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Arabic in Edinburgh

Taking Arabic lessons in Edinburgh can give you a fascinating insight into the Arabian culture, help you to learn the finer details of the Koran or even widen your job opportunities in the city. Whether you want to learn Arabic for religious or employment reasons, or are thinking about visiting one of the 25 nations that speak Arabic, Language Trainers offer a multitude of flexible Arabic lessons that you can fit around your work and home life.  

Don’t let social distancing stop you from learning the language you have always wanted to learn. At Language Trainers, we offer interactive online Arabic lessons with native-speaking instructors in Edinburgh. Contact us to know more.

Why Study Arabic in Edinburgh

For Work: Learning Arabic as a second language can vastly improve your job opportunities in Edinburgh. There is a growing demand for bilingual Arabic speakers in translation, customer service and advisor roles in Edinburgh as more companies look to widen their scope across the Middle East. Specialist job recruitment agencies such as FPSG Connect and First Place Recruitment are constantly looking for Arabic speakers in the city to fill positions. Arabic language skills across Edinburgh are currently in short supply, which makes them highly sought-after.

For Culture: Even if you are not job seeking, there are a multitude of Arabic cultural events that take place in Edinburgh every year, giving you the opportunity to learn more about the Middle East. The Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace (MESP) took place in March 2019 and makes an appearance every two or three years in the city. The MESP offers a fascinating insight into the Middle Eastern culture, religion, philosophy, and art. Speaking of arts, the National Museums Scotland’s collection of over 5,000 Islamic art pieces can also give you a fast-track introduction into the culture before you begin taking your Arabic lessons in Edinburgh. Nothing will give you a finer understanding of Arabic tastes than visiting one of the city’s popular Middle Eastern eateries.The Beirut Restaurant on Nicolson Square, which was refurbished in October 2018, serves the most delicious Lebanese cuisine. You can also check out the popular Moroccan dishes at Souq on South Clerk Street where you can sample delicious cuisine while absorbing the atmosphere and hearing Arabic spoken in its native tongue, which can only help you when learning the language. 

For Social: If you are a Muslim in the city or are looking to meet new people to learn more about the Arabic language through the eyes of religion, there are 21 mosques in Edinburgh where Arabic is predominantly spoken, which is a fantastic grounding into the language if you are a newcomer. If you are female and are interested in learning Arabic, the Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh also hosts weekly events where you can meet new people and learn some basic Arabic.  


Where to Learn Arabic in and around Edinburgh

Learning Arabic in Edinburgh has never been so easy and flexible with Language Trainers. You do not have to go out of your way to learn with our friendly Arabic instructors, as they come directly to you. It’s all about fitting Arabic lessons into your schedule. Our tutors can come directly to your home, meet you at your place of work or any other destinations in the city that are convenient to you 

Taking Arabic lessons in an authentic Middle Eastern café will really help you to absorb the language more rapidly. Meet our language instructor at the Pomegranate restaurant/Shisha bar on Antigua Street that serves Lebanese, Moroccan and Arabian food, which can complement your learning experience. If you are looking for a more laidback café for your Arabic lessons, our tutors can meet you at the Lowdown Coffee Shop on George Street, the contemporary-style Fortitude Coffee Shop in the heart of the city, or any other café you desire. If you are looking for somewhere quieter to study Arabic, the National Library of Scotland and Central Library, both located on George IV Bridge, are two of the best. 

If you live outside Edinburgh in the surrounding cities around Scotland but still want to learn Arabic, we can provide a tutor in Dundee, Glasgow, Dunfermline and Aberdeen.

Are you ready to start learning Arabic? Let’s go, linadhhab! If you are not a complete beginner to Arabic, please take our free online level test so we can understand your current ability so we can tailor our language packages to suit your development.

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WHY people learn ARABIC?
Travel to Arabic-speaking nations
Communicate with clients and colleagues abroad
Move to Arabic-speaking countries

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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in Edinburgh

Our general one-on-one courses in Edinburgh will help students improve their Arabic level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Arabic classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Arabic Course in Edinburgh

Our Arabic courses in Edinburgh are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Arabic and email skills, as well as a level of survival Arabic, granting them the ability to work in a country where Arabic is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Arabic Courses in Edinburgh (closed group)

Our Arabic courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Arabic Course or In-Company Small Group Arabic Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Arabic Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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How to Book

Take our Arabic Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Arabic and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Arabic tutor’s details.

Begin your Arabic training and receive your Arabic course book.

Throughout your Arabic course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Arabic-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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