Our native-speaking, qualified Spanish teachers will tailor your individual or group language course to suit your personal learning aims and Spanish level. They are available to conduct classes in your home or office in Belfast, 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish course.
Listen & Learn's general Spanish courses for groups are a great option for groups of 2-12 colleagues or friends who are at the same level in studying Spanish. Your group should have similar learning goals and be available to study at the same time and location every week. The courses are tailored to suit the group's level, no matter how elementary or advanced. General courses aim to give students knowledge of common Spanish that would be used in real scenarios. Your teacher will cover a lot of grammar and vocabulary, as well as give you ample opportunities to practise your reading, listening, and speaking skills. General group Spanish courses are great for groups who would like to begin learning Spanish, or improve on existing skills and knowledge. These courses are also highly recommended as a first step for companies who would like their employees to move on to a business language course once they have a working knowledge of Spanish.
Listen & Learn's one-on-one Spanish courses for business are integral in taking your existing Spanish skills and making them indispensible for day-to-day business tasks. Lessons are adapted to suit your particular industry and field, and your teacher can help you master specific skills, such as presentation skills and formal business correspondence. This is the best option for professionals who work for international corporations, as well as businessmen working from abroad or seeking overseas work.
Group business Spanish courses are intended for small groups (of 2 to 12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Spanish, and want to extend their skills in the arena of business language. Your group should have approximately the same level of Spanish, whether that be intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. You should all be available at the same time every week, and have complementary learning aims. Your trainer will develop your course around your group's language goals and particular field of business, and can incorporate any specific areas of focus, such as improving negotiation or presentation skills. Group business language courses are suitable for a wide range of organisations, including multinational companies, and those whose employees require a higher level of Spanish to develop international business relationships.
Specific purposes Spanish courses are a great boon to people who have already studied Spanish and wish to develop certain facets of their Spanish skills. This can include an array of helpful guidance, including the following:
• 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
If your group of 2-12 Spanish learners require the same set of particular skills as well as a standard language course, our specific purpose group Spanish courses can really help make a difference. So long as the whole group is at about the same stage of learning Spanish, we can help improve their overall understanding by arranging classes focusing on improving the following:
• 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
"My Spanish lessons are always a blast - my teacher knows what I need to learn and he teaches in a way that makes all this new information both easy to digest and interesting. ¡Muy bien!"
Belfast factsThe historic capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast is the second largest city on the island of Ireland, after Dublin, with a population of over 275,000 in the city limits alone. Famous for its shipbuilding (the Titanic was built here in 1912, and Belfast also sports the largest drydock in the world), Belfast has been for a long time an industrial city, with industries such as linen, rope-making, tobacco and heavy engineering thriving by the end of the 19th century. However, the city is not without its greenery, with over 40 public parks; and is also a cultural and academic centre, earning it the nickname The Athens of Ireland.