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 Sheffield 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:
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.
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.
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
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 am extremely happy with the teacher. I learned a lot and the pace is very good. We always start on time and if I have any questions, Sabah is able to answer them. I also like the personal service that you provide as well as the customer support. I was a little skeptical at the beginning because, with online commerce, you hope to get what you pay for…but this is not true in most of the cases. People will receive real value for their money with Listen & Learn. I was talking to a friend of mine and she told me ‘this online language course idea is fantastic. You are from Alaska, learning Arabic from an Arab teacher who is in Ireland; there are no frontiers!'"
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