There are two key options if you want to study Tetun at LELI: Public Courses or In-house training.
We currently offer General Tetun training as public courses. We offer public courses five mornings a week, depending on demand, but typically we offer one course per month. All students are provided with our in-house designed student workbook, which is complimented with audio and authentic texts.

Private Course Key Information

Courses: General Tetun; Tetun for Specific Purposes; Tetun Writing Fundamentals
Levels: Starter – Advanced
Group Size: 1 – 12 students
Course Length: 45-hours (Standard, but can be tailored to suit)
Course Duration: 3 – 15 weeks (Max: 20 hours per week)
Schedule: 08:00 – 20:00, Mon – Fri (Depending on availability)
Price: Quotation immediately available upon request

In addition to the language training, our private courses also include:

  • Consultation and regular communication with our Client Manager
  • LELI placement test
  • Student course book
  • Supplementary materials
  • Certificate (for those that complete the course)
  • End of course report

General Tetun

Our General Tetun courses are by far the most popular classes we deliver, and they cover core Tetun language skills with an emphasis on improving fluency and building confidence when speaking. The classes are dynamic and interactive, and provide a solid foundation to develop functional Tetun language skills for everyday situations.

With sufficient notice, we can adapt our courses to suit specific client requests by creating additional materials that might focus on a particular skill such as giving presentations or writing official documents, or are more tailored to a specific industry such as agriculture or hospitality.

Tetun for Specific Purposes (TSP)

We recognise that some of our students will need tetun language skills to communicate effectively in specific professional environments, so LELI provides a range of TSP courses. These include but are not limited to the humanitarian and development sector, health and medical industry, agriculture, diplomacy and government communication, and the hospitality and tourism industry.

Professional Writing

This course was exclusively designed by LELI’s Tetun Department, and have proved equally successful for both Timorese and for people who study and/or work in Timor-Leste. Each level is organized thematically and includes contextualised examples of diverse situations, familiar to everyone living in Timor-Leste. Our courses contain a wealth of practice activities, incorporate key language and phrases, and take a systematic and structured approach for constructive and effective writing.

Customised Tetun Courses

We also understand that certain clients require bespoke Tetun language training that is specific to their organisation and/or a particular job role, which is why LELI offers a professional curriculum development service. For more information please contact us to organise a free consultation with our Tetun Academic Manager.