The School was founded in 1995. We are an Official School of Languages located in Tenerife. We are a state maintained school, which offers higher education to adults. At our School we currently teach English, French and German.The School continues to evolve, reflecting an ever-changing world. We are committed to maintaining a supportive, challenging and high-quality experience for students and staff alike.
Our experienced staff have extensive knowledge of the current best practices for teaching modern languages. We offer a student-centred approach and a communicative methodology all held in a friendly classroom environment where students work together to improve their language skills.
The centre itself provides an excellent study environment at the North of the island. Facilities include classrooms with interactive whiteboards and AV equipment, video and computer technology, and a a library self-study room.
If you are considering joining us at La Orotava as an Erasmus Partner or as an Teaching Assitant, please read the information below and if you still want to have more information do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively you can email the Erasmus Coordinator, Laura Galindo, at email@example.com.
Thinking of becoming our Erasmus Partner?
We are currently carrying out the project “Making Learning Memorable: The Human Factor”.
This project arises from the absolute commitment EOI La Orotava has demonstrated towards academic excellence as well as from the professional awareness of its faculty to achieve a quality assurance of the teaching and learning processes.
Our students’ need to attain a meaningful and motivating learning experience leads us, teachers, to pursue a solution and work together towards meeting it.
The teachers involved in the project hold educational leadership positions and play, thus, a key role in the evolution and development of the school. These teachers are widely experienced, highly qualified.
With the objective of placing the focus on the human factor, on motivating and moving the students to make learning memorable we intend to attend various structured training courses based on four topics:
1. innovative methodological approaches
3. students’ psychology
We believe that working on these four subjects we will acquire the necessary knowledge to achieve our final aim, a memorable teaching and learning process.
Moreover, we have planned some professional stays to job-shadow in different adult schools in Finland, given the reputation this country holds and the leading position it has on the Pisa educational reports. These professional stays will allow the heads of the different departments, as well as the managing team, to know how the schools are managed from an academic and an administrative point of view. These two viewpoints will complement each other to achieve the goals of the project.
This project is conceptually ambitious, but it is also very ambitious as far as results are concerned since we expect to have a direct and profound effect in the daily teaching practice of the school. We hope that teachers, from an action-oriented approach, will acquire and use new dynamic and innovative teaching tools to cater for diversity in personality and learning styles, thus, fostering a positive pedagogy promoting group cohesion and success-oriented.
By improving the quality of the teaching practice we hope there will be a positive impact on students’ commitment and autonomous learning, which will, therefore, have a positive impact on attendance and performance as well as registration figures.
In the long term, we hope to have a more European school which will become a referent point in the North of Tenerife, giving visibility to the school and guaranteeing academic excellence.
If you believe you share our areas of interest and your institution agrees with our objectives, do not hesitate to contact our Project Coordinator and Headteacher of the School, Laura Galindo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thinking of doing your Erasmus traineeship with us?
At our school we can offer you a nice working and learning environment. The teachers at the differente departments (English, French, German) will be happy to guide you through your traineeship period. Teachers receiving the trainee in their classrooms will fill in an evaluation form for the trainee and the Head of Studies will check all the forms so as to sign the final “Completion of the Traineeship Period Report”.
The Head of Studies will mentor your traineeship and will help you to integrate in the School environment and will provide practical support if required and facilitate understanding of the culture of the host country.
The Head of Studies will also monitor the development of the traineeship period. Normally , weekly meetings are held to enable the smooth development and successful completion of the traineeship. Should there be any inconvenience; the programme might be adapted, whenever possible to cater for the trainee necessities.
Below you will find a DETAILED PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINEESHIP PERIOD:
- 20 hours of teaching
- 6 hours of planning and coordinating at the School
- 11,5 hours of planning and programming at home
- The teaching Assistant is expected to help other teachers in their lessons therefore the main tasks are teaching and planning the lessons.
- The knowledge, skills and competences to be acquired are the following:
- Lesson planning
- Classroom Management
- Methodological approaches
- Techniques for presenting vocabulary and grammar
- Techniques for practising vocabulary and grammar
- Games to practice vocabulary and grammar
- Techniques for practising the different skills
- Teaching pronunciation
- Communication Activities
- Pairing and grouping
- Error correction
- Fostering study skills
- Fostering learning strategies
- Developing multiple intelligences
- Fostering autonomous learning
- Using ICT in the language classroom
- Creativity and Innovation
- Personalization in the classroom