+41 (0)79 672 23 31 rowena.amsler@bluewin.ch


Tertiary Education

1977 – 1980
Johannesburg College of Education
Teachers Higher Diploma in Education

Professional experience

seit 2002
Self-employed English Language Teacher, teaching general English, Business and Medical English courses and preparing students for FCE, CAE and BEC examinations. Tuition to children – Grammar and Conversation

Teaching Exam and General Courses for:

  • ZLI Zürcher Lehrbetriebsverband ICT, Hohlstrasse 550, 8048 Zürich
  • John Watt Language Services, Zürich
  • Villa Kunterbunt am Letzigraben, Tageskrippenverein, Letzigraben 165, 8047 Zürich
  • Lernstudio Zürich AG, Stüssistrasse 52, 8057 Zürich
  • blc Business Language Centre, Friedaustrasse 17, 8003 Zürich
  • lpz Language Pool Zurich, Austrasse 38, 8045 Zürich

2002 – 2007
Art Teacher at The Inter-Community School, Zumikon, Switzerland

  • History of Art
  • 3D Craft
  • Painting and Drawing
1995 – 2001
Head of Art Department, St Stithians Preparatory School, Johannesburg
1993 – 1994
Rand Preparatory School, Johannesburg
1991 – 1992
Teacher at St Mary’s School, Johannesburg
1990 – 1991
Teacher at Holy Family College
1989 – 1990
Editor for school books publisher, Lexicon Publishers, Johannesburg
1988 – 1989
Teacher at Hill House International Junior School, London
1981 – 1987
Teacher at Craighall Primary School, Johannesburg


Book Review for „Educetera“, Stäfa, published October 2004
The Art Paper, Johannesburg, published October 1997

Additional professional activities

Attended lectures on Post-War Art since the 1960’s, University of London
Covey Course: The seven habits of highly effective people
Inlingua Certificate, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Gave a drawing workshop at The American Women’s Club, Zürich, entitled „Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain“
Frequently attend workshops organized by ETAS (English Teachers Association of Switzerland) and Castle’s English Institute
2003 – 2006
German Courses at EB Zürich and ECAP Stiftung
Intensive Advanced German Course at Goethe Institute, Berlin
June 2016
"Applied Grammar Course for Teachers of English" at International House, Baden
May 2019
Invited by Schule Lavater to read and give a talk on South Africa on “Nationaler Vorlesetag”.

Professional memberships

past & present
English Teachers Association, Switzerland (ETAS)
Decorative Arts Society, Johannesburg, South Africa
Art Educator’s Association
Association of Potters of Southern Africa
National Crafts Council of Southern Africa


South Africa and Switzerland