Our native-speaking, qualified English teachers will tailor your individual or group language course to suit your personal learning aims and English level. They are available to conduct classes in your home or office in Galway, on a day and at a time that suits you. Course books are included, and timetables can often be as flexible as you need. Your personalised course will be built around one of the following options:
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.
As the ideal starting point for a group of people wishing to gain a strong acquaintance with the ins and outs of conversational English, these group classes can be arranged for groups as small as 2 people, and as large as 12 - our only provisos are that the whole class are able to meet at a consistent time and place each week, and are all of the same approximate English level. General courses cover all the grammar and vocabulary you need to gain a practicable advantage in your spoken and written English, and are also an excellent basis for further English study.
1-to-1 business English courses can really help you get ahead, whether you are relocating abroad, looking for work in a foreign country, or simply if you work for a multinational organisation. These courses are mainly aimed at learners who already possess a decent working English knowledge and who want to build on these in order to use their English skills in a business environment. The course is fully customised to take into account not only your learning needs, but also the appropriate industry's vocabulary and any particular skills the role demands, such as report writing or formal correspondence.
Designed for groups of 2-12 learners, our business English group courses are tailormade for the students (and industry) in question. All members of the class should be at the same approximate level of English at the start of the course, able to meet at a regularly-scheduled time and place, and should all have similar learning aims within the language. Lessons focus on enhancing and strengthening core English skills which will help in the professional arena, such as specific vocabulary usage and developing the ability to perform many different tasks in a new language (for example, giving a first-rate presentation, or the right way to compose formal business communication).
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
While your group may be improving their English skills with each lesson, there are many elements of English that go beyond simply knowing the right word, or the right way to phrase something. Our specific purposes English group courses can help you gain skills that increase other facets of your group’s English abilities, including:
• 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