Modern LanguagesThe focus in all modern languages classes is on interaction and communication (spoken and written).
Goals of the department.
A variety of tools are used to achieve this goal, from traditional study of literature, to analysis and production of contemporary audiovisual documents, via substantial use of IT-based resources. Trips are also regularly organised to stimulate the language learning process.
The Modern Languages Department teaches a variety of languages at all levels, from beginners to more advanced: French (level 1-5), German (1-5), Mandarin (1-3) and Spanish (1-5). Please note that the language levels offered are dependent upon the number of students who choose this elective.
TeachersOur staff are all native speakers in their respective languages. They come from (for example) China, Guatemala, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, and are qualified teachers. Their experience and expertise has been gained through teaching around the world.
Ms. AlisTeacher, Head of Modern Language Department
Ms. Alis is originally from Los Angeles, California. She completed her undergraduate studies in Linguistics and French at the University of California Irvine. She also holds a MA in Linguistics: Language and Culture in Europe, from Linköpings Universitet. Prior to joining IEGS she taught in both France and Sweden.
Dr. BlancoSpanish Teacher
Dr. Blanco holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Hochschule für Philosophie München, Germany, and two Masters, one in Hispano-American Literature and other in Philosophy from the Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala. Prior to joining IEGS he worked as a lecturer of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at the Universidad Rafael Landívar. Dr. Blanco has published four books and co-edited one, all of them in Spanish. Those books explore contemporary Latin-American thought from the perspective of philosophy, literature and aesthetics. He is also a qualified high school teacher.
Ms. L'HannachFrench and Spanish Teacher
Ms. L'Hannach holds a BA degree in English literature and linguistics from the university of Abdel Malek Essaadi university and a teaching degree from L École Normale Supérieure, Morocco. Prior to joining IEGS, she has been a language teacher for more than 22 years, in Morocco, Spain and Sweden. She has prior experience teaching in high schools as well as giving in-company business English classes and translation services in Arabic, French, Spanish and English.
Ms. XuChinese Teacher
Ms. Xu holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Beijing Normal University, a Master degree of Electrical Engineering from KTH, a Master degree of Communication and Computer Technology from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and a master degree of Education from Stockholm University. She previously held a post as a lecturer at Capital Normal University, China. She is a qualified high school teacher.