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Arabic in San Francisco

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As one of the world’s major port cities, San Francisco has long been an immigrant gateway and, in 2003, according to Statistics California, 25% of its population was international. Today, one of the most populous groups comes from the Arab countries: The State of California has the largest number of Arab-Americans of any state with 715,000 Arabic speakers. According to the 2011 census, there are more than 10,000 Arabic speakers in San Francisco, with most of them from Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq. Learning Arabic will allow you to communicate with these people using their own language, have access to unique professional opportunities, and enjoy cultural events in a more meaningful way. Just get in touch with us at Language Trainers and we will start planning a course tailored to your needs and schedule.

Why Study Arabic in San Francisco

Learn Arabic for Work: Arabic will look great on your resume and definitely give a boost to those of you looking for a new job in San Francisco. This is because many companies based in the city are expanding to the Middle East and value Arabic speakers, such as Twitch, Hallmark Aviation, and even the Federal Bureau Association. There is even a meet-up group you can join if you would like to network with entrepreneurs of Arab origin called Arab Professionals Meetup in San Francisco. And if you would like to establish your business in the Arabian Peninsula and need some help, why not contact the National U.S. Arab Chamber of Commerce? Since 1970, this institution has been promoting friendly relations between the Arabian countries and the USA by organizing networking events and conferences, hosting ambassadors, businessmen, and high-level speakers. Most of them speak only Arabic, so impress them with your new language skills and build long-lasting partnerships!

Learn Arabic for Culture: If you would like to better understand Arab cultural practices, you can visit the Arab Cultural Community Center on Plaza Street, an institution that, since 1973, has been dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Arab culture through the arts, performance, and education. This center serves over 6,000 people annually, and seeks to educate and inform the larger Bay Area community about Arab culture and traditions. Another institution that champions the Arab culture is the Arab Resource and Organizing Center on Valencia Street, a place that seeks to empower their community with justice and self-determination by participating in leadership development, political education, and campaigns. For example, they organize the annual Arab Cultural Festival, the largest celebration of Arab arts and culture in Northern California. Since 1995, this day-long event has showcased the arts, entertainment, cuisine, traditions, and, most importantly, the spirit of Arab-Americans and of the Arab world. For instance, at the center of the booth bazaar, on-stage performers will present Arab music and dance from across America and the Arab world. Sing along to this captivating music with the pronunciation you acquire with us at Language Trainers and have the time of your life!

Learn Arabic for Social: Cultural events aside, you can also want to make new friends with similar interests by using the Arabic skills you acquire with us. For example, you can join the Yalla Arabi: San Francisco/East Bay Arabic Language Learning, a group that invites people from all backgrounds and all levels of Arabic proficiency to participate. In addition to getting together to speak in Arabic, they also watch Arab films, eat at Arab restaurants and attend Arab cultural events. Some places where they usually meet are Arabian Nights on Mission Street, where you can order traditional food, such as shawarma, and Yemen Kitchen on Jones Street. There, you can also smoke hookah, a widespread practice in the Arab world, and you will be able to understand their menus (entirely written in Arabic) thanks to your lessons with us.

 

Where to Learn Arabic in and around San Francisco

Start learning Arabic at your convenience with Language Trainers! Our language courses adapt to your skills and interests, so you can study with one of our native-speaking instructors in the comfort of your home or office. Or, if you prefer, you can study in a public place, such as the San Francisco Public Library on Larkin St., Weaver's Coffee & Tea on Market Street, and Cafe Trieste on Vallejo Street.

Those based on the outskirts of San Francisco can also study with us, as we have great tutors waiting for your call in Concord, San Jose, Stockton, Cupertino, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, SunnyVale, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, Richmond, and Antioch.

Contact us today to learn more about our programs! Let’s go, لنذهب (linadhhab)! If you have some knowledge of Arabic already, please take our Arabic Level Test and then send us a quick inquiry to start your language course as soon as possible!

Sign up for our Arabic lessons in San Francisco today! Schedule your lessons whenever you want them, so you can always find time to study, regardless of your timetable or location. You don’t even have to leave home to meet your teacher!

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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in San Francisco

Our general one-on-one courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco

Our Arabic courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco (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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