Arabic in Chicago
Chicago is a multicultural city with citizens from every corner of the world and according to the 2011 Census, there are more than 2500 Arabic speakers living in the city. Learning this fascinating language can give you insights into their millennial culture, broaden your professional horizons, help you connect with the growing Arab, Egyptian, Lebanese and Syrian communities, and even go to restaurants that offer Middle-Eastern food and understand their menus. Get started with Language Trainers! We offer Arabic courses tailored to your abilities and schedule.
Why Study Arabic in Chicago
For Business and Travel: Studying Arabic can open up new business opportunities in Chicago. If you would like to connect with Egyptian business-owners, you can contact the Commercial Office of Egypt in Chicago on North Michigan Avenue, an institution that focuses on developing and promoting trade and joint ventures between Egyptian and Midwestern businesses. You can also apply for a bilingual position in Chicago. Companies that value bilingual speakers have opened new bases in this city, such as Arcapita, a multi-national firm from Bahrain and the airline Etihad. Not only does this mean that knowing Arabic will give you an advantage over other candidates, but also that there are direct flights from this city to the fascinating UAE capital. In a little over 14 hours, you will be in Abu Dhabi! If you are interested in visiting other Arabian countries such as Qatar, you’ll be delighted to know that since 2013 it has been possible to take a direct flight and arrive there in only 13 hours. Put your Arabic into use in the Arabian Peninsula itself!
For Social: If you want to develop your Arabic skills while meeting new people, you can join the Chicago Arabic Language, Culture & Civilization Club. It has over 2000 members of all ages and levels of proficiency. They meet once a month to have dinner, discuss Middle Eastern topics and practice useful phrases in Arabic. Another interesting option to make new friends is Internations Egyptians in Chicago, a group that welcomes members with interest in Egypt and also expats from Cairo, Hurghada, Alexandria and more. By connecting with this group you will be able to practice the Arabic you learned with Language Trainers, and also know where you can find Egyptian restaurants or stores in Chicago. Joining the Middle East and North Africa Group, organized by the University of Chicago, can also help you socialize with Arabic speakers. They usually organize special career events and invitations from firms recruiting for their Middle Eastern offices, Arabian Hookah nights, quarterly Middle Eastern cuisine outings and many more.
For Culture: Chicago offers a lot of possibilities for getting to know more about the culture of Arabic-speaking countries. After taking a course with us, you may want to follow Chicago in Arabic, a Facebook page that brings local Chicago news including Business, Lifestyle and Events to Arabic-speaking residents and visitors. Their whole page is writen in Arabic! Another way of getting to know this culture is by knowing more about their traditional food, so you can visit Falafel and Grill, a restaurant on Milwaukee Ave that prepares traditional Middle-Eastern food such as Falafel or Baba Ghannoug. Their menus are written in both English and Arabic, so it can be a nice opportunity to see how much vocabulary you have learned in your Arabic lessons. Al Bawadi Grill is another restaurant where you can try the delicious Palestinian cuisine. They offer kebabs, seafood, hummus, falafel, tabouleh and many other traditional delicacies. You also have the possibility of smoking hookah, a widespread practice in the Arab world, at the House of Hookah on 14th St. Established in 2005, this bar offers 120 flavors of tobacco and glass pipes at affordable prices. Its menus are written in both English and Arabic, so you can try and read them once you have taken some lessons with us!
Where to Learn Arabic in and around Chicago
Start learning this captivating language with us! At Language Trainers, we offer flexible Arabic lessons so you can learn at your own time and pace, fitting the courses around your lifestyle and work schedule. You can meet your tutor in the comfort of your home or office, or you can take your classes in a public place, such as The Harold Washington Library Center on S State St, Toni Patisserie & Cafe on E Washington St or 3 Arts Club Cafe on N Dearborn Pkwy.
If you live on the outskirts of the city or near Chicago, you also take a course with us. Our teachers are ready to meet you in Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Peora, Elgin and Naperville.
Are you ready to take Arabic lessons? Let’s go,لنذهب linadhhab! If you are not a complete beginner to Arabic, please take our free Arabic level test so we can tailor our language packages to suit your skills.
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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in Chicago
Our general one-on-one courses in Chicago 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 Chicago
Our Arabic courses in Chicago 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 Chicago (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 Chicago
An English-French bilingual born and raised in France, Linda has extensive experience teaching the two languages to learners of all ages and skill levels, in both France and the United States. She holds a Master's in English, as well as a French teaching certification. She has special experience preparing students for language examinations.
Anna is a native speaker of both Polish and German, and has over seven years of experience teaching both languages. She currently holds a Master's degree in German Literature and History. She is also a regular participant in conferences related to German language and culture.
Our clients from Chicago include:
National Australia Bank
National Tube Stockholders Ltd
R F I B Limited
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”Maged maximizes each and every lesson. He also makes sure to make connections between Modern Standard Arabic, which I know, and Egyptian, which I am learning.”Arabic course in
”I began taking Arabic classes through Language Trainers to prepare myself for a trip to Iraq. The trip went well, and I have resumed lessons since my return. I have been very happy with my teacher Haval, and will certainly look to continue classes in the future.”Arabic course in St. Louis