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 suitable, you can take your classes at the trainer's office. Lesson books are provided.
These lessons in English are wider-ranging in their nature, and are driven towards students who have a variety of differing needs. All beginner students will expect to study enough survival English to get them through a short visit to the country, those staying on with the lesson can progress differently, depending on their individual requests and requirements. Whether you are buying property in a foreign country, married to a foreign national, planning a round-the-world trip, interested in English history and culture, or if you simply want to attain a particular level of English, this is the choice for you.
English lessons of this type are aimed towards those that need to learn English to aid them with their employment. For those just starting out, it is integral to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and reading and writing can be adopted once the simple precepts are out of the way. Success has come from students who are involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, those seeking jobs in multinational companies, and those working with foreign colleagues, academia and bureaucracy. Just our most basic beginners lesson will have the student finishing the lesson with basic telephone/e-mail skills in English, as well as survival English should a short stay in the country be needed.
The English lessons are also available for 2 or more people studying together (Two-to-One English Lesson or Small Group In-Company English Lesson). 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 do not recommend group classes of more than 6-8 people although In-Company Taster English Lessons can be run with up to 12 people.
English vocabulary derives from many sources, though primarily Latin, Ancient Greek, French and old Germanic tongues
English is a pluricentric language, with no dialect considered 'official', and with no authority that governs and preserves it
The vocabulary of the English language is by far the widest-ranging of any language in the world - without counting proper nouns there are well over a million words
"The classes were really dynamic; I really feel that I've improved my English. The teacher was very reliable"
VancouverTime after time regarded as one of North America's most livable cities, Vancouver is an enviable place to launch any sort of studies. Languages in particular are a choice field of study, due to Vancouver's tolerant, inclusive and welcoming approach to multiculturalism in an urban environment. Make that an urbane environment too - for Vancouver is also ranked third in the world after the Swiss cities Zürich and Geneva for the highest quality of life! An open-minded, multilingual and educated attitude amongst Vancouver locals goes hand in hand with an appreciation for the great outdoors. Blessed with close-proximity surf, snow and sun, Vancouver is a great place to get out there and active in those necessary study breaks! Plus, the diversity of available languages in Vancouver is astounding. With approximately half the number of city and metropolitan region residents speaking a first language other than English, there's plenty of opportunity to practice your new language.