Swiss Association of Teachers of English

The following courses are planned for 2018/2019:


The power of performance as a teaching tool – looking at ways to bring Shakespearean and modern plays to life in the classroom
Date: 28th/29th November 2019  
Course Fee: CHF 350 (CHF 330 for SATE members)
Venue: Wil (SG)
Time: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (3.00 p.m. on Friday)
Tutor: Nicolaia Marston (see here for bio and here

And see here for the course leaflet with more detailed information: SATE November course 2019.

THE COURSE IS NOW FULL. You may still register, but you will be put on the waiting list.

Literature Live: New Perspectives on Theatre for the Classroom 

4-9 October 2019 

Venue: Dublin Theatre Festival

Organiser: Richard Begbie (

Course Fee: CHF 490.- (excluding travel, board and lodging)

Tutors: Richard Begbie, Simon Hicks, Dewi Williams

British Council Writing Skills Training Day with Sam McCarter - Bern, 9 November 2019

The Training Day will have three sessions. The first will look at ways to develop confidence and interest in general writing among teenagers and young adults. There will then be two sessions focusing on the academic writing component of IELTS. The first will be an overview of Tasks 1 and 2 with some underlying principles involved in the testing process, followed by a workshop on appropriate strategies to improve students’ writing strategies as they prepare for the exam.

Link to the page event with registration details:

CALP Plus (Course in Advanced Language Practice + Literary Component)

18-20 March 2020, Berne (2-day attendance also possible)

Organiser: Rosemarie Allemann (

Course Fee: CHF 490 (CHF 380 for 2 days)

Tutors: Rosemarie Allemann, Richard Begbie, Dewi Williams

N.B. This is possibly the last time the course will be held, at least with the present team.