Greek Courses for Business in Sheffield

Many professionals within companies across the UK, as well as private individuals, have benefitted from an Greek Language Course with SIMON & SIMON.

Highly qualified native-speaking Greek Teachers

SIMON & SIMON boast a fantastic team of highly qualified native-speaking Greek Teachers who, with an average of 15 years of experience, will ensure you benefit from an Greek Course in Sheffield which has been designed specifically around your requirements. Our Language Trainers consistently receive positive feedback regarding their performance, and what’s more, before the start of your course you will be equipped with a profile on your trainer, detailing their previous experience and background.

If your only previous experience of learning a language is what you remember from school, then you’re in for a treat. Teaching Approaches for Modern Language Training have changed enormously in recent years, it is now considered far more fun and rewarding, a far cry from what you will remember of learning a language at school. Your Greek Course in Sheffield will be conducted almost entirely in Greek, a modern teaching method known as the Communicative Approach. Adopting the Communicative Approach, you will find yourself making progress from your very first session and soon you will have such confidence to use your new Greek skills in a range of authentic situations.

In depth: Our Greek Courses for Business in Sheffield

Greek Teaching Approach & Experience

Many professionals in companies across the UK, as well as private individuals, have benefited from an Greek Language Course with SIMON & SIMON. We have a terrific team of qualified native-speaker Greek teachers, and with an average of 15 years’ experience they will ensure you benefit from a course designed specifically around your needs, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced learner with more specialised requirements. We consistently receive excellent feedback on our Greek tutors from our clients, and we send our students a profile on their Greek tutor prior to their Greek lessons commencing, with information on the tutor’s background and experience.

If you have only studied languages before at school you will find that teaching approaches to modern language training have changed enormously in recent years – it’s now a lot more fun and a far more rewarding experience! Your teacher will conduct your Greek lesson in Sheffield almost entirely in Greek – a method known as the Communicative Approach – and you will find yourself making progress from the very first lesson and soon growing in the confidence to communicate in Greek in a variety of social and business situations.

1:1 and Group Greek Courses in Sheffield

Our Greek language courses are available on both a 1:1 and group basis, but the majority of our clients offer 1:1 Greek training to their employees. However, with careful planning, group training can offer great value for money, provided there is a real commitment from the participants to get together at the same time every week. We strongly recommend you keep group numbers to 6 or less for these types of courses to be successful. Those learning Greek in Sheffield on a 1:1 basis will naturally make much faster progress, as the course will be designed around their individual needs and focus on their particular strengths and weaknesses.

Greek Course Management

Every SIMON & SIMON Greek language course is overseen by one of our highly experienced Account Managers, all of whom are multi-lingual. At the start of your Greek language course we will send you a profile on your trainer, followed by a Course Plan and relevant course materials, and then a Progress Report after every 40 hours of training. You will also receive a copy of our quarterly newsletter, Breaking the Language Barrier, featuring a superb prize draw and invaluable weblinks to language learning sources.

Greek Course Locations & Schedules

We have a global network of language trainers so our Greek language courses can be arranged for almost any major European city, or even further abroad. SIMON & SIMON have run Greek language courses for clients in many diverse locations. Greek language courses can be run in your home for your convenience, but many of our clients prefer to run them in their offices so as to minimise travel. For a list of the locations of the full-time residential Greek language courses that we offer, contact our office.

Sheffield Greek Course Schedules

Our Greek language courses in Sheffield go on all year. Some of our students attend more than one 90-minute weekly session if work circumstances allow, and most will attend at least one per week. Weekend Courses in Greek can be arranged on request. Our Greek courses are available 12 hours a day, from 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday. 30 hour per week intensive Greek courses can be held on clients’ premises or in residential centres in the UK or abroad. These courses take 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday.

Greek Course Content

We will tailor your Greek language course for your specific aims and level of knowledge. Before you start your Greek language course we will assess your goals and level of Greek experience. Your desire to learn Greek may be simply to develop basic skills, or you may have some level of proficiency and wish to increase your ability to use Greek to discuss business. You may want to develop your language skills so that you can use Greek in negotiations and meetings or improve your pronunciation and telephone skills. No matter what goals you have, you can be confident of our Greek trainers experience and that your Greek language course is tailored to your needs and your goals will be quickly met.

Greek Language Examination Courses

Our students’ pass rate for Greek examinations is at 95%, and we are happy to help with the preparations for any such examination. Our high pass rate shows the value of working with Greek teachers in Sheffield who have a higher level of experience than average. SIMON & SIMON also arrange registration for Greek examinations as well as administering the examination and issuing the results.

About Greek

Greek 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 Greek and regional varieties. Greek derives diachronically from Latin and is the closest national language to Latin. Unlike most other Romance languages, Greek retains Latin’s contrast between short and long consonants. As in most Romance languages, stress is distinctive. In particular, among the Romance languages, Greek 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.

Greek an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, is the language of the Greeks. Native to the southern Balkans, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the majority of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were previously used. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script, and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Coptic, and many other writing systems.

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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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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