English Courses for Business in Sheffield

Private individuals and professionals within companies throughout the UK have already profited from an English Language Course with SIMON & SIMON.

The Communicative Approach

Averaging 15 years of experience, our highly qualified and Native English Speaking teachers will construct your English Course in Sheffield so that your individual requirements can be met, no matter what your previous level of experience. Our English language Trainers are regularly receiving positive feedback regarding their performance, and what’s more, before the start of your English Course in Sheffield you will be equipped with a profile on your trainer detailing their previous experience and background.

Modern Language Teaching is approached much differently to what you may remember of learning a language at school. The experience is now considered to be far more fun and rewarding. The Communicative Approach, a modern teaching approach we adopt throughout our English Courses in Sheffield means that your English Teacher will conduct your lessons almost entirely in English, allowing you to make progress right from your very first lesson. Soon you will have such confidence that using English in a social or business setting will be no problem.

In depth: Our English Courses for Business in Sheffield

1:1 and Group English Courses in Sheffield

Our English Courses in Sheffield can be run on either a 1:1 or Group Basis. While many of our clients will choose to opt for a 1:1 English Course, Group Sessions can prove to be excellent value. Group Sessions will require the commitment of all candidates involved, and should not exceed a maximum of 6 candidates per course. As 1:1 lessons can be tailored to an individual’s needs, strengths and weaknesses, learning English in Sheffield on a 1:1 basis will allow for much faster progress.

English Course Management

SIMON & SIMON’s selection of English Courses in Sheffield are all assigned a specific Account Manager who will oversee the course. All of our Account Managers are highly experienced and multi-lingual. Prior to the start of your English Course in Sheffield you will receive a profile on your trainer, along with Course materials and a Course Plan. You will then also receive a Progress Report after every 40 hours of completed training.

English Course Locations & Schedules

With a global network of highly skilled language trainers, our English Language Courses can be arranged in just about any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. SIMON & SIMON have run English Language Courses for clients in a host of diverse locations. The majority of our clients will choose to run their course within their own offices, so as to keep travel to a minimum, however we can also offer to run your course within your home if this better suits your requirements. We can also accommodate full-time residential courses, please enquire with our office for more information.

Sheffield English Course Schedules

Our English Courses in Sheffield are run throughout the year, from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Many of our students will choose to attend multiple sessions a week, although work commitments don’t always allow so. The majority of our students will, at a minimum, attend at least one 90-minute session per week. Weekend courses can be accommodated upon request. We can also provide Intensive English Language Courses on a clients’ premises or in residential centres both in the UK and abroad. Intensive Courses consist of 30 hours of language learning a week, broken up into 6 hours a day from Monday through Friday.

English Course Content

Your English language course in Sheffield will be customised to your English level and personal goals. Before the start of your course we will comprehensively asses your level of English and discuss with you in detail your desired focus. You may have little to no experience when it comes to English and wish to develop basic conversational skills, or you may be slightly more proficient and wish to improve your fluency for when it comes to business topics such as marketing and finance. Whatever your objectives, an English Language Course in Sheffield which has been moulded around your requirements is sure to help you to achieve your goals.

English Language Examination Courses

SIMON & SIMON can also offer assistance with the preparation for English Examinations, whether for business or otherwise. Our students’ boast a 95% pass rate for when it comes to such examinations which we believe demonstrates the true value of working with language trainers in Sheffield who hold above average experience. The registration for and administration of English examinations, along with the issuing of results certificates is all provided by SIMON & SIMON.

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 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 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 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 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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