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English Lessons in New York

Did you know that English speakers pronounce the letter combination "ough" in nine different ways? Here they all are in action: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed." Does this sound challenging to master? Well, don’t worry; after taking some lessons with our professional instructors, you’ll pronounce these words as though you were a native speaker!

Start learning English in New York City to take advantage of the many professional, social, and cultural opportunities the language will open up for you. Giants of business and industry, like Pepsico, Morgan Chase, and IBM, have headquarters in NYC and use English as their working language, requiring their employees to be proficient. So, broaden your professional horizons and boost your CV by learning English today! Our native-speaking instructors will prepare personalized lessons for you to learn English with fun, interactive, real-life materials that help you become fluent in a short time. And if you are looking for opportunities to practice your new skills after your lessons, you can always join one of the very many language exchange groups, like the New York English Practice Meetup, to make new friends while speaking in English!

Further, learning English will not only be useful if you are living in New York City. Approximately 20% of the Earth’s population speaks English as a first or second language, which makes it the most spoken language worldwide. In other words, by becoming proficient in English, you will be able to communicate with people almost anywhere on the planet. Reach out to Listen & Learn today to know more about our face-to-face or online courses and start feeling like a New Yorker in no time!

The type of courses we offer:

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

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. Inquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

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

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. Inquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

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

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. Inquire 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 suitable, you can take your classes at the trainer's office. Lesson books are provided. Inquire 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

2 or more people can benefit studying English together as these English lessons are also offered to groups (Two-to-One English Lesson or Small Group In-Company English Lesson). 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 at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advocate group sessions of more than 6-8 people, though Taster English Lessons can be experienced by up to 12 people. Inquire now about our English Courses or Take A Free English Level Test

Top Tips For…

english Songs

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles

If you are looking to test your English with music, there is no better way to do so than by listening to The Beatles. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is a song that describes a girl and her eccentric activities as she moves around a city. This track is perfect for beginners, as it has a lot of repetitions and simple, everyday vocabulary. Its slow tempo will also make it easy for you to follow the lyrics and sing along! Additionally, you will get to practice a great variety of prepositions, like on, in, over, for, with, and more. Check out the song here!

english Songs

Can’t Stop This Feeling -Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is one of the most popular pop singers in the world and his songs are catchy and easy to understand. So, you can use this song to learn some English vocabulary as a beginner or intermediate student of the language. Some terms the song mentions include “can’t stop the feeling,” “just dance,” “the feeling creeping up on you.” Also, it uses very simple grammar and the whole piece is written using the present-simple tense. Give the cheerful song a try and improve your English skills while lighting up your day! Check out the song here!

Wonderwall - Oasis

Are you looking to improve your listening comprehension in English and learn new vocabulary while enjoying great music? Then, you should certainly listen to Wonderwall by Oasis! This track is about an imaginary friend who will do anything to help the poetic persona to save him from himself. It’s best suited for upper-intermediate students, as you will learn the differences between the past-perfect, past-continuous, and past-simple tenses. Also, the song makes heavy use of contractions and informal expressions, such as “should’ve” or “gotta,” so it’s great for learning colloquial English! Check out the song here!

english Entertainment

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Thanksgiving Celebrations

You have surely heard of Thanksgiving (at least in the movies!), one is one of the most well-known American traditions. Every fourth Tuesday of November, Americans observe a large meal with their families (and sometimes a religious service) to commemorate the harvest feast shared by the English colonies with the indigenous Native Americans that lived in the area. The dishes of this national holiday usually feature turkey, pumpkin, potatoes, and cranberries, but many feasts differ from family to family and from culture to culture. The common factor is the objective of this meal: to share a moment with loved ones while giving thanks. Click here to learn more about Thanksgiving!

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ER - TV Series

With 15 seasons that spun from the 1990s to the 2010s, ER (the acronym of Emergency Room) is an absolute classic when it comes to American TV shows. The series is about a group of doctors and surgeons living in Chicago who save lives in the Emergency Room. In addition to being a great source for learning medical jargon (like “pulse-ox” or “GW” (gun wound)), the episodes will expose you to a lot of slang and colloquial expressions these doctors use to interact with each other. This TV series is suitable for every level of proficiency, as beginners can always use English subtitles to make sense of what is happening on the screen. Find here more information about this amazing series!

Star Wars- Movie

Star Wars is a huge franchise that comprises almost 20 movies, cartoons, and comics loved by millions of fans all over the world. It all started with three movies back in the 1970s and ‘80s. These main movie entries follow the Skywalker saga, especially Luke, who discovers he is a Jedi (the film universe’s equivalent of a knight who brings peace and order to the galaxy) and the son of one of the most well-known villains ever: Darth Vader. These movies are essential to see to not only learn English, but also a lot about American pop culture! Find here more information about this amazing franchise!

english Youtube Channels

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Jennifer ESL

Jennifer ESL is a channel run by an English teacher. Most of her videos are aimed at beginner students, though she also has resources for more advanced learners. She explains grammar in a fun and engaging way, and all her videos are categorized into playlists suitable for different levels of proficiency (beginner/elementary, intermediate, and advanced). Some of the topics she covers, for example, include subject-verb agreement and prepositions. Her manner is so professional and skillful that you will feel as though she is your own personal teacher! Further, she’s from the USA, so will help you develop your ear from the American English accent. Subscribe to her channel here!

english Youtube Channels

Business English Pod

If you are looking to learn English to improve your professional prospects, you should definitely check out Business English Pod. This is a weekly podcast that features ESL teachers who talk (and sometimes even teach) about topics relevant to those who want to learn English for professional reasons. For instance, you can find lessons on vocabulary in the field of economics or tips on how to ask for a raise without being impolite. The podcast, available on YouTube, is fast-paced and uses some jargon, so it’s best suited for advanced English learners. Subscribe to the channel here!

Britlish

Britlish is a great channel for people who like to learn a language through context, that is, words and phrases you need in specific places and situations, like at the airport, cinema, office, and more. This YouTube channel features different playlists organized by circumstance, and provides not only vocabulary lists, but also real-life conversations (such as being at the airport or at the supermarket) that are analyzed for intonation or grammar. As the name of the channel suggests, the hosts are British, so you should definitely subscribe if you are looking to learn this English variety. Subscribe to the channel here!

english Youtube Channels

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Jennifer ESL

Jennifer ESL is a channel run by an English teacher. Most of her videos are aimed at beginner students, though she also has resources for more advanced learners. She explains grammar in a fun and engaging way, and all her videos are categorized into playlists suitable for different levels of proficiency (beginner/elementary, intermediate, and advanced). Some of the topics she covers, for example, include subject-verb agreement and prepositions. Her manner is so professional and skillful that you will feel as though she is your own personal teacher! Further, she’s from the USA, so will help you develop your ear from the American English accent.

english Youtube Channels

Business English Pod

If you are looking to learn English to improve your professional prospects, you should definitely check out Business English Pod. This is a weekly podcast that features ESL teachers who talk (and sometimes even teach) about topics relevant to those who want to learn English for professional reasons. For instance, you can find lessons on vocabulary in the field of economics or tips on how to ask for a raise without being impolite. The podcast, available on YouTube, is fast-paced and uses some jargon, so it’s best suited for advanced English learners.

Britlish

Britlish is a great channel for people who like to learn a language through context, that is, words and phrases you need in specific places and situations, like at the airport, cinema, office, and more. This YouTube channel features different playlists organized by circumstance, and provides not only vocabulary lists, but also real-life conversations (such as being at the airport or at the supermarket) that are analyzed for intonation or grammar. As the name of the channel suggests, the hosts are British, so you should definitely subscribe if you are looking to learn this English variety.

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