The EOI Madrid-Jesús Maestro is a publicly-funded institution for language learning. Established in 1911, it is the flagship of Spain’s national network of language schools catering for adult education. A total of 21 languages are taught, including all major European languages, Spanish for foreign speakers and other Spanish languages, and Arabic, Chinese and Japanese. There are 120 teachers and 19 other members of staff who serve an annual enrollment of over 7000 students spread in the 16 to 60+ age range and comprised of more than 50 nationalities. The school is located northeast of town, in a thrilling neighbourhood in close proximity to both downtown Madrid and the University campuses.
We have already developed four Erasmus+ KA1 projects where our teachers followed courses and job-shadowing activities in various countries and we are now taking the first steps towards a KA2 project (204).
The background of the project is our school’s plan to implement a learning model that will allow students to follow our courses also from a distance, mainly synchronously. We are about to launch some pilot courses with this new system. With this model we intend to attract new students, specially -but not only- to our less demanded languages.
We are looking for partners for a 204 Erasmus+ project on this subject. Our project will focus on the technological and academic challenges of serving present and distance learners synchroniously, and thus will also be a response to the need to increase enrollment and to promote less demanded languages.