Listen & Learn has qualified, native-speaking Spanish teachers available in Newcastle 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 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.
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.
Our business courses cater to learners with a decent general knowledge of Spanish but would like to expand their skills for use in the business world. Courses are, as always, completely tailormade for the relevant industry and skill sets (e.g. business correspondence, writing reports etc.). One-to-one business courses are perfect for professionals hoping to develop their current Spanish skills, especially those working for multinational corporations, preparing to work from abroad, or looking for overseas employment.
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
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