Our Arabic teachers are able to tailor your course to fit your precise learning goals, taking into account any current competence in the language and building upon it. All our native Arabic tutors are fully qualified and ready to arrange classes in your home or place of work in Birmingham, and lessons are arranged according to your timetable, not theirs. Course text books are included in the price, and lesson times can easily be rearranged in advance. Your tailormade course depends on your chosen package:
General Arabic language courses are ideal for students at any level, from complete beginners to advanced learners. These courses are based around developing communication skills in common situations. Your teacher will place an emphasis on vocabulary and grammar, with plenty of speaking, listening, and reading practice. Our general Arabic courses are an ideal way to get started in the language, build on existing skills, or attain a working knowledge before progressing to a business or specialised Arabic course.
Our Arabic group courses are targeted for sets of 2-12 people, all of whom have the same requirements from learning Arabic. Everybody should be at about the same level at the start of the course, and the entire group should be able to meet at the same time and place each week. Grammar and vocabulary form the backbone of the general course, helping the student gain fluency in conversational topics whilst increasing their overall working Arabic knowledge. For groups who wish to engage in further Arabic study, the general course is an excellent starting point.
Our business courses cater to learners with a decent general knowledge of Arabic but would like to expand their skills for use in the business world. Courses are, as always, completely tailormade for the relevant industry and skill sets (e.g. business correspondence, writing reports etc.). One-to-one business courses are perfect for professionals hoping to develop their current Arabic skills, especially those working for multinational corporations, preparing to work from abroad, or looking for overseas employment.
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.
Courses for specific purposes are designed to assist the individual learner in delving deeper into their current Arabic capacity by focusing on many Arabic details which separate the 'native' from the 'tourist', including (but not limited to):
• 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
As long as all members of a group Arabic course are at a similar level of expertise, specific purpose Arabic courses can be customised to suit the needs of the group of 2-12 students with similar learning aims. These often include:
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
"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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