All of our Italian 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 Dublin 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:
Everybody can benefit from our general Italian courses - they endeavour to give the learner fluency in general Italian conversation, whether through learning the basics or improving existing skills. General courses concentrate mainly on sharpening up grammar and vocabulary, and aim to expand the ability to speak, read and listen Italian with full comprehension. These courses will be most suitable for those who want to improve their Italian to a practicable level, or as a basis for a business Italian course.
Our group courses in general Italian are perfect if you have a group of 2-12 students who have achieved approximately the same level of Italian, whether that be beginner or advanced. Your teacher will focus on Italian grammar and vocabulary that will be useful in everyday communication, and will provide plenty of practice with speaking, reading, and listening. Your group should have similar learning goals, and be available at the same time and location every week. A general group course is suitable for groups of colleagues or friends, and is also a good option for businesses who want to give their employees a basic grounding in Italian before they begin a business Italian course.
One-to-one business Italian courses are aimed at learners who already have at least a working knowledge of Italian, 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 Italian courses are great for any professionals who would benefit from further knowledge of Italian, 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 Italian are specifically designed to suit small groups (of 2-12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Italian, 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 Italian courses are suitable for groups from any private or corporate organisations, for example those who need a higher or more specialised level of Italian for communication with international colleagues and clients, or those who need to develop particular skills or specialised industry terminology.
Specific purpose courses in Italian are aimed at those who already have semi-proficient skills in Italian but wish to improve in particular areas of expertise. Your teacher can guide you through many features of Italian 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
As long as all members of a group Italian course are at a similar level of expertise, specific purpose Italian courses can be customised to suit the needs of the group of 2-12 students with similar learning aims. These often include:
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
"Our native speaker qualified Italian language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning."
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