With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native Spanish speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current Spanish proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your Birmingham home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
Everybody can benefit from our general Spanish courses - they endeavour to give the learner fluency in general Spanish 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 Spanish with full comprehension. These courses will be most suitable for those who want to improve their Spanish to a practicable level, or as a basis for a business Spanish course.
Group Spanish 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 Spanish studies (no matter how elementary or advanced). As a general course, the focus will be on building conversational skills for common, real-life Spanish situations. If you need you and your employees to have a working knowledge of Spanish, this is the best place to start.
One-to-one business Spanish courses are aimed at learners who already have at least a working knowledge of Spanish, 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 Spanish courses are great for any professionals who would benefit from further knowledge of Spanish, 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.
Business Spanish courses for groups cater to anywhere between 2 and 12 people who all have the same starting level and learning aims in their Spanish study. Business classes concentrate on improving existing Spanish 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.
Specific purpose courses in Spanish are aimed at those who already have semi-proficient skills in Spanish but wish to improve in particular areas of expertise. Your teacher can guide you through many features of Spanish 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
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
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