Iberdrola and the Regional Ministry of Education are organising the fourth edition of the linguistic immersion course in English
- 40 fourth-year secondary school students from state schools mainly in inland rural areas of the Valencian Region have been chosen
- The head of Linguistic Policy and Multi-Lingual Management, Rubén Trenzano, and Iberdrola’s representative for the Valencian Region, Joaquín Longares, took part in the opening of the course
Cortes de Pallás. Iberdrola and the Regional Ministry of Education are organising the fourth edition of the English language immersion course to be held at the company’s hydro-electric facilities at Cortes de Pallás.
The opening ceremony was attended by the head of Linguistic Policy and Multi-Lingual Management, Rubén Trenzano, accompanied by Iberdrola’s representative for the Valencian Region, Joaquín Longares, who were able to learn first-hand about the students’ experiences.
The course, aimed at 4th-year compulsory secondary education (ESO) students at state schools is financed by Iberdrola through its Foundation in Spain, and delivered by the company Interway which specialises in language courses. It meets the requirements set by the Regional Ministry of Education, Research, Culture and Sport, which was responsible for pupil selection.
Among the eligibility requirements, preference was given to students from inland towns of the Valencian Region as they experience more difficulty in accessing this type of training.
The course, for 40 students, takes place during the first two weeks of August at Iberdrola’s accommodation next to the Cortes-La Muela hydro-electric power station and involves total immersion in English, meaning that both monitors and teachers address students in this language to give them the required confidence to express themselves in and out of the classrooms and thereby improve their standard of English.
Students will also be able to enjoy outdoor leisure activities in the natural environment, such as canoeing and hiking, during which English will be spoken exclusively.
Pupils from inland communities of the Valencian Region
The majority of the students on the course are from inland communities of the Region. For the province of Alicante, the students are from secondary schools from Benifallim, Jesús Pobre, Orxeta, Polop, Senija and Callosa d’en Sarrià. From Castellón province, there are students from Algar de Palància, Castellnovo, Gaibiel and Geldo.
As for Valencia province, there are youngsters from Albaida, Agullent, Atxeneta d’Albaida, Bèlgida, Benissoda, Bétera, Bufali, Domeño, l’Eliana, Llíria, Olocau and Vallada.
Within the framework of its commitment to the regions where it operates, Iberdrola supports the creation and transmission of knowledge that contributes towards fostering a generation of professionals fully capable of rising to the challenges of the future, which includes developing a sustainable energy model.