Italian Courses for Business in Sheffield

All over the UK, private individuals and professionals in a variety of companies have gained benefits by taking part in an Italian Language Course from SIMON & SIMON.

The Communicative Approach

With an average of 15 years’ experience, the native Italian speakers of SIMON & SIMON’s qualified teaching team tailor each course for the specific requirements of the student, from absolute novices to those with some experience. Our clients reliably give excellent feedback on our Italian teachers. Each of our students receives an information profile on the background and experience of their Italian teacher before they commence their Italian lessons.

The way that modern languages are taught has gone through a revolution in the past few years. If you have only learned languages at school you will find that the experience now is vastly more fun and worthwhile. The Communicative Approach means that your Italian lessons in Sheffield will be almost entirely through the medium of Italian. You will feel that you are making real progress, even in the first lesson, and will soon communicate in Italian with confidence, in a range of social and business environments.

In depth: Our Italian Courses for Business in Sheffield

Italian Teaching Approach & Experience

Private individuals and professionals in companies all over the UK have profited from undertaking a Polish Language Course with SIMON & SIMON. Averaging 15 years of experience, our native Polish speaking qualified teachers construct your course so that your individual requirements are met, no matter what your level of experience. Our Polish teachers receive excellent feedback from our clients. A profile, containing information about the Polish teacher’s background and experience, is sent to each student before the Polish lessons start.

Modern language teaching is now approached much differently to how you might remember learning languages in school. The experience is now much more fun and rewarding. The Communicative Approach, where your Polish teacher will conduct your lessons almost entirely in Polish means that progress is made from your very first lesson. Soon, you will have such confidence that using Polish in a social or business setting will be no problem.

1:1 and Group Italian Courses in Sheffield

Our Polish courses are usually offered by our clients as 1:1 training for their employees. Group sessions, however, are also available and can be excellent value for money. Planning is required so that participants all meet at the same time each week, and we recommend that numbers are kept to 6 or less. 1:1 Polish lessons at Sheffield mean that you will have your individual needs, weaknesses and strengths catered for, so that your progress is quicker.

Polish Course Management

A multi-lingual Account Manager with extensive experience is responsible for each SIMON & SIMON Polish language course. A profile on your trainer, Course Plan and course materials will be sent to you when you start your Polish course. After every 40 hours of training you will receive a Progress Report. We will also send you Breaking the Language Barrier, our quarterly newsletter, which contains a wonderful prize draw and valuable language learning resource weblinks.

Italian Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON has arranged Polish language courses for clients in numerous locations, and with our global network of language trainers we can organise a Polish language course for you wherever you are – in almost any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. The vast majority of our Polish lessons take place at our clients’ offices, removing the need for you to travel, but Polish lessons can take place in your home if that is more convenient. We can also arrange full-time residential Polish language courses for you – just contact our office for information on available destinations.

Sheffield Polish Course Schedules

The Polish language courses in Sheffield that we run go on through the year. Each week, most of our students will attend at least one of our 90-minute lessons, but many will do more. We can also arrange Weekend Courses for you. Polish courses run from Monday to Friday, any time from 8am to 6pm. Intensive Polish language courses can be arranged in residential centres abroad or in the UK, or on clients’ premises for 30 hours per week, 6 hours a day Monday to Friday.

Italian Course Content

Before you start your Polish language course we will assess your level of Polish and speak to you about your aims so that your Polish language course can be customised for you. You may have never been exposed to Polish before and wish to develop basic survival skills, or you may have some experience and wish to be able to speak more fluently in Polish when discussing business. You may want to further your ability to use Polish in negotiations and meetings or better your comprehension and pronunciation abilities. Whatever goals you may have, our experienced Polish language trainers will tailor your Polish course so that your goals can be quickly met.

Polish Language Examination Courses

We are happy to help in your preparation for any Polish examinations. Our students have a 95% pass rate and we think that their success shows the value of our policy of working with above-average experienced Polish teachers in Sheffield. Issuing of results certificates, registration for Polish examinations and administration of such exams is also provided by SIMON & SIMON.

About Italian

Italian is a Romance language spoken as a native language by about 70 million people in Italy, Malta, San Marino and parts of Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia and France. Many native speakers are native bilinguals of both standardised Italian and regional varieties. Italian derives diachronically from Latin and is the closest national language to Latin. Unlike most other Romance languages, Italian retains Latin’s contrast between short and long consonants. As in most Romance languages, stress is distinctive. In particular, among the Romance languages, Italian is the closest to Latin in terms of vocabulary. Lexical similarity is 89% with French, 87% with Sardinian, 85% with Catalan, 82% with Spanish, 78% with Rhaeto-Romance and 77% with Romanian.

About Sheffield

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial roots to encompass a wider economic base.

The population of the City of Sheffield is 534,500 (2008 est.) and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the English Core Cities Group. During the 19th century, Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production. Many innovations were developed locally, including crucible and stainless steel, fuelling an almost tenfold increase in the population during the Industrial Revolution.

Sheffield received its municipal charter in 1893, officially becoming the City of Sheffield. International competition in iron and steel caused a decline in traditional local industries during the 1970s and 1980s, coinciding with the collapse of coal mining in the area. The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield along with other British cities.

Sheffield’s gross value added (GVA) has increased by 60% since 1997, standing at £9.2 billion in 2007. The economy has experienced steady growth averaging around 5% annually, greater than that of the broader region of Yorkshire and the Humber.

Assess Your Italian Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their Polish language trainer in Sheffield can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise Polish in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

 

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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