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 language courses are ideal for students at any level, from complete beginners to advanced learners. These courses are based around developing communication skills in common situations. Your teacher will place an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, with plenty of speaking, listening, and reading practice. Our general English courses are an ideal way to get started in the language, build on existing skills, or attain a working knowledge before progressing to a business or specialised English 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.
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.
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 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 you have a group of 2-12 English learners who all require particular language skills or vocabulary, this option may be ideal for you. All members of the group should be at the same level, intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. We can tailor a group language course to address any of the following:
• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve specific language skills (writing, comprehension, listening)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. telephony, presentation, training, negotiation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Language for specific industries (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity