On a recent visit to the Adeje cultural centre, the director of education and the managing director of the University of La Laguna General Foundation, Alicia Correa and Sergio Alonso, dropped in on a class of students studying Spanish. They were accompanied by the Adeje councillor for education, Andrés Pérez Ramos.
Pérez Ramos commented on the dual importance of these courses. “For us and for the students this is more than just a language course. It is also an essential tool to help the non-Spanish individuals living in Adeje in their integration into the community and help the levels of cooperation”.
Both Alicia Correa and Sergio Alonso congratulated the teachers and the council on their work in this area over many years. Today the council offers Spanish classes for foreigners throughout the year, in collaboration with the Foundation. The aim, as well as helping non-Spanish members of the local population to learn the language, is to increase their levels of access to the benefits of the community and to appreciate and become part of the culture of Adeje, and of the island of Tenerife.
Information about the course
Those interested in signing up for the one of the courses, taught by Graciela Dávila González, can opt for a level that suits their current ability (beginner, basic, intermediate, advanced). Classes are limited to 25 per session and given the high demand for the classes throughout the year, people should sign up in advance.
Graciela Dávila González is a teacher with over 15 years experience teaching Spanish. The courses are over three months, with classes in the mornings or afternoons twice a week. Those who successfully complete their course receive a certificate from the FGULL Language Service which this year celebrates 20 years teaching foreign languages.
Those interested should either visit the Adeje Ayuntamiento webpage, www.adeje.es, or contact the council’s cultural centre, Calle Príncipe Pelinor, S/N 38670 – Adeje, or phone 922 756 246. Other municipalities also offer these sorts of courses so the starting point for information is always going to be a local cultural centre or Ayuntamiento.