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 Nottingham, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"My English course has been going well. My teacher is very helpful and understanding. I really appreciate what you've done for my course. I'll certainly recommend my friends to learn English with Listen & Learn!"
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