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 Sheffield, 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 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.
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.
Group business Arabic courses are intended for small groups (of 2 to 12 students) who already have a working knowledge of Arabic, and want to extend their skills in the arena of business language. Your group should have approximately the same level of Arabic, whether that be intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced. You should all be available at the same time every week, and have complementary learning aims. Your trainer will develop your course around your group's language goals and particular field of business, and can incorporate any specific areas of focus, such as improving negotiation or presentation skills. Group business language courses are suitable for a wide range of organisations, including multinational companies, and those whose employees require a higher level of Arabic to develop international business relationships.
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 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
"I have recently completed my Arabic course with my extremely helpful, native speaking, and really qualified teacher. She helped me a lot with my basics in Arabic, and it was a wonderful experience for me!"
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