So much has happened since our last update, it’s difficult to know where to start!
Community Action: “Giving something back to the community”
We’ve really stepped up our voluntary work within the community, thanks largely to the efforts of our staff who give up their free time to set up and run our current projects. It is clear that in these seemingly endless days of recession, there is a great deal that people can do to help each other out.
At the moment we offer a free CV service and advice service for local people who might be looking to go abroad to work or to live.
We’re working with a youth group in Cádiz to help them engage with English in a different way.
There are plans afoot for celebrations in Plaza Mina in Cádiz to celebrate the “international book day” in May; we’ll have a stand there full of British goodies to share, so far thoughts include flapjacks, fairy cakes and the like, we’re also hoping for some beer tasting!
We’d also like to set up an international quiz night here in Cádiz.
If you’re interested in getting involved in these events, please do get in touch call 956 22 14 26 and ask to speak to Simon or email me at
Nearer the time we’ll let you know the dates so you won’t miss out on any of the fun!
Teacher Training: “The part time course is back!”
Teaching is becoming a more and more popular choice for “ex pats” living in the area, it’s a great way to earn some extra money and perhaps more importantly it’s a great way to become connected with your community and use your English speaking skills. We run the international recognized Trinity Certificate in TESOL (see www.trinitycollege.co.uk/site/?id=201 for more info) full time in the summer and this year we are delighted to report that the part time course is back. Thanks to popular demand, the part time course is kicking off in October.
In other exciting developments, we are offering the Trinity Diploma in TESOL for teachers with more experience. (www.trinitycollege.co.uk/site/?id=202 )
For more info on all our teacher training courses do have a look at our website www.activelanguage.net and then call if you have any further questions. Just so you know, both the summer courses and the part time course are filling up; don’t leave it too late to apply! We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon.
TEFL del Sur: “A teachers’ association run by teachers for teachers.”
We are also really happy to offer a home whenever necessary to TEFL del Sur, a teachers’ association run by teachers for teachers throughout Cádiz province. The association holds regular meetings and workshops providing the best, most relevant professional development available. So far the road show has been to Cádiz, El Puerto de Santa Maria and Tarifa, for upcoming events check out the blog (tefldelsur.edublogs.org) or the facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/207522516005783/) If you’re working as a teacher in any context or are thinking of becoming one, TEFL del Sur is a great way in.
Whether it’s through Community Action, teacher training or TEFL del Sur, hopefully we’ll see you soon. In the meantime for anything related please do feel free to contact us by phone, email or carrier pidgeon!
Simon Pearlman, Active Language, Plaza Mina, 15, 2º, Cádiz,