Arabic in Wellington
Did you know that over 30% of Wellington’s population speaks a language other than English? And, according to the 2016 census, one of the most popular languages in the city is Arabic, with more than 2,000 speakers. Most of these immigrants come from Lebanon and Iraq, having decided to leave their home countries due to social and political issues. And while this community has made Wellington their home, bring their cultures and traditions to the city, the Arabian Peninsula is currently New Zealand’s eighth-largest trading partner (with the UAE and Saudi Arabia being the key markets). So, learning Arabic can be beneficial for your career, as well as your personal and social growth. Contact us at Language Trainers and we will design a tailor-made course that will guide you to fluency in a short time, so you can start enjoying the many opportunities on your doorstep.
Why Study Arabic in Wellington
For Work and Travel: Start studying Arabic in Wellington and broaden your professional horizons. New Zealand has significant economic and trading interests in the Middle East, especially regarding the dairy, energy and petrochemical industries. So, if you are working in any of these fields, learning Arabic will certainly increase your employability as current and new bosses will appreciate personnel who can assist with foreign communication. And if you are not actively job seeking but are looking to travel to Saudi Arabia, you will be happy to know there are plenty of airlines that can take you there. For example, Air New Zealand or Etihad offer connecting flights that can take you from Wellington to Abu Dhabi in a little over 18 hours. The flight is long but it’s worth the journey, as you will be able to walk around the vibrant city and buy food and luxury goods using your new Arabic skills.
For Culture & Tourism: Learn Arabic in Wellington and make the most out of Arabian cultural events and festivals. For instance, if you are looking to improve your listening skills while learning more about the Arabian Peninsula, you should listen to Wellington Arab Radio. The programme focuses on a variety of cultural and social issues and aims to introduce Arabs to Kiwi culture and life while keeping them connected with their own culture and language. The programme also broadcasts a variety of Arab songs that suit the taste of all listeners and generations, and you will be able to understand the lyrics after taking some lessons with us at Language Trainers! And if you are more into festivals and parties, do not miss the monthly Arabian Nights at Beach Babylon Club. Experience the smells and tastes of Persia with delicious dishes like manakish or halloumi. Arabian Nights also features entertainment every Friday and Saturday, such as belly dancing performances; you will feel as if you were in Arabia without ever leaving Wellington!
Looking to travel to the Middle East and discover hidden gems such as the Mountain Trail in Lebanon or the Oases of the Great Sand in Egypt? Then, learning Arabic is a brilliant idea. Without it, you’ll miss out on important cultural aspects like bargaining on the street markets. Contact us today and make it happen!
For Social: Signing up for a language course will also allow you to smoothly integrate into the local Arabic-speaking community by joining language exchange groups, such as Mundo Lingo Wellington. This is a meet-up group that attracts people who want to practise a language other than English in Wellington. Every participant is given a selection of flag stickers to put on their chest that represent the languages they speak and want to practise. The only thing you have to do, then, is find other people who want to speak in Arabic, as well. Have a good time meeting new people while putting the Arabic skills you learn with Language Trainers into play!
Where to Learn Arabic in and Around Wellington
Start learning Arabic at your convenience! Our tutors are experienced in tailoring lessons to learners’ individual requirements and preferences and they will get you speaking the language from the very first lesson. Just contact us and we will arrange for one of our instructors to teach you at your home, office or in a public space of your choosing, such as the National Library Wellington on Molesworth Street, Fidel’s Cafe on Cuba Street or Aro Cafe on Aro Street.
Are you living in Wellington’s surrounding areas and want to book some Arabic lessons with Language Trainers? Don’t worry, we also have great teachers in places like Johnsonville, Petone, Porirua, Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt, and they are ready to get started right away.
Are you ready to get started? Let’s go, لنذهب linadhhab! If you are not new to Arabic, please take some time to complete our free online Arabic level test. With your results in mind, we can gauge your ability and then tailor a course to your specific level.
More than 50% of recruiters look for foreign language skills when hiring.
70% of job recruiters view bilingualism and multilingualism as an extremely impressive quality.
1 in 2 people speak 2 or more languages.
1-on-1 General Arabic Course in Wellington
Our general one-on-one courses in Wellington 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 Wellington
Our Arabic courses in Wellington 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 Wellington (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.
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Client testimonialsSee some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”We were very happy with the service provided by the Language Trainers and in particularly our trainer. He is very professional and friendly.”Arabic course in Adelaide, Bunnik Tours
”The course is going really well and Madyan is a very good Arabic teacher.”Arabic course in Townsville