The State School of Languages EOI Elda, in Spain, is an institution funded by the state which provides further education in languages for 16-year-olds and above, with a heterogeneous range of ages, social backgrounds and abilities.
We are currently writing our application for an Erasmus project focused on inclusion.
We aspire to become an inclusive and internationally renowned school that provides accessible language education for all types of individuals, considering their different ages, abilities, mental health, cognitive development, and social environment. To achieve this, we need to further educate ourselves in inclusive strategies by visiting pioneering centres with this approach of teaching to learn how to assist students with autism, Asperger’s, attention deficit disorder, individuals with speech disabilities, mobility issues, visual or hearing impairment, as well as those at risk of social exclusion.
Additionally, we wish to enrich ourselves through the exchange of experiences with teachers from other countries. This will allow both students and teachers to observe other realities, learn about other cultures, and gain different perspectives on the world, which is essential in the highly globalized world in which we live. The exchange of good practices will help enhance the quality of our education.
In our project we would like to include the ITC perspective as a tool for inclusion as well as the necessary vehicle for communication and for any current teaching-learning process.
The three possible lines we would like to explore in your institution are:
- Specific courses on the subject (how to identify needs and apply inclusion techniques and policies in the field of language teaching to adults as a life-learning activity)
- Job-shadowing stays for teachers, where we could observe teaching and managerial staff in action: in class, at meetings, etc and learn about their methods and experience in the area of inclusion.
- Students mobilities, in which a small number of adult students of languages (mainly of English) would be able to know your country, your centre/institution, your educational system and have a real experience of how inclusion is dealt with. We strongly believe in the power of peer education and peer support.
Please, let us know if you are willing to become our partner and if you are available to provide us with any of the 3 options.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
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