Our English speakers, fully qualified to teach their native tongue, can train you and, if need be, the rest of your group at a time that is suitable to you, at your home or place of work. Sessions can take place on the day of your choosing - even weekends - and at the time you want: whether it be morning, afternoon or evening. If circumstances arise where your home or office is not convenient, the classes can be held at your trainer's office. Resources for the lesson are provided for you.
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.
These English Lessons are intended for people who really need to learn English to help make that difference in their work. For beginners, it will be useful to learn greetings and basic business etiquette, at higher levels reading and then writing become more important. Typical students include those involved in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, jobseekers in multinational companies where an additional language is required, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government. Even on our most basic lesson for Beginners, students should expect to end the lesson with basic Telephone English and e-mail English skills for communications as well as Survival English required for short visits to a country.
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.
English is a pluricentric language, with no dialect considered 'official', and with no authority that governs and preserves it
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 the world's first language - it is the dominant tongue for matters of science, communications, business and diplomacy; and is the most-used language on the internet by far
"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."
New YorkNew York City is the most densely-populated city in the United States, with over 8.2 million residents within just 322 square miles; and its residents boast an exceptionally diverse mix of cultural backgrounds. 38 per cent of the population of New York is foreign-born, but with no dominant nationality the mixture of languages spoken throughout the city is astonishing - recent studies estimate around 170 different languages are spoken throughout New York. Even though it is rarely thought of as a hub for learning, the Big Apple also lays claim to the largest department of education in the USA, and features many of the USA's most elite and influential private schools. With its broad range of cultures and huge influence in the field of international business, New York is a great place to learn a new language in a private setting, as well as granting you plenty of avenues for daily practice and improvement.