Arabic in Calgary

Calgary’s culture is as varied as its population, expressing itself throughout the city via its art, food, fashion, dance, film, festivals, celebrations, literary programs, powwows and more. There are over 120 languages spoken in the city, with Arabic one of the most widely spoken. The 2011 census reports almost 26,000 people of Arab origin living in the city and most of them come from Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Kuwait. While each of these nations have unique and fascinating cultures, what these people share is the Arabic language, or Modern Standard Arabic, to be specific. Learn how to communicate with them on a whole new level and take advantage of every opportunity the city has to offer to bilingual speakers by starting a language course! Contact Language Trainers today to make it happen.


Why Study Arabic in Calgary

Learn Arabic for Studies: Those who would like to pursue higher education in Arabic will find plenty of options to do so in Calgary. For example, the University of Calgary on University Drive offers a bachelor’s program with a major in Arabic, where you will not only learn more about the language but also about the arts and culture of the Arab peoples. For example, you will read comparative studies of Muslim civilizations from Africa, the Arab and Persian world, Asia, and the West, focusing on the developments of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Plus, you will be able to explore aspects of the Arabic language through classical and modern sources. The university only asks for prospective students to have a basic understanding of Arabic, so contact us at Language Trainers and we will adapt our Exam Preparation course to help you achieve the accreditation you will require to enrol.

Learn Arabic for Culture: But all work and no play will make Jack a dull boy, so be sure to use your new Arabic skills to enjoy the many Arab culture experiences around Halifax. For example, you can sharpen your listening skills by listening to Calgary Arabia, a weekly, 2-hour radio show that showcases Arab art and cultural heritage in the city. It airs live interviews with prominent figures from all walks of life in Calgary, Canada, and the world, while discussing local Canadian and Albertan social, economic and political affairs. And you can also take part in the Calgary Arab Film Nights Festival, organized by the Calgary Arab Arts and Culture Society on 1 Street. This institution contributes to Calgary’s cultural scene by promoting Arab cinema, comedy and visual art that showcase the rich history and diversity of Arab culture.

Learn Arabic for Social: You will also be able to meet new people using your Arabic language skills around Calgary. For example, you can attend the annual Calgary Arab Festival, a two-day event held every July at Olympic Plaza. This is a free, family-friendly event that encourages locals to indulge in Arabian traditions, such as folk dance, traditional music, food, customs, arts, and much more. Why not go and practise your language skills by speaking to the attendees in Arabic? You can also join the Arab Calgary Facebook Group, a non-political, non-religious page that was founded to connect Arabs living in Calgary. The idea is to get together to communicate and exchange views and ideas using Arabic. They welcome all language levels and abilities, so don’t hesitate to join them, even if you are just starting your Arabic lessons with us at Language Trainers.


Where to Learn Arabic in and around Calgary

Start learning Arabic today and broaden your professional, social and cultural horizons. Our native-speaking instructors can deliver lessons at your home, office or in public space of your choosing. Some places where you can study Arabic are the Calgary Public Library on 3 Street, or at a nice café, like Alforno Bakery and Cafe on 7 Street or Deville Coffee on 1 St SW.

In case you are not living in Calgary’s city center but in the surrounding area, we can still offer you an Arabic course. Our teachers can get started today anywhere, including Balzac, Midnapore, Chestermere, Airdrie and Forest Lawn.

Find out more about our courses today! Let’s go, لنذهب (linadhhab)! If you have studied the language before, take a few minutes to complete our free online Level Test. With this information, we can gauge your current ability and then offer you a language package suitable to your skills!

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WHY people learn ARABIC?
Travel to Arabic-speaking nations
Communicate with business associates abroad
Move to Arabic-speaking countries

"جلس شيخ بين شابين اتفقا ان يسخرا منه في المجلس. فسألوا الشيخ : هل انت جاهل ام احمق فاجابهم الشيخ: أنا بينهما"
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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in Calgary

Our general one-on-one courses in Calgary 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 Calgary

Our Arabic courses in Calgary 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 Calgary (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 Slovak-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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