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.
Our Italian group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning Italian. 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 Italian knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further Italian study, the general course is an excellent starting point.
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.
Intended for learners who already have a basic grasp of Italian and wish to extend it to apply to their working lives, group business Italian courses are a great way to enable employees within a multinational corporation to be productive in both their native tongue and their newly-acquired Italian. 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 Italian.
For individuals at intermediate or advanced level Italian 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 Italian skills with each lesson, there are many elements of Italian that go beyond simply knowing the right word, or the right way to phrase something. Our specific purposes Italian group courses can help you gain skills that increase other facets of your group’s Italian 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
"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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