Our native-speaking, qualified Arabic teachers will tailor your individual or group language course to suit your personal learning aims and Arabic level. They are available to conduct classes in your home or office in Belfast, on a day and at a time that suits you. Course books are included, and timetables can often be as flexible as you need. Your personalised course will be built around one of the following options:
Our general Arabic language courses are suitable for learners of any level. They aim to enable communication in everyday situations and are an ideal way to improve your knowledge of Arabic, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned speaker. A general course focuses predominantly on grammar and vocabulary, supported by development of speaking, reading, and listening skills. General courses are ideal if you want to attain or improve on an all-round level of Arabic, or build a strong foundation before moving on to business Arabic training.
As the ideal starting point for a group of people wishing to gain a strong acquaintance with the ins and outs of conversational Arabic, these group classes can be arranged for groups as small as 2 people, and as large as 12 - our only provisos are that the whole class are able to meet at a consistent time and place each week, and are all of the same approximate Arabic level. General courses cover all the grammar and vocabulary you need to gain a practicable advantage in your spoken and written Arabic, and are also an excellent basis for further Arabic study.
Our one-to-one business Arabic courses are intended for those learners who already have a basic grounding in Arabic, but need to develop specific language skills to aid effective business communication. These courses can be tailored to address the requirements of your particular field, and can include development of any necessary skills, such as public speaking or professional correspondence. Business Arabic courses are a perfect option for people working in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, and multinational companies where some knowledge of Arabic is required. They are also ideal for jobseekers, people transferring to a foreign country, and those working with international colleagues, academia and government.
Intended for learners who already have a basic grasp of Arabic and wish to extend it to apply to their working lives, group business Arabic courses are a great way to enable employees within a multinational corporation to be productive in both their native tongue and their newly-acquired Arabic. Group courses cater for up to 12 people (minimum of 2 students), and should be scheduled to take place at the same time and location each week. The tutor will develop the group's vocabulary to suit the related industry, as well as improve competence for day to day tasks performed in Arabic.
Specific purpose courses in Arabic are aimed at those who already have semi-proficient skills in Arabic but wish to improve in particular areas of expertise. Your teacher can guide you through many features of Arabic to help you gain fluency, linguistic or not. These may include:
• Accent softening / pronunciation
Developing existing aptitude for writing, reading, listening, speaking, etc.
• Language for international travel Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. proposals, reports, formal correspondence)
• Vocabulary for particular industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Understanding historical and cultural context
Arabic courses catered for specific needs can be extremely useful in your group gaining not only fluency but an all-round knowledge of the Arabic culture, language and common practices. Groups of 2-12 students with the same learning aims can benefit from any of the following:
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. HR, engineering, accounting, medical, legal)
• Elocution and accent softening
• Expanding individual skills (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling internationally
•Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
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