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 Galway 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:
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.
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.
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
English courses catered for specific needs can be extremely useful in your group gaining not only fluency but an all-round knowledge of the English culture, language and common practices. Groups of 2-12 students with the same learning aims can benefit from any of the following:
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. HR, engineering, accounting, medical, legal)
• Elocution and accent softening
• Expanding individual skills (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling internationally
•Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity