Centre of Foreign Languages

We help our clients to open the world by learning foreign languages and learning in foreign languages.

Our vision – a leader in the market of foreign language teaching services in Kaunas and Kaunas region, certified international examination centre that develops and provides high quality modern services of language teaching for university students and employees, business and other organisations, pupils and the public.

The Centre’s mission – helping our clients to open the world by learning foreign languages and learning in foreign languages.

Contacts

Centre of Foreign Languages
A. Mickevičiaus st. 37, – 1302, Kaunas
tel. +370 37 320 504
e-mail: shmmf.ukc@ktu.lt

 

The Centre’s activities

Foreign language teaching

  • We organise general English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Japanese language courses in groups from A1 to C1 level.
  • Spoken English course (from B1)
  • Business English course (from B1)
  • Academic English course (from B1)
  • Individual 1-to-1 teaching
  • Preparation for English exam
  • Lithuanian language courses for foreigners

Preparation for international examination

We prepare for these international examinations:

  • Pearson Test of English General (PTE)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Certified and recognised testing of international examinations

  • Swedish language examination “Swedex”
  • Test for determining English language level (The Oxford Online Placement Test)
  • Pearson Test of English General (PTE)

Translation and Proofreading

We provide translation and proofreading services.

Promotion of languages and intercultural communication

  • The Centre has an informal English language club, which aims to unite the English language enthusiasts, share and spread the knowledge, and improve language skills.

Cycle of lectures “Cultural meetings” aims to raise awareness in the society of various cultures, customs, and traditions.

Language teaching

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Japanese language courses
levels A1 A2 B1 B2 C1

KTU Centre of Foreign Languages organises foreign language courses for adults wanting to learn progressively or improve already acquired language skills.

During the course you will improve speech, listening, reading, writing skills as well as learn and strengthen grammar knowledge, and expand your vocabulary. Dynamic teaching methodology is focused on developing communication skills.

More about the courses:

  • Foreign language courses are divided into levels and the level of foreign language knowledge of the participants is determined by a language test. Based on the test results, participants of the course are divided into groups. The level of learning is adapted according to the existing knowledge and the needs of the participant.
  • Classes are held in small groups (7 to 10 people). Various communication methods are applied, additional audio, video and interactive material is used.  Certificates are issued at the end of the course.
  • During the course, all language skills are improved: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
  • The programme provides an opportunity to purposefully and consistently shape and strengthen knowledge at various levels (A1 to C1).

Duration of the course: 40 academic hours (2 academic hours 2 times a week).

Foreign language groups of all levels are formed regularly.

Classes are taught by KTU lecturers.

 

International examinations

The Centre of Foreign languages of Kaunas University of Technology is an accredited English language testing centre for civil servants. In our Centre civil servants and candidates for the civil servant positions can take international English language examinations and tests to determine language level:

Oxford Online Placement Test

This international English language test helps to determine the level of general English achieved by the applicant. After passing the written test, applicants are additionally tested orally. Those who pass the test will be granted a certificate in the form set by the Civil Service Department.

The date and time of the test

The test can be taken at a convenient time during working days. It is necessary to register at least 2 working days prior to the test date. For registration please contact us at shmmf.ukc@ktu.lt

Pearson Test of English General

KTU Centre of Foreign languages is a certified examination centre for Pearson Test of English General (PTE General).

International “PTE General” examination represents the state-level matura examination in English. After passing the exam, an international certificate is issued which is recognised by many universities in the United Kingdom, Lithuania and other countries.

KTU Centre of Foreign languages organises preparatory courses for “PTE General” examination. 

For the candidates to the civil service and civil servants

When accepting to the civil service, the Ministry of the Interior considers “PTE General” certificate to be an appropriate proof of English language knowledge. International “PTE General” certificate is valid for an unlimited time, thus ensures a proof of English language qualification for all professional career.

About the examination

“PTE General” is one of the most professional examinations to qualitatively assess the English language knowledge. The examination consists of two parts: written (listening, reading and writing) and oral (speaking). For more information, visit http://balticexamboard.eu

It is necessary to register 6 weeks prior to the examination date. 

The examination price depends on the level of the test:

Level Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages The description of the level Duration Price*
Level 1A A1 The test is for those with a beginner’s level of English language knowledge, however, sufficient to understand and use a minimum set of phrases in daily dialogues. 75 min €63
Level 1 A2 The test is for those who are able to understand the essence of known things and using simple words can convey the minimum information about themselves, their family, the environment. 95 min €69
Level 2 B1 The test is for those who are able to understand the essence of known things, can convey coherent texts regarding elementary or personal topics. Can describe incidents and events, ambitions and give reasons for opinions, plans. 95 min €79
Level 3 B2 The test is for those who are able to understand complex texts on various topics. Can communicate fairly fluently and freely with people for whom English is a second language. Can prepare a comprehensive text on various topics, express thoughts freely. 120 min €134
Level 4 C1 The test is for those who plan to study in the higher education institutions or work in English-speaking countries. As well as those who are able to analyse texts of a more complex structure and content, understand and use correctly complex language constructions, smoothly express thoughts on private and professional topics. 150 min €139
Level 5 C2 The test is for those who plan to study in the higher education institutions or work in English-speaking countries. Also for those who are able to participate freely in discussions in English, understand a complex discourse easily, can summarize information from oral and written sources, deliver it smoothly, and can freely, precisely, and figuratively express thoughts. 175 min €147
Additional fee for late registration  €20
 

Preparation for international exams

The Centre of Foreign languages of Kaunas University of Technology is an accredited English language testing centre for civil servants. In our Centre civil servants and candidates for the civil servant positions can take international English language examinations and tests to determine language level:

Preparation for the “PTE General” examination

KTU Centre of Foreign languages prepares the B2 level preparatory course for “PTE General” examination.

Experienced teachers will help you get prepared for the examination. Teaching is consistent, all English language skills are improved. Classes are held in small groups of 7-10 people.

Duration of the course: 40 academic hours (2 academic hours 2 times a week).

Classes are taught by KTU lecturers.

Registration: shmmf.ukc@ktu.lt

Preparation for the IELTS examination

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination is designed to assess the knowledge of English language of people intending to work or study abroad. IELTS is recognised in educational institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Canada and the USA as well as in various organisations. The examination consists of four parts: listening, reading, writing and speaking. IELTS examination focuses on those who have average or higher level of English language knowledge. Test results are valid for 2 years.

For more information about IELTS visit www.ielts.org

KTU Centre for Foreign Languages organises learning courses to prepare for IELTS examination.

About the courses

  • During the courses all general English language knowledge is developed, skills needed for the examination are developed.
  • A lot of attention is given to practicing reading, listening and speaking skills.
  • Writing skills are consistently improved.
  • Introduction to the structure and the requirements of the examination are provided.
  • Teachers apply their experience and modern teaching methods.
  • Latest teaching materials are used.
  • Courses are held in small groups (up to 10 people). Certificates are issued at the end of the courses.

Duration of the courses: 50 academic hours.

Classes are taught by KTU lecturers.

Registration is open: shmmf.ukc@ktu.lt

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