Arabic in Washington, D.C
The Arab countries and the US have longstanding ties that go as back to the 19th century, when Arabs began arriving in the United States and making it their home. Many came for entrepreneurial reasons while others arrived in the USA to escape hardships and struggles in their home countries. Today, the 2010 census records more than 3.5 million Arabic speakers residing in the USA, with the district of Columbia boasting a population of more than 125,000; 90% of whom live in Washington DC. Most of these people identify as Lebanese, though many come from Palestine, Egypt, and Morocco as well. And what these communities have in common is that they speak Modern Standard Arabic. Sign up for a language course today and communicate with these people on a whole new level while opening up new social, professional and cultural opportunities available to bilingual speakers in Washington DC
Why Study Arabic in Washington DC
For Work: Working knowledge of Arabic will enhance your resume, especially if you are work in intelligence, foreign service, banking, or finance, where the language skills are highly sought after. Meanwhile, if you are looking to connect with businesspeople from the Arabian Peninsula, get in touch with the National U.S.- Arab Chamber of Commerce on 15th Street. Established nearly 50 years ago, this institution is America’s longest-serving organization dedicated to U.S. and Arab business relations, and is the premier portal into the United States for Arab commercial enterprises. It usually organizes networking events and talks attended by Arabic native speakers, so why not try to approach them to speak to them and impress them with your Arabic? Similarly, contact the Arab Center Washington DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the political, economic, and social understanding of the Arab world in the United States.
For Culture: As well as professional opportunities, Washington DC is rich in Arab culture, as well. You can deepen your knowledge about it by visiting the Freer and Sackler Galleries, which have one of the largest collections of Arabic art in the country. Their tours around the galleries are both in English and Arabic, so enhance this cultural experience by putting your Language Trainers Arabic lessons to the test. Also, if you would like to improve your Arabic listening skills, you can listen to podcasts and radio programs hosted by Arabic native speakers. A great example is Zein El-amine’s program on Arab culture that airs every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Also, cinema lovers will be pleased to know they can attend Arabian Sights, a film festival established in 1999 that features contemporary films from Arab directors in their original language. Go and have some fun while training your ear.
For Social: If you would like to make friends with the same interest in the Arabic language, then join the Arab-American International Networking Group. This meet-up group brings together Arabic speakers (natives and non-natives), regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, or religion. Take advantage of this cultural exchange in a friendly and fun atmosphere while putting your new Arabic skills into practice! And if you enjoy going to bars and pubs, then The Green Zone on 18th Street is the perfect choice for you; a Middle Eastern cocktail haunt that hosts Arabic-only evenings. There, you will find Americans who have studied the language and are want to practice while having fun alongside native Arabic speakers who are all too happy to help learners. The bar fills with Arabic music and songs from the many singers featured in framed posters on the walls. Enjoy the tunes while making new friends and using the speaking skills you acquire with us at Language Trainers!
Where to Learn Arabic in and around Washington DC
Contact us today to know more about our personalized Arabic courses in Washington DC. We will make all the necessary arrangements for you to study in the comfort of your home or office. You may also decide to take your lessons in a public place around the city, such as the D.C. Public Library on K Street, Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar on I Street, or La Colombe Coffee Roasters on Blagden Alley.
And if you are not based in downtown DC but live in nearby places, do still reach out to us. Our native-speaking instructors can get started right away in Alexandria, Arlington, Baltimore, Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church, Rockville, and Bowie.
Start studying Arabic at your convenience! 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 starting ability. Then, we can offer you a course that suits your language skill.
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1-on-1 General Arabic Course in Washington, D.C
Our general one-on-one courses in Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C
Our Arabic courses in Washington, D.C 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.
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Arabic Courses in Washington, D.C (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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