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Lausanne -- "So-Pro" Apéros -- Spring 2019

"So-Pro" Apéros -- Mar. 20 / Apr. 17 / May 15

Unwind mid-week at our quasi-monthly social / professional networking apéros at TIBITS restaurant in Lausanne gare. The cost is only whatever you eat or drink. TIBITS offers a full range of coffees and teas, and a vegetarian buffet, some items of which are vegan and/or gluten-free. This restaurant allows people to pay separately so they can come and go at their convenience. And if you're taking the train home, you can simply step out the back door onto Platform 1!

Lausanne - 7th March 2019- Early Years Teachers Special Interest Group

Attention fellow Early Years teachers!  Do you ever feel that many events for language teachers concern teaching to teens and adults without a focus on our youngest students? Have you noticed a scarcity of regular opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with other teachers in your context? I and my colleagues definitely have felt this "gap", and in association with the Vaud region of ETAS (English Teachers Association of Switzerland), we have been inspired to create our own networking opportunities for teachers of Early Years students.

Bern - 7 March - ELT Springboard

We're a friendly discussion and networking group of ETAS members and non-members that meets after work on the first Thursday of every month. There is no charge for the event (just buy a drink at the restaurant) and there are no prerequisites--teachers of all languages and at all experience levels are welcome to come!  

Next month's topic: Meaning and context

Come join us on Thursday, March 7th, at 8pm near the train station in Bern (location to be announced soon), for lively discussion, networking, and a step forwards in your professional life! Please visit the ELT Springboard blog for more information and to RSVP!

ELT Academic Reading Group

Every month there is an ELT Academic Reading group held in St. Gallen. The group is free and it’s open to ETAS members and non-ETAS members.

Zurich 22 March / Basel 30 March Language Teaching goes 4D

Language Teaching goes 4D:  Reception, Production, Interaction, Mediation

The new Companion Volume to the CEFR incorporates descriptors on Mediation and Online Competences. If you want to find out more about these descriptors and how you can incorporate them in your lessons, join Pearson, ETAS and academia as we navigate the waters of the Companion Volume.