English Courses for Business in Durham

SIMON & SIMON offers English language courses in Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham

1:1 and Group English Courses in Durham

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 Durham 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.

Durham English Course Schedules

Courses are run in Durham 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 Durham. 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 Durham

Durham is a city in the North East of England. It is within the County Durham local government district, and is the county town of the larger ceremonial county. It lies to the south of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Chester-le-Street and Sunderland and to the north of Darlington. Durham is well known for its Norman Cathedral and 11th-century castle, and is home to Durham University. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre. Archeological evidence suggests a history of settlement in the area since roughly 2000 BC. The present city can clearly be traced back to AD 995, when a group of monks from Lindisfarne chose the strategic high peninsula as a place to settle with the body of Saint Cuthbert, that had previously lain in Chester-le-Street, founding a church there. Local legend states that the city was founded in A.D. 995 by divine intervention. The 12th-century chronicler, Symeon of Durham, recounts that after wandering in the north, Saint Cuthbert’s bier miraculously came to a halt at the hill of Warden Law and, despite the effort of the congregation, would not move. Aldhun, Bishop of Chester-le-Street and leader of the order, decreed a holy fast of three days, accompanied by prayers to the saint. Saint Bede recounts that during this fast, Saint Cuthbert appeared to the monk Eadmer with instructions that the coffin should be taken to Dun Holm.

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 Durham 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 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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