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Announcing the 39th Annual Conference and AGM 2023 Solothurn

This post is related to 39th Annual Conference and AGM 2023 Solothurn on Saturday, January 28, 2023 Click on the link above to go to the registration page and to see the program. We are happy to announce the 39th ETAS Annual Conference entitled “The vast field of language education” will take place at the Kantonsschule Solothurn, Saturday…


Past Events

39th Annual Conference and AGM 2023 Solothurn

The Vast Field of Language Education

28 – 29 January 2023 – Conference

2022 ETAS Professional Development Day, Bern

Turning the Page

10 – 10 September 2022 – Professional Development
Many thanks to all sponsors, exhibitors, plenary speakers, workshop presenters and volunteers who contributed to 2022 Professional Development Day.  We enjoyed sharing this event with you and look forward to our next national conference, the 39th Annual Conference and AGM.  It will be held on 28 and 29 January 2023 at the Kantonsschule Solothurn, where we can once again meet and share teaching experiences together.


PD DAY 2021 Gümligen-Bern

11 – 11 September 2021 – Professional Development

2021 ETAS Professional Development Day, Bern

Teaching in these times of change

11 – 11 September 2021 – Professional Development
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to 2021 PDD!  We hope that all participants enjoyed their day in Bern as much as the ETAS Team enjoyed its creation and production!

37th Annual Conference 2021

16 – 16 January 2021 – Conference
We had yet another fantastic conference this year, even if it was a bit more distant than any of us would have liked. Here’s what attendees had to say:
Some feedback from the attendees:
“”It’s amazing to see how ETAS manages to pull off a whole conference online, including a wonderful selection of inspirational workshops and plenary talks.””
“”As well as meeting some interesting new people I came away with new inspiration for my own teaching voyage.””
“”Organised with Swiss precision and carried out with a great sense of community. I left feeling joy and that I had contributed and learned at the same time.””
“”Although I missed the face-to-face, the conference was still a brilliant opportunity to re-connect with professional colleagues from around Switzerland. Hurray ETAS!””
“”ETAS EASY. So easy to: learn clever things, wander around, see the books, find friends, chat, find the rooms, park one’s avatar, fetch a quick cuppa, enjoy – and avoid the queue at the ladies’ loo!””

36th Annual Conference and AGM 2020

18 – 18 January 2020 – Conference
Some feedback from the attendees:
“As a first-time attendee and teaching student, I was blown away by just how friendly everyone was. I truly felt “at home” and will surely be coming again, thank you!”
“It’s not just the great workshops but the chance to share with other English teachers that makes ETAS events a must!”
“here’s no need to feel lost and lonely in the Swiss world of ELT, because there’s ETAS. Take home some good ideas, meet people, you’re not alone!”

35th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND AGM 2019 – BILDUNGSZENTRUM ZOFINGEN

19 – 20 January 2019 – Conference
Some feedback from the attendees:
“‘The energy I get from meeting motivated, enthusiastic, like-minded colleagues is the best part of every ETAS event!'”
“‘I could take lots of useful new ideas to apply in class. You’re missing a good chance to invest in yourself.'”
“‘Feel surprisingly energized after the conference weekend, even though it was in the middle of two busy work weeks.'”

34th Annual Conference and AGM 2018

20 – 21 January 2018 – Conference
ETAS was delighted to host many of our own members as well as guests from all over Europe and even Australia! With four outstanding plenaries and 50 workshops on the programme, ETAS was able to truly offer ‘something for everyone’ this weekend!

33rd Annual Conference and AGM 2017 – Zürich

21 – 22 January 2017 – Conference
ETAS Members and guests who attended our 33rd Annual Conference and AGM were inspired and challenged by internationally renowned plenary speakers Sarah Mercer, Jeremy Harmer, Herbert Puchta and Carole Robinson, and 35+ other workshop presenters. Each presenter gave us unique insights into their respective fields of ELT, as participants took notes, shared ideas, and enjoyed the exceptional networking possibilities with like-minded from all over Switzerland and neighboring countries.