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Baden

Baden

Located not far from Zurich, Baden is a great place to teach in a school or work independently. Contact the regional ambassador Neera Mallick at baden@e-tas.ch for more information about events in the region, becoming an ETAS member or to get in touch with other members near you!

Basel

Basel

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 neighbouring cantons, Alsace and southern Germany. Basel is home to many international organizations. Thanks to the lively cooperation with Basel-based ELT publishers (such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge…

Bern/Neuchâtel

Bern/Neuchâtel

Greetings from the federal city of Switzerland! Combined with Neuchâtel, this region covers French- and German-speaking areas and a multitude of schools, colleges, universities and independent teaching opportunities. Send a message to the Bern regional ambassador at bern@e-tas.ch with questions about ETAS, working in Bern or anything at all. See you soon!

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.

Central Switzerland

Central Switzerland

The region is, as its name suggests, right in the centre of Switzerland and surrounds the beautiful Lake Lucerne. If you are based in the region and keen to meet and work with other teachers passionate about networking and developing, please contact the regional ambassador at central.switzerland@e-tas.ch.

Geneva

Geneva

ETAS Geneva aims to help you get the most from teaching English in the Geneva region. We can help with continuing professional development, finding a job or resources, administrative questions or just getting to know like-minded professionals in the area. You can contact the regional ambassador at geneva@e-tas.ch – we’d love to hear from you.

Graubünden

Graubünden

ETAS’ Graubünden has been dormant for a while now. A few inquisitive ibexes have decided to revive networking opportunities lying underneath and start our brand-new Graubünden So-Pro. We’ll meet about 3-4 times a year, on Mondays. Our meeting point will be Calanda Restaurant in Chur from 7.30-9.30 pm. Our goal is to share our experiences,…

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…

Olten/Solothurn

Olten/Solothurn

These two cities, both located on the Aare river, are beautiful places to live and work with many different teaching opportunities. If you are based in the region and keen to meet and work with other teachers passionate about networking and developing, please contact the regional ambassador at solothurn@e-tas.ch.

Public Schools

Public Schools

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…

Sample Local Group 1

Sample Local Group 1

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St Gallen

St Gallen

The St Gallen region also includes Austria and Liechtenstein. It has a group of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers inspired by further education and socialising. If you are interested in participating in the networking and professional development activities of teachers in the region, please write to st.gallen@e-tas.ch.

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…

Ticino

Ticino

Welcome to ETAS Ticino! We strive to offer a mix of educational, informative and fun regional events throughout the year. Past gatherings have included representatives from book publishers, workshops on classroom management and teaching styles, and casual networking apéritifs to share ideas with peers. We are always open to suggestions for future events. Please contact…

Valais/Wallis

Valais/Wallis

Come join us for our quasi-monthly social/professional networking apéros! These “SO-PRO” MIXERS occur online or in person when it’s currently possible! We are also looking to host workshops and other events of interest for our Valais members! Look below for info about the next event or send the regional ambassadors an email at valais@e-tas.ch!

Vaud

Vaud

Vaud hosts numerous events per year, namely regular apéro evenings and occasional workshops. Check the links below for the latest events or send an email anytime to the regional ambassador at vaud@e-tas.ch. We hope to see you soon!

Young Learners

Young Learners

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…

Zürich/Winterthur

Zürich/Winterthur

Zurich and Winterthur make up the most heavily populated region of Switzerland and there is a wide range of opportunities for English teachers here from young learners to universities to company courses to independent teaching. If you are interested in participating in the networking and professional development activities of teachers in the region, please write…