Our school: Escola Oficial de Idiomas de Santiago de Compostela

Escola Oficial de Idiomas de Santiago de Compostela

The Escolas Oficiais de Idiomas (Official Schools of Languages) are a national network of public educational institutions specialized in teaching foreign languages to young learners and adults, integrated in the Spanish Education System as Specialised Education. Spain is one of the few countries in the EU offering this kind of public education and issuing official certificates for it.

At the Escola Oficial de Idiomas de Santiago de Compostela we offer general courses in seven languages: English, French, Galician, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, covering different levels in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. We also provide courses of languages for specific purposes, such as business, tourism, and education professionals willing to implement CLIL methodology in their teaching practice.

Our school started running in 2001, and it has dramatically grown since then, having nearly five thousand students and 62 teachers at the moment, distributed between a main building in Santiago de Compostela and five branches in different villages nearby.

We aim to promote multilingual skills among the adult population, as a way of enhancing European cohesion and new opportunities for mobility and employability.

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For further information on the Spanish Education System, please check Eurypedia (European Encyclopedia of National Education Systems).