Connect, Grow, Thrive

ETAS Online Teacher Talking Time

Believe it or not – we’ve set up a place where TTT (teacher talking time) is encouraged and appreciated!

Please join us for our monthly ETAS online TTT sessions launched online in April 2020 during lockdown.  Our online TTT sessions are where teachers can meet to talk, share and enjoy each other’s company. We look forward to welcoming teachers throughout Switzerland so, together, we can create a unique chance to connect with others from different regions of the country.


Thursday morning:  3 June  9:00-10:30 am led by Rose Travers

Let's talk about creating online materials

Do you have files upon files of activities, grammar tips, explanations and games that you have created over the years just sitting there?  Have you considered adapting them to online learning material?

Let's share our ideas for how to make more of our creative juices.  We encourage you to watch the 40+ minute video "How to Convert Classroom Based Training to the Online Format"  to get some ideas flowing before participating in our brainstorming/discussion time.

Rose is the main author of "Kursbuch – EN B1 Aufbau” commissioned and published by AKAD Language+Culture: activities designed to increase confidence in speaking English and understanding difficult English grammar points for intermediate students. It was part of AKAD's project to launch its first blended learning solution.    

*Register here:

First Thursday morning of the month: hosted by Rose Travers, Public Relations Chair

* When joining a session, make sure to use the email with which you registered.  Those signing in via a different email will be blocked.


Wednesday evening: 23 June  19:00-20:30  hosted by Duria Paoletti and led by Erika Fauchère  

Which teaching qualification should I have in Switzerland?

University degree or DELTA? Online Master’s degree or face-to-face? In this TTT, we’ll share our experiences related to pursuing a teaching degree in Switzerland. We’ll talk about studying at a university here, its challenges and also the opportunities it can bring. We’ll also talk about the different perspectives on working in Switzerland depending on the diploma you have and about studying at a university in Switzerland

Erika Fauchère is an experienced EFL teacher and teacher trainer who has taught young adults, adults, as well as exam preparation courses. She is looking forward to leading this discussion and seeing how she can help. She moved to Switzerland from Brazil in 2012 and earned her CELTA certificate and DELTA diploma and is now working on her Master of Arts in English at the University of Lausanne. 

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 Evening TTT Session: 23 June 19:00-20:30 - hosted by Duria Paoletti, Deputy Public Relations Chair

* When joining a session, make sure to use the email with which you registered.  Those signing in via a different email will be blocked.


Online TTT sessions are free for current ETAS members//CHF 10.00 for non-ETAS members.  Non-ETAS members will have the chance to attend their first session free of charge - so you can experience what a TTT session is like.


To receive timely reminders of  these events, be sure to join our ETAS Teacher’s Room Facebook group specifically for ETAS members or the  ETAS public Facebook group open to all.  Or for convenient email reminders, be sure to sign up for our ETAS e-newsletter available to all, which includes not only event announcements but teaching tips and ETAS news.


The online TTT platform is designed to be a place where first time presenters or Zoom hosts are welcome.  We are also looking for Ambassadors to host their own TTT sessions on topics they are interested in.  Whether you are interested in being a host for one session or a guest to lead a discussion for an upcoming online TTT session, please contact: Rose Nassif Travers via

For those new to Zoom, this short tutorial should help answer any questions you may have in how to join a Zoom meeting:

Together we can help achieve ETAS’s mission to connect, grow and thrive.  Together!

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