The International Language Institute is known the world over for its creative approach to teaching and learning languages. Teachers are supportive and mindful of students’ goals. Their expertise shines through the lessons that they teach, and in their ability to get you up and using the language right away.
ILI is also a Professional Development Points (PDPs) provider for the state of Massachusetts as well as a provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
2022 Program Calendar
|2022 Program Schedule||Date||Cost|
|Winter: 10 weeks||Jan. 10 - March 17, 2022||Classes: $329
Conversation Group: $239
|Spring: 10 weeks||April 4 - June 9, 2022|
|Summer: 10 weeks||June 27 - Sept. 1, 2022|
|Fall: 12 weeks||Sept. 19 - Dec. 15, 2022||Classes: $389
Conversation Group: $285
What are Classes Like?
Many folks feel a bit nervous on their first day back in the classroom. While each teacher has their own personal style, all of our teachers are trained in our student-centered approach to teaching. This means that they are here to focus on getting you to use the language. Classes are small, with an average of 6-8 and maximum of 8 students. Here are some things that you can expect from any language class that you choose to take at ILI.
|● Each class begins with a warm-up activity to help get you speaking right away.
● Grammar and vocabulary relevant to the speaking and writing goals that you share with your teacher.
● Pronunciation practice, tips and tricks to help you communicate clearly.
● Cultural elements: quite often, your teacher is either a native speaker, or has lived and worked abroad.
● Language activities aimed at speaking production, such as talking about pictures, listening to music or watching video clips in the target language, casual interviews with other classmates, partner work and tabletop games and more.
● Time for you to ask questions and share your ideas.
● Homework and other resources for you to work on outside of class.
|● Must be level 7 or above.
● Students are given a topic and vocabulary ahead of time.
● During the Conversation hours, students have the opportunity to speak about the topic of the week or other things with different partners.
● Then they come together as a group and share one or two things they learned from their partner.
● The teacher is there to give support with vocabulary, pronunciation and soft corrections.
● Students work on fluency without the focus of a particular grammar point.
What’s the difference between a class and a conversation group?
Both Class and Conversation Groups give students the opportunity to work on FLUENCY. The difference with the Conversation Groups is that it does NOT offer specific grammar explanation, controlled practice and homework opportunities. Often, students will opt for a combo platter of Class + Conversation Group to get additional speaking practice during the week.