English for the Clergy is an intensive English as a Second Language Program with a curriculum specifically tailored to the
Lingua Professional Services offers a distinctive approach which is tailored to the Clergy and anyone following a religious vocation,
or anyone looking to acquire language proficiency in a theological environment.
Our main goal is to introduce very specific topics and terminology that revolve around the Clergy and pastoral practice.
With this in mind, when our students have completed this program, they will have been fully immersed into the language, culture, and
the necessary key terminology of the English Language, in order to communicate efficiently and effectively.
Through the 4 basic integrated skills of language learning, our students will achieve proficiency in:
- Oral fluency
In addition, we integrate grammar, vocabulary, and interactive games to reinforce the aforementioned language skills. Each unit will
wrap up with a task in which the students will interact with one another to practice their newly acquired skills and additional
Aside from the 4 integrated skills of language learning, our program focuses on:
1. Effective writing and Reading skills
2. Strong listening and speaking skills
3. Religious vocabulary building
4. Proper pronunciation of the Spanish language in daily conversations preaching, liturgical presiding and pastoral and missionary
5. Multicultural awareness and assimilation
6. Conversation norms
7. Reading and writing for Specific and Professional Purposes (How to write and deliver a sermon effectively)
8. Building cultural competence
9. Focus on liturgical nomenclature
10. Public speaking skills.
11. Accent Modification Program
12. Preparation for the TOEFL (IBT, Internet Based, & PBT, Paper Based)
1. Practice oral fluency and pronunciation through real-case scenario dialogue
2. Video clips, brief video biographies focused on listening skills
3. Role play – ie. practice a real-life confession
4. Computer exercises
5. Presentations and sermon preparation assistance
6. Cultural knowledge
No prior knowledge of the English language is necessary.
Overview of the English as a Second Language program curriculum:
1. Personal classes (one-on-one)
2. Small group classes (2-5 students)
3. Larger groups (6-8 students)
4. Face-to-face classes (we come to you)
5. Online (Skype or WebEx)
6. Blended approach learning - it combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods
. It requires the physical
presence of both teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace. It is more cost and