With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native English speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current English proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your Aberdeen home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
A great option for beginners, our general courses in English are there to improve your knowledge of conversational English , primarily through the development of vocabulary and grammar - the best way to bolster your basic spoken and written skills. General classes can help those learning from scratch as well as those with existing English knowledge - they aim to improve your current proficiency, as well as building towards the complexities required for a more advanced course.
Our English group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning English. Everybody should be at about the same level at the start of the course, and the entire group should be able to meet at the same time and place each week. Grammar and vocabulary form the backbone of the general course, helping the student gain fluency in conversational topics whilst increasing their overall working English knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further English study, the general course is an excellent starting point.
One-to-one business English courses are aimed at learners who already have at least a working knowledge of English, but would like to further develop their skills in business communication. Our courses can be adapted to focus on your particular industry, and your trainer can help you with specific areas of skill development, such as report-writing, dictation, or business correspondence. Business English courses are great for any professionals who would benefit from further knowledge of English, including those working in multinational companies, preparing for international transfer, or seeking a new position. Many of our business students work in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, academia, and government.
Listen & Learn's group business courses in English are specifically designed to suit small groups (of 2-12 students) who already have a working knowledge of English, but want to focus on language for the business community. Your group should all be at approximately the same language level, have similar learning goals, and be available to study at the same time and location every week. Your teacher will tailormake your course based on the group aims and any specific business communication skills that the group wants to improve, such as negotiation or formal correspondence. Group business English courses are suitable for groups from any private or corporate organisations, for example those who need a higher or more specialised level of English for communication with international colleagues and clients, or those who need to develop particular skills or specialised industry terminology.
Specific purposes English courses are a great boon to people who have already studied English and wish to develop certain facets of their English skills. This can include an array of helpful guidance, including the following:
• Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
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
"My English course has been going well. My teacher is very helpful and understanding. I really appreciate what you've done for my course. I'll certainly recommend my friends to learn English with Listen & Learn!"
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