Cost & Fees
What Are Your Translator Rates?
Translation Fees are based on:
1.Number of source words.
2.Source document complexity.
3.Deadline for completion of project.
300 words or less - £12.50
301 words to 600 words - £25.00
601 words to 900 words - £37.50
For each additional 300 words over 900 words - £10.00
For more info see the main translation page.
What Are Your Private Tuition Rates?
Fees are based on:
1. Location, (Online, Local or Outside of Locality).
2. Type of Support, (Quranic, GCSE/Conversational, or Examiner service).
3. Number of learners, 1 to 1, 1 to 2, or Group.
4.Day of the week, Monday to Thursday or Weekends.
5. PAYG, Advance Block Booking, Bank Standing Order or PayPal.
6. Private Client, School, Organisation or Business.
We have a range of fees, it just depends on your circumstances.
Please email or call us.
A Rough Guide to Tuition Fees.
I Want to Hire an Arabic Examiner to Visit Our School.
VISITING EXAMINER FOR GCSE ARABIC
Please contact us for more details on examiner hire rates. These rates are dependent on the following:
- Distance of the school.
- Number of students sitting the GCSE Arabic exam.
- Parking arrangements.
- We are familiar with Audacity and Quick Time Player on MAC.
- The visiting examiner invoice will usually be sent on the day of the exam. If you are using us for the first time the invoice may be sent out slightly earlier, please forward to school finance officer as soon as possible.
- A separate invoice may be sent for any parking charges incurred.
- Late invoices will incur a separate fee
- If a student withdraws from the exam, on the day, please contact us before the examiner arrives or before the invoice is sent.
Can I Join a Club or Create One?
Groups / Clubs can be the best way to learn, for some people, and are also cheaper too. You can join an existing local group / club or create one at your own home, amongst friends, family members or your school / youth centre.
The benefits to you are a safer feeling environment, more interaction and cheaper fees, even if you live quite far. You can host a Quran club in your home, during Ramadhan for example, for the blessings of using your space to help learners recite the Quran.
Cost will depend on size of group, day and location.
You can have a once weekly, twice weekly or daily group.
Create an Arabic or Quran club in your home, school or center!
Points to consider when creating your club:
- A ground floor room is prefferable.
- Space for group size.
- A white board.
What If I Want To Cancel A Lesson?
How Do I Make Pre-Payment / Online Payment?
1. You can set up an automatic monthly standing order, from your bank, for payments on the first of every month.
2. You can make monthly block payments using online banking smartphone apps or bank website, from your account to ours. Please avoid late payments.
3. If you have an online banking app (like Natwest) on your smartphone you can use the Visa Personal Payment section under 'Pay your contacts' just enter the amount and phone number for the person you wish to pay. Please note lessons will not usually be given until payment is processed into account, please allow for 2 days.
4. You can use PayPal. If you accept to use PayPal as your preferred method of payment you also accept the service charge, 0.25p for every £5.00.
- Please check the total before making payment, some months, like September 2014, have 5 Mondays, whilst other months have only 4. If you are not sure of the correct amount please check with your tutor. If you need help making online payments or require bank details please call.
How Do I Get Free Lessons?
What Are Your Cheapest Fees?
How Long Does It Take To Learn Arabic?
Are There Any Tips For Completing And Reading The Quran?
Which Arabic Books Should I Use?
Can I Learn Arabic By Myself Without A Tutor Or Class?
Yes and no. For simple words and phrases and even the Alphabet most people can use audio's, videos and basic books, but there comes a point when everyone needs help.
Getting to grips with the four disciplines of reading, writing, speaking and listening is no easy task. It can take a lot of time and effort.
This is a language with over a thousand years of history and development.
Should I Study Colloquial Arabic or Classical?
That really depends on what you want to use Arabic for. If it is for interacting with News media, Literature, Poetry, Quran, and Business etc then your safest bet is Classical (CA) or Modern (MA).
But if your just dabbling in a regional dialect then choose the colloquial of the area you are focusing on. Beware of adopting the colloquial Arabic of the Maghreb, it is mixed with Berber and French, you might find that Arabs in other regions will have a hard time understanding you.
The Quran for Tajweed and Hifdh
Some Qurans come with translations, some with transliterations and some come with a little commentary. Font print style of some Qurans may differ according to the country it was printed. These days Qurans are organised in a way to aid the learners of Tajweed, and Quran memorisation, to navigate their way through the Quranic reading rules.
The Quran that we recommend for students of Tajweed who wish to memorise the Quran with the rules is the colour coded, 604 page Quran, Damascus print. But you may also choose a plain (colourless) Quran with the same page numbering.
This is an all Arabic Tajweed Quran which contains the rules of recitation.
You will notice that with this Quran all the ayats finish on the page and do not straddle two pages. The new Juz will always start on the left hand page. And for those who understand some Arabic there is a useful explanation of words used in the Surah, in the margins of some texts.
Some (Asian sub-continent print) Qurans may have urdu numbering which can confuse the student and the teacher who may not understand urdu.
If you are taking Quran tuition it is advisable that you and your teacher are on the same page and use the same Quran, whether with the urdu numbering / Asian sub-continent print or Uthmanic print.
The Arabic Language
The Arabic Language Family.
Arabic is an Afro-Asiatic language. The Semitic language family includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Maltese, Amharic, Tigrinya, Tigre, Gurage, Geez, Syrica, Akkadian, Phonoecian, Punic, Ugaritic, Nabatean, Amorite and Moabite.
While a majority of these are now considered "dead" languages, either entirely obsolete or used only in religious practice, Arabic has flourished. This is due to the influence of Islam and, more specifically, Islam’s holy book, the Qur’an.
Classical, Modern or Colloquial Arabic?
Arabic is currently about the fifth most spoken language in the world. Whether in the United Nations, business, finance or governmental departments, Arabic is international.
Modern Arabic is the Arabic of media, business, scientific, technological and industrial terminologies. It is also the common type of Arabic used in poetry and modern literature. It is derived from classical Arabic, which is still very much in use.
The term Classical Arabic is usually applied to the body of literature going back to the 7th and 8th century which still has a very strong following of students and teachers. There are many poems and books still available in classical Arabic. It is also spoken and used in conversation, although many less educated would not understand some of its words.
Colloquial Arabic or regional Arabic is the Arabic of the street, shops, music etc. Everyone has their favourite colloquial and it is a must to learn for any tourist and for making small chit chat as well as other matters.
Each of these types of Arabic has its enthusiasts and supporters, but despite the differences it's still Arabic, some are just more recent manifestations of the original, classical standard Arabic.
How Many Arabic Speaking Countries Are There?
But Isn’t Arabic Just For Arabs And Muslims?
How Popular Is Arabic?
Is Arabic Easier Than Maths?
How Different is Colloquial Arabic to Modern and Classical Arabic?
Comparing the three types of Arabic.
Generally speaking vocabulary overlaps in many areas of nouns, verbs and particles but there are serious issues of grammar, pronunciation and use of words with colloquial slang. For this reason, although it may occasionally be used for comparison purposes, regional dialects are not taught at Arabic Daily.
Regional dialects are rich and beautiful to listen to and everyone has their personal favourite, but if your serious about correct use of Arabic language then try Modern or Classical first.