At Lingua Professional Services, We offer a flexible environment that allows the freedom of choice. All of our courses are available on site. We also offer distance learning via Skype or WebEx.

English for the Clergy

English for the Clergy is an intensive English as a Second Language Program with a curriculum specifically tailored to the Clergy.

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
- Reading
- Writing
- Listening

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 vocabulary.

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 situations
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)

Other activities:
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 time effective.