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 Manchester, 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.
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.
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.
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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