Arabic course oversubscribed
A practical introductory course to Arabic sponsored by Malta Enterprise to assist entrepreneurs carrying out or interested in carrying out business activities in Arab speaking countries has been oversubscribed, prompting the Corporation to set up another class that will be held simultaneously.
Classes are being neld on Mondays and Wednesday and on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the end of June. Each course has 22 participants.
ME is covering course fees and hosting the classes at the Kordin Business Incubation Centre.
The course is being delivered by the Consular Officer at the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Malta Naim Dhifi, who also assisted Malta Enterprise in the development of the course structure.
It starts off with the basic vocabulary and grammar and eventually moves on to sentence construction and more complex elements such as conversation and business Arabic.
The idea to organise a practical introductory course to the Arabic language was first floated during the Libyan crises as a means of helping local entrepreneurs target the market while there was a lull in Libyan business.
However, as the entire North African region is now offering a multitude of opportunities as a result of the Arab Spring, the idea was developed into a reality and its perimeters broadened to include all those wishing to venture and do business in this region and also in other Arab speaking countries.
The Arabic language course complements the assistance already being provided by ME, which also includes on-the-ground assistance in Libya through the Commercial Office in Tripoli as well as the organisation of business delegations, both for local companies visiting the market as well as incoming delegations hosted by Malta Enterprise in Malta.
Due to the overwhelming response, ME may consider organising the course again in view of the requests which could not be accommodated due to logistical constraints.