At the Lake Tahoe Institute of English, we specialize in rapidly improving our clients' English comprehension, speaking ability, vocabulary, presentation and overall English communication skills in a comfortable and beautiful environment. The atmosphere at the Lake Tahoe Institute of English is relaxing and friendly, but has an intense focus on learning English, especially in the areas of your technical or career needs or special interests. Our completely customized program is an exclusive and highly effective way to learn English in the shortest period of time possible.
Clients and Course Design:
Designed primarily for adult business professionals, every course is designed to meet the needs of each individual client. We have found that there is no single course of lesson plans or study that adequately serves every client, so we develop individual plans for each client. Enrollment is limited to a maximum of two clients at one time to ensure that individual needs are met.
Intensive One-to-One Immersion:
We work one-to-one with each client, 10 to 12 hours, or more, every day. That totals 70 to 90 hours each week of focused English immersion. No other program provides as much instruction per week. Our program is totally unique and highly effective. In addition, we have dinner parties or cocktail or tea/coffee social gatherings several times per week so that our clients can meet other Americans in a social setting. This has proven to be one of the most popular aspects of our program.
We require a minimum stay of one week at the Institute. Significant improvement can be seen in this amount of time. However, the average stay with us is three weeks.
Scheduling is flexible. You may arrive on any day of the week. Daily activities around the Lake Tahoe resort area are incorporated into the lessons. Many clients take trips before, after, or in the middle of the program to some interesting nearby areas. (San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Lassen National Park, the famous Napa wine region, the Black Rock Desert and other great destinations are all approximately a 3 hour drive from Lake Tahoe. Las Vegas and Los Angeles are just a short flight away.) We can help arrange travel and excursions.
Kim and Boni LaValley are the directors and instructors at the Lake Tahoe Institute of English. We both have advanced academic degrees and certifications in various professional fields, and we are TEFL and TEFL-Business certified. We also have a great deal of business experience and expertise from operating a number of businesses, including a multi-million dollar chain of restaurants.
In addition, Kim has been an attorney since 1977, and has worked as a labor and human resource consultant. He has a Juris Doctorate degree, and is certified as a Professional of Human Resource Management. Boni has a degree in English from U.C. Berkeley, and has taught all levels from elementary school through university instruction. She also has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Systems Engineering.
While attending the Lake Tahoe Institute of English, clients stay in a private room with private bath in our luxury home at Lake Tahoe. Every day you are here, we provide 3 gourmet meals, a daily wine/cocktail/tea hour with appetizers, and outdoor activities and excursions in the wonderful Lake Tahoe resort area. Click here for a video tour of our home/institute.
The all-inclusive fee includes airport pick-up and drop off. The minimum stay is one week (7 full days of English immersion) and the all-inclusive fee for everything above, including accommodations and meals, is $3,333 USD per week. Fractions of weeks are pro-rated.