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 Manchester 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:
Our general courses are a good place to start your Spanish studies, or to improve upon your current skills. They give focused attention to expanding your day-to-day grammar and vocabulary, enabling you to improve your spoken and written Spanish with relative speed and ease. General courses best suit those wishing to improve their Spanish to conversational level, as well as students who hope to continue their Spanish studies to a more advanced level.
Our Spanish group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning Spanish. 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 Spanish knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further Spanish study, the general course is an excellent starting point.
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.
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.
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
Spanish courses catered for specific needs can be extremely useful in your group gaining not only fluency but an all-round knowledge of the Spanish culture, language and common practices. Groups of 2-12 students with the same learning aims can benefit from any of the following:
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. HR, engineering, accounting, medical, legal)
• Elocution and accent softening
• Expanding individual skills (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling internationally
•Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
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