You're a native Arabic speaker, and maybe have a good command of English, Spanish, or French too. This might be a sign that you should spend your time giving lessons to help learn your native language with private tutoring.
It might seem that knowledge of French, Spanish, or English in your country has more resources to assist with online and in person learning, but it is precisely for this reason that your experience is required since you will help others learn and create jobs in the process, especially given that Arabic is spoken by 270 million people, in almost every country on earth.
Today there, providing courses in Arabic is quite useful given that it's not readily available in the Australian curriculum, but is a major global language and is the eight most spoken language in the world.
The education you will offer to your students during your teaching will offer your native Arabic skills, which will also impart the core understandings of culture and literature as well as language during the hours of your courses.
So how do you give a sign to prospective students who have required the experience of a native Arabic teacher that you're free for speaking, reading, and writing lessons?
It takes time to build your client base, so Superprof provides some guidance here to help you find work.
Find your students through word-of-mouth
Some required reading and reviews of your competition will be necessary when you start out, especially if others have more years of experience on the job. You will also need to find out what resources you can use to help you in your teaching, which might also influence your price.
Working out what other jobs currently available in the country are like will also help, and you should get those around you talking about the fact that you're offering private Arabic lessons to spread the word.
Whether you live in a French, English, or Spanish speaking community, have a look online for a local school or university who has courses in Arabic.
This can seem forward, but this way, it gets people who are actually in the market for a private Arabic teacher talking about you.
You will learn that crafting this social network is a free means of sourcing students, and one of your best resources.
Spend some time also using the help of distant acquaintances as well, as these have been proven to yield more results than close ones.
Essentially, it's been proven by sociological studies that these people with a weak tie to you are happier to help you get a boost since they're less personally invested in your success than someone with a close tie.
It's kind of like the game broken telephone, where the message gets lost along the way but the main idea is still there - save hours of your time telling people individually that you're a native Arabic teacher who focuses on reading, speaking, and writing, and let people bring it up in private conversations and hear what they want to hear.
It might just fall onto the right set of ears without people even being concerned about the price or having read your reviews - there might just be someone who is interested in online or face to face lessons, has a friend who is about to sit an Arabic exam, or has a colleague who is moving to Cairo for their job.
This word of mouth strategy gets people talking about private teachers, opening the door for your tutoring services to reach a wide network.
People also continue speaking about you after a few lessons have taken place too since the positive experience they had in the hour or hours of lesson time will endear you to others and act as free reviews.
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If you've excelled in a particular area, or were just generally good as a private teacher, you will probably also get noticed by university students, and may even end up teaching at the university itself.
If you really want this private teaching to become a full time job, sing your own praises all over town and make sure your services can be seen.
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Putting up free classified ads to find students
This can be online or in your local area, and ads can be in Spanish, English, French, or Arabic depending on the level in the Arabic language of the students, as well as their goals in it.
Write an attractive ad.
- Make yourself an attractive profile.
- Give details on your background like whether you're from a native Arabic speaking country, your education level (certificates, diplomas), experience teaching or tutoring, or your own language proficiency.
- Make a sign out of your experience in Arabic and your reviews. What specialties do you have - literary, culture specific? Do you teach Quranic or modern standard Arabic?
- Who is your target client? Would you prefer beginners or advanced students? How about in a group or private?
- Outline your teaching approach. Have you got a preferred curriculum or focus on learning the Holy Quran, or do you centre your lessons on the alphabet and Arabic letters? How experienced are you with teaching grammar, can you provide exercises for reading and writing Arabic literature, lead conversations speaking for improving pronunciation and oral expression, etc?
- Describe your temperament - are you demanding as a teacher, nurturing, have good listening skills?
If your ad has been well placed and your education style is obvious to your prospective clients, then the tutoring skills you have on offer will be clear to students and they will be free to contact you.
Get in touch with schools
There could be a high school near you who offers a few hours of Arabic courses per week, or who wants their students to spend some time complementing this with private lessons outside class time.
These are the perfect clients if you want prospective clients to read your flyers and ads and see what resources you use.
Beyond just a regular school, you could also try a sign post board at a community centre or supermarket since people here wold be willing to learn and benefit from your knowledge.
Other locations for advertising your services
Like we said, community centres are a great place because you will cross paths with a lot of different kinds of people. A mosque is also a great choice because although the services may be conducted in Arabic, the attendees are native English speakers and would want the help of an Arabic speaker to boost their skills in Quranic Arabic.
Specialised sites online are also a good choice since students will be looking for private Arabic lessons and reading your methods and reviews - just like they can on Superprof.
Facebook also has community pages and trading posts for skill swaps and the like, so spend an hour or two looking here to find out who is looking for someone to teach to their language level in Arabic.
If you're really serious, using WordPress can be a way to go when creating your own website if you're wanting a lot of online students from outside the country too.
Find your clients through language schools
This is obviously a much more official way of teaching Arabic, and bear in mind the school may take a commission too, but it is nonetheless a great starting point for finding private students who want a few more hours learning outside of class time.
Find out how to start teaching Arabic in Australia.
This is definitely easier in a large city since there is a plethora of language schools on offer who cater to a wide range of students, and many of these schools do in fact offer Arabic.
Due to larger populations, the demand for lessons is definitely there. Due to this, you may become a permanent employee or a private contractor in the courses at the school, or you could even complement your jobs with more jobs by having your own small business for online teaching in particular.
Find more students by signing up to be a private tutor
We would be remiss if we didn't show you the immense benefits of being a tutor on Superprof.
A great and personalised way to learn a language is with a private tutor, since you can get the extra attention you need ot get your language skills where they need to be. It can be done in the home, at the library, at your place of work, a restaurant or cafe, or even online.
Look no further than Supeprof for a range of hundreds of Arabic tutors to help you learn.
There will be a mix of native and non native teachers, each adapted to your needs.
If you're looking to teach, this is your chance to provide home-based lessons that help students to work on a range of speaking, reading, listening, writing, and grammar skills.
So what are you waiting for? Check out the wide range of private students you can discover through Superprof today!
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