OUR PERFECT WORLD

With not much more than an exuberant enthusiasm and the conviction that learning English was, and is, an exciting, fascinating, marvellous, and highly entertaining activity, in 1992 Jill Byers opened a small classroom in Calle Conde nº 25 in Ecija (Seville). She had been teaching in Córdoba for eight years and decided to move to this Sevillian town convinced that it is far easier to teach English if pupils and teacher are enjoying themselves in a motivating and dynamic environment; to offer service with a smile, notwithstanding a framework of the syllabus, formality, responsibility and the necessary academic qualifications.

 

Our aim is to teach English having fun, efficiently, effectively.

Over more than 20 years, Tower English has lived up to its motto “Learning English is Fun”. Our team of 14 teachers and 3 administrative staff, and their keenness to advance, has given us excellent results with our students. Firstly in the Trinity Spoken examinations, and later in the B1, B2 and C1 levels. Our facilities have expanded and improved considerably over the years, now counting 9 light, airy and spacious classrooms each equipped with interactive whiteboard, projector, PC or laptop and wireless internet.

 

For over 20 years as a result of constant investigation and experimentation,  we have maintained a cutting edge teaching style at Tower. We build on the solid base of proven theory of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, while adding the most recent knowledge and technologies layer after layer.

 

Tower continues to mature and because we believe you can always do more and better, we have a Code of Ethics to define how we think and act at work:

Our core values are integrity and equality, expressed through our formality, optimum teaching conditions, clear and respectful communication and the guarantee of excellent value for money.

 

Enthusiasm, motivation, and constancy of our students and their parents. The excellence and professionalism of our teachers.

Baby English.

Baby EnglishProject in CEI Las Torres de Colores. Sing and dance with Gorilla, her friends and Teacher.

 

Cambridge Computer Based Exam Venue.

We became a Cambridge Computer Based Exam Venue in association with Loyola University of Córdoba and Cambridge English Assessment.

 

The English Hub.

Inauguration of the cultural centre The English Hub.

 

C1 Level.

Students passed C1 level. We have reached higher levels and there is demand for more.

 

Trainers.

Two Tower teachers are speakers at the annual ACEIA conference in Seville. We went on a trip to Cardiff with the B2 students.

 

Expansion.

Expansion to the ground floor premises in Emilio Castelar 9. B1 mania!

 

Tower in Fuentes de Andalucía.

In this academic year we gave classes in Fuentes de Andalucía.

 

Inauguration of Tower II

With 4 new classrooms in C/ Fuente Nueva, Plazuela del Matadero. New adults B1 and B2 department and conversation classes.

 

Interactive whiteboards.

Interactive Whiteboards and digital resources installed in all classrooms. Trinity ISE I and ISE II B1 and B2 examinations piloted. 100% pass rate.

 

Expansion.

Expansion to neighbouring premises nº 11A, gaining another classroom and spacious offices. First contact made with the CALAC – Central Andalucian Language Academies - workgroup; Premier Utrera, Tower Écija, Idiomaster Montilla and Lucen, Oxford Carmona, and recently The English Business TEB Espartinas.

 

New IT equipment.

Computers and projectors installed in all classrooms.

 

Teacher Training in Jolly Phonics.

by Tower for local EFL teachers.

 

FECEI.

Membership of FECEI, National Federation of English Language Schools.

 

Jolly Phonics.

Introduction of “Jolly Phonics”, an early reading and writing system for 3 to 5 year old students.

 

ACEIA.

We become part of the Andalusian Association of Language Teaching Centres, guarantor of quality, legality and professionalism in the sector.

 

Cambridge First Certificate.

the first “home grown” candidate passed her B2.

 

Removals...

to Calle Emilio Castelar in the centre of town. 4 light, bright and spacious purpose-built classrooms. We start giving classes for 3 year olds. Pre-school Montessori style in English.

 

Trinity College London.

100% pass rate in our first session of the international oral exams as Trinity Exam Centre nº 3437. Serious nerves.

 

Exchange trips x 2

With Coopers Coburn School (UK). An exciting experience for all involved.

 

Established.

Tower Academia de Inglés (then Tower English) established in Calle El Conde 25 de Ecija (Sevilla)

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Tower in expansion