All of our Spanish 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 Brighton 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:
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.
Our group courses in general Spanish are perfect if you have a group of 2-12 students who have achieved approximately the same level of Spanish, whether that be beginner or advanced. Your teacher will focus on Spanish 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 Spanish before they begin a business Spanish course.
Our one-to-one business Spanish courses are intended for those learners who already have a basic grounding in Spanish, but need to develop specific language skills to aid effective business communication. These courses can be tailored to address the requirements of your particular field, and can include development of any necessary skills, such as public speaking or professional correspondence. Business Spanish courses are a perfect option for people working in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, and multinational companies where some knowledge of Spanish is required. They are also ideal for jobseekers, people transferring to a foreign country, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government.
Listen & Learn's group business courses in Spanish are specifically designed to suit small groups (of 2-12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Spanish, 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 Spanish courses are suitable for groups from any private or corporate organisations, for example those who need a higher or more specialised level of Spanish for communication with international colleagues and clients, or those who need to develop particular skills or specialised industry terminology.
For individuals at intermediate or advanced level Spanish 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 Spanish skills with each lesson, there are many elements of Spanish that go beyond simply knowing the right word, or the right way to phrase something. Our specific purposes Spanish group courses can help you gain skills that increase other facets of your group’s Spanish 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
"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!"
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