English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) program is an adult education program that provides working professionals in the city of Klaipėda with relevant, interactive English language instruction. Instructors assist people in reaching their language goals, equipping them with competitive communication skills that will help them facilitate the development and growth of their region. They also have the opportunity to form relationships with students and have conversations that go beyond mere language instruction.

Curriculum & Materials

Classroom activities integrate the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The focus is on interactive lessons that encourage the development of effective communication. LCC uses the Headway Series, published by Oxford University Press, as a curriculum guide. This series covers a wide range of language levels, from beginner to advanced. Each level has its own curriculum set, with a student book, workbook, pronunciation book, audio cassette and teacher’s guide. Within the series’ framework, instructors have the freedom to plan their classes using a variety of other available resources. LCC has a large and continually expanding, selection of supplementary materials.

Classes

Classes run for 10 weeks each semester. Students are tested at the start of the semester and grouped into classes ranging from 12 to 20 people, according to language ability. Classes meet for two hours, twice a week on weekday evenings.

Instructors

The ELI team is made up of people from a variety of age groups and educational backgrounds, ranging from university graduates to retirees. The common strengths that guide their teaching are good organization skills, classroom leadership ability, creativity, flexibility, a sense of humour, humility, and warmth.

Students

ELI students are well-educated, eager to learn and serious about their studies. Most are adult professionals who are looking to improve their English language skills for personal or work-related reasons. They are seasoned language learners, for whom English is a third or fourth language. All students pay tuition to attend ELI classes.

Qualifications

LCC requires that all ELI instructors have a minimum of a BA degree, preferably in any of the following areas: general education, foreign or second language teaching methods (TESL, TESOL), linguistics, English, reading or literacy. Instructors preferably have teaching experience, especially teaching English as a foreign or second language.

Date & Length Options

Assignments range from one semester, to one school year, to several years. Fall semester classes run from mid-August to Christmas, while spring semester classes run from early January through April. All expatriate instructors begin their semester at LCC with a few days of orientation. If you are not able to come for this long, explore our one month Summer Language Institute.