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ETAS Online Events

ETAS Online Events can be interactive workshops, swap shops or TTT sessions (informal discussions concerning the greater teaching community of Switzerland).  All are managed and hosted by ETAS volunteers. 

Thursday, November 24, 2022 07.30 - 08.30 PM

Online Event: Music/songs as a teaching tool

Led by: Fabiane Lombardi

Host: Rumana Yasin / ETAS Online Events Host 

Music is all around us all the time. It has the fascinating capacity to involve, stimulate, soothe, cure, seduce and empower us from the earliest age to the last moments of our existence. Our first reactions to music and sounds happen when we are still in our mothers' wombs. Due to music's powerful influence on people, the marketing industry employs it as one of its main tools. So why not harness it to enhance classroom teaching in a fun way, leaving a positive memory on our students linked to what they've learned? In this workshop, we will share the benefits of music in language teaching as well as some activities to do in class with students.

REGISTER -- Click here to register and receive the zoom link for this ETAS online session.


  • Free for current ETAS members
  • Non-members: Try it out --  your first time is free! After that, it's CHF 10.00 per session. 


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Previous topics:

Thursday, 22 September 7:00 - 8:00 pm / THEME: Let’s talk “conversation” – it can’t be that hard, can it now? /Discussion Leader: Rita Donatsch-Kewal, ETAS Regional Ambassador of Graubunden

Friday, 13 May 9:00-10:30 am  / THEME: "Cracking the code of examination preparation" / Discussion Leader: Carol Waites, ETAS Publications Team Member

This TTT will focus on IELTS but in comparison with other popular exams such as Cambridge and TOEFL. Do you have any burning questions about the IELTS exam? We have collected some, and we will try to answer them, as well as discuss some thorny issues such as how to mark students’ writing, speaking, and other hot topics. We can pool our knowledge and resources and share tips for successful exam preparation at this critical time of year.

Thursday, 3 March 19:00-20:15 THEME: "Clearing the Air When Things Go Wrong" Discussion Leader: Rose Travers (ETAS PR Chair/Interim National Events Chair)

Not every class can be delivered perfectly. Especially when moods and energy levels are low caused by prolonged lack of in-person social contact. Motivation can dip for us all and is contagious. I'd like to share some real stories about recovering from a low-level energy class. And hope you can share a few, too. What did you do to turn things around in the next class? Reacting as quickly as possible really is the key.

Thursday 3 February 10.00-11.15 am: "Independent teachers: Let's thrive again!" Discussion Leader: Rose Travers (ETAS PR Chair/Interim National Events Chair)

Are you self-employed and looking for new students? As a self-employed teacher in the Zurich region for over 20 years, I am happy to share what I have learned over this past year about up and coming niches that can replace former "cash cows". 

It's time to look elsewhere to continue earning a decent living. Let's share our stories to confirm together how the Swiss market in Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne and elsewhere may be changing and how we can adapt to it to get us thriving again.

Interested in getting more involved by leading an online event or hosting a session?  Please be sure to get in touch with our online session host: Rumana Yasin:  Events are planned 4-6 weeks in advance so please be sure to keep this in mind.