Here’s how you can learn Arabic in the capital

Let Arabic be your guide to discover more about Emirati culture. Simply jump in and get started with our guide…   Yalla!

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What a shame it would be if you were to return to your home country without knowing a word of Arabic.

We’ve rounded up these learning centres around the capital that offer a variety of courses to meet the needs of every student…  

Mother Tongue Institute
Mother Tongue Institute specialises in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. Consequently, the establishment offers courses with expats in mind. The programmes are flexible to accommodate professionals and full-time students.

Mother Tongue offers classes for beginners and advanced learners as well as specialty classes including Arabic for Skype and Arabic for Diplomats and VIPs. As a leader in the industry, the centre also runs a language laboratory for the development of Arabic curricula under the supervision of professors in the field.

Eton Institute
Eton Institute offers group language courses, private lessons, self-study and online courses for adults and children in more than 160 languages including Arabic. It’s an established training company, which offers comprehensive courses, to help students develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Perhaps what sets Eton apart is the wide variety of Arabic classes on offer. You can sign up for group classes that tackle specific needs like Arabic for Business or Conversational Arabic across locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Berlitz Training Centre
Berlitz is  slated as a world leader in language training offering premium and effective training using the Berlitz method. You can learn conversational Arabic from a trained, native-speaking teacher.

The course is divided into real life topics that beginners can easily relate to as the aim of the course is to enable students to communicate properly in real life situations. There are six Berlitz branches across Abu Dhabi and Dubai, so you can learn Arabic anywhere in the UAE.

So APPealing

time or budget to enrol in a traditional class, download one of these apps and start learning today. 

Because the best way to learn a new language is to surround yourself with it, Rosetta Stone uses its proprietary Dynamic Immersion method to do just that. Download the app to have interactive and contextual lessons at your fingertips. Available on iOS and Android. 

HelloTalk bills itself as a cool new language learning app that connects you directly with native speakers. The app offers you a way to chat via text and video with native speakers around the world to keep you sharp because practice makes perfect. Available on iOS and Android.

Fluency is closer than you think with Mondly, which helps you master a language using neural science and cutting-edge technology. Mondly also boasts that you’ll learn a new language faster than anyone else. Oh, and don’t forget to download MondlyKIDS for the little ones. Available on iOS and Android.

Memrise connectis you with local, native speakers. As the name suggests, this app uses a variety of fun, proven memory techniques to help you learn quickly. Memrise offers an authentic, real world experience that teaches practical conversation and naughty words too. Available on iOS and Android.

Tandem helps you find a language exchange partner to jump right into conversation. Practice vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation while making a new friend in the process. The app also lets you take one-on-one lessons with a certified professional. Available on iOS and Android.

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