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.
Those who would benefit the most from these Arabic tutorials are those who feel they need to learn Arabic to help them out in their business lives. For starters, learning salutations and business etiquette is integral; once these have been practiced then reading and writing lessons can start. Typical studiers have been those involved in international import/export, negotiations and acquisitions, those in multinational companies requiring another language, and those working in any way with international governments and relevant administration. Just our simplest lesson for beginners will have students finishing the lessons with basic telephone and e-mail Arabic, as well as survival Arabic should a visit to the country be necessary.
If there are 2 or more of you with the same level of Arabic, the same targets within the language, and be able to study at the same time and location, then you'll be happy to know that these Arabic lessons can also be made available for Two-to-One Arabic Lessons or Small Group In-Company Arabic Lessons. Listen & Learn do not generally recommend classes of more than 6-8 people, although Taster lessons in Arabic can run with up to 12 people. Bookings must be made for all participants at the same time.
Arabic is a 'macrolanguage', with 27 similar yet distinctive 'sub-languages'
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
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
"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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