Listen & Learn has qualified, native-speaking Italian teachers available in London to provide a personalised Italian language course for you or your group. Your teacher will carry out tailor-made lessons in your home or office, at the time that is most convenient for you - weekdays or weekends; morning, afternoon or evening. For busy individuals, we offer very flexible options for timetabling. Course books are provided for all of our course options, which are outlined below:
A great option for beginners, our general courses in Italian are there to improve your knowledge of conversational Italian , primarily through the development of vocabulary and grammar - the best way to bolster your basic spoken and written skills. General classes can help those learning from scratch as well as those with existing Italian knowledge - they aim to improve your current proficiency, as well as building towards the complexities required for a more advanced course.
Group Italian courses are available for groups of 2 to 12 people - we require only that your group are able to meet at the same time and place each week, and that you are all at approximately the same level in your Italian studies (no matter how elementary or advanced). As a general course, the focus will be on building conversational skills for common, real-life Italian situations. If you need you and your employees to have a working knowledge of Italian, this is the best place to start.
With our one-to-one Italian business courses, you can develop your current Italian skills to incorporate them effortlessly into your job - perfect for those employed by multinational organisations, moving abroad to work, or in search of employment overseas. Lessons are designed around your sector of industry and field of work, and tutors can aid learners in improving individual skills required by your role, such as giving presentations, writing reports or composing formal written correspondence.
Business Italian courses for groups cater to anywhere between 2 and 12 people who all have the same starting level and learning aims in their Italian study. Business classes concentrate on improving existing Italian skills in order to broaden the learner's ability to use their new language in day to day business affairs, whether that includes covering vocabulary specific to an individual industry or improving pertinent skill sets in the target language (from writing emails to giving a successful presentation). Perfect for employees of multinational organisations! Students will have to meet at the same time and place each week.
Designed for those already with a good grasp of Italian, who may have designs to use their acquired language for specific purposes, these courses can incorporate various skills and practices that help make the difference between sticking out like a sore thumb and blending in like a local, including:
• Elocution and softening of native accent
• Improving specific skills (writing, comprehension, listening, etc.)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Cultural and historical sensitivity
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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