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Our ongoing investment in high-quality teaching and learning facilities as well as in the application of the latest didactic developments ensures our academic staff and students can achieve their full potential. The aim is helping to create an intellectually stimulating environment where people thrive.
We care about methodology in the scientific sense, i.e. the study and application of pedagogical practices in general including theoretical underpinnings and related research. Making use of our scientific competences in the field of education, we use and continuously amend our didactic programmes to facilitate best learning environments.
At the heart of our methodological approach stands Student-Centred Learning: putting students first, which is in stark contrast to existing establishment/teacher-centred lecturing. Student-Centred Learning is focused on the student's needs, abilities, interests, and learning styles with the teacher as a facilitator of learning.
All our teachers are highly qualified,
holders of a university degree, and in
addition, they are university trained as
professional teachers. Our language
teachers studied in English speaking
Members of IECís teaching body are
permanently employed to ensure a vast
teaching experience and further
development through the participation in
the IECís teacher development programme. It consists of periodical staff development training sessions, where our teachers are updated on new developments in pedagogy and didactics and share ideas on how best to deal with the studentsí needs.
In 2009 we moved into our new school building in the Central District of Maputo
that was designed and constructed
solely for training purposes offering
state of the art teaching and learning facilities to our students. Classrooms are comfortably furnished, extremely
spacious and all equipped with modern
air conditioning systems.
Our classrooms are equipped with modern teaching devises like TVs, videos and radios. Particularly beneficial for language training efficiency are the IECís audio-labs with their wireless headphones.