Arabic in Melbourne
Melbourne is Australia's second-largest city and has a diverse and multicultural population, with more than 90 languages spoken and over 10 religions practised. One of the most prominent ethnic groups living there is that of the Arabs (with the 2016 census reporting over 2,000 Arabic speakers), whose people have been settling in and contributing to Australia for well over a century. Most of them came from countries such as Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, deciding to move to Melbourne after the Second World War, looking for a new home with more professional opportunities available. In the decades since, the Arab community has contributed their cultures, language and professionalism to Melbourne, making Modern Standard Arabic a highly useful language to learn for professional and personal growth. Learn Arabic in Melbourne to connect with this growing community and deepen your understanding of their culture. Our lessons are tailored to your skills and requirements, so you will become a proficient Arabic speaker in a short time.
Why Study Arabic in Melbourne
For Work: The Arab League comprises over 400 million people throughout 22 nation states and has important business links to Australia. For example, as reported by Statistics Australia in 2019, the country’s exports to Saudi Arabia amounted to an impressive $1,921 million. So, if your current employer or industry sector benefits from business in an Arabic-speaking country or countries, you will increase your prospects of finding a new job or promotion by learning Arabic. Your current or new boss will need your skills to help improve foreign communication and relations. Meanwhile, those who want to connect with entrepreneurs from Arab countries should get in touch with the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Melbourne Chapter), the only national association for two-way trade and investment between Australia and the Arab League countries. Its mission is to assist Australian companies exporting to or expanding into the Middle East and North African markets, so don’t hesitate to join their monthly business events and use your Arabic skills to network with successful entrepreneurs!
For Culture: If you are not actively job-seeking but would like to experience the Arabian culture in your city instead, you will be happy to know you can attend plenty of events, such as the monthly Arabian Nights, organised by LUX Melbourne. On the first Saturday of every month, you can enjoy live Middle Eastern drum shows, belly dancers and live bands that play traditional Arab songs. Sing along to these exotic tunes using the pronunciation you acquire in your language course! Also, you can participate in the activities organised by the Melbourne University Arabic Culture Club. This group has more than 200 members and hosts, for example, an annual festival that promotes Arab culture with delicious traditional food and performances. They also host monthly social events, such as dinners, on-campus barbeques and day trips. Another of their objectives is education: through lectures and seminars, the club shares its wealth of knowledge about the Arab world with those who are interested.
For Social: Sign up for an Arabic course and you will also be able to make new friends around Melbourne who have an interest in the language and the Arab culture. For instance, you can join the Melbourne Arabic Meetup, a language exchange group that welcomes anyone who would like to share experiences and have fun while speaking in Arabic. Join their monthly meetings and you will find both native speakers and students of the language of all levels and ages; so, you will not have problems finding someone to practise with, even if you are just starting your Arabic course! Also, the Melbourne University Arabic Culture Society organises social events every week, such as their free indoor soccer programme. If you like sports, why not join their team and get to know people of Arab origin while exercising?
Where to Learn Arabic in and Around Melbourne
Take the plunge and start learning Arabic today! The language might look challenging, but the benefits of knowing Arabic massively outweigh the effort of learning it. Our native-speaking instructors will personalise every lesson to suit your preferences and learning goals. So, contact us and we will make all the necessary arrangements for one of our tutors to teach you at your home, workplace or a public place of your choosing, like the State Library Victoria on Swanston St, 905 Cafe on New Haven Avenue or Sun Shoppe Cafe on the same street.
You can book Arabic lessons with us even if you are not living in downtown Melbourne, as we have great teachers ready to get started in places like Geelong, St. Kilda, Seaholme and Spotswood. Let us know and we will be there!
Are you ready to begin? Let’s go, لنذهب linadhhab! And if you already know some of the language, please take a few minutes to complete our free online Arabic Level Test. With some information about your current ability, we can personalise a course that is just right for you!
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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in Melbourne
Our general one-on-one courses in Melbourne 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 Melbourne
Our Arabic courses in Melbourne 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.
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Arabic Courses in Melbourne (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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Some of our Language Teachers in Melbourne
Jeff is an English teacher who enjoys working with people from different cultures and is experienced in preparing lessons designed to meet the specific needs of his students. He holds a CELTA certificate, as well as a Master's of Business in Communication.
A native Italian speaker born and raised in Italy, Laura has over five years of experience teaching the language to learners of all different ages and backgrounds. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies from the University of Rome. She is also a member of VATI (Victorian Association of Teachers of Italian).
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”I am loving my teacher, Kinda! I am learning so much and she's very accommodating. I have recommended Language Trainers highly to my work colleagues!”Arabic course in Melbourne
”In reference to my Arabic course, I couldn't have received a better teacher. He has done an excellent job in teaching me Arabic but also educating me on the history and origins of the Arabic language with reference to the Islamic culture.”Arabic course in Townsville