Italian Courses for Business in York

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 York 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 York

1:1 and Group Italian Courses in York

Our Italian Courses in York are typically offered on a 1:1 basis, however group sessions are also available and prove to be great value for money. Group sessions will however require the commitment of all those involved and should not exceed a maximum of 6 candidates per course. A 1:1 Italian course in York will allow for much faster progress, as your individual needs, weaknesses and strengths can be catered for.

Italian Course Management

A member of our highly experienced and multilingual Account Management team will oversee your Italian Course in York. Upon starting your course, you will be sent various materials including a profile on your trainer, a Course Plan and course materials. You will then also be sent a progress report for every 40 hours of training you complete.

Italian Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON have arranged Italian Language Courses for clients in numerous locations all over the world. With a global network of language trainers, SIMON & SIMON can accommodate a Italian Language Course in just about any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. The vast majority of our clients will choose to run their Italian course from within their offices, so as to minimise travel. However, we can also accommodate your course within your own home, if this better suits your requirements.  We also offer full-time residential Italian Language Courses, please enquire with our offices regarding available destinations.

York Italian Course Schedules

We run our Italian courses in York throughout the year, from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend Courses are also available upon request. Many of our students will choose to attend multiple lessons a week, if work commitments allow so, however the majority of students will attend just one 90-minute session weekly. Intensive 30 hour per week Italian Language Courses are also available and can be held at a clients’ premises or at a residential centre in the UK or abroad. Intensive courses consist of 6 hours of language learning a day, Monday through Friday.

Italian Course Content

Whatever your previous level of experience and future ambitions, your Italian Course in York will be customised for you. Before the start of your course, we will assess your level of Italian Language, and discuss with you in detail your desired focus. You may simply wish to develop everyday Italian skills from the level of a complete beginner, or you may have more experience in Italian and wish to improve your fluency for when it comes to certain business topics such as Marketing and Finance. Whatever your goals and requirements, SIMON and SIMON are sure to arrange a Italian Course in Batb which is tailored around your needs.

Italian Language Examination Courses

If you are preparing for a Italian Language examination, whether of a business nature or otherwise, then SIMON & SIMON can help. We are very proud of our students’ 95% pass rate for such examinations. We believe that our students’ pass rate demonstrates the value of working with language trainers in York who hold above average experience. SIMON & SIMON can also take care of the registration for and administration of such exams, as well as the issuing of results 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 York

York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD. They called it Eboracum, a name perhaps derived from one used by the British tribes who inhabited the area. The Romans made it the capital of their Province of Britannia Inferior. While the Roman colonia and fortress were located on high ground, by 400 the town itself was victim to periodic flooding from the rivers Ouse and Foss and lay abandoned. In the early 5th century the area was settled by Angles, who called the town Eoforwic. Reclamation of the flooded parts of the town were initiated in the 7th century under King Edwin. The city came to be the episcopal, and later, royal centre of the Kingdom of Northumbria.

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 York 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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