All of our Arabic teachers are native speakers and appropriately qualified to teach the language at almost any level, keeping in mind your own learning needs and current level. Classes can be held in your Birmingham home or workplace, and can easily be arranged to fit your schedule. We'll provide your initial text books, all you need to do is decide which of the following available course packages best suits your needs:
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.
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.
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
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
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