With the Cambridge English - Swiss Exams Newsletter we offer teachers an easy way to access information about the Cambridge English Exams. Our main objective is to provide teachers with excellent support enabling them to give their students the best possible preparation for their Cambridge English Exam.
Please find below an overview of our latest Cambridge English Examinations news.
Meet Linda our Venue Co-ordinator of the Exam Operations Team
About your career and interests?
Before joining Swiss Exams, I did a commercial apprenticeship in the tourism sector and afterwards a Bachelor's Degree in tourism management. Following that, I went travelling in Central America and worked one year with St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourism. In my free time I love dancing, travelling and being outside.
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The new way of learning is not always as easy as meets the eye. It can be challenging for both the teacher and the learner. That’s where this year’s Spring Seminar topic jumps in at the right time. Keyword: Learner Autonomy.
What does the world of learning and teaching look like in the age of digitalisation? How can we benefit from this development and yet not forget the needs of the individual? How can we empower the learner and give him/her more autonomy on the learning journey?
Increase pass rates of your classes with our brand new and exclusive “Cambridge C1 Advanced Swiss Exams Tips” booklet with exam practice and study tips for your students.
Before the summer break we launched our newly developed “Cambridge B2 First SWISS EXAMS TIPS” booklet. Now we are happy to announce the launch of our second booklet in the Swiss Exams Tips-Series: “Cambridge C1 Advanced Swiss Exams Tips”. For the launch month (February) we are running a special CHF 5.00 discount offer.
With less than 5 weeks left until we welcome you to our annual Spring Seminar, we would like to take the time to shine a light on our workshops brought to you by excellent and experienced speakers.
Ben Knight is delighted to dive into the topic of learner autonomy in his two plenary sessions. He brings with him expertise in curriculum development and pedagogical research and is currently Director for Language & Pedagogy Research at Cambridge University Press.
Meet Katka from our Customer Service Team
About your career and interests?
After my university studies (Political Science & Mediterranean Studies) I moved to Basel to work as an au-pair for a year. After this I worked for a German airline and then joined Swiss Exams in June 2020.
I love music and art in general very much. In my free time you can find me playing piano, going to theatres (when the situation allows it) or reading books. This year I also started taking ballroom dance lessons and currently I am preparing for my first competition.
The closing of the schools in Switzerland and around the world has changed teaching. A lot of face-to-face teaching had to be changed to remote online teaching.
To help teachers transition to this new form of teaching, which was unfamiliar to most, we introduced a series of webinars focusing on different aspects of online teaching. In addition to these webinars, we have introduced a new resource website with exclusive online teaching material that any teacher can access for free.