I don't have an Arabic keyboard, how can I type the letters?
We can suggest three alternatives. You can either:
- You can purchase your Arabic keyboard or Arabic letters stickers
Click here to view some
- If you use Windows Operating system You can install Arabic language and use "On Screen Keyboard" software to write Arabic letters using mouse (YouTube)
- Use the following keyboard with the letters and accents to type your homework, your letters or your texts; then copy the text onto a Word file: here
What is the difference between the Regular program and the Intensive program?
The Intensive program needs to be taken within a week's time: 5 consecutive days. Each lesson is followed with 1 hour of homework.
With the Regular lesson, you can take the lessons at your own pace (1 or more lessons per week, skip a week if needed...) and there is a bit more homework assigned (usually 1h30).
What are the payment methods?
We accept payments with Visa, PayPal, Master card, American Express and Discover card, through our on line payment system that guaranties safety of your online transaction.
With our payment system no one will know your credit card number or other private details because our payment system is secure.
What is the cancellation policy for scheduled lessons?
If you need to postpone an already scheduled lesson, you need to send a message to your teacher at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson. The class can then be postponed to a later date.
What if I am late for a lesson?
Lessons must always start on time. If you are late you will lose the time that you missed because the teacher often has a student secluded immediately after your session.
Can I choose my teacher?
We usually appoint a teacher who will be most suitable to help you reach your objectives and according to your availability to take the lesson. If you wish a particular teacher for any reason, we will see if he or she available according to your schedule.
Does eArabicLearning offer support teaching Arabic using any language other than Arabic ?
Currently we teach English and French Speakers. But we have no problem to teach the other languages speakers.
Do you use the webcam for the lessons?
We don't typically use a webcam unless a child or an adult beginner is taking the lesson. We have noticed that students often have the tendency to focus more on the sounds of the language without the webcam. With the chat board, you will have some visual aid. It is more effective to concentrate on listening comprehension and gain a comfort level with recognizing the sounds. Nevertheless, if a student prefers to use the webcam, the teacher will be happy to turn it on.
I'm a complete beginner; can I book one of your programs?
Yes, we've had many beginners at Learn Arabic at Home. At this point, you will need to start with the General Arabic program as it will be important to do some homework in between the lessons.
Do you offer private or group classes?
Both,However, the price of the study in group More cheap than the private lesson the Arabic Class consist of 2-7 students
Do I need to download any special computer programs?
Yes you need to Download Skype. Skype is a free software that allow you talk over the Internet for free. Skype is very easy to download. The sound quality is excellent, and it has all perfect tools for the education process.
Also it is useful to download idroo
, which is Online educational multi-user whiteboard
IDroo - Online educational multi-user whiteboard
- FREE for non-commercial use
- Collaborative meetings with many participants (10 or even more)
- Insert simple and complex mathematical equations
- Draw and write your ideas
- Express your mind through images
- Take advantage of high quality calls over Skype
Do I need any hardware accessories?
Yes you need a headset with a built in microphone. You can also get a Web camera but this is optional. All of our teachers will have their web camera on during lessons but students don’t have to.
Do you offer some certificate or evaluation after a certain number of lessons?
After every 18th lesson, the teacher will write up an evaluation on your Arabic level: what you have learned so far, your strength in the language and the path to follow in order to continue to progress.
Can I get a refund for any reasons?
We offer a refund if the student has a sudden health issue which makes it too difficult for the student to continue taking any further lessons. If there is any another important issue which makes the continuation impossible, then you need to send us a message and we will get back to you to see what we can do.
What is the cost of Living in Egypt?
The cost of living in Egypt can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and location. However, in general, it is considered to be relatively low compared to many other countries. According to Numbeo's cost of living index, the average cost of living for a single person in Cairo, Egypt is around $450 to $650 per month. This includes expenses such as housing, food, transportation, and entertainment.
If you're trying to live on a budget, you can get by with even less. However, if you're looking to live a more comfortable lifestyle with more luxury items and activities, you may need to spend more.
It's also worth noting that prices can vary significantly depending on where you live and shop. For example, living in central Cairo will likely be more expensive than living in a smaller city or town. Similarly, eating out at upscale restaurants or staying in high-end hotels will cost more than eating at local street food stalls or staying in budget accommodations.
It's also important to consider other expenses, such as healthcare, insurance, and education if you have children, as well as other personal expenses such as clothing, internet, and phone plans.
How long Does it take to learn Arabic?
According to the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines, it typically takes approximately 2200 hours of study for an English speaker to reach an Advanced level of proficiency in Arabic.
However, it's important to note that the amount of time it takes to learn Arabic will depend on various factors, including your prior language learning experience, your exposure to the language, the intensity of your study, and your individual learning style. Some learners may take longer to achieve proficiency, while others may progress more quickly.
Additionally, it's important to remember that language learning is a continuous process and requires ongoing practice and study. Even after reaching an advanced level of proficiency, learners need to continue practicing and expanding their skills to maintain and improve their language abilities
In addition to the approximate time frame provided by the ACTFL, it's also worth noting that there are many resources available to help you learn Arabic, including language learning academies . eArabicLearning Academy offers a free estimate meeting to assess your current level of proficiency in Arabic and create a personalized learning plan that suits your specific needs and goals. This approach can be very effective in helping you to start from exactly where you are and make the most efficient progress towards achieving your language learning objectives.
How many levels in Arabic ?
The number of levels in Arabic can vary depending on the curriculum and program you are following, but generally, there are 6 main levels of proficiency in Arabic:
The time it takes to complete each level will depend on a number of factors, including the intensity and frequency of your study, your prior language learning experience, and your individual learning style. Generally, a typical Arabic course at a university or language center can take between 4-6 months per level, with each level consisting of around 120-150 hours of study. However, this can vary widely depending on the program and the learner's individual circumstances.
It's worth noting that after reaching an intermediate level, the progression to advanced levels of proficiency may take longer and require more focused and intensive study. Additionally, the ACTFL proficiency levels mentioned earlier are generally used as a guide to measure proficiency, but different programs and organizations may have their own criteria for determining proficiency levels.
Can I learn Arabic online or do I need to attend classes in person?
Yes, you can definitely learn Arabic online! There are many online resources and programs available for learning Arabic, including EArabicLearning. Online learning has many benefits, such as the flexibility to study at your own pace and from anywhere with an internet connection. With EArabicLearning, you can get access to personalized lessons with a dedicated tutor, as well as a wealth of learning resources, such as videos, audio materials, and interactive exercises. Online learning can be just as effective as in-person classes, if not more so, as long as you are committed to putting in the time and effort required to learn the language.
How can I improve my Arabic listening and comprehension skills?
Improving your listening and comprehension skills in Arabic takes practice and exposure to the language. One way to practice is by listening to authentic Arabic materials such as music, news, podcasts, and TV shows. EArabicLearning can help you by providing audio and video materials in your lessons that will help you to develop your listening and comprehension skills. Additionally, practicing with a native Arabic-speaking tutor can help you to improve your listening skills as they will be able to provide you with feedback and guidance on your progress.
What job opportunities are available for people who speak Arabic?
There is a high demand for people who speak Arabic in many different fields, including government, business, education, and media. Being able to speak Arabic fluently can open up many job opportunities, both in Arabic-speaking countries and internationally. Jobs that may require Arabic language skills include diplomats, translators, journalists, teachers, and international business professionals. EArabicLearning can help you to achieve fluency in Arabic, which can help you to stand out in the job market and advance your career.
Is it possible to become fluent in Arabic without living in an Arabic-speaking country?
Yes, it is definitely possible to become fluent in Arabic without living in an Arabic-speaking country. With online resources like EArabicLearning, you can get access to quality language instruction and a variety of materials to help you learn and practice the language. Additionally, there are many opportunities to practice speaking and interacting with native Arabic speakers online, through language exchange programs and conversation partner programs. With dedication and consistent practice, you can become fluent in Arabic from anywhere in the world.
How can I stay motivated when learning Arabic?
Learning a new language can be challenging, but it can also be very rewarding. To stay motivated when learning Arabic, it can be helpful to set realistic goals and track your progress along the way. You can also try to make the learning experience enjoyable by incorporating activities that interest you, such as watching Arabic TV shows or listening to Arabic music. Working with a tutor or language partner through EArabicLearning can also provide accountability and support, which can help to keep you motivated and on track. Remember to celebrate your progress along the way and keep your ultimate language goals in mind, as this can help to keep you motivated and focused on your Arabic learning journey