Our English Language Programs in Georgia

At Linguisticator, we are thrilled to share the success of our groundbreaking language learning program, ELT Tiger Essential English, developed in collaboration with the US Embassy in Georgia. This innovative training program aims to use VR memory palaces revolutionize the way people learn English, ensuring effective communication and bridging cultural gaps across the globe.

US Ambassador to Georgia, Kelly Degnan, explores a VR Memory Palace for English

The need for a comprehensive and user-friendly language learning program is more significant than ever. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the importance of effective communication between people from different cultures and backgrounds is paramount. With this in mind, we have worked tirelessly to create a program that caters to the diverse needs of today's learners.

ELT Tiger Essential English combines cutting-edge technology and research-driven pedagogy to offer a unique and engaging learning experience. Our program is designed to help learners of all levels, from beginners to advanced, achieve their language goals while enjoying the process.

The collaboration between Linguisticator and the US Embassy in Georgia underscores our shared commitment to promoting cultural understanding and providing accessible, high-quality English language education. This partnership has allowed us to develop a program that caters to the specific needs of the Georgian community and beyond.

Dr Aaron Ralby observes a class of ELT Tiger in Telavi, February 2023

Created in collaboration with the US Embassy and American Corners in Georgia, ELT Tiger Essential English includes a video course voiced in Georgian, classroom instruction by local teachers, and the use of Munx VR software to create its virtual reality memory palaces.

Specifically designed as a tool for speakers of Georgian, the 11-week program has already seen impressive results, and several hundred students have now successfully completed the basic level of the program. Following its success, Linguisticator has since received a new grant from the US Department of State to build upon this initial basic program and create a more advanced program for adult learners.

The results so far have been incredibly impressive. According to published statistics, it usually takes around 170-210 hours of instruction to reach an A2 level in English for complete beginners. However, beginners who completed the 50-hour ELT Tiger course tested at an A2 level, while those with some prior experience tested at a B1 level on the British Council’s independent Aptis test.

Georgian teacher Tatia Mosiashvili who first voiced the video course and continues to deliver the program, also says:

“I’ll never get tired of telling people how effective mnemonics are at remembering words and phrases. Because program participants are adults, they have limited time, but this method allows them to remember a large number of words in a short period of time. And the best part is that they remember the material long term.”

A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Georgia said of the program:

“Embassy Tbilisi’s Public Diplomacy Section is proud to be working with our network of American Corners and Linguisticator to develop a nationwide program to teach basic English to adults. The innovative course design and use of virtual reality memory palaces have not only kept students engaged, but also produced impressive results. We are very proud of the success of the program in the first three cities. It’s very exciting to see how committed many Georgians are to advancing their skills and achieving personal and professional goals, and how successful they can be with the right support.”

Students in Rustavi explore VR Memory Palaces in Munx VR, Feb 2023

We are currently working on the next level of program – an intermediate course in English for adult learners. We are confident that ELT Tiger Essential English will make a lasting impact on language learning in Georgia and around the world. We look forward to witnessing the growth of our students as they embark on this exciting new journey towards language proficiency and cultural understanding.

Stay tuned for more updates on our blog as we continue to develop and expand our innovative language learning programs, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need support in your language learning journey.

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