With Listen & Learn's qualified tutors - all of whom are native Arabic speakers - we can customise your 1-to-1 or group course to cater for your own aims, needs and current Arabic proficiency. Our teachers can carry out your lessons in your Birmingham home or office, arranging classes in advance for a time that suits you. The price includes the cost of your text books, and lesson scheduling can be as adaptable as the lessons themselves. The specifics of your course depends on which course package you choose:
Our general courses are a good place to start your Arabic studies, or to improve upon your current skills. They give focused attention to expanding your day-to-day grammar and vocabulary, enabling you to improve your spoken and written Arabic with relative speed and ease. General courses best suit those wishing to improve their Arabic to conversational level, as well as students who hope to continue their Arabic studies to a more advanced level.
Group Arabic courses are available for groups of 2 to 12 people - we require only that your group are able to meet at the same time and place each week, and that you are all at approximately the same level in your Arabic studies (no matter how elementary or advanced). As a general course, the focus will be on building conversational skills for common, real-life Arabic situations. If you need you and your employees to have a working knowledge of Arabic, this is the best place to start.
One-to-one business Arabic courses are aimed at learners who already have at least a working knowledge of Arabic, but would like to further develop their skills in business communication. Our courses can be adapted to focus on your particular industry, and your trainer can help you with specific areas of skill development, such as report-writing, dictation, or business correspondence. Business Arabic courses are great for any professionals who would benefit from further knowledge of Arabic, including those working in multinational companies, preparing for international transfer, or seeking a new position. Many of our business students work in import/export, international negotiations and acquisitions, academia, and government.
Group business Arabic courses are intended for small groups (of 2 to 12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Arabic, and want to extend their skills in the arena of business language. Your group should have approximately the same level of Arabic, whether that be intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. You should all be available at the same time every week, and have complementary learning aims. Your trainer will develop your course around your group's language goals and particular field of business, and can incorporate any specific areas of focus, such as improving negotiation or presentation skills. Group business language courses are suitable for a wide range of organisations, including multinational companies, and those whose employees require a higher level of Arabic to develop international business relationships.
Specific purposes Arabic courses are a great boon to people who have already studied Arabic and wish to develop certain facets of their Arabic skills. This can include an array of helpful guidance, including the following:
• Vocabulary related to the industry (legal, HR, engineering, accounting, medical etc.)
• Accent softening and elocution
• Expanding upon existing aspects (writing, speaking, listening, reading etc.)
• Language for travelling
• Communication skills in business (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Writing skills in business (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Historical and cultural sensitivity
If your group of 2-12 Arabic learners require the same set of particular skills as well as a standard language course, our specific purpose group Arabic courses can really help make a difference. So long as the whole group is at about the same stage of learning Arabic, we can help improve their overall understanding by arranging classes focusing on improving the following:
• Elocution and softening of native accent
• Improving specific skills (writing, comprehension, listening, etc.)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. training, negotiation, telephony, presentation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• Vocabulary for relevant industry (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• Cultural and historical sensitivity
"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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