CEO Mariangeles Ordaz Romay
We are experienced teachers with a methodology designed to achieve our objective: understanding and fluent use of the chosen language. We are natives or bilingual teaching professionals at degree level who have trained not only in Languages but in the culture, traditions and socio-economic situation of Spanish, English, French or German Speaking countries.
Our teachers have been trained with ELV methodology in order to allow our students to reach their professional targets. The effectiveness of our methods has been tried and tested by the various companies, organizations and professionals with whom our teachers have worked:
- THYSSEN, INGDIRECT, MAPFRE, ABEL SYSTEMS, AMS (American Medical System), ELETROMECANICA REGACHO, ARSEREX, BANK OF AMERICA, INFORMATION BUILDERS, IFM (Sistemas Informáticos Inteligentes), BORAK, SCANIA, BLYCOLIN, STOLT SEA FARM, SAVINO DEL BENE, HOSPITALES (XERAL, MOS Y MATAMÁ VIGO), REPARACIONES NAVALES.
- Conversation classes at the Official Languages Schools in Pozuelo de Alarcon and Las Rozas.
A bit of background history…
The idea was born in the year 2000 as a way of providing real tools to students, professionals and businesses who were seeking to operate on the international arena.
In those early days, Director and Founder of the Escuela de Lenguas Vivas, Mariangeles Ordaz Romay, taught foreign students at the Department of Spanish Studies and European Master Degree students at the Department of North American Studies of the University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid. She also taught courses for professionals and companies linked to third-party countries. She saw a need for a specific methodology to enable fluent use of Spanish and English in future economic and business relations. It was essential to create a global environment based on a system of interactive linguistic assimilation that would put professionals, businessmen, university students and students in general, in real environments inside or outside the country. A methodology adapted to the specific needs of each, following an analysis of the client.
A number of very successful programs abroad were held in parallel; the INGEOLS SUMMER PROGRAMS in the USA arose. Those programs were designed for final-year high school students and aimed at total immersion in the life of the country. The programs were very personalized and selective. The families and students were interviewed one by one, in order to achieve the greatest success for each training experience.
The Escuela de Lenguas Vivas was set up in 2007 as a company dedicated to language training for professionals, businesses and university students. After its creation as a company, one to one courses were developed at the Teacher’s House (UK and Spain) for professionals, as well as specific courses for university and final year high school students.
Our aim continues to be training for taking part in an ever more multi-cultural world.