Escuela de Idiomas Nerja has recently acquired more digital whiteboards for use in its Spanish for Foreigners classes. In this way, the School goes one step further in its ongoing new technologies renovation plan applied to teaching Spanish in the classroom. Digital whiteboards represent a step forward in the interaction between teacher and student and therefore improves the possibilities of learning Spanish in a more dynamic and effective way.
Technological advances applied to Spanish teaching multiply Spanish learning possibilities. Adapting to the new needs of the new students of the digital era poses a motivating challenge for the School’s teaching team. This adaptation includes using in class the same tools used by students in their daily lives; i.e. the mobile phone, computer, social networks, mobile applications, graphic designs, digital storage, etc.
Being able to use the instruments referred to above also to learn Spanish, relaxes and motivates students, who do not consider the classroom as something out-dated and isolated from the surrounding reality, but as a cosy and comfortable room where they can cope with the same expertise and play the same leading role as in their own personal life. In this way, the teacher loses presence in favour of digital elements, which support and promote, once more, the language teacher’s maxim: the aspiration of invisibility. This means the ability to teach Spanish without being the epicentre of the class, favouring proactivity, self-deduction and learning on the students’ part, just like in their everyday life.
Escuela de Idiomas Nerja is firmly committed to new technologies applied in the classroom for teaching Spanish. The upgrading of the official website (www.idnerja.com), the daily updating of its social networks and the use of digital whiteboards, as well as tablets and other mobile devices in the classroom, are proof of this. The investment in digital technology is carried out in line with its search for excellence in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, as well as with the permanent and personalized service to attend to the needs of the students visiting the School every year.