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Types of Language Courses

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Whether you want to learn a language with a specific objective in mind or you are looking for a general all-encompassing language course, we’ve got you covered. Learn about the sorts of classes you can have to best suit your goals.

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· General Language Courses

General courses are aimed at students of any level. The main purpose of these courses is the ability to communicate based on everyday situations, with a strong emphasis on grammar and vocabulary, as well as developing speaking, listening and reading skills. A general course is ideal for students who would like to get a grasp of a language before moving on to business language training, or would simply like to attain a comprehensive knowledge of the language.

· Business Language Courses

Business courses are aimed at students who need to improve their language skills for effective communication at the workplace, or who need to improve their skills in any given language for professional purposes. We would recommend business courses to clients who already have some general knowledge of the language but need to extend these skills to use them in a commercial or industrial field.

· Intensive Language Courses

Our intensive courses are aimed at students of all levels. The main purpose is to improve the language skills of the student in the shortest period of time possible. The lessons are based on everyday situations and vocabulary, supported by grammar, listening and reading. Intensive courses are perfect for students who are restricted by tight deadlines and need to get to a certain level within a limited time.

· Language Courses for Specific Purposes

These courses are aimed at intermediate or advanced students who need to improve their language skills with a specific goal in mind. Students who choose our specific-purpose courses are generally those who need to gain a language skill for an upcoming business trip, an important job interview, and other specific situations.

Here are some of the areas covered in our special language courses:

  • Business communication skills (telephone, negotiation, presentations etc.)
  • Business writing skills (business correspondence, proposals, reports etc.)
  • Language training for a specific industry (legal, medical, engineering, accountancy, recruitment, HR etc.)
  • Accent softening and elocution

Official language examinations for study or employment purposes

Different Lesson Formats

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Listen & Learn caters to your language learning needs, whether you want to improve your language skills on your own, or with a group of colleagues or friends. But it also allows you to choose how you want to learn, which is why we offer both face-to-face and online lessons.

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· Face-To-Face Lessons

Do you spend too much time looking at your computer screen? With our face-to-face language courses taught by qualified, experienced teachers, you can learn a language in the comfort of your own home or office without having to turn on any of your electronic devices. If you want to engage in a personalised learning experience and get the most out of your language lessons, then a face-to-face course is for you. We offer face-to-face courses for individuals and small groups of all levels, from beginner to advanced.

· One-to-one Lessons In-person

In a one-to-one lesson, you will have the undivided attention of your teacher which means that you can learn at your own pace and focus on the areas that are most important to you. One-to-one lessons are also an opportunity to receive bespoke language tuition that is tailored specifically to your needs and interests. You can take one-to-one lessons in your home or office, in a public space, and even in your teacher’s home if you both agree to do so.

· Closed group face-to-face lessons

In closed group lessons, you will be learning with a group of students who have a similar level to you. This is a great option if you want to learn with friends or colleagues who have the same learning goals as you and whose current skills in the language are similar to yours. Group face-to-face lessons are ideal for students who what to learn a new language in an engaging and motivating way. Plus, they’re also more affordable than individual sessions.

Options For Online Courses

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If you need a language course with a tailor-made curriculum you can take from anywhere, our one-on-one classes are what you are looking for! Send us a quick enquiry letting us know about your needs and objectives, and we will prepare a personalised curriculum that matches your expectations.

We offer many different courses depending on your requirements. Explore them below!

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· Online one-to-one courses

With our virtual classes, you won’t have to worry about commuting anymore!

You can choose at what times you want to take your classes, whether during the morning or at night, or even during weekends. We can adapt to your schedule in the most convenient way for you. Even if your routine changes constantly or if you need to change your class time, there is no problem! You just have to notify your teacher one business day in advance and then you can arrange another time that suits you better.

Besides being adapted to your goals and requirements, our one-to-one online courses are taught by native-speaking professionals with many years of teaching experience. They will select the best materials available to make your classes engaging and memorable.

If you are passionate about musicals, for example, your instructor can tailor the course to include more activities with songs in your target language.

It is not necessary to have advanced equipment or be very knowledgeable about computers to enrol in our classes. Any laptop, tablet, or even cellphone will do. You just have to make sure you have a good connection and Zoom, Meet or Skype installed on your device.

· Online CLOSED group courses

If there is a language that you want to learn and your friends, co-workers or members of your family want to do it with you, you can all enrol in our closed-group online courses. We will pair you with a native-speaking tutor who will analyse your needs as a group and design a curriculum based on your level, likes and goals.

If you are interested in our closed-group classes, there are some things you should know:

  • The maximum number of students per group is eight. In this way, we make sure that you can all participate in class and that the classes can meet the expectations of every student.
  • The participants should be similarly proficient in the target language to ensure that everyone makes the most out of the class.

To check your level in your target language, take our FREE level tests and share them with your friends so you can all make sure that you are on the same page. Then, with this information, we will design a course customised specially for your level, likes, and needs.

· Online OPEN group courses

If you would like to meet like-minded people who are learning your target language, our online open group courses are just what you need. The best way to learn a new linguistic skill is through real-life communication, and that is exactly what you get in these classes.

If you decide to join an open group session, you will be paired with a small group of students who are at the same level of proficiency. Then, a native-speaking teacher will prepare a syllabus adapted to the needs of the group to make sure that all of you get to sharpen your language skills in class.

The best part about our online open group courses is that you will meet people from all around the world, which means that you will learn about many different cultures as you become fluent in your target language.

Our 15-hour open group courses last 5 weeks, so you will be boosting your language skills (and your CV) in a short period of time.

Oh, and you won’t have to worry about incurring extra expenses: The teacher will share their screen with you to show you the coursebook and activities, and they will also send you links to videos, songs, movie trailers and games so you can all follow the class without having to buy extra materials.

You only need to have access to a tablet, computer, or smartphone with Zoom and a stable internet connection. If you do not how to use them, don’t worry! The members of our technical team can help you get everything set up before your class.


From our clients all over the world

"I am making good progress with Stella; she is patient and encouraging ..."
Byron Hauser

Russian course in Miami.

"My classes with Flavia are going great! I am very happy and could not ask for a better teacher!"
Bianca Jack

Italian course in Online.

"The quality customer service was what sold us on Listen and Learn. Your representatives took the time to respond to all of our questions and provided us with additional services."
Clement Gom

English course in Online.

"The course is going very well with Raquel, I am learning a lot and am becoming more confident in my use of Spanish."
James Saunderson

Spanish course in Online.

"My first couple of lessons have gone very well! I've learned quite a bit already, and my teacher has been a wonderful teacher so far."
Christen Vieira

Portuguese course in Winnipeg.

Client case studies

Have a look at successful and satisfied clients.

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Karen Ahola Finnish in Calgary
There are many language learning companies on the Internet. Listen & Learn was the only one that met my criteria

Our Clients Include

From our clients all over the world

Manitoba Hydro International Ltd
Language learned: French in Winnipeg.

Pavestone Company
Language learned: English in Washington, D.C.

Language learned: Spanish in Halifax, NS.