FAQS

FAQs

Frequently Asked

DO YOU DO TRANSLATE DOCUMENTS?

Yes. We translate various types of documents. Send an email detailing the size of the translation project, any deadlines and confidentiality requirements. We shall respond with a quote.

ARE YOU ARAB?

We are a mix of Arabic and Arab speakers educated in Arab speaking countries as well as in UK institutes of learning.  

DO YOU PROVIDE AN EXTERNAL SPEAKING EXAMINER?

Yes, our visiting Arabic examiner attends schools in London and outside of London. We have visited schools as far as Bury St Edmunds for Pearson GCSE Arabic exams. An Arabic teacher or Examiner is also available via online conferencing, for speaking endorsements/assessments etc, during or after school hours.

do you teach 9-1 gcse arabic?

Yes, we are currently teaching the new Pearson-Edexcel 2017 specification, as we have done with the previous two specifications. We offer instructions online and at home. 

DO YOU COVER MY LOCATION?

Yes. If you want online lessons or lessons via WhatsApp. We offer our services throughout London and the UK. If you are in need of a tutor to visit your home we are available in Croydon, Sutton, Merton, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Bromley. Other areas are by arrangement and tutor availability.

DO YOU HAVE ANY GCSE ARABIC RESOURCES?

We have accumulated a fair amount of Arabic resources over the years. Some of these are in the form of links to other websites or on our website. Some of them we are able to make public whilst others are locked so that students do not have access to too much information before they are ready for it. See the resources page for more info or contact us. 

DO YOU ACCEPT BACS PAYMENTS?

Yes, if you are a school contact about payment of invoices via cheque or BACS. For all other payments we accept direct bank transfers, standing orders and cash payments into our account. 

DO YOU GIVE FREE LESSON?

Yes, we are in the habit of giving extra lesson time, where there is no following lesson that may clash with the time. We have also been known to give free online lessons up to 30, 45 and 60 minutes. 

WHAT ABOUT ENGLISH LESSONS?

We support basic English literacy classes over the internet and in selected countries. We visit schools, homes, centres on an individual or group basis. 

WHY ADLS SERVICES?

We put a lot of work into anything that we do, from making sure that the website has enough information to explain what we do to making sure the tutor/s has the requisite knowledge, experience and ability to guide you through the Arabic language and benefit from the lessons. Not to mention the fact that we have been going for about 10 years and have tutored numerous students of all age groups and levels.

WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?

We offer lessons online daily, weekdays and weekends. Depending on your time zone we can provide early morning, afternoon or late evening lessons. 

HOW DO I START?
  1. You can fill out the detailed application form on the registration page, this is the best route.
  2. Or you can fill in the contact form on the contact page. Provide as much info as possible. 
  3. Or you can send us a direct email. If you are sending direct emails please provide as much information as possible to save sending several emails.
DO YOU TEACH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS?

We have taught Arabic in a number of secondary schools in London, too many to count. This is usually in the run-up to Arabic exams. Our hire window is between March and June, for exams in the same year. First come first served basis. Sorry, due to demand, we are limited on availability at this time of the year. 

DO YOU MARK MOCK EXAMS?

Yes, we mark mock papers for students in schools. Usually the head of languages or an exams officer will get in contact with us and send us the papers via email. We have been known to physically attend schools to pick up and drop off papers too.

HOW DO YOU GIVE LESSONS?

Everyone likes there lessons via a different set-up. Some prefer Skype, Zoom or Google whilst others do lessons via home tuition or even WhatsApp. We try to accommodate everyone’s preferences. We have used various types of video conferencing but our preference is towards Skype and then Zoom. We have also provided lessons via WhatsApp. We also do home tuition.

ARE YOU INDIAN/PAKISTANIS?

No. We do not have anyone within our administration or tutors who are/or are of a Pakistani, Bengali or Indian background unfortunately but we are always open to taking on new staff of any background, we do not discriminate except on the level of Arabic language education.

WHY ONE 2 ONE TUITION?

With one to one tuition you have your own personal coach, all to yourself, for the slot you have reserved each week. It is far less distracting than being in a class of 20+ people or sometimes more. The tutor can focus in on the areas where you need attention most without his or her attention being diverted due to other students. There are several other benefits that come with being tutored by the ADLS tutor/s, such as specialist knowledge and experience.

WHAT OTHER LESSONS DO YOU OFFER?

It is not just about GCSE Arabic here. We tutor various levels of Arabic and Quranic Arabic to all ages. We also do RE lessons and Akhlaaq sessions and English. If you need a tutor for another subject we may be able to help you.

WHAT'S THE ARABIC AT THE TOP OF THE PAGES?

The Arabic writing, in the image, at the top of this website are verses from chapter 56 of the Holy Quran. They are from Surah Waqia, Ayat numbers 77-80.

ARE THE ASSESSMENTS FREE?

Yes, they are free for a limited time and on specific days for Quranic Arabic assessments, such as in the month of Ramadhan. All other lessons such as GCSE, Pre-GCSE, A’ level and their equivalent are paid for at the PAYG rate. After the initial assessment lessons shall be charged at the monthly reduced rate, unless you prefer to stay with PAYG payments on a daily or weekly basis.

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF TUITION?

The pricing page is accessible via the registration section or the bottom of the website or click here to go directly to the pricing page. If you do not see it let us know or ask us directly. Pricing is subject to change and is dependent on your circumstances. Our pricing options look at whether it is: 45, 60 or 90 minute lessons, online or home tuition, local area or non-local, monthly advance payment or PAYG (Pay As You Go), weekend or weekday, peak or off-peak season.

ARE THERE ANY TRAVEL CHARGES?

Yes, for visits to your home or school destination we calculate the cost of travel from this post code CR7 6AU which is Thornton Heath Pond in Thornton Heath Croydon.

I HAVE A QUESTION

If the answer to your question is not answered on this page feel free to send us an email.

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