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 Newcastle, 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 courses can be to the advantage of anybody, whether you are a rank beginner or already have some experience of the tongue. By focusing on grammar and vocabulary skills, Listen & Learn's general courses are perfect to develop your fluency in speaking, listening and reading everyday Spanish. They are perfect for those who want to start making their Spanish work for them, and a great precursor to a business 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.
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.
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.
As long as all members of a group Spanish course are at a similar level of expertise, specific purpose Spanish courses can be customised to suit the needs of the group of 2-12 students with similar learning aims. These often include:
Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
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