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 Limerick, 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:
General Arabic courses can be to the advantage of anybody, whether you are a rank beginner or already have some experience of the tongue. By focusing on grammar and vocabulary skills, Listen & Learn's general courses are perfect to develop your fluency in speaking, listening and reading everyday Arabic. They are perfect for those who want to start making their Arabic work for them, and a great precursor to a business 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.
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 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
"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!"