Arabic in New York

According to recent data from the 2014 Census Bureau's American Community Survey, 53,000 people who live in NYC communicate in Arabic. This is the fourth most spoken language in the world, with about 315 million native speakers in 58 countries. This means that learning Arabic will open up your job prospects, allow you to connect with the Arabic-speaking communities in the city, and help you make the most of any trip you make to the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. Send us a message at Language Trainers so we can start designing a course that adapts to your schedule and skills!

Contact us today to sign up for our one-on-one online Arabic courses with our native-speaking teachers. You don’t need any complicated software to start: just download Skype and let us do the rest!

Why Study Arabic in New York City

For work: Learning Arabic will look great on your resumé, especially if you are planning to apply for a job in the fields of intelligence, foreign service, banking and finance. To find more information on how to connect with businesspeople from Arabian countries, you can get in touch with the Network of Arab American Professionals on 5th Ave. Formed in 2002, this organization works to connect, organize and empower the New York Arab-American community. Every year, it hosts National Conferences aimed at connecting Arabic-speaking entrepreneurs and New Yorkers. In case you want to attend the event, it is a good idea to polish your Arabic with Language Trainers in advance! And if you would like to travel to Arabian countries and practice your Arabic with native speakers, you can take a direct flight with Etihad and be in Abu Dhabi in a little over 13 hours!

For Culture: New York City is also rich in Arab culture. If you want to learn more about it, you can attend the annual Arab American Bazaar, which started in 2006. This event on 5th Avenue features vendors, exotic food and music performances to celebrate Arab culture and community. Don’t miss this chance to check how much vocabulary you learn in your Arabic course! You can also follow the Moroccan Society of New York Facebook page. Founded in 2005, this organization aims at stimulating interest and participation in cultural activities. Their Facebook page features relevant events and news for the Moroccan community and it is completely in Arabic, so it can be a great instance for you to practice the reading skills you will acquire with Language Trainers. Visiting the Islamic Cultural Center on 3rd Ave will also give you insights into this ancient culture. You can join one of their tours in Arabic and get to know more about this religion and their ideology.

For Social: If you would like to make friends with the same interest in the Arabic language, why not join the NYC International Arabic Language & Culture Club? It has more than 1200 members, and they get together every week to chat in Arabic and have fun by offering unique cultural experiences for their members. It is also possible to have traditional Lebanese food in NYC at many restaurants such as Ilili, a Lebanese place on Fifth Ave. They offer tasty options such as Kibbeh Naye Beirutieh or Moussaka, with menus completely written in Arabic and you’ll be able to read them after taking some lessons with us! And if you want to smoke Hookah like a true Arab, you can go to Babylon on East 34th Street. This bar opens its doors for those who want an exceptional experience with their hookah. They have a menu with 50 different types of flavors, all of them written in Modern Standard Arabic.


Where to Learn Arabic in and around New York City

Taking Arabic lessons with us is very easy. You just have to send us a message and we will arrange for a native teacher to go to your home, workplace or at a public place if you prefer. Some options are the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue, Café Grumpy on 42nd and Street and Coffee Project NY on 5th Street.

If you are not in New York City but live nearby, send us an inquiry. We have great tutors that can start teaching right away in Hempstead, Newark, Elizabeth, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Long Island, Union City, White Plains, and Clifton.

Send us a message today and let’s get started with learning Arabic. Let’s go,  لنذهب (linadhhab)! If you have some knowledge of the language, you can take our free Arabic level Test so we can measure your skills and offer you a course package tailored to your needs.

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

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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in New York

Our general one-on-one courses in New York 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 New York

Our Arabic courses in New York 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 New York (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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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.

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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 Arabic-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
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