Learn How to Speak Arabic in Auckland

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Arabic is the official language of more than 20 countries, and it is so widely spoken in New Zealand that it is behind only English and Mandarin for its number of speakers in the country (according to the 2016 census). Over the years, the country and the city of Auckland, in particular, has received thousands of immigrants of Arab origin, who fled their countries looking for a better quality of life in New Zealand. Today, the most common Arabic-speaking nationalities in the city are the Iraqi and Lebanese communities, with over 2,500 Arabs living in Auckland in total. Most of these people came to the city and opened their own businesses, so learning Arabic in Auckland will not only allow you to socialise with this community but also allow you to access new professional opportunities available to bilingual speakers. Contact us at Language Trainers to get started!

Why Study Arabic in Auckland

For Work: Learn Arabic in Auckland and broaden your professional horizons. New Zealand exports to the United Arab Emirates was over $569 million in 2018, according to the COMTRADE database on international trade. The main exports were dairy and edible products, beverages, steel and iron, meaning that if you specialise in any of these fields, learning Arabic can give your career a boost by enabling you to apply for roles at home and overseas where your language skills will improve international and inter-business links.

Further, many local companies, like Pakuranga Heights, KAM Talent and Aditiser Marketing, are looking to expand into overseas markets and, to communicate with their prospective clients and partners, they need bilingual employees. By learning Arabic, you will surely stand out when applying at one of these companies! And if you are looking to network with businesspeople from the Middle East, you should get in touch with the New Zealand Middle East Business Council, an institution that has been promoting and facilitating cultural and economic contact, communication, trade and investment between New Zealand and the wider Middle East region since 1995. Participate in their forums and conferences and impress the attendees with your the Arabic skills you learn with us!

For Social: Learning Arabic in Auckland will also be useful for socialising with other Arabic-speaking people living in the city. For example, you can join the Auckland Arabic Culture & Language Exchange, a group created for people who want to converse and practise Arabic while learning more about Arab culture, food and Middle Eastern events. The organisers host two monthly meet-ups: a dinner at themed restaurants (such as Little Turkish Cafe on Karangahape Road or Khanz Restaurant on Pakuranga Road) for Arabic learners of all levels; and a coffee shop meetup, intended for intermediate-level students and above. Don’t miss out on this chance to put everything you learn with us at Language Trainers into play while meeting new people and having great fun!

For Culture & Tourism: Sign up for an Arabic course in Auckland and you will also be able to experience the culture of the Arab peoples on a whole new level. Those who love cinema, for example, can take part in the Palestinian Short Film Nights in Auckland, an annual event that showcases the best cinema of Palestine. All the films are screened in Arabic with English subtitles, which you will not need after taking a reasonable number of lessons with us. And if you are more into parties and festivals instead, you should not miss the monthly Arabian Night. This is an event organised to celebrate Arab cultural traditions and food. You will also enjoy beautiful belly dancing performances and live Arab music that will make you feel as if you were in Arabia without ever leaving Auckland. Enhance these experiences with knowledge of Arabic and sing along to the traditional songs.

Those who are learning Arabic to enjoy their trips to the fullest won’t find direct flights from New Zealand to the MENA region. However, Emirates offers flights with (stopovers) from Auckland to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Arabic-speaking countries. Start your language journey today and have the time of your life when travelling!


Where to Learn Arabic in Auckland

Start with an Arabic course today! Our native-speaking instructor will tailor every lesson to suit your needs, so you can start speaking from the very first class. Contact us and we will arrange for one of our instructors to come to your home or workplace. Or, if you decide to take your course in a public space, we suggest the Central City Library on Lorne St, Up Café on Sebel Quay St or Wolfe Café on Federal St as excellent places to have your classes.

Meanwhile, if you want to sign up for an Arabic course but live outside Auckland, do still contact us. We have great language instructors waiting for your call in Titirangi, Nehunga, Mount Wellington, Papakura and Manurewa.

Are you ready to take Arabic lessons with Language Trainers? Let’s go, لنذهب (linadhhab)! And if you are not a complete beginner to the language, please take our free Arabic level test, so we can tailor our language packages to suit your ability.   

Sign up for our Arabic lessons in Auckland today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in Auckland

Our general one-on-one courses in Auckland 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 Auckland

Our Arabic courses in Auckland 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 Auckland (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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