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Italian Courses for Business in Greater Manchester

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 Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester

Italian Teaching Approach & Experience

Designed and customised for the individual student’s needs, SIMON & SIMON’s Italian courses, taught by a team of qualified native Italian speakers who average 15 years of experience, have already benefited professionals and non-professionals across the UK. Courses cater for all levels of experience. The feedback on our Italian tutors that we receive from our clients is consistently excellent. Prior to the start of your Italian course, you will be sent a profile on your specific Italian teacher’s experience and background.

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 Italian lesson in Greater Manchester almost entirely in Italian – 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 Italian in a variety of social and business situations.

1:1 and Group Italian Courses in Greater Manchester

Our Italian 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 Italian lessons at Greater Manchester mean that you will have your individual needs, weaknesses and strengths catered for, so that your progress is quicker.

Italian Course Management

One of our highly experienced, multilingual Account managers oversees each SIMON & SIMON Italian language course. On starting your Italian course you will receive various materials including a profile on your trainer, a Course Plan and course materials and a Progress Report on every 40 hours of your training. Breaking the Language Barrier, our quarterly newsletter, which contains weblinks to various language learning sources and a prize draw, will also be sent to you.

Italian Course Locations & Schedules

We have a global network of language trainers so our Italian language courses can be arranged for almost any major European city, or even further abroad. SIMON & SIMON have run Italian language courses for clients in many diverse locations. Italian 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 Italian language courses that we offer, contact our office.

Greater Manchester Italian Course Schedules

Our Italian language courses in Greater Manchester run throughout the year. The majority of our students attend at least one 90-minute session per week and many students will try to do more than one session depending on work commitments. Our Italian teachers are available Monday – Friday from 8am – 8pm, and Weekend Courses can also be arranged on request. Our intensive Italian language courses run for 30 hours per week, (6 hours per day Monday – Friday), and take place on our clients’ premises or at a residential centre here in the UK or abroad.

Italian Course Content

The content of your Italian language course will reflect your level and your particular objectives. We will assess your Italian language level before your course, and discuss with you in detail the subject areas you wish to focus on. You may be a complete beginner looking for day-to-day Italian survival language skills, or a more proficient Italian speaker needing to improve your fluency when discussing areas such as law, banking, finance, insurance, sales, travel, marketing, and administration. You may want to focus on improving your Italian for meetings, discussions and negotiations, or to concentrate on improving your listening comprehension, pronunciation and telephone skills. Whatever your needs, working with one of our highly experienced Italian language trainers you can be confident that the content of your Italian language course will be tailored just for you and that you will soon be meeting your objectives.

Italian Language Examination Courses

We can also help prepare you for Italian examinations of a business or general nature. We are proud to say our students have a 95% pass rate in language examinations, and their success further underlines the value we place on working with Italian teachers in Greater Manchester with above average experience. As part of our service, SIMON & SIMON will also organise the registration and administration of Italian examinations and the issuing of result certificates.

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 Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.6 million. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom and comprises ten metropolitan boroughs: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, and the cities of Manchester and Salford. Greater Manchester was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972. Greater Manchester spans 496 square miles (1,285 km2). It is landlocked and borders Cheshire (to the south-west and south), Derbyshire (to the south-east), West Yorkshire (to the north-east), Lancashire (to the north) and Merseyside (to the west). There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations in Greater Manchester, but overwhelmingly the land use is urban. It has a focused central business district, formed by Manchester city centre and the adjoining parts of Salford and Trafford, but Greater Manchester is also a polycentric county with ten metropolitan districts, each of which has at least one major town centre and outlying suburbs. The Greater Manchester Urban Area is the third most populous conurbation in the UK, and spans across most of the county’s territory. For the 12 years following 1974 the county had a two-tier system of local government; district councils shared power with the Greater Manchester County Council.

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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