All of our English teachers are native speakers and appropriately qualified to teach the language at almost any level, keeping in mind your own learning needs and current level. Classes can be held in your Hull home or workplace, and can easily be arranged to fit your schedule. We'll provide your initial text books, all you need to do is decide which of the following available course packages best suits your needs:
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.
For a group of 2 to 12 people who need to gain the same level of English fluency in a given time, Listen & Learn's general group courses are just the thing. So long as the entire class is able to assemble at the same time and location each week and are roughly all at the same level at the start of the course, our group courses will help students gain fluency in everyday conversational English and also gain a good working knowledge of the language. With their main focus on expanding vocabulary and grammar, a general group course is an excellent place to start for those wishing to engage in further English study in the future.
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.
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.
For individuals at intermediate or advanced level English who have specific professional or interest-related language requirements, we are more than happy to incorporate any of the following elements into your language course:
• Accent softening and elocution
•Training to improve particular
• 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
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
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Hull factsA large town in North Yorkshire, Harrogate forms a conurbation with Knaresborough, the population of the combined urban area being around 85,000. Historically Harrogate was primarily a hub for agriculture and the woollen industry. Nowadays the town is used as a commercial, conference and exhibition centre, owing mainly to the vast array of hotels built during the period before the First World War when Harrogate was a popular getaway for the English Ã©lite. Harrogate also acts as a dormitory town for commuters working in Leeds and Bradford, and is also the site of regionally renowned traditional eateries, Betty's Tea Rooms.