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English Lessons in London

Did you know that cookies in the US are called biscuits in the UK? Or that American fries are called chips in British English? Like these examples, hundreds of everyday words are different between these two varieties of English. And many sounds are different (or non-existent!), as well. For example, the RP accent (also known as BBC English or “the Queen’s English”) does not pronounce the r at the end of words like father or mother. Want to know more? Contact us at Listen & Learn and our expert instructors will prepare a programme for you to become a proficient English speaker in the variety of your choosing using interactive, fun materials to learn not only vocabulary but also useful skills!

Are you a fan of Downton Abbey and would like to learn English by watching the series? We can prepare lessons on specific episodes. Are you a cinema lover, instead, and want to acquire more vocabulary by watching classic and contemporary films? Done! And if you want to practise what you learn in your face-to-face or online lessons, you’ll be happy to know there are countless TV shows and films in English that you can watch online to improve your language abilities. Have a good time with EastEnders or weep with Titanic; the possibilities are endless!

And if you are planning to move to London to study, work, visit friends or family or just explore the city, learning the language is essential to make the most out of the experience. English is one of the official languages of the UK: it used at universities, schools and in almost every workplace, so you’ll need to be proficient in English if you plan to succeed in London. Reach out to us today and soon you’ll learn how to communicate fluently and use idiomatic expressions, like “a piece of cake” (which does not refer to a dessert), like a native speaker!

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General English

This set of English tutorials are less specific and more targeted for those who want to get a range of different things from learning English. Even though all novice students will cover survival English: as well as English to visit somewhere abroad to make solid contacts with the locals, what do you do from there? It depends on your needs. Those who have benefited from these lessons have been those moving or investing overseas, spouses of overseas nationals, people who love to travel all over the world, those interested in English culture and those who just want to pass a specific examination in English. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business English

These lessons in English are meant for those who feel that learning English would make a change in their work. For starters, it is expedient to learn how to say hello/goodbye, as well as basic business protocol; once the basics have been mastered, reading and writing come to the fore. Students who have greatly benefited have been involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where another language is required and those working in the international academia and government circuits. Even in our most fundamental beginner's lesson, students can anticipate ending the lesson with basic telephone English and e-mail English skills for communicating, as well as survival English if a short visit to the country is needed. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business English

The English lessons are also available for 2 or more people studying together (Two-to-One English Lessons or Small Group In-Company English Lessons). All participants must have the same level, the same business or general language needs and be able to study at the same time in the same location. The booking must be made for all participants at the same time. Listen & Learn does not recommend group classes of more than 6-8 people though In-Company Taster English Lessons can be run with up to 12 people. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business English

Our native speaker qualified English language teachers can train you and your colleagues at your office or home at a time to suit you. Classes can be any day of the week (even weekends) in the morning, afternoon or evening. In certain circumstances, if your home or office is not available, you can take your classes at the trainer's office. Course books are provided. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business English

Two or more people can benefit studying English together as these English lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One English Lessons or Small Group In-Company English Lessons). Every student must have the same degree of knowledge of the language, the same business or language needs and the ability to study at the same time and place as everybody else. The booking has to be made for all students simultaneously. Listen & Learn does not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster English Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people. Enquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Top Tips For…

english Songs

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Every Breath You Take- The Police

This song is perfect for those who are just starting with their English lessons, as it’s quite repetitive and uses simple grammar. Also, as almost all the verses rhyme, you will get to practise similar phonemes and learn the subtle differences between them. Although the song may strike you as romantic, it is actually about a stalker obsessed with the woman he lost. By listening to Every Breath You Take, you will learn more about idioms that express love and pain, such as “my heart aches” or “to be lost without a trace”. Listen to this piece here!

english Songs

Where Is the Love? - Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas was a very successful band in the 2000s and composed songs like Where Is the Love?, a track about social issues, such as racism, terrorism, hate, and intolerance. The singer asks, “where is the love?” to encourage us to embrace each other. So, in addition to learning English vocabulary and expressions, you will learn a lot about the American culture and problems they are still facing today. The style is quite fast and includes a lot of slang and informal phrases, so it’s more suitable for advanced students of English. Listen to this piece here!

Wonderwall - Oasis

If you are a fan of pop music and would like to combine your love of music with learning English outside the classroom, then you should definitely listen to Oasis songs, like Wonderwall. This hit describes an imaginary loved one who supports the poetic persona in any and every situation. Because of its complicated structures and combination of past tenses, it’s most suitable for higher-level learners of English. By listening to this song, you will also become familiar with informal expressions and contractions like “gotta” or “should’ve”. Listen to this piece here!

english Entertainment

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Game of Thrones- TV Series

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular series of the last decade and not without reason! It has an epic story with a plot that thickens with every season. Game of Thrones is set in a fantasy world where contending families fight to become king. From dragons to sorcerers, you will discover a whole world while getting to know the colourful characters that make up the families of House Stark, House Targaryen and House Lannister. Although everyone can enjoy this amazing series, beginner students may have trouble understanding the archaic English that some of the characters use when talking to each other. Fortunately, subtitles will be of help here! Find here more information about this amazing series!

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Harry Potter- Movie

Ever since the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone screened in 2001, the series of movies, based on the books by J K Rowling, has captivated children, teens and adults. The first film is about a young boy who discovers he is a wizard and follows his adventures in Hogwarts, an ancient school of magic. There, he makes friends with Hermione and Ron and realizes that in the magical world he is very special: Harry is the only person to ever survive the dark sorcerer, Lord Voldemort. The saga is incredibly entertaining and very useful for becoming acquainted with the British accent and culture (it turns out that tea time is sacred, even in the magical world). Learn more about these great movies here!

Notting Hill Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has been organised since 1966 on the streets of the Notting Hill, London, every August. The carnival is hosted by the British West Indian community and is one of the biggest street festivals in the world (attended by more than two million people every year). You can also take part in the street processions if you like (as long as you wear a costume) and enjoy music by bands and artists from all over the world. Plus, you will find more than 240 food stalls, where you can practise your English by ordering something delicious! Learn more about this carnival here!

english Youtube Channels

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BBC Learning English

This YouTube channel is an asset for anyone studying English as a second language. It’s full of free resources to put your listening skills into practice, learn more vocabulary, fine-tune your pronunciation and increase your understanding of specific topics, as well. For example, they feature a section on the daily news, so you are always informed about what is going on in Britain and around the world. They also have a playlist dedicated to pronunciation, where they explain how words and names that are not intuitive to pronounce, like Siobhan, are said in English while giving tips on how to improve your diction. Click here and check out the channel.

english Youtube Channels

LinguaMarina

LinguaMarina is a YouTube channel run by an American ESL teacher who is also multilingual (she speaks Spanish, Italian and a few other languages, too), so she knows exactly what are going through as a foreign language student. Marina mostly focuses on pronunciation and intonation, so you can sound as native-like as possible, and she does this not only through theory and examples, but also by giving you advice from her own experience. Plus, she recommends lots of TV shows, music and films you can use to improve your English skills even more while having some fun. Click here and check out the channel.

Ted

If you would like to acquire English while learning something interesting, you should subscribe to TED’s YouTube channel. TED is one of the most well-known organisations in the world, hosting conferences around the world that brings together experts from almost every field to deliver short and engaging talks. The channel is divided into subjects, so you can easily find what interests you, and you don’t have to worry about your English proficiency. While advanced learners listen to the talks without any help, beginner-level students of English can watch the videos with subtitles. Click here and check out the channel.

english Youtube Channels

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BBC Learning English

This YouTube channel is an asset for anyone studying English as a second language. It’s full of free resources to put your listening skills into practice, learn more vocabulary, fine-tune your pronunciation and increase your understanding of specific topics, as well. For example, they feature a section on the daily news, so you are always informed about what is going on in Britain and around the world. They also have a playlist dedicated to pronunciation, where they explain how words and names that are not intuitive to pronounce, like Siobhan, are said in English while giving tips on how to improve your diction.

english Youtube Channels

LinguaMarina

LinguaMarina is a YouTube channel run by an American ESL teacher who is also multilingual (she speaks Spanish, Italian and a few other languages, too), so she knows exactly what are going through as a foreign language student. Marina mostly focuses on pronunciation and intonation, so you can sound as native-like as possible, and she does this not only through theory and examples, but also by giving you advice from her own experience. Plus, she recommends lots of TV shows, music and films you can use to improve your English skills even more while having some fun.

TED

If you would like to acquire English while learning something interesting, you should subscribe to TED’s YouTube channel. TED is one of the most well-known organisations in the world, hosting conferences around the world that brings together experts from almost every field to deliver short and engaging talks. The channel is divided into subjects, so you can easily find what interests you, and you don’t have to worry about your English proficiency. While advanced learners listen to the talks without any help, beginner-level students of English can watch the videos with subtitles.

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English course in London, Exec Sys Ltd.

"Our feedback is really positive: Lucy, the teacher, is brilliant. She's had a lot of patience, been flexible when required but strict and demanding at the same time. Very professional."
Felipe Penacoba

English course in Milton Keynes.

"I am actually doing fine and enjoy my lessons with Sybille my teacher. She is really good and patient."
Anna Tauro

English course in Derby, Veterinary Surgeon, Abbey Vet Group.

"The kids really enjoyed the English lessons. Our teacher did a great job."
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English course in Online.

"So far the classes are going well."
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English course in Derby, Service Engineer - Trent 900, Rolls Royce.

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