Autumn in Galicia: Photo caption contest

Cartel concursoCapturing the beauty of a Galician fall in pictures and words.

What: A photo caption contest for A1-B2 students to showcase their photography and English writing skills.
Where: Online via Padlet and published in the English Department’s Cultural Activities virtual space in Moodle.
Why: To capture the essence of fall in Galicia through photos and words.
How: By posting an original photo with a caption in English to a public Padlet.
When: November 1-30 as outlined below.

Winner of our Photography and writing contest: capturing public spaces

NaplesWe want to send a big thank you to the students who participated in our contest! And a special congratulations to Juan Gestal, the winner of the €50 book voucher for his entry Naples, the Authentic Italy.   

The authors of the following entries will receive a €25 book voucher each. Congratulations!

Yoga at your desk: Combat exam stress

Relaxed catMove your body, reduce stress, and give your brain a boost! Combat exam stress in this 50’ virtual class with yoga instructor Melissa Krecklow.

This mostly-seated class will teach you simple, effective stretches that you can do right at your desk, at any time. All you need is a chair!

Tuesday 11th May 2021 from 21:00 to 21:50.

B2, C1, and C2 students welcome!

Photography and writing contest: capturing public spaces

Photography contestThe English department at EOI de Santiago de Compostela invites all C1 and C2 students to enter this contest, inspired by the Jane’s Walk Global Movement.

With your photograph and your writing, you fully capture the value of public space in terms of urban planning, architecture, community life, and/or personal experience.

Your text can be descriptive, narrative, or expository, and your style can be journalistic, literary, or factual.

  •     Open to all current C level students at EOI de Santiago de Compostela (Vite and seccións).
  •     Each submission consists of one photograph in JPG format and one text (100-150 words, including the title).
  •     Participants must submit their works by email
  •     Individuals may enter more than one submission.
  •     Submissions will be accepted from April 8th, 2021 through April 25th, 2021.

Book club 4th meeting

The Cather in the RyeOur 4th virtual meeting will discuss D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, one of the most widely read and beloved of all contemporary American novels, credited with instilling in many of us a lifelong love of reading. Participation is limited to the first 15 students who sign up here.

Once you've signed up, go to Webex and you will have access to our meeting room. Our meeting will take place on Friday, April 30 2021 at 7:00pm.

Save the date!

Greer’s LA: An activity for B1 students

Los AngelesVisit Los Angeles with a local! Greer Silverman, our language assistant, will take us on a guided tour of her city. The duration of the activity is 45’-60’.

This is an online activity for B1 students. The maximum number of participants is 15, on a first-come, first-served basis.

To sign up, send an email with:


My Local Shop

Are you a B1 or B2 student and you have a favourite local shop? Do you want to improve your writing skills?

If you have a favourite local shop in Santiago de Compostela, and you want your shop review to be posted on our blog (, we'd love to hear from you!

English conversation classes with Greer, our language assistant!


Do you feel you need extra speaking practice before the exam? Then don't miss these online conversation classes with Greer, our language assistant!!

Classes are open to all B1, B2.1, B2.2, C1.1, C1.2 and C2 students of English from Vite, Negreira, Noia, Ribeira, Ordes and Sar. 

Please sign up here!


Play, explore, learn!

Cultural activitiesNeed a break from the rain? We've got just the thing for you!

Amazing cultural content for all levels:

A1 and A2: Practice English & learn about Valentine’s Day with a game!

A2: Do you like football or baseball? Maybe you prefer blues music?   

B1: Travel to New York or see why Niagara Falls is so spectacular!  

B2: Not all boarding schools are like Hogwarts, but they’re still fascinating.

Can you imagine a story in 50 words?

Mini Saga ContestNEW! The finalists of the 5th Mini Saga Contest have already been chosen. Visit the library blog and vote for your favourite story. Voting will be enabled till February 3 and winners will be announced on February 5. Thanks to all the participants for their great stories!

Enter the 5th Mini Saga Contest of the EOI de Santiago de Compostela!

If you wish to take part and win a fabulous prize, read the terms on this link:

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