CELI Methodology

CELI uses communicative language teaching practices to facilitate students’ autonomous learning both in class and outside our classrooms. What does that mean? It means that CELI students use English in real-world contexts and situations from the first day of class. Not only do they learn the vocabulary and grammar they need to successfully communicate in English, they practice using it by talking and listening to their classmates, teachers, and other people, by reading texts that are relevant to their lives, and by writing the sentences, paragraphs, and documents they will need to be successful in their English communication.

CELI encourages students to learn and practice English outside the classroom, and we equip our students to do this easily and effectively by teaching them strategies they can use to learn on their own. CELI students take responsibility for their own learning so that the language they acquire is truly relevant to their lives. To further assist students in their English practice, CELI provides free extracurricular activities, from Culture Club on Saturdays to special trips to local events in English. Cultural awareness and exploration is a part of CELI classes at every level, so that students are able to use English in culturally appropriate and relevant ways.


CELI Teachers

All CELI teachers are highly trained professionals and highly proficient English speakers. Teachers engage in regular professional development and institutional meetings to maintain and continually improve the quality of instruction at CELI.

What else do CELI courses offer?
All CELI courses also include computer lab access and the use of the American Corner Library (open to the public everyday - except Fridays and Sundays). Furthermore, guest presenters from the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere regularly come to CELI to talk about various topics related to U.S. culture and society.

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