English Courses for Business in Leeds

SIMON & SIMON offers English language courses in Leeds to both professionals and non-professionals alike. SIMON & SIMON’s team of English language trainers are made up of native speakers who on average have 15 years of experience teaching the language, as they are all fully qualified teachers.

Fully tailored to your specific needs.

Our English language Courses in Leeds are fully tailored to the specific needs of the candidate. This is to ensure we can focus on the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. Regardless of your English language proficiency, our team of English language trainers can tailor your course to the specific requirements of any candidate. We consistently receive positive feedback regarding our English language tutors. Before starting your English language course, you will be sent a profile containing information on your tutor’s background and previous experience.

If your only experience of studying the English language was back when you were at school, you will find that teaching approaches to modern language training have changed dramatically in recent years – the experience is now a considerably more fun and an enjoyable one. Your English session will be conducted almost entirely in English, which is a method known as the communicative approach. You will find yourself making considerable progress from your very first lesson and will soon find yourself confident enough to communicate in English in a variety of social and business situations.

In depth: Our English Courses in Leeds

1:1 and Group English Courses in Leeds

We can accommodate both 1:1 and group English Language courses, 1:1 sessions are usually the most rewarding, as the teachers attention does not have to be divided, however group sessions can prove to be great value for money. If you do decide a group English language course is the right option for you, then please bear in mind that we cap the course at 7 candidates, and all candidates for the course must be committed to meeting as a group at least once a week. Progress is faster for those who learn English in Leeds on a 1:1 basis as the lessons are individually tailored for the student’s particular needs, strengths and weaknesses.

English Course Management

Each of SIMON & SIMON’s English language courses are overseen by a highly experienced and multi-lingual Account Manager. When you first start an English language course with SIMON & SIMON, you will be equipped with a profile on your trainer, detailing their previous experience. Thereafter we will send you a Course Plan, materials for the course and for every 40 hours of training completed, you will be sent a Progress Report.

English Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON have experience running English language courses in a host of locations, our global network of language trainers means that we can accommodate your English language course in almost any major city in the UK, across Europe, and even further afield. We can arrange your English language lessons in your own home, although many of our clients prefer to run their course in their offices, so as to minimise travel. Residential full-time English language courses are also available. Our office can discuss available locations with you.

Leeds English Course Schedules

Our English language courses in Leeds can be run throughout the year. Some of our students attend more than one weekly session, if their work commitments allow them so, but most will attend at least one 90-minute session a week. We can accommodate weekend English classes on request, however typically courses are run between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. We can also offer a 30 hour per week intensive English Course, which can be held on a client’s premises or in residential centres across the UK and abroad also. These courses take place over 5 days and consist of 6 hours of language learning a day.

English Course Content

Wherever possible, we will tailor your English language course to your specific aims and level of knowledge. Before the start of your English Language course we will take a comprehensive overview of your knowledge, assessing your future goals and previous levels of English experience. Your desire to learn English may simply be to develop a basic level of English, or you may have some level of proficiency, which you wish to further for both business and social purposes. Whatever your level of English, SIMON & SIMON can support you.

English Language Examination Courses

Our students’ pass rate for English examinations stands at an impressive 95%, and we are happy to help with the preparations for any such examination. Our high pass rate demonstrates the value of working with English teachers in Leeds who have a higher level of experience then average. Here at SIMON & SIMON we can also arrange the registration and administration for English examinations, as well as the issuing of results.

About English

English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria. Following the economic, political, military, scientific, cultural, and colonial influence of Great Britain and the United Kingdom from the 18th century, via the British Empire, and of the United States since the mid-20th century, it has been widely dispersed around the world, become the leading language of international discourse, and has acquired use as lingua franca in many regions. It is widely learned as a second language and used as an official language of the European Union and many Commonwealth countries, as well as in many world organizations. It is the third most natively spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

About Leeds

Leeds is a city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England. In 2001 Leeds’ main urban subdivision had a population of 443,247, while the entire city had a population of 770,800 (2008 est.). Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area, which at the 2001 census had a population of 1.5 million, and the Leeds city region, an economic area with Leeds at its core, had a population of 2.9 million.

Leeds is the UK’s largest centre for business, legal, and financial services outside London. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Leeds can trace its recorded history to fifth century when the Kingdom of Elmet was covered by the forest of “Loidis”, the origin of the name Leeds. The name has been applied to many administrative entities over the centuries. It changed from being the appellation of a small manorial borough, in the 13th century, through several incarnations, to being the name attached to the present metropolitan borough.

In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds became a major centre for the production and trading of wool. Then, during the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a major industrial centre; wool was still the dominant industry but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing and other industries were important.

From being a compact market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century Leeds expanded and absorbed the surrounding villages to become a populous urban centre by the mid-20th century.

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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