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Italian Courses for Business in Oxfordshire

Professionals and non-professionals alike from all across the country have seen great benefits from a SIMON & SIMON Italian Language Course. SIMON & SIMON’s team of qualified Italian teachers are made up of native speakers who average 15 years of experience.

The Communicative Approach

Our teachers will make sure that your Italian Course in Oxfordshire is tailored to your specific needs so that you will benefit regardless of your language proficiency. We regularly receive positive feedback regarding our language trainers’ performance, and what’s more before starting your course you will be sent a profile on your specific trainer, detailing their previous experience and background.

If the only experience you have of studying a language is what you can remember from school, then you are in for a treat. Modern Language training has been revolutionised over recent years, and the experience is now considered much more fun and rewarding. Your Language Teacher will conduct your Italian Course in Oxfordshire almost entirely in Italian, a modern teaching method known as the Communicative Approach, where progress can be made right from your very first session.

In depth: Our Italian Courses for Business in Oxfordshire

Italian Teaching Approach & Experience

Private individuals and professionals in companies all over the UK have profited from undertaking a Italian Language Course with SIMON & SIMON. Averaging 15 years of experience, our native Italian speaking qualified teachers construct your course so that your individual requirements are met, no matter what your level of experience. Our Italian teachers receive excellent feedback from our clients. A profile, containing information about the Italian teacher’s background and experience, is sent to each student before the Italian lessons start.

Modern language teaching is now approached much differently to how you might remember learning languages in school. The experience is now much more fun and rewarding. The Communicative Approach, where your Italian teacher will conduct your lessons almost entirely in Italian means that progress is made from your very first lesson. Soon, you will have such confidence that using Italian in a social or business setting will be no problem.

1:1 and Group Italian Courses in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire mean that you will have your individual needs, weaknesses and strengths catered for, so that your progress is quicker.

Italian Course Management

A multi-lingual Account Manager with extensive experience is responsible for each SIMON & SIMON Italian language course. A profile on your trainer, Course Plan and course materials will be sent to you when you start your Italian course. After every 40 hours of training you will receive a Progress Report. We will also send you Breaking the Language Barrier, our quarterly newsletter, which contains a wonderful prize draw and valuable language learning resource weblinks.

Italian Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON has arranged Italian language courses for clients in numerous locations, and with our global network of language trainers we can organise a Italian language course for you wherever you are – in almost any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. The vast majority of our Italian lessons take place at our clients’ offices, removing the need for you to travel, but Italian lessons can take place in your home if that is more convenient. We can also arrange full-time residential Italian language courses for you – just contact our office for information on available destinations.

Oxfordshire Italian Course Schedules

The Italian language courses in Oxfordshire that we run go on through the year. Each week, most of our students will attend at least one of our 90-minute lessons, but many will do more. We can also arrange Weekend Courses for you. Italian courses run from Monday to Friday, any time from 8am to 6pm. Intensive Italian language courses can be arranged in residential centres abroad or in the UK, or on clients’ premises for 30 hours per week, 6 hours a day Monday to Friday.

Italian Course Content

Before you start your Italian language course we will assess your level of Italian and speak to you about your aims so that your Italian language course can be customised for you. You may have never been exposed to Italian before and wish to develop basic survival skills, or you may have some experience and wish to be able to speak more fluently in Italian when discussing business. You may want to further your ability to use Italian in negotiations and meetings or better your comprehension and pronunciation abilities. Whatever goals you may have, our experienced Italian language trainers will tailor your Italian course so that your goals can be quickly met.

Italian Language Examination Courses

We are happy to help in your preparation for any Italian examinations. Our students have a 95% pass rate and we think that their success shows the value of our policy of working with above-average experienced Italian teachers in Oxfordshire. Issuing of results certificates, registration for Italian examinations and administration of such exams is also provided by SIMON & SIMON.

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 Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is a county in the South East region of England, bordering on Warwickshire, Northamptonshire (to the north/northeast), Buckinghamshire (to the east), Berkshire (to the south), Wiltshire and Swindon (to the southwest), Gloucestershire (to the west) and Warwickshire (to the north). It is divided into five local government districts: Oxford, Cherwell, Vale of White Horse (after the Uffington White Horse), West Oxfordshire and South Oxfordshire. The county has a major tourist industry. The area is noted for the concentration of performance motorsport companies and facilities. Oxford University Press is the largest firm among a concentration of print and publishing firms; the University of Oxford is also linked to the concentration of local biotechnology companies. The main centre of population is the city of Oxford. Other significant settlements are Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington, and Chipping Norton to the north of Oxford; Witney to the west; Thame and Chinnor to the east; and Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames to the south. Future population growth in the county is hoped to be concentrated around Oxford, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot and Witney, near the South Midlands growth area. The highest point of the administrative county is White Horse Hill, in the Vale of White Horse, reaching 261 metres (856 ft). The highest point in the historic county is near Portobello Farm in the Chiltern Hills at 255 metres. Oxfordshire’s county flower is the Snake’s-head Fritillary.

Assess Your Italian 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 Italian language trainer in Oxfordshire 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 Italian 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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