Swiss Association of Teachers of English


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The SATE Annual General Meeting took place in Solothurn on 26th November 2021.

The statutory agenda points were discussed in a classroom of the Kantonsschule Solothurn. See here for the AGM agenda and here for the minutes of the AGM 2021.

The AGM guest lecture was delivered by the actor and playwright Michael Patrick from Belfast, who had also taught the SATE November course 2021. His topic was "What I speak is not a dialect of English - Non-standard English and its importance in Art and Literature”. See here for the text of the lecture - well worth reading!

A small band of members and committee members then met for the AGM dinner at the restaurant Roter Turm in Solothurn. A wonderful opportunity to chat and exchange news and views.

SATE November course 2021 with Michael Patrick

The SATE November course 2021 took place in Solothurn on the 25th and 26th of November 2021 and was hosted by the award-winning playwright and actor Michael Patrick from Belfast.
The course concentrated on writing a Tiny Play with examples from contemporary playwrights. We looked at exercises designed to develop useful skills in writing for live performance. As well as developing playwriting skills. Through examples, discussion, writing and feedback, each participant was encouraged to write their own Tiny Play (Fishamble model), which is a short play of approximately 600 words.

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Last updated: 09 September 2022