All of our English teachers are native speakers and appropriately qualified to teach the language at almost any level, keeping in mind your own learning needs and current level. Classes can be held in your Aberdeen home or workplace, and can easily be arranged to fit your schedule. We'll provide your initial text books, all you need to do is decide which of the following available course packages best suits your needs:
Our general courses are a good place to start your English studies, or to improve upon your current skills. They give focused attention to expanding your day-to-day grammar and vocabulary, enabling you to improve your spoken and written English with relative speed and ease. General courses best suit those wishing to improve their English to conversational level, as well as students who hope to continue their English studies to a more advanced level.
For a group of 2 to 12 people who need to gain the same level of English fluency in a given time, Listen & Learn's general group courses are just the thing. So long as the entire class is able to assemble at the same time and location each week and are roughly all at the same level at the start of the course, our group courses will help students gain fluency in everyday conversational English and also gain a good working knowledge of the language. With their main focus on expanding vocabulary and grammar, a general group course is an excellent place to start for those wishing to engage in further English study in the future.
Our one-to-one business English courses are intended for those learners who already have a basic grounding in English, but need to develop specific language skills to aid effective business communication. These courses can be tailored to address the requirements of your particular field, and can include development of any necessary skills, such as public speaking or professional correspondence. Business English courses are a perfect option for people working in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, and multinational companies where some knowledge of English is required. They are also ideal for jobseekers, people transferring to a foreign country, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government.
Group business English courses are intended for small groups (of 2 to 12 students) who already have a working knowledge of English, and want to extend their skills in the arena of business language. Your group should have approximately the same level of English, whether that be intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. You should all be available at the same time every week, and have complementary learning aims. Your trainer will develop your course around your group's language goals and particular field of business, and can incorporate any specific areas of focus, such as improving negotiation or presentation skills. Group business language courses are suitable for a wide range of organisations, including multinational companies, and those whose employees require a higher level of English to develop international business relationships.
Specific purpose courses in English are aimed at those who already have semi-proficient skills in English but wish to improve in particular areas of expertise. Your teacher can guide you through many features of English to help you gain fluency, linguistic or not. These may include:
• Accent softening / pronunciation
Developing existing aptitude for writing, reading, listening, speaking, etc.
• Language for international travel Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. proposals, reports, formal correspondence)
• Vocabulary for particular industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Understanding historical and cultural context
If your group of 2-12 English learners require the same set of particular skills as well as a standard language course, our specific purpose group English courses can really help make a difference. So long as the whole group is at about the same stage of learning English, we can help improve their overall understanding by arranging classes focusing on improving the following:
• Elocution and softening of native accent
• Improving specific skills (writing, comprehension, listening, etc.)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Cultural and historical sensitivity
"The course was really good. The teacher helps me to clarify my doubts and really helps with what I am looking for. The teacher was wonderful and I continue to improve my English"
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