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 Cork 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:
General English courses can be to the advantage of anybody, whether you are a rank beginner or already have some experience of the tongue. By focusing on grammar and vocabulary skills, Listen & Learn's general courses are perfect to develop your fluency in speaking, listening and reading everyday English. They are perfect for those who want to start making their English work for them, and a great precursor to a business course.
Our group courses in general English are perfect if you have a group of 2-12 students who have achieved approximately the same level of English, whether that be beginner or advanced. Your teacher will focus on English grammar and vocabulary that will be useful in everyday communication, and will provide plenty of practice with speaking, reading, and listening. Your group should have similar learning goals, and be available at the same time and location every week. A general group course is suitable for groups of colleagues or friends, and is also a good option for businesses who want to give their employees a basic grounding in English before they begin a business English course.
Our business courses cater to learners with a decent general knowledge of English but would like to expand their skills for use in the business world. Courses are, as always, completely tailormade for the relevant industry and skill sets (e.g. business correspondence, writing reports etc.). One-to-one business courses are perfect for professionals hoping to develop their current English skills, especially those working for multinational corporations, preparing to work from abroad, or looking for overseas employment.
Intended for learners who already have a basic grasp of English and wish to extend it to apply to their working lives, group business English courses are a great way to enable employees within a multinational corporation to be productive in both their native tongue and their newly-acquired English. Group courses cater for up to 12 people (minimum of 2 students), and should be scheduled to take place at the same time and location each week. The tutor will develop the group's vocabulary to suit the related industry, as well as improve competence for day to day tasks performed in English.
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
"I moved to New York from Cuba and had to improve my English for my new job. My teacher was really helpful, lessons were always interesting, and I just kept getting better and better through practice and study."
Cork factsThe second most populated city in Ireland after Dublin, Cork has a population of around 120,000 and enjoys not only a rich history but a vibrant cultural life - in 2005 it was the European Capital for Culture. The city is famed for its live music venues, night clubs and late-bars; as well as the diverse combination of state-of-the-art shopping centres and family-owned traditional local shops. Cork's main industries are those of pharmaceuticals (most famously for Viagra) and IT (being the European headquarters of Apple Computers).