Spain and Canaries

ELT-Consultants was founded in 2010, any projects or events listed before that year were delivered by individual Directors or Associates (please refer to individual CV). Projects and events listed in descending year order, with newest first.


Project:  ICT co-ordinator, teacher trainer, teacher, Cambridge English oral examiner: Setting up of an IT team and an iPad project. In house training session and local DELTA tutor for module 2. Teaching from ages of 3 to C2 adults. Cambridge English oral examiner for FCE and VYL exams (Starters, Movers, Flyers).

Location: Córdoba, Spain

Duration:  1990- 2016



Partner: International House, Córdoba.


Project:  Organising committee for the Image Conference. Liaising with speakers, stakeholders, tech team, press and social networks. 

Location: Córdoba, Spain. 2014.

Duration:  Day long conference



Partner: International House, Córdoba/The Image conference.


Consultancy: For International House Madrid stakeholders regarding future implementation of ICT in the school(s).

Location: Madrid, Spain. 2014.

Duration:  Half day. 



Partner: International House, Córdoba


Conference presentations: Pre Primary, Primary, Secondary and Adults on technology, classroom management, approaches and methodologies, understand learning and learners.

Location: Throughout Spain.

Duration:  Usually between 1 to 3 hours.



Partner: Teacher Associations, publishers, CEPs.


Project/event: Language school management: Managing a team of newly qualified and experienced teachers,

designing & delivering in-service training and development programme, managing quality inspections from

EAQUALS and International House World Organisation, setting up a new CELTA training centre, liaising with local

primary and secondary schools, setting up a pilot project to provide Teaching Assistants for Primary & pre-Primary

classes in the Cantabria region, mentoring first time conference presenters.

Location: Santander, Spain

Duration: 2 years, October 2010 – June 2012

Status: Awarded

Partner: International House



Event: Trinity TESOL practical teaching, adults and YL.

Location: Telde, Gran Canaria.

Duration: 6 weeks

Donor: Langside College, Glasgow 

Partner: TLC School, Telde



Project/event: English language teaching Levels, elementary – proficiency; YLs and adult classes; business &

general English.

Location: Logroño, Spain

Duration:  October 2003 – July 2004

Status: Awarded

Partner: Inlingua



Event: ESL Primary Co-ordinator

Responsible for the ESL support teaching in the primary school section of the American International School. Materials development, course book selection, mentoring and monitoring.

Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Duration: 1987-9

Donor: Private School

Partner: American International School

Project: Management: ELT Language School Management
Private language school management, with responsibility for all aspects of running a small language school, including, recruitment, teacher training, timetabling, advertising, budgeting, enrolment, and setting up a young learner classes.

Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Duration: 1986-7

Donor: Private Company

Partner: Embassy Schools, UK

Spain and Canaries: Country facts

  • 46.93 million
GDP per capita (2011 PPP$)
  • 31,198.41
Adult literacy rate (% 15 and older)
  • 97.7%
Gross enrolment ratio: primary (% of children of primary school age)
  • 104
Gross enrolment ratio: secondary (% of children of secondary school age)
  • 129
Gross enrolment ratio: tertiary (% of population of tertiary school age)
  • 83
Primary school dropout rates (% of primary school cohort)
  • 2.24
Pupil-teacher ratio
  • 12
Expenditure on education (% of GDP)
  • 4.97


Source: United Nations Human Development Reports 2014