Discover LCI, the Language & Culture Institute at SMU
Pr. Patricia Ceresani
Director of the Language and Culture Institute
«In this day of Globalization English has become the universal language and a necessary part of everyday life.
LCI provides a wide choice of courses which enable you to improve not only your Business English skills but also your ability to communicate effectively in today’s dynamic and demanding corporate world. Our career development program is a unique blend of ESP and Cultural Awareness training which equips students and executives to reach out and connect across the world.»
“Learn a language and move ahead”
Ghada Ben Cheikh Brahim
Business Development Officer and Programs Coordinator
«The Language and Culture Institute is not only a center dealing with teaching languages, it is also an institute teaching history and culture from the inside out. Our main focus is Business English and our programs are aimed at executive managers, business students, professionals… What characterizes LCI from any other institute is that it aims at striving for excellence and assuring sustainability.»
“ To have another language is to possess another soul” _ Charlemagne
MSB Lecturer and LCI Professor
«Learning a different language is a way to broaden knowledge and to strengthen one's ability to think critically and to understand others' cultural heritage.
Language fuels the the soul which illuminates the learner’s academic and professional journey. LCI contributes to training and motivating students by improving their communication skills to become tomorrow’s global leaders both in the Business and Academic world.»
«To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.»Theodore Roosevelt
Professor Business Communication and Psychology
“Two words come to mind whenever I am asked about the importance of English. (1) Communication: From Beijing to New York and everywhere in-between people are communicating through the common language of English. In this increasingly connected world a mastery of English is the essential foundation for any future career or business goals, not merely an added-value or finishing touch.
(2) Knowledge: From how-to videos on YouTube to articles in cutting-edge scientific journals, a mastery of English gives you access to limitless possibilities for becoming more knowledgeable on any subject. ”
Professor Business Communication and English
The ability to speak English proficientlyis increasingly importantfor business. Communication hasalways been at the heart of whatI do and I now make good use ofhaving worked internationally inbusiness and with a diverse andmulti-cultural range of clientsto teach others business Englishcommunication.
Director of International Program
«English is a necessary for global communication. Whether your interest is in being better understood while traveling, improving your professional qualifications, or interacting with an international workforce, English is the answer. LCI provides the necessary know-how to ensure that your level improves with highly skilled teachers and the most relevant pedagogical materials.»