Our native-speaking qualified English teachers can guide you and your group at your work or at home, at a time convenient to you. Classes can take place on any day of the week - even weekends - morning, afternoon or evening. If needs be, if meeting at your office or home is not suitable, you can take your lessons at the trainer's office. Study materials are supplied for you.
English lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival English - needed for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'; those studying English usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefitted from these English classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts in English culture, and those enthusiastic to pass a specific exam in English.
These English lessons are driven towards people who have a requirement to learn English to bolster their work output. For novices, you will find it useful to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and once you have become more proficient then reading and writing will come to the fore. Typical students include those concerned with import/export, those seeking work in multinational companies, international negotiations, and anyone working with international colleagues or administration. Even on our most rudimentary beginners lesson, students can expect to finish the lesson with decent telephone and e-mail English, as well as a good enough grip on the language for a short trip to the country.
Lessons in English are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One English Lesson or Small Group In-Company English Lesson). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster English sessions can be run with as many as 12 people.
With over a billion 'learners' around the world (added to the 400 million or so people who use it as their native tongue), English is quickly becoming the globe's universal language
English is a pluricentric language, with no dialect considered 'official', and with no authority that governs and preserves it
The worldwide spread of English is primarily thanks to the reach of the British Empire and the USA's growing worldwide influence after the Second World War
"The classes were really dynamic; I really feel that I've improved my English. The teacher was very reliable"
BakersfieldA large city in southern California, Bakersfield is one of the fastest-growing cities for its size in the USA, with a population currently estimated at around 325,000. Many languages can be heard being spoken around Bakersfield; thanks to its numerous native Spanish speakers, as well as the high proportion of Asian and African immigrants. The culture throughout the city emphasizes the multiculturalism in the city - plenty of Bakersfield's older eateries serve Basque and Italian cuisine.