MLI is the best place in Cotonou to learn to fluently speak foreign languages such as English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and French and Beninese languages such as Yoruba and Fon. We have a team of experienced teachers who know how to make you speak the language of your choice within the shortest time possible. Our well equipped language laboratory enables you to practice with the latest language learning software. Our library which has a series of books in different language levels is freely accessible to students and facilitates the learning of their language of interest.
Our trainings are meant for both private individuals and companies. At the MLI, you can benefit from two types of trainings: one-on-one trainings and group trainings. A one-on-one training is a training given by a teacher to only one (1) student while a group training is that which brings together at least three (3) students. Each type of training is subdivided into four (4) packages. For one-on-one trainings we have:
- Ordinary one-on-one training : 4 hour class per week spread over two two-hour sessions;
- Special one-on-one training: 4 hour class per week spread over three sessions, one two-hour session and two one-hour sessions;
- Intensive training: 6 hour class per week spread over three two-hour sessions;
- In-residence one-on-one training: 15-hour class per week spread over five three-hour sessions. This package is particularly meant for students who come for language immersion in Benin;
Cost: See MLI Language immersion packages.
Same packages go for group trainings.
Any student enrolling in MLI undergoes a level test which enables us to place him/her in one of our three (3) levels:
- beginner’s level (A and B);
- intermediate level (A and B); and
- advanced level (A and B).
Each level is sub-divided into two (2) modules of forty-eight (48) hours.
Example: a student enrolling for an ordinary (one-on-one or group) training will complete a three-month module, with sixteen-hour class in each month. The same applies to special one-on-one training. On the other hand, a student who enrolls for an intensive training needs only two months to complete a module.
NOTE: We also offer Special Intensive Courses (SIC) to persons requiring shorter training period than the ones we normally offer.
- Preparation for official admission tests
Admission into American universities and international institutions requires good results in official tests. Some employers also consider the results of these tests as criteria for hiring or promoting any employee. With the help of our experienced teachers, you can prepare for and succeed in different official tests such as: Pre-TOEFL, TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, GRE, and IELTS.
Testimony about our language trainings
“After following courses in a well-known institute of the place and having hired a special teacher for three (03) months, I still had serious difficulties in “listening” and “speaking”. I had hesitated to register at MLI but when I went there to get information, the warm welcome I got made me decide to give it a try. And I have not regretted. Within a month, I was able to understand and speak in an acceptable way and I no longer have any worry about my training.” Dr Bello Kéfilath, Medical Doctor, Public Health Specialist (PH)