Individual or group lessons. Speaking with native teachers, business English or English for tourism, English for Erasmus students, etc. Preparation of university exams, official tests (IELTS, PET, FCE, ect.), Escuela Oficial de Idiomas.
Firstly, in order to determine the group in which the student would improve the fastest, we do a free, no-commitment level test. This consists of a personal interview, a grammar and vocabulary test, and a writing. Then, according to the results and the student’s objectives and availability, we recommend the most appropriate groups.
Our usual courses include two hours of class a week but, it the teacher deems it necessary for the student’s objectives, more hours could be recommended either in group or 1to1 in order to meet the initial objectives. Groups have a maximum of 5 people. This is the only way for students to take part and interact, thus making the most of the lessons.
All required materials are handed to the students either by e-mail before the class or at the beginning of each lesson. The student is at the centre of the learning process and immersed in real situations in which to use what has been learned in the class. This teaching method prepares the student for real communication –both oral and written- with other speakers of the language. For this purpose, texts, listenings and authentic materials are used, as well as activities that imitate reality.
We know that exams are important, but we do not want classes to exclusively focus on their preparation. We believe that actually learning the language is far more important in order to eventually succeed at exams. For this reason, and in order to complete the course, we offer two weekly hours for exam preparation, when prior notice to the teacher. These additional hours are completely free.
There are groups of all levels from A1 to C2 both in the morning and in the afternoon. For more information, contact with us.
Exams that we prepare you for as an official examination centre
OXFORD Test of English
The Oxford Test of English, from the University of Oxford in the UK. The OTE is an exam developed by Oxford University Press and is recognised by many educational institutions.
Exams that we prepare you for
Exams that we prepare you for without being an official examination centre
PET (=B1), FIRST (=B2), CAE (=C1), Proficiency (=C2)
The exams proposed by the University of Cambridge are among the most popular ones.
Each exam is divided in 5 parts: Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing and Use of English.
These exams do not expire but some companies or institutions might ask for a certificate that has been issued after specific date.
It is not necessary to pass all five parts in order to pass the exam. The exam is passed with a mark of 60/100. Grades are as follows:
Grade C: Passed.
Grade B: Equivalent to notable.
Grade A: Equivalent to the upper level to which the candidate registered for. This means that if a candidate passes the PET exam (B1) with Grade A the result is equivalent to a B2 certificate. However, this has not institutional validity.
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (EOI)
The exams of the EOI are demanding and require thorough preparation. They consist in four parts: reading comprehension, listening, writing and speaking. Levels from A2 until C1 are tested. You can register either as an independent candidate (in June only) or as a student of the EOI (in June or September).
These are the only exams that provide points for primary and high school teachers looking to work in the public system.
We prepare both independent candidates and EOI students.
B1 tests at the Centro de Linguas Modernas (CLM)
B1 tests at the CLM have two parts: B1-A (which enables you to take part in the ERASMUS programme) and B1-B. Your B1 level is certified when both parts have been passed, which enables you to register for certain MA courses, although this certificate has no validity outside University. (Students who have been on ERASMUS in a English speaking country do not have to register for B1-B in order to qualify for the B1 level).
Part B1-A consists in a reading comprehension, a listening, a writing and a grammar and vocabulary test. If the student passes this part, they are entitled to register for the B1-B exam.
Part B1-B consists in an oral interaction.
The registration calendar and exam dates will be available on our notice boards at the school facilities.
This test is done at the Centro de Linguas Modernas in Santiago, and is divided in 5 parts: reading comprehension, oral comprehension, writing, speaking and a grammar test. Click here for exam templates.
According to the examination center, results will be sent out by e-mail within the 72 hours after the exam. This deadline might be extended depending on the number of candidates and examiners.
TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) is an exam that evaluates American English. It can be done on paper or through a computer. It is divided in 4 parts: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking. There are about fifty calls a year according to the testing center, and if the candidate does not reach the expected mark, the test can be repeated as many times as desired with a period of 12 days between each exam.
TOEFL certificates assess the level of English according to the mark you get. This mark needs to be presented to the institution or university where a request for admission has been submitted. Therefore, the test is "passed" or "failed" according to the minimum mark required by the institution. The certificate is valid for two years.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an exam that assesses the level of British English according to international standard criteria and consist of four parts: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
IELTS results evaluate the level of the candidate with a mark that ranges from 0 to 9. This mark needs to be presented to the institution or university where a request for admission has been submitted. Therefore, the test is "passed" or "failed" according to the minimum mark required by the institution. The certificate is valid for two years.
Results are available online 13 days after the exam. Certificates are sent by mail to the address of the candidates and up to 5 institutions listed during registration. The IELTS certificate has a validity of two years and will not be accepted by any institution after its expire date.
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3. TYPES OF COOKIES
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4. TYPES OF COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
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The use of these cookies offers advantages in terms of providing services within what is known as the information society, as it makes it easier for the user to browse and access the different services offered by this website; it avoids the user having to configure general, previously-defined settings each time they access the website; it helps us improve the functionality of and the services offered through the website using the corresponding information analysis obtained by the installed cookies.
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VAT No. J70478193 and registered in the Civil Registry of Santiago de Compostela
Hórreo, 33 - Ent. Izda.
15702 Santiago de Compostela
(A Coruña), Spain
881 819 427
In compliance with the provisions of article 10 of the Spanish law 34/2002 of July on Information Society Services, the following general information is made known:
The domain https://lorcainstitute.com, is registered on behalf of Lorca Institute, S.C., established in Hórreo, 33 - Ent. Izda., 15702 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña), Spain with Tax Identification Number J70478193.
CONDITIONS OF USE
I.- USERS The access and/or use of the website https://lorcainstitute.com assigns the status of user to anybody who enters the website. From the moment of this action, the user fully and unconditionally accepts the present general terms and conditions as well as particular conditions that, when applicable, complement, modify, or substitute the general conditions regarding specific services and contents of the website.
II.- USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVICES AND CONTENTS The user promises to use the website and its services and contents without violating current legislation, good faith, generally accepted uses and public order. It is also prohibited to use the website for illicit or detrimental purposes against Lorca Institute, S.C. or any third party, or in any way that may cause damages or prevent the normal operation of the website. With regards to the content (information, texts, images, audio or image files, photographs, designs, etc.) the following are prohibited: · Its reproduction, distribution or modification, unless authorised by the lawful holders or legally permitted. · Any violation of the rights of Lorca Institute, S.C. or of the lawful holders of these rights. · Its use for any type of commercial or advertising purpose other than those strictly permitted. · Any attempt to obtain the content of the website by any means other than those which are made available to the users and those which are usually employed on the internet, provided that they do not cause damages to the website.
III.- UNILATERAL MODIFICATION Lorca Institute, S.C. may, whenever deemed opportune and without previous notice, unilaterally modify the structure and design of the website, as well as modify or eliminate services, content and access to and/or conditions of the website.
IV.- HYPERLINKS The creation of any "hyperlink" between a web page and any of the pages of the website shall be subject to the following conditions: · It is forbidden to reproduce, either completely or partially, any of the services or contents of the website. · Except with the express prior agreement of the website containing the hyperlink, it may not contain any brands, trade names, labels, denominations, logos or slogans or other distinctive signs belonging to Lorca Institute, S.C. · Lorca Institute, S.C. will not be responsible for the content and services made available to the public on the web page or portal in which the "hyperlink" appears, or for the information and manifestations included therein.
V. EXCLUSIÓN DE GARANTÍAS Y RESPONSABILIDAD Lorca Institute, S.C. does not give any guarantees and is in no case responsible for damages or detriment of any nature that may result in: · The absence of availability, maintenance and effective operation of the website and/or of its services. · The existence of viruses, malicious or harmful programs in the contents. · Any user receipt, procurement, storage, broadcasting or transfer of the content. · The illicit, negligent, or fraudulent use contrary to these general terms and conditions, good faith, the generally accepted uses and public interest of the website, its services or contents by the users. · The lack of lawfulness, accuracy, veracity, suitability, quality, reliability, genuineness and/or usefulness of the products, content and/or services provided by third parties on the website. · The non-fulfilment by any third party of its commitment and obligations relating to the services provided to users via the website.
VI. DURATION The duration of the website service and the services provided is indefinite. However, Lorca Institute, S.C. reserves the right to suspend or terminate provision of the website or any of its constituent services under the same terms as in the third condition.
VII. APPLIED LEGISLATION AND JURISDICTION These general conditions are governed by the Spanish legislation. Lorca Institute, S.C. and the user by specifically renouncing any other rights that they may be entitled to, are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals governing the offices of the user for all matters or actions brought that are derived from the provision of the web service or from its services and content or on the interpretation, application, compliance or non-compliance of the provisions herein. , Lorca Institute S.C. and the user, expressly renounce the right to any other Courts that may, Lorca Institute, S.C. and the user, expressly renounce the right to any other Courts that may apply and submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts and Tribunals of Santiago de Compostela.
The website of Lorca Institute, S.C. ses cookies when a USER is browsing the sites and web pages of the WEBSITE. The cookies used by the website are solely associated with an anonymous user and her/his computer and do not in themselves provide the name and surname of the user. Cookies make it possible to recognize registered users after they have initially registered, so that they do not have to register every time they access the areas and services reserved exclusively for them. The cookies used cannot read information from your hard disk or read cookies files created by third parties. Identification data of USERS are encrypted for increased security.
Users can configure their browser to be notified on their screen of the reception of cookies and to prevent the installation of cookies on their hard drive. Please read your browser instructions and manuals for more information. It is not necessary for the user to allow the installation of cookies sent by the website, notwithstanding that it is necessary for the user log in as such in each service that requires prior registration or login. Similarly, our web servers will automatically detect the IP address and domain name used by the user. Such information is registered in an activity file of the server, which then permits processing of the data with the objective to obtain the statistical measurements which enables us to know the number of printed pages, number of visits to our website, etc.
CANCELLATION OF COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS
In accordance with the Law on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce 34/2002 the user is guaranteed to stop receiving commercial information within no more than 10 days from the moment of expressing his/her will via email to email@example.com.
Your data will be treated according to the current legislation and concretely in accordance to regulation 2016/679 of 27th April 2016 (General Registry for the Protection of Personal Data) concerning the protection of natural persons with respect to the processing of personal data and the free movement of this data.
1. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA?
If you or an authorised person provides us with your data, Lorca Institute, S.C., (tax identification number J70478193) is responsible for the processing of the data. The data will be processed in accordance with the current regulations about personal data protection, or regulation (UE) 2016/679 of 27th April 2016 (General Registry for the Protection of Personal Data) concerning the protection of natural persons with respect to the processing of personal data and the free movement of this data.
It is possible that other people participate in the processing, in this case we will always inform who it is and provide his/her identification data.
Lorca Institute, S.C. is committed to the fulfillment of the obligation of secrecy when it comes to the personal character data and the duty of keeping them. Therefore, we adopt all the measures necessary to avoid their alteration, loss, treatment or non-authorized use or access in accordance with regulations.
3. WHICH PERSONAL DATA DO WE PROCESS?
4. HOW DO WE PROCESS THE DATA?
At Lorca Institute, S.C. we always process your data in strict compliance with the relevant legislation. Furthermore, we inform you that have adequate technical and administrative means to guarantee an optimal level of security, we guarantee that only authorised persons can access the data, we maintain the integrity of the data avoiding any intentional or accidental loss, and that we have reinforced the systems and services of data processing.
The operations, movements and technical procedures we realise automatically or non-automatically and which enable the collection, storage, modification, transfer and other actions for personal data, are given the importance of personal data.
5. WHAT IS THE LEGITIMACY OF THE PROCESSING?
The basis of legitimacy of the processing of personal data will be based on the contractual or pre-contractual relationship, working relationship or any other basis that is required for the processing of personal data as well as express consent.
6. HOW DO WE MANAGE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS?
When receiving communication by electronic media, (email, messages from automatic answers on forms and other systems of communication) these messages are intended exclusively for their addressee and may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that usage, disclosure and/ or copying without authorization is prohibited under the current legislation.
In accordance with the established Law 34/2002 of July 11th, regarding Services of the Information Society and E-commerce, and the directive 2002/58/CE if you do not wish to receive commercial communications and information through electronic communication, you can indicate this by the same channel with the subject line “CANCELLATION OF COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS” so that your personal data is removed from our database. Your request will be executed within 10 days of submission. In the event that we do not receive any express answer from you, we will assume that you accept and allow our company to continue with the aforementioned communications.
7. HOW LONG DO WE STORE YOUR DATA FOR?
The personal data related to natural persons that Lorca Institute, S.C. collected by any means will be stored as long as the person concerned does not request their elimination. Likewise, they will be stored as long as the relationship that originated the processing of this data continues, always respecting the legal period of retention. After this time, the data will be eliminated from all systems of Lorca Institute, S.C..
8. WILL MY DATA BE COMMUNICATED TO THIRD PARTIES?
Personal data will not be released, transmitted, or transferred, except in the aforementioned cases, or unless required due to legal obligation. If your data is requested by Public Administrations or Autonomic Institutions, within the scope of the functions expressly assigned to them by law, this data will be provided.
In the case of release, transmission, or transfer of personal data other than the cases previously mentioned, you will be informed prior to the data being provided so that you can give your consent to proceed.
However, to facilitate organisation and proper functioning of the company, with processes that guarantee good management of Lorca Institute, S.C., it is possible that we may have to hire business management services, professionals, or other companies to handle data under our indications.
This handling of data by third parties is regulated by a contract in writing or another form that allows the validation of its execution and content, expressly specifying that those handling data will do so in line with our instructions and will not use them for purposes other than what is outlined in the contract, nor will they share them, not even for their retention, with others.
9. WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
Data protection regulations bestow the following rights: · The right to revoke any consent previously given. · The right to access: to know what type of data is being processes and the characteristics of this processing. · The right to rectification: the right to request modification of data that is incorrect or untrue. · The right to portability: to be able to obtain a copy in an interoperable format of the data that is being processed. · he right to limitations of data handling in cases that you consider to be unnecessary. · The right to cancellation: to request the cessation of data handling and their suppression when their retention is no longer necessary.
Similarly, we would like to inform you that you can revoke consent that has previously been provided, without it affecting the legality of the data handling that has already occurred, by sending the request to the address indicated in the previous paragraph. In this case, you must provide your request and a copy of your identity document.
If you would like more information about the processing of your data, or would like to correct any incorrect data, oppose and/or limit any data handling that you consider unnecessary, or request the cancellation of data processing when they are no longer necessary, please inform us in writing at Lorca Institute, S.C. , Hórreo, 33 - Ent. Izda., 15702 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña), Spain or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
· This request must include the following information: Name and surnames of the user, details of the request, address, and the supporting data.
· The exercising of these rights must be carried out by the user themselves. However, they can be exercised by an authorised person such as an authorised legal representative. In this case, proof of authorisation for the representation of the interested party must be provided.
Please be advised that you have the right to present a complaint to the Spanish Data Protection Agency, if you believe that your rights have been infringed upon, at the following address: Protección de datos C/ Jorge Juan, 6 28001-Madrid - FAX: 914483680- TELF: +34 901 100 099- E-mail: email@example.com.
10. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE AND BASIS OF LEGITIMACY OF THIS DATA PROCESSING?
Below we outline the purposes of data processing and handling carried out by some of, or all, those responsible for data handling that have been previously mentioned.
BASE OF LEGITIMACY
Staff management for drawing up a work contract, record control, payroll, scheduling, training, pension plans, or workplace risk prevention
Fiscal and accounts management
Necessary processing for compliance with fiscal and accounting obligations
Contractual relationship Legal obligation of the responsible party Legitimate prevalent interests of the responsible party or third parties
Management of contacts
Data processing in order to be able to maintain communications with interested parties
Contractual relationship Legal obligation of the responsible party Express consent from the interested party
Workplace risk prevention
Fulfillment of current legislation regarding workplace risk prevention and health surveillance
Contractual relationship Legal obligation of the responsible party
Administration regarding job applicants
Staff selection and the provision of job posts through their CV, in-person interviews, and trials
Interests of the interested party and/or others Express consent of the interested party
Informative communication and notifications
Dissemination of activities and notifications about relevant information related to the activities of the entity
Interests of the interested party and/or others Express consent of the interested party
Handling of images and/or videos for the dissemination in media and on social networks and the promotion of activities
Express consent of the interested party
Processing of necessary data in order to maintain commercial/contractual relationships with clients, billing, post-sale services, send promotional and advertising material and encourage loyalty
Contractual relationship Commercial relationship
Controlling employee attendance, shifts, holidays, leave, and other types of attendance
Contractual relationship Legitimate prevalent interests of the responsible party or third parties
Potential client management
Being able to carry out necessary communication with possible clients and/or other interested parties, sending quotes, prices, product costs, and other requested information before establishing a contractual relationship
Student data for contact, commercial management, offering services, class management, billing etc.
Express consent of the interested party
Managing questions, contacts, and complaints received via the website
Express consent of the interested party
Student records management
Student data for creating academic records according to current regulations regarding this
Express consent of the interested party
Basic information on the protection of personal data
In cumpliance with the General Data Protection Regulation on personal data information, relating to the personal data that will be provided, the interested party is informed as follows:
Who is responsible for the processing of your data?
IDENTITY: Lorca Institute
POSTAL ADDRESS: Hórreo, 33 - Ent. Izda., 15702 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña), Spain
PHONE: 881 819 427
Management of the contact and of the consultation carried out and, where appropriate, if a subsequent professional assignment occurs, the professional, administrative, accounting and fiscal management of the assignment, as well as the file.
For what purpose do we treat your personal data?
We will treat your data in order to manage the contact you have made or the inquiry you have sent to us.
If you make a professional order, the legitimate purposes of the processing of personal data will be the professional, administrative, accounting and fiscal management, as well as the file archives, or for the exercise or the defense of claims.
How long will we keep your data?
The personal data provided will be kept as long as they are needed to manage the contact, the consultation or the order that you make us, or for the exercise or defense of claims.
Consent of the interested party; and if a subsequent assignment occurs, the contractual relationship established.
The legitimacy of the processing of your data is the consent you provide by sending the contact form or the query.
If a professional assignment occurs, the legitimation of the treatment will be the contractual relationship established and the fulfillment of the professional and legal obligations derived from it.
Regarding contact and consultation, there will be no cessions, except for the technicians, programmers and commercial or administrative personnel of the company if necessary to respond to the request.
If a professional assignment occurs, there may be communication of data to installation companies or other professionals who should intervene or be appropriate to intervene.
To who will your data be communicated?
The data derived from the contact and the consultation will not be communicated to third parties, except the own personnel of the company if necessary to respond to the request.
In the event that professional order is subsequently produced, personal data provided by the client may be communicated to installation companies or other professionals who should intervene or be appropriate to intervene.
Access, rectify and delete the data, request the portability of the same, oppose the treatment and request the limitation of it.
Which are your rights?
Anyone has the right to obtain a confirmation about whether we treat the personal data that concerns him, or not. Interested persons have the right to access their personal data and obtain a copy of the personal data subject to processing, to update, and request the rectification of inaccurate data, if necessary, request its deletion when, among other reasons, the data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they are collected.
Under certain circumstances provided for in Article 18 RGPD, interested parties may request the limitation of the processing of their data, in which case we will only keep them for the exercise or defense of claims.
As a result of the application of the right to suppress or oppose the processing of personal data in the online environment, the interested parties have the right to be forgotten according to the jurisprudence of the EU Supreme Court of Justice.
Interested parties may object to the processing of their data for marketing purposes, including profiling.
How can this rights be exercised?
- By mail addressed to: Lorca Institute, in Hórreo, 33 - Ent. Izda., 15702 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña), Spain
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How claims can be made?
If you consider that your rights have not been properly taken care of, you have the right to file a claim with the Spanish Data Protection Agency.