Iberdrola and the Government of Extremadura complete the language immersion course in Alcántara
The aim of this programme was to offer an English language immersion course to students in compulsory secondary education at government schools in Extremadura.
At the end of August, Iberdrola and the Government of Extremadura’s Education and Employment Department officially completed the English language immersion course that had taken place during that month at Iberdrola’s José María Oriol hydroelectric power plant, in the town of Alcántara, Cáceres.
The event, which included the presentation of diplomas to the students, was attended by the Secretary General for Education Rafael Rodríguez de la Cruz, and the Iberdrola institutional representative in Extremadura David Martín.
The course, which was for students in compulsory secondary education at government schools in the region, was organised and funded by Iberdrola and taught by Interway, a leading language course company. The programme also met the requirements set by the Government of Extremadura’s Education and Employment Department, which selected the participants based on their academic excellence.
40 students were chosen to participate in the initiative, which was taught by native speakers and aimed to offer an intensive language programme to improve the students’ level and give them the confidence needed to show their talents in class.
In addition to classes and learning workshops, the course included recreational activities that used only English.
This collaboration between Iberdrola and the Government of Extremadura’s Education and Employment Department began in 2013, which is when the first course was held. Currently it is being strengthened with an intensive English language course for teachers from the region’s public schools over the Easter holidays.
As part of its commitment to the territories where it does business, IBERDROLA supports the creation and sharing of knowledge in order to help train a generation of highly-skilled professionals to face up to the challenges that lie ahead, including the development of a sustainable energy model.