Where can you learn Arabic?
Learning Arabic has several benefits, such as it allows you to become more employable and allows you to work in the Arab world easier. You can also engage with Arabic speaking family members better by showing them respect by speaking their native language and finally travelling the Arabic world becomes easier and funner. There more than 25 wonderful Arab speaking countries which you can travel such as
- Saudi Arabia
- The UAE
Although there are many places to learn Arabic in Edmonton/Alberta we recommend you begin by looking at the three options below. The reason why we chose them was for their reputation and because they offer both in-person and online classes.
Option 1 Language Trainers
The first option we recommend is “Language Trainers” here in Alberta, as they offer in-person and online classes. Their online classes, both private and with a group, with their Private courses starting at $33.00 per hour spread across 10 hours, and their online group classes start at $10.50 an hour and are spread across 15 hours over 5 weeks.
Another option they offer is Face to Face classes. This option allows you to learn from anywhere, including your home, office, or teacher’s premises. These classes start at $47.00 an hour.
Option 2 Preply
These classes are all online, and you get to pick which teacher you want based on reviews and summaries about them. You simply need to add in what time works best for you, what your price range is and what goals you are trying to accomplish by learning Arabic:
- Arabic for beginners
- Conversational Arabic
- Arabic Literature
- Arabic for children
Each teacher has their own price, which may start as low as $5.00 an hour.
Option 3 Superprof
Superprof is similar to Preply; it is instructor based; however, they also offer in-person and online tutoring. Prices vary based on your tutor; however, they usually start at about $14.00 an hour. Superprof is Canadian-based, offering different classes based on the city you reside in; Arabic is offered in Edmonton.
Whether you are learning Arabic to grow closer to Islam, or to travel or for work, it is a beautiful language that offers incredible value to your life. Learning new languages makes you a smarter, more culturally intelligent person and allows you to connect with vast number of people, each with their own value to offer. At Jalya we recommend learning Arabic for its complexity, beauty and cultural and historical significance.