Students of LIVE Languages learn a foreign language such as French, German, and Spanish for a multitude of reasons. For some, it is nothing more than pleasure, to be able to enhance travel and adventure, yet for others, being able to speak a foreign language with a focus on business can make all the difference in their professional life and career.
For Leon Collins, a football scouting manager for a Premier League football club, the need to build upon his secondary education level French was a significant benefit to his role. Leon quickly managed to enhance his French language skills to feel at ease dealing with native French speakers via phone and email.
“I started to look for some language assistance after being given an opportunity to take on a new role that involved travelling to Europe, mainly France, and dealing with a large number of French-speaking new contacts.
The need for the second language is paramount for me, as it impacts so much, starting with getting to grips with the Paris Metro system and basics like buying a ticket. But for certain areas of my job, often around other parts of France, so often there aren’t ‘English options’ to choose from and the people you deal with aren’t able to talk or understand a great deal of English.
My previous learning started and finished in school (too many years ago to think about now), so what had stayed with me was fairly basic in terms of the odd word here and there, but for sentences it probably stretched to “J’ai un frere.”
Obviously, it was a bit daunting having to get back in to the learning mindset and accepting you are starting something quite big back on the bottom step, but after a call and meeting with Charlotte to discuss the available options with Live Languages then I was actually looking forward to getting started.
The approach to learning has been enjoyable and relaxed. With working through the text book and exercise sheets, backed up with oral and listening exercises, as well as a few testing games thrown in, it has all helped me progress and feel more up to speed. The supportive delivery of all these methods has certainly given me the confidence to speak French whilst I’ve been away with work and in dealing with calls and emails.
I will certainly carry on my French learning with Live Languages and thank them for their flexible approach to the weekly lessons due to my busy work schedule.”
LIVE Languages is a unique and established centre for language and teacher training covering Liverpool, Manchester and other locations in the North West delivering foreign language courses in English, German, Italian, French and more.
LIVE Languages has a range of foreign language course options to suit a range of individual learning styles. To find out more about Spanish and French Language Courses in Liverpool, the North West or via Skype simply get in touch via our contact page and one of our tutors will be in touch…