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).
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This post was written by admin on October 6, 2008