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Published November 6th 2019
The Best Things in Life are Arabian
Ride into the sunset on an Egyptian adventure (Binarysequence / BY-SA 3.0)
Arabic, the poetic language of the Islamic Qu'ran, is the fifth most spoken language in world and the third most commonly spoken language in Australian homes.
Join over 440 million other Arabic speakers, mastering the phrases to enjoy Middle Eastern culture, science, cuisine, literature and art.
You won't need a phrasebook once you're a maestro with these top choices for Arabic language learners in Brisbane.
University of Queensland - St Lucia
The institute of modern languages at our state's university offers tuition in over 30 languages, from Farsi to Swahili.
Start your Arabic adventure with the Beginners Short Course for 16 hours of instruction. You'll learn correct pronunciation of words and phrases in the topics of numbers and shopping, family, food, navigation and accommodation. You'll finish with the confidence to chat with the locals on your Middle Eastern holiday.
To expand your vocab, continue with the Level 1 A and B courses, focusing on family, jobs, places, countries and counting.
In the Level 2 A and B courses, you'll deepen your appreciation for Arabic language and culture in the units on business and politics, travel and weather, eating, past events and future plans.
Nadia Selim is a passionate Arabic teacher offering 4 levels of group lessons, appealing to absolute beginner and intermediate learners.
After completing a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics, she's taught Arabic at university and continues to research the positive influences of Arabic culture and arts in Australia. She is one of Queensland's leading educators in the innovative use of technology to aid language learning.
Have fun during your lessons with Nadia's dynamic use of video games, stories and audio. You'll complete your course with a good Arabic vocabulary and a deeper appreciation of Arabic literature, film and music.
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Listen and Learn - throughout Brisbane
Listen and Learn differ from the conventional classroom group lessons, providing one-on-one Arabic tutoring based on your needs, time and place preference and current skill level, with prices starting at around $55/hour.
The tutor can provide the lesson in your home or office, with either general-purpose conversational Arabic for social or travel goals or business-level language, to hone the techniques to wow prospective employers, investors or corporate clients.
If you're learning with a friend or a corporate group, one-to-many lessons can be arranged, with L&L's client list including the Department of Education.
If you prefer to learn via a webcam, Skype sessions are available, with prices starting at approx. $35/hour. Get started with a free 15-minute online test.