New Marketing Director wants to hear from YOU

Dear IE blog participants,

It is my sincere pleasure to have joined the IE administrative team in December 2008, and I look forward to working together to spread quality language learning worldwide.

Since become the Director of Marketing and Programs at IE, I have launched several surveys and hope for your feedback to continue strengthening our programs and outreach efforts.

Look for us on facebook, google talk, twitter, everywhere you are online, and please do let us know if you are somewhere we aren´t and ought to be!

We continue to adapt our instruction to individual needs whether teaching is done online or on site, and recommend a blended program for the adventurous traveler bound for South America. Don´t miss out on the opportunity to prepare for your trip with online classes to be complemented by live instruction upon arrival in linda La Paz, the ideal location in which to perfect your Spanish and appreciation of Bolivian culture.

I welcome your ideas at any time, so please feel free to write me directly at susan@ie-spanishonline.com and we can establish more direct contact that way.

With all best wishes from the Andes,

Susan Frick, Director of Marketing and Programs, IE

Posted under learn spanish online, The Spanish school

This post was written by susan on January 22, 2009

instituto exclusivo: the Spanish school

instituto exclusivo was founded by Anne Marie van Swinderen, in her words:

As a Dutch national moving around the world a lot, I have had to learn many languages. (8 foreign languages, in fact). So now I have a pretty good idea of how one can teach a foreign language to adults in a fun and efficient way.
When we moved to La Paz, Bolivia in 2005 there was no organized school of this kind, but several good teachers. Soon, we decided to start one with good facilities and a professional curriculum, and the i.e. (instituto exclusivo) was born.
After living in Angola, where internet speeds allow little more than receiving e-mails, it was a revolution to my life to have access to reasonably fast connections. Skyping family and friends was just amazing after years of isolation. The possibilities of internet telephony (e.g. Skype) just seemed too good an opportunity to ignore, and the instituto exclusivo focused on teaching online from the very beginning.
In our three years of existence, we have concentrated on developing special methodologies for teaching online. Of equal importance, we have developed a system to provide genuinely tailor-made courses to each of our students. Teachers have learned to assess new students, analyse their needs, and plan a programme accordingly, finding the materials and subject matter that is most appropriate for each individual.

The school offers a very good way for Bolivians to have interesting work which also provides sufficient income. So, if you take lessons you help us to grow and help some Bolivians to be able to stay in their own country. (Currently, some 2% of the population of this wonderful country emigrates each year to make a living in other countries).

Posted under The Spanish school

This post was written by admin on October 6, 2008

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