inlingua School of Languages

The inlingua Methodology of Teaching


The inlingua method teaches you to communicate in the target language fr​om the very first lesson. You learn the new language quickly, by being encouraged to use it, as well as naturally, because your teacher is a native-speaker.

You are taught the 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, but the inlingua method places most emphasis on speaking.

  • Small Groups
  • Native teachers
  • Target Language only
  • 80% Student Talking Time
  • Functional Language 
  • Indirect Grammar
  • Professional Syllabus
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Fun and relaxed environment

Focus on Communication

The ultimate purpose of learning languages is to communicate. A central concept of our approach to language teaching is communicative competence: the learner’s ability to understand and use language appropriately to communicate in authentic social environments.

This approach to teaching provides opportunities for learning that go beyond repetition and memorisation of grammatical patterns in isolation. Accuracy and fluency are stimulated by speaking activities, role-plays and real-life simulations thus providing meaningful contexts and a desire to use the language.
inlingua methodology


What is an inlingua lesson like?

Our pedagogy relies on interaction as both the means and the ultimate goal of study. Lessons focus on speaking skills and the ability to recognise the functional aspect of a language pattern and use it accurately. Our lessons are divided into two stages:

Stage 1 - Presentation & Practice

Through the use of visual stimuli such as pictures, videos, gestures and miming, we introduce new structures and new words and we establish their meaning and function. During this stage we create the need in the student to use the target structures for a specific reason or purpose. This is a part of the lesson where we emphasise grammatical accuracy and correct pronunciation.
inlingua elementary lesson

Elementary lesson

Stage 2 - Production

The second stage of the lesson focuses on fluency and the ability to experiment with old and new structures. During this stage the instructor re-creates real-life situations in the classrooms and gives the students the possibility to use the new language through simulations and role-plays. In this way we reinforce the new structure taught in the first stage and prepare learners for real life situations, trying to equip them with as much useful vocabulary as possible.
inlingua intermediate lesson

Intermediate lesson