Swiss Association of Teachers of English

The following courses are planned for 2017/2018:

Global ESP and Technology - crossing the digital divide

We would like to draw your attention to a joint ESP SIG/ZHAW event, to be held at the Toni-Areal campus of the ZHAW (Zürich University of Applied Sciences from June 29/30 2018. Click here for more information.



Brush Up Your English for ‘Immersion’ Teachers
Date: 2 May 2018 (09.00-17.00)
Venue: Berne
Course Fee: 160.-
Tutors: Richard Begbie and Dewi Williams
Organiser/Registrations: Dewi Williams, Bayweg 3, 3123 Belp
031 332 7657, mobile 076 761 3874,



This one-day intensive workshop is intended for non-native ‘immersion’ teachers who often use English to teach their subjects (Biology, History, Geography, Religion, Art, etc.) and who wish to refresh and improve their knowledge of the language. The workshop is recognized by SATE (Swiss Association of Teachers of English) and is run by two experienced teacher trainers. It will deal with various topics that concern immersion teachers, e.g. classroom language, problems of pronunciation, vocabulary, the correction of oral and written language, development of fluency, etc. The workshop is of a practical nature and English will be spoken throughout the day. Although the course is intensive, the atmosphere is non-judgmental and relaxed, and participants will have the chance to meet colleagues and to exchange ideas and material.

REGISTRATION. Please register directly with Dewi Williams (see above). Even if you cannot commit yourself definitely at this stage, it would be very helpful if you could inform Dewi soon if you hope to attend the course. We would also be grateful if you could mention the workshop to your ‘immersion’ colleagues. Thank you in advance for your support. 

SATE 2018 November course

Date, topic, course tutor(s) to be announced!