Designed for Bishops and Church Officials

Each year in September

LCI offers an intensive English language course especially designed for bishops and Church officials from Central & Eastern Europe each year in September. The course includes:

  • classroom and individual instruction with an emphasis on communication
  • multi-level (elementary, intermediate, advanced)
  • appropriate vocabulary, dialogues, readings, etc., relevant to specific ecclesiastical needs
  • additional activities in English, outside the classroom, to supplement the learning: Mass, Morning and Evening Prayer, Rosary, Akathist, Divine Mercy Chaplet, evening lectures and colloquia
  • cultural excursions and pilgrimages to nearby shrines such as Mariazell

Since 2014, 52 bishops, clergy, seminarians and lay secretaries have participated in the course.

Antonia Sampalean
Antonia Sampalean, our English language teacher

“This English course is a real contribution to the formation of Eastern Europe’s clergy, allowing us to connect with the wider community and to better carry out our mission of evangelization in Europe.” – Bishop Ottavio Vitale, Bishop of Lezhe (Albania)