Language courses spring 2012


New German classes taught be native volunteers start in Javea

Another group of foreign residents offers its second edition of English classes

Javea. Monday, 5th March 2012.

The Economic Development Department of the Javea Town Hall and the Consortium for Economic Recovery and Activity of the Marina Alta (CREAMA) continue to expand their potential to provide language-training courses thanks to the collaboration of foreign residents in the municipality. Today a new German course started, coordinated by the Foreign Residents Department (Help Desk) and taught by native volunteers living in Javea who have donated their time and efforts to teach their language to the xabieros and help them improve their job-finding skills.

A total of 40 students will benefit from this German course, divided into two groups according to their level. The teachers are Ursula, Martina, Karona, Monika, Aileen, Margeit and Verena. Today they were all very keen and excite, not only to teach German, but also to learn about the local culture at the hands of their students.

Classes will be given in the morning on the premises of the Permanent School of Adults (EPA) and will last until May, with total course duration of 60 hours. Students that attend at least 80% of classes will receive their diplomas. In this regard, the Councillor for Economic Development, Juan Luis Cardona, implored the students to take full advantage of this opportunity, especially since there are a considerable number of people who were interested in taking this language course but had been left out due to the reduced size of the groups.
Cardona, who accompanied the students during the presentation of the course, thanked the volunteer teachers who are devoting their free time to helping others obtain skills that they can use to enter the labour market.

The new German courses are an addition to the English courses that have been offered in Javea for several months and have achieved wide acceptance under the same volunteer teacher scheme. The collaboration of the native volunteers is being managed by the Foreign Residents Department, under the direction of Oscar Anton. It is a formula that allows local government to continue to offer free training despite the shortage of funds of agencies such as the Creama.

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