroom. If you have any questions or are interested in joining DLSIG, please send an email to drama@e-tas.ch.

Independent Teachers

Independent Teachers

Calling all independent teachers! ETAS would like to hear from teachers who own their own school, work independently, or give private lessons. The new Independent Teachers Team is building a network to share to share ideas, challenges and successes. Send an email to independent.teachers@e-tas.ch to join this group. Look out for our workshops and discussions…

Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies

Technology, used to both assist and enhance language learning, has played an important role among English language learners and teachers. The Learning Technologies special interest group (SIG) aims to provide a space where teachers can reflect on and share new ideas about using technology in language learning. The SIG’s objective is not only to keep…

Sustainability

Sustainability

Helping ELT professionals embrace awareness, critical thinking, and action around sustainability is the key focus of this ETAS group. Education is an essential factor in addressing climate change accordin to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainability SIG has two main objectives: to support and facilitate the efforts of English teachers in Switzerland to…

Swiss Public School Teachers

Swiss Public School Teachers

Are you an English teacher at a Swiss public school? Are you interested in broadening your horizon? Building new connections? Sharing experiences and even material? Then join our Teacher Talking Time discussion round! We would love to get to know you and offer a discussion round to talk about similarities as well as differences in…

Testing

Testing

The Testing special interest group (T SIG) aims to provide a platform for members to share, discuss and source information, help and resources on all aspects of language testing and assessment. Whether you assess your own learners in continuous assessment, provide pre-learning formative assessment, or are involved in main frame examinations board or high-stakes specific…

Young Learners And Teens

Young Learners And Teens

Teaching young people is often seen as one of the biggest challenges in teaching EFL. Not only do young people come with their own motivational issues, but they are often part of mixed-ability group classes where teachers face the additional challenge of following a fixed curriculum, pleasing parents and ensuring the results are up to…