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English Courses for Business in Derby

SIMON & SIMON offers English language courses in Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby

1:1 and Group English Courses in Derby

SIMON & SIMON courses can be run for groups or individuals. Whilst many of our clients opt for our 1:1 session, group sessions can also be of good value. We recommend that group sessions have no more than 6 people attending at one time, this is so that the teachers can pay attention to each individual within the class. Selecting the 1:1 option in Derby will ensure quicker progress due to the tailored needs addressed by the tutor.

English Course Management

For each English course, there is a multi-lingual Account Manager that SIMON & SIMON provides to ensure the course is running smoothly. In preparation for your course, you will be sent a profile on your assigned English teacher detailing their experience, a Course Plan and course materials. Approximately every 30 – 40 hours of training you will receive a Progress Report.

English Course Locations & Schedules

English courses by SIMON & SIMON have been running in many locations, globally. Due to this global network that SIMON & SIMON have created, there are language trainers in all major European cities, and beyond. We can arrange your English language course to take place at your home, however, many of our clients like to run them in their offices minimising travel. Also available is full-time English language courses. Please contact our office for further information and help with any enquiries.

Derby English Course Schedules

Courses are run in Derby throughout the year. most of our students will attend at least one session weekly. If this isn’t possible then weekend sessions are available on request. Our English programmes run from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Intensive English courses can be held on clients’ premises or at residential centres in Derby. These are available 6 hours per day Monday through to Friday.

English Course Content

Whatever your personal level of experience and future goals, at SIMON & SIMON we will customise the English course to suit your needs. Before your course starts you will be assessed to determine what English language level you are currently at and together with your tutor you will discuss what you would like to focus on. Your ambition may be to gain everyday English skills if you are at beginner level. However, you may be more experienced and want to improve your ability to communicate in a business environment. Whatever your goals may be, our highly trained language experts will tailor your needs so that your goals are met quickly.

English Language Examination Courses

If you are taking an English language examination course, for business or other reasons, we are happy to help you with your preparations. The pass rate for English language exams is 95% with SIMON & SIMON. SIMON & SIMON is that we can register you for your English examination, administer the examination and issue you with your 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 Derby

Derby is a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands region of England. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent and is located in the south of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. In the 2001 census, the population of the city was 233,700, whilst that of the Derby Urban Area was 229,407. According to the 2001 census, Derby was at that time the 18th largest settlement in England, measured by urban area. The city has Roman, Saxon and Viking origins. The Roman camp of ‘Derventio’ was probably at Little Chester/Chester Green. The site of the old Roman fort is at Chester Green. Later the town was one of the ‘Five Boroughs’ (fortified towns) of the Danelaw. The popular belief is that the name ‘Derby’ is a corruption of the Danish and Gaelic Djúra-bý, recorded in Anglo-Saxon as Deoraby “Village of the Deer”. This popular belief is asserted by Tim Lambert who states, “The name Derby is derived from the Danish words deor by meaning deer settlement” without reference or proof. However some assert that it is a corruption of the original Roman name ‘Derventio’. The proven origin of the name “Derby” would seem to be elusive.

Assess Your English 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 English language trainer in Derby 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 English 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 +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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