INTEGRATION and employment prospects are being aided by free Spanish lessons for foreigners in Orihuela.
The Department of Immigration has announced a high-level Spanish course to encourage the integration of foreigners
Orihuela Council has received a grant from the Diputación de Alicante aimed at projects to achieve the full social integration of foreigners.
The grant is being used to fund a 40-hour Spanish course to meet the needs of newcomers in the community that starts on October 7.
Councillor for Immigration Mayte Sánchez welcomed the initiative which will allow people to progress to a higher level of fluency.
Councillor Sánchez said: “This demand responds to the need for high-level courses, since the courses offered by some public and private institutions are of an initial level.
“This programme manages to improve the social and labour integration of foreigners residing in Orihuela, which is the main goal of the Department of Immigration.”
Initially, it was planned to start the classes in September, but the classes have been delayed due to the problems caused by recent storms.
The course will now run for three weeks in October beginning next week, Monday, September 7 in the afternoon, from 3pm to 5.30pm and will take place at the Carmen Conde Civic Center.
Councillor Sánchez thanked the willingness of the Diputación to extend the dates of the project to enable Orihuela to benefit from the training course.
People who are interested can register until next Monday, October 7 at the Department of Immigration, located in the house of Casinello, or by calling 96.530.66.45.