At ILI, we have worked with people from the tender age of 2 to the wise age of 75, helping them improve their English language skills. These people include business executives, working adults, and university students, as well students from preschool through high school (gymnasium). Since 1985, we have taught English to hundreds of people from a variety of backgrounds, helping them to become more fluent and effective speakers of American English.
The people we have assisted include executives who need to develop their American English business language skills, as well as students who want to prepare for TOEFL, SAT, GMAT and LSAT exams while developing their ability to read and write English for academic purposes.
Graduates of our courses have gone on to study at American, European, and Asian universities, have secured internships in Europe and Asia, and have worked in professional assignments in English-speaking countries.
What our customers have in common is the desire to improve their fluency in English for a specific purpose. Typically, they have some basic knowledge of and background in the study of English, or are already advanced speakers of English. Most of our students have had at least 2 years of classroom instruction or work experience in English, or have lived abroad in an English-speaking country.
For young adults and students:
The “American English College Prep” programs offer targeted instruction in reading and writing in American English with the goal of preparing participants for successful admission to colleges and universities.
Individual and group literacy lessons and events are delivered in Europe and the US. Both Intermediate (Middle School) and Advanced (High School) programs are available.
These programs emphasize building the reading skills (comprehension, analytical tools, and close reading skills) needed for success in college and university admission. Reading for meaning, for theme, and for information are all included.
Writing is equally emphasized, including instruction in composing persuasive and argumentative essays, lessons in vocabulary development, and strategies for mastery of organizational development in college-level academic writing.
Preparation for tests such as TOEFL, SAT, GRE and GMAT can be arranged in these classes.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test, the general test and the subject tests)
GRE (for admission to liberal arts and sciences graduate school)
GMAT (for admission to graduate business school)
Reading is key for learning English
AELI courses are taught by Sara Tusek, who has more than 35 years of experience in business and education in the U.S.A, along with 28 years of managing an international business with major activities in Europe, especially in the Czech Republic.
Sara holds a Master’s degree in Education from Vanderbilt University and has taught English to university and secondary students since 1985.
Sara and her husband are writers. Togther they've written 21st Century Jobs and Three Things You Can't Do in Prague. Sara's solo books include Prague for Beginners; her short stories include "Like a Subaru in Colorado" and "Life in the Chicken Coop." In addition, Sara edits and advises writers, publishes newsletters, and writes blogs and websites on various topics.