Albany School of English is an innovative private language school with nine centres. There are three Albany Schools in Cordoba (Andalucia, Southern Spain), one in Castro (a village outside Cordoba) and four Albany Language Centres based in mainstream schools (three in Cordoba and one in Madrid).
Albany School was founded in 1984 and currently employs around 30 full time teachers. As a member of ACEIA, The Association of Language Schools for Andalucia, and of FECEI, The National Federation of Private Language Schools in Spain; we are committed to maintaining high standards throughout the organisation.
We offer general English courses from beginners to advanced level and also prepare students for the Cambridge English qualifications. Our students range from 3 years old to adult. Students come to classes in our Schools for two to three hours a week from mid-September to June and from October to June in our Language Centres. Intensive exam preparation courses are available to adults and teenagers, some of which are offered in July. Children’s summer courses for 3 to 15 year-olds take place during this month. In-company courses are available throughout the year.
Teachers are allocated a well-appointed classroom that enables them to create a comfortable yet up-to-date learning experience using different media. There are a wealth of resources to complement course programs and guidance from Team-Leaders and Directors of Studies. Course programs and objectives are clearly defined but allow the experienced teacher freedom of expression to get the very best results.
Each teacher is allocated a well-appointed classroom that includes whiteboard, a computer with internet connection and a large TV screen helping to create a comfortable yet professional environment. Teachers have access to a wealth of resources that you would expect to find in a well-established modern school. Every Albany School is equipped with additional computers so that students can practice regularly with multi-media outside class-time and video cameras are available to use in lessons too. There are tea and coffee making facilities for teachers at each centre.
Albany School regards its teachers as a valuable asset and therefore invests time and resources to ensure that each teacher feels fully supported during their time with us. Recently Albany has launched a comprehensive Professional Development Programme (PDP).