Project partners

The Official School of Languages of La Orotava (EOI La Orotava) is a state-maintained language school for adults and young adults. The school is located in a town called La Orotava in the north of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands Spain. The EOI La Orotava offers quality English, French and German courses, personalising lessons and contents to meet learners’ needs and preferences while supporting them in achieving their goals.

At the EOI La Orotava the focus is placed on humanisation, personalisation, inclusiveness, as well as teachers’ and students’ wellbeing. Continuous professional development also plays a crucial role at the school to be able to meet the needs and demands of students and make learning memorable. The school decided to take part in this project because we firmly believe in the internationalisation of education, in cooperation and, above all, the value of Humanistic Language Teaching.
International College, est. 1994,  is an educational organisation providing foreign language training to all age groups,  from preschool to senior adults. It is recognised for the quality of teaching and tailored courses for small groups – on site and online. It is also an active participant in European projects dedicated to professional development of teachers and sharing best teaching practices.

International College,  facilitated the first  HLT Digital Transnational Project  Meeting  which took place in Gdańsk, Poland. During the meeting all partners successfully managed to  establish the working principles of future cooperation,  agreed on common goals and  shared their commitment to promote humanistic values in foreign language education.
Located in Bratislava, Slovakia, The Bridge is a specialist training centre providing high quality, professional English language courses for students with a variety of needs and goals. As active members of national and international professional organisations, the school places a strong emphasis on collaboration and continuous quality improvement as the driving forces behind their educational institution’s success. More than an English language centre, The Bridge is a community-driven space that hosts impactful conferences and initiatives, embodying a holistic approach to education that extends beyond conventional boundaries.

The Bridge facilitated two Transnational Project Meetings in Slovakia, each serving a distinct purpose. The first meeting focused on the comprehensive exploration of the archive and its contents, emphasizing the formulation of an appropriate methodology for digital archive development. The second meeting marked the grand finale of the project and was dedicated to the evaluation of overarching project goals, assessing progress, and gauging overall success.
IH Schio-Vicenza; The London School was established in 1992. It aims to provide quality language teaching an learning in a caring, inclusive environment. It is the most highly accredited school in Italy and is renowned for providing teacher training, and language development courses to companies, adults and children. As an Eaquals, AISLi and International House school it supports staff teachers and learners in being successful learners. 
The cohesive team share the core values and this contributes to continuous growth.
TransformELT is an independent English Language Teaching consultancy based in the UK, with an international consultant network with expertise in  multiple contexts and in all areas of ELT. We also work with a strategic partnership network of organisations around  the world. Our mission is to build progressive strategies for change, enabling individuals, organisations and education systems to define, design, and meet their development goals. 
Since the company’s  launch in 2017, we have taken part in multiple high-profile projects in 48 countries. These projects have included teacher training, trainer training, curriculum reform, research, monitoring and evaluation, materials development and institutional review. With a focus on local capacity building, we always put context first, creating new tools and approaches, or moulding  existing approaches, to suit the situation and the people involved.
We welcomed the opportunity to participate in the HLT.Digital project,. as its concern for the human dimension of language teaching and learning and its spirit of enquiry aligns closely with our professional and personal values.
Swan Communication was a publishing company, based in Scotland and founded by the late Susan Holden in 1996 when she left Macmillan Education, where she had been a commissioning editor. As a small independent publisher, Susan had the freedom to pursue projects she believed in and the combination of longstanding professional experience and flexibility to support and collaborate with local publishing initiatives in different parts of the world.
In 1996, Susan was invited to act as publishing advisor to a cultural studies syllabus project developed by a group of 60 teachers in English-medium secondary schools throughout Bulgaria. The syllabus was eventually co-published by a Bulgarian company, Tilia, and Swan Communication.
In the wake of the geopolitical changes in Europe post-1989, when it was not financially viable to publish country-specific coursebooks, Swan Communication, working with Péter Medgyes at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, responded to this situation by developing a multi-level coursebook series – Criss Cross – for countries across Central and Eastern Europe. The series was co-published by Swan Communication and Hueber Verlag (Germany), with a single student’s book and locally versioned practice books and teacher’s books. In 2001, when the contract with Hueber came to an end, Swan Communication re-published the advanced level of the series as a stand-alone title – Changing Skies: The European Course for Advanced Learners (Alan Pulverness).
Susan’s belief in the value of the non-native-speaking teacher (non-NEST) in English language education was manifest when in 2017 Susan published the third edition of The Non-Native Teacher by Péter Medgyes, long out of print. The book concludes with an optimistic conversation between Susan and Péter in which they anticipate a more positive future for non-NESTs.
Swan Communication was wound up in July 2023.
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