ETAS 29th AGM and Convention

Sierre, Switzerland

Who is it for?

English Language teachers.


This prestigious event includes a host of fascinating workshops by ELT professionals. Workshops cover all areas of ELT, ranging from English for Specific Purposes to using interactive videos in the classroom.


Alberto Cattaneo

Alberto has a PhD in psychology and has worked for the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training since 1998. As head of the research group "Innovations for Vocational Education and Training" he is responsible for the Swiss Federal Project "scuolavisione" which aims to develop interactive videos as an innovative teaching tool.

Andy Cowle

Andy is a former English language teacher who has worked for major ELT publishers in the UK and overseas for over 20 years. Andy motivates teachers to try new and practical ideas and helps them connect language learning with the real world. He is a freelance ELT writer and presenter, and runs his own publishing company NORTH STAR ELT

Andreas Grundtvig

Andreas lives and teaches in Hamburg, Germany where he is also local Cambridge ESOL Centre Manager in Hamburg, Germany. He gives regular presentations and is an ELT author and chair of HELTA. He is passionate about learner autonomy, pragmatics and imaginative learning.

Martina Lazaro

Martina graduated in Economics, English, American and Slavic literature and languages from Potsdam University (D) and teaches English and German at the Commercial Professional School in Locarno/Ticino.

Margaret Oertig

Margaret is a lecturer of English and Negotiation at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland). She is the author of Beyond chocolate - understanding Swiss culture (2011) and Going local - your guide to Swiss schooling (2012).