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 Cork, 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:
A great option for beginners, our general courses in Arabic are there to improve your knowledge of conversational Arabic , primarily through the development of vocabulary and grammar - the best way to bolster your basic spoken and written skills. General classes can help those learning from scratch as well as those with existing Arabic knowledge - they aim to improve your current proficiency, as well as building towards the complexities required for a more advanced course.
Our group courses in general Arabic are perfect if you have a group of 2-12 students who have achieved approximately the same level of Arabic, whether that be beginner or advanced. Your teacher will focus on Arabic grammar and vocabulary that will be useful in everyday communication, and will provide plenty of practice with speaking, reading, and listening. Your group should have similar learning goals, and be available at the same time and location every week. A general group course is suitable for groups of colleagues or friends, and is also a good option for businesses who want to give their employees a basic grounding in Arabic before they begin a business Arabic course.
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.
Listen & Learn's group business courses in Arabic are specifically designed to suit small groups (of 2-12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Arabic, but want to focus on language for the business community. Your group should all be at approximately the same language level, have similar learning goals, and be available to study at the same time and location every week. Your teacher will tailormake your course based on the group aims and any specific business communication skills that the group wants to improve, such as negotiation or formal correspondence. Group business Arabic courses are suitable for groups from any private or corporate organisations, for example those who need a higher or more specialised level of Arabic for communication with international colleagues and clients, or those who need to develop particular skills or specialised industry terminology.
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 you have a group of 2-12 Arabic learners who all require particular language skills or vocabulary, this option may be ideal for you. All members of the group should be at the same level, intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. We can tailor a group language course to address any of the following:
• Accent softening and elocution
• Training to improve specific language skills (writing, comprehension, listening)
• Language for international travel
• Business communication skills (e.g. telephony, presentation, training, negotiation)
• Business writing skills (e.g. reports, business correspondence, proposals)
• >Language for specific industries (e.g. medical, legal, HR, engineering, accounting)
• 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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