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.
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.
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.
Designed for groups of 2-12 learners, our business Spanish group courses are tailormade for the students (and industry) in question. All members of the class should be at the same approximate level of Spanish at the start of the course, able to meet at a regularly-scheduled time and place, and should all have similar learning aims within the language. Lessons focus on enhancing and strengthening core Spanish skills which will help in the professional arena, such as specific vocabulary usage and developing the ability to perform many different tasks in a new language (for example, giving a first-rate presentation, or the right way to compose formal business communication).
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
"My Spanish lessons are always a blast - my teacher knows what I need to learn and he teaches in a way that makes all this new information both easy to digest and interesting. ¡Muy bien!"
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