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.
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.
The Spring Seminar is back! Although not the way you were used to...
As we had to cancel this year’s Spring Seminar 2020, we did not want that to happen again. To offer this seminar to all of you safely, we have transferred the Spring Seminar to the online world. We are happy to announce that registrations are now open!
Swiss Exams has successfully launched computer-delivered IELTS in Winterthur/Zürich and in Lausanne with more locations to be added in 2021.
At the beginning of 2020, Swiss Exams and the British Council signed a strategic IELTS agreement for Switzerland. In the summer, the first IELTS pilot sessions took place and Winterthur/Zurich and Lausanne went operational during the course of the autumn. This gave Swiss Exams the time needed to establish processes and operations and gain the necessary experience to accelerate in 2021.
A year ago, we launched Swiss Exams Access and many schools make excellent use of the platform.
Here are five tips that may help you with making decisions and that will make your life easier:
If you would like to reserve seats for Computer-based exams, which are in very high demand, you can make reservations in your Swiss Exams Access account directly.
If you would like to check the payment or option status of your students in realtime, you can filter all outstanding payments of your candidates in the “All Registrations” menu.