With options ranging from an intensive one-to-one Kurdish language course at our London training centre to an in-company Kurdish course at your offices, Communicaid provides you and your organisation with a Kurdish language course that meets your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Kurdish courses.
Why a Kurdish course in London? Our Kurdish courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Kurdish communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal. Upon completion of a Kurdish course with Communicaid here in London, you will have the confidence to communicate in Kurdish with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
Location: In addition to our Kurdish courses in London, we are also able to provide Kurdish language training courses worldwide via our training centres and global partners.
Benefits of our Kurdish language course
A Communicaid Kurdish language course will provide you with the ability to:
- Speak Kurdish with confidence
- Interact more confidently when visiting a Kurdish-speaking region or dealing with Kurdish
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Kurdish-speaking colleagues and counterparts
through a show of interest in the Kurdish language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
Who should attend our Kurdish school
A Communicaid Kurdish course is suitable for:
- Anyone planning to relocate to a Kurdish-speaking region and wishing to attend an Kurdish
course in order to prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Kurdish speakers who wish to build
rapport and strengthen relationships by attending an Kurdish course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in a Kurdish-speaking
region who need to be able to communicate at all levels
Kurdish course content
The content and format of your Kurdish course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Kurdish and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Kurdish courses include:
- Spoken fluency
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Kurdish
- Email skills in Kurdish
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Communicaid’s Kurdish courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Language training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although courses are also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published Kurdish course materials will be used throughout, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and during your Kurdish course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Kurdish course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Kurdish course trainer
All Communicaid Kurdish trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Kurdish training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Kurdish trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Kurdish trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Kurdish training team.
For Communicaid, AM specialises in delivering Sorani courses, a dialect of Kurdish, for a major UK government department. Before moving into language training, AM worked as a trilingual translator and interpreter, in Kurdish, English and Arabic. As an interpreter, he has worked for the Swedish Embassy and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Damascus, Syria as well as later, in the UK, for the Kurdish Information & Advocacy Centre. Among his other skills, AM is also a certified web professional with extensive experience in successful web design development and implementation.
????? – Facts about the Kurdish language
Kurdish is the language spoken in the region known as Kurdistan, which encompasses Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Syria, and Turkey. Kurdish populations can also be found in Lebanon, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan and Afghanistan. It is an official language of three Kurdish regions in Iraq and it is estimated that there are between approximately 20 and 40 million speakers of Kurdish worldwide.
Kurdish is a North-western Iranian language of the Indo-European language family. The distinction between language and dialect within this group is often unclear as there is not a widely-accepted system of categorisation. A common approach, however, to distinguish between the language and the dialects is to divide them into three groups:
Northern dialects, (Kurmanji), Central dialects (Sorani) and Southern dialects (Pehlewan).
Kurds use three different alphabets for writing in Kurdish. In Iran and Iraq, Kurdish is written using the Arabic alphabet. However, in Turkey and Syria, Kurdish is written using the Latin alphabet. Meanwhile, Kurds in the former Soviet Union use a modified Cyrillic alphabet. There is currently some movement to standardise and unify the Kurdish language to one type of script.