You and your group can be trained by our native speaker qualified English teachers, and can meet at your place of work or home at a time convenient to you. Tutorials can take place any day of the week, including weekends, and can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening. If your home or office is not suitable for you, you can attend the lesson at the teacher's offices. You will be provided with all relevant lesson materials.
These English lessons fit a broader spectrum, and can be useful for those who need different things from the language. Most beginner students will have a handle of survival English by the end of their lesson, which will provide them with enough English to communicate at least at a basic level during short trips to the country, but those who require more would benefit greatly from these sessions. Typical students have been those eager to travel all over the world, those buying overseas property, those with foreign spouses, aficionados of English culture and those who just wish to pass a particular English exam.
Those who would benefit the most from these English tutorials are those who feel they need to learn English to help them out in their business lives. For starters, learning salutations and business etiquette is integral; once these have been practiced then reading and writing lessons can start. Typical studiers have been those involved in international import/export, negotiations and acquisitions, those in multinational companies requiring another language, and those working in any way with international governments and relevant administration. Just our simplest lesson for beginners will have students finishing the lessons with basic telephone and e-mail English, as well as survival English should a visit to the country be necessary.
Those wishing to learn English in groups of 2 or more together (Two-to-One English Lessons or Small Group In-Company English Lessons) can sign up for our group classes. All students must be at nearly the same level of English proficiency, must have the same needs from the language, and must be able to study at the same time and place as the others. Bookings must be made for all students simultaneously. Listen & Learn do not propose group sizes or more than 6-8 people, but In-Company Taster English Lessons can occur with up to 12 people.
English spoken in the USA and the UK differ plenty, in vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation; though it is easy for speakers of either to understand the other
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
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
"I moved to New York from Cuba and had to improve my English for my new job. My teacher was really helpful, lessons were always interesting, and I just kept getting better and better through practice and study."
HoustonA diverse place with around 90 languages spoken within city limits, Houston has one of the youngest populations in Texas and the USA as a whole. With over 2 million people living in a 600 square mile area, the city is a melting pot of culture, heritage, and language. Houston has attracted tens of thousands of Asian immigrants, especially from Vietnam and China - in fact, the city has not one, but two Chinatowns! This gives the city an incredible depth for learning (and practicing) a foreign language, especially if you want to learn something more 'exotic' than the norm.