Our native-speaking qualified Arabic teachers can guide you and your group at your work or at home, at a time convenient to you. Classes can take place on any day of the week - even weekends - morning, afternoon or evening. If needs be, if meeting at your office or home is not suitable, you can take your lessons at the trainer's office. Study materials are supplied for you.
Arabic lessons of this type are broader and are aimed towards students with a variety of requirements. While all beginner level students will cover survival Arabic - needed for short visits to countries where English isn't widely spoken, or if you wish to 'go local'; those studying Arabic usually go in different directions at this point, depending on what they need. Those who have benefitted from these Arabic classes have been those investing in or buying property overseas, those married to overseas nationals, people setting off on a round-the-world trip, enthusiasts in Arabic culture, and those enthusiastic to pass a specific exam in Arabic.
These Arabic lessons are driven towards people who have a requirement to learn Arabic to bolster their work output. For novices, you will find it useful to learn basic greetings and business etiquette; and once you have become more proficient then reading and writing will come to the fore. Typical students include those concerned with import/export, those seeking work in multinational companies, international negotiations, and anyone working with international colleagues or administration. Even on our most rudimentary beginners lesson, students can expect to finish the lesson with decent telephone and e-mail Arabic, as well as a good enough grip on the language for a short trip to the country.
Lessons in Arabic are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One Arabic Lesson or Small Group In-Company Arabic Lesson). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster Arabic sessions can be run with as many as 12 people.
Derived from Aramaic, the Arabic alphabet goes from right to left, and there are many variances between the Middle Eastern version and that adopted by the West
Arabic is a wonderful example of 'diglossia': where the same language has two forms. Most Arabic speakers will be able to understand and use the Arabic they taught in school as well as their regional dialect
Arabic was integral during medieval times, exporting to Europe many important cultural, artistic and philosophical documents
"I was so worried about learning Arabic because of the alphabet, and it always sounded so complicated to me. But thanks to my patient teacher I've made amazing progress in the last couple of months. I've always wanted to learn Arabic and it's amazing to be on my way!"
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