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Why I Joined Cooperativa de Serveis Lingüístics de Barcelona

George Chilton talks a little more about what SLB is developing, and why he decided to join Irene Almazán, Alan Ritchie and Neil McMillan in co-founding this services sharing cooperative. Training, workshops, and professional development for teachers and translators I […]

SLB Training Session 29/11/14

SLB is proud to present its first open teacher-training session on November 29th in Barcelona. The focus of this practical workshop will be:      When is it?Saturday November 29th, 2014, 1100-1300  What’s it all about? Teaching lexically, or focusing […]

Announcing the launch of our website!

This is a big week for Serveis Lingüístics de Barcelona – after months of writing, translating and designing we can finally introduce our website to you – www.slb.coop — tada!

I won’t lie, we did crack open the cava.

We’d like to thank our designer, Crawford Tait – we think he’s done a cracking job. You can find his website here. New Now

It felt good finally having completed stage one, and having the English and Castilian versions online. But this is only the beginning. We are now in the process of translating and proofing the Catalan, and we hope to have that up and running very soon.

Of course, the website does what any business website does – it advertises our language services, translations and English classes to our potential clients, but there’s a lot more to it than that!

In the members’ area, our socios can access the growing SLB library, a project managed by our VP, Alan Ritchie. The library has teaching materials, translation memories, our online training and professional development, screencasts and documents. This is an area we will be developing further in the second stage of the website.

We also have the first version of our language service professional profiles – featuring two of our four new members  – see if you can spot them! //www.slb.coop/about-us/the-team/?lang=en

Currently, our clients can book teachers/translators from their profiles online, but we’ll soon have a much more interactive system (I’m keeping these plans under wraps for now though).

In the meantime, I’d like to leave you with a song from our supporters in Portugal.

Glorioso SLB

 

Thanks all,

George

SLB Information Session: Now Really Public!

Back on July 26th we held our first public information session in Barcelona to explain what our cooperative is about and to invite applications to join us. Despite being on the cusp of the holidays, we got a good turnout […]

So Far We Have:

Constituted and registered our cooperative of linguistic services, currently consisting of four founding socios Invested the obligatory minimum capital (€3000) Begun building our first service, a pool of material and courses for English teachers Made available our second service, a stock […]

SLB is Go!

After months of hard work and frustration, the cooperative Serveis Lingüístics de Barcelona is finally fully operational! We have actually been registered with the Registre General de Cooperatives de Catalunya since the beginning of March, but complications with our bank account […]

SLB Collaborate with The Phoenix Projects, Guatemala

Two of our socios recently returned from Guatemala after a successful collaboration with The Phoenix Projects, an organisation which runs several schools for impoverished children across Latin America. The Phoenix Projects are aptly named. Not long ago they were facing […]

Solidarity project 1: The Phoenix Projects, Guatemala

As a cooperative, we are committed not only to supporting our members but also the wider community around us. With this in mind, we are launching a series of solidarity projects designed to share our services with local and international […]

Barcelona Teachers’ Survey: Analysis

Thank you to all those who responded to the Barcelona Teachers’ Survey. This is our analysis of the results. You can also download a basic version of the report, in PDF format here. Barcelona Teacher Survey Report. Summary of key […]