At Soros International House a great deal of emphasis is placed on communication. To this end, we select from the approaches and techniques that have proved to be the most effective in different teaching situations. We also aim at the development of reading, writing and listening. On our special courses, the basic areas of work are the same, while the context of teaching might be very specific and varied.
We believe that progress is faster when your teacher can ensure plenty of individual attention. For this reason,
One part of key activities of the institution is teaching languages (14 languages at the moment - Lithuanian, English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Polish languages) for adults and young learners in groups and individually using both traditional classroom teaching methods as well as modern tools for distance education.
Since 2000 SIH has been actively involved both as a leader and as a coordinator in a number of international as well as national and community projects and has a lot of experience in implementing them in such fields as language teaching, development of teaching methodology and tools, education and social inclusion of minorities and other disadvantaged groups, teacher training and professional development, active citizenship, intercultural learning and migrant integration. Most of the projects cover a wide variety of activity areas, including planning and conducting different types of research in various areas, gathering and analyzing different type of data from multiple sources, stakeholder engagement at a community, national and international level, design and implementation of multi-purpose training programmes for different target groups, as well as effective and continuous dissemination of project findings and results nationally and internationally.
The projects coordinated by SIH were awarded European Labels or diplomas as the best projects of the year, were nominated for Star projects and were selected among the best adult education and language teaching projects by the European Commission, were presented during the international Conferences and Fairs and included into different Compendiums of Best Practices. In 2012 at the ‘Multilingualism in Europe’ conference organized by the EC the exclusive ‘European Language Label’ award was presented to SIH.
From 1993 to 2020 SIH was an affiliated member of the International House World Organisation (IHWO www.ihworld.com) – one of the largest and oldest networks of over 150 affiliated private language teaching and teacher training centers in more than 50 countries.