Listen & Learn has qualified, native-speaking Spanish teachers available in Cork to provide a personalised Spanish 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:
Our general Spanish language courses are suitable for learners of any level. They aim to enable communication in everyday situations and are an ideal way to improve your knowledge of Spanish, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned speaker. A general course focuses predominantly on grammar and vocabulary, supported by development of speaking, reading, and listening skills. General courses are ideal if you want to attain or improve on an all-round level of Spanish, or build a strong foundation before moving on to business Spanish training.
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.
With our one-to-one Spanish business courses, you can develop your current Spanish 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 Spanish and wish to extend it to apply to their working lives, group business Spanish courses are a great way to enable employees within a multinational corporation to be productive in both their native tongue and their newly-acquired Spanish. 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 Spanish.
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
"The lessons are going great! Yuriko is a great teacher and she's in the process of finding a suitable text for me. I'm learning a lot of vocabulary and she's teaching me Latin American Spanish (which I prefer to learn). Thanks,"
Cork factsThe second most populated city in Ireland after Dublin, Cork has a population of around 120,000 and enjoys not only a rich history but a vibrant cultural life - in 2005 it was the European Capital for Culture. The city is famed for its live music venues, night clubs and late-bars; as well as the diverse combination of state-of-the-art shopping centres and family-owned traditional local shops. Cork's main industries are those of pharmaceuticals (most famously for Viagra) and IT (being the European headquarters of Apple Computers).