New Course: October 18 - December 15 (no lesson on November 1)
- Tuesdays/Thursdays 18.00-19.30
- J. Lelevelio g. 4 - 504
- Your investment: €299 - Register by the end of September and save! Early bird fee: €269
- Levels: for mid-higher level students
- Pay by bank transfer: Hannah Shipman, Swedbank: LT18 7300 0100 7927 0363
English for Work and Life groups are recommended for people who would like to improve their general fluency and vocabulary, while also getting some input on how to improve communication at work.
This will be achieved through simulating real-life situations (meetings, negotiations, emailing, phoning, problem-solving, presentations, etc.) and doing practical tasks.
Small groups - A small group of maximum 8 people offers the safety to boost your confidence.
Levels - Every effort will be made to place you with people at a similar level so you feel comfortable and the course materials are understandable but still challenging enough to be interesting. However, your attitude to taking part and willingness to speak are more important than your traditional 'level'.
"But I don't know English grammar!" - There is very little systematic grammar input on these short courses because the focus is on communication. When dealing with business tasks, you will be given a model of language to use - e.g. if we are doing a NEGOTIATION role play, you will be provided with some revision of CONDITIONALS beforehand.
"I want to improve my vocabulary" - The courses are designed thematically so you will boost your knowledge of general topics and will be able to hold a discussion in English.
Topics include: Work, Health, Crime, Conferences, Politics, Current Affairs, Ethics, Sport, Business, Lithuanian food and culture + your ideas/random requests!
You will also get exposure to frequently-used expressions in business, so you can build up your personal phrase bank for communicating in English at work.
"Who is going to teach me?" - Your teacher is a native speaker who has been teaching English since 2000 in the Czech Republic, Estonia, the UK, and Lithuania. In addition to undergoing training in teaching English to adults, Hannah gained a Distinction in the 'London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Certificate in Teaching Business English' back in 2003. She has taught business people ever since (at many companies including groups and individuals at Deloitte, Rimi, Philip Morris, Teo, Coca Cola, etc.). She also works at Vilnius University, where she was voted 'Teacher of the Year 2014' at the Institute of Foreign Languages.
"I'm shy" - this doesn't matter. My mission is to get you speaking! However, students in these groups should be willing to try and speak and contribute to discussions. You will not break down the language barrier unless you make an effort you join in - I can't help you unless you try. So get stuck in and join a group today.