From an extended one-to-one Somali language training course at our London training centre to an intensive in-company workshop at your office, Communicaid can provide you with a language course designed specifically to meet your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing international coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Somali languages courses.
Why a Somali course in London with Communicaid? Whether your language needs are business, diplomatic, social, financial, legal or military, each Communicaid Somali course is highly personalised and designed to improve your Somali language and communication skills. Upon completion of a Communicaid Somali course, you will have the confidence to communicate in Somali with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
Benefits of our Somali language course
A Communicaid Somali language course will enable you to:
- Speak Somali with confidence
- Interact more effectively with Somali speakers or when visiting a Somali-speaking region
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Somali-speaking colleagues and clients through a show of interest in the Somali language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate successful international communication at both a personal and organisational level
Who should attend our Somali school
A Communicaid Somali language course is designed for:
- Members of organisations doing business in Somali-speaking countries
- Individuals preparing for a relocation or assignment in a Somali-speaking region
- Business professionals interested in building rapport and strengthening relationships with Somali-speakers
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in a Somali-speaking region who need to be able to communicate at all levels
Somali course content
The content and format of your Somali language course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Somali and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Somali courses include:
- Spoken fluency
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Somali
- Email skills in Somali
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Communicaid’s Somali courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Language training normally takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although courses are also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published Somali course materials will be used throughout, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and during your Somali course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Somali course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy.
Somali course trainer
All Communicaid Somali trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Somali training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Somali trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Somali language trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus.
Facts about the Somali language
It is estimated that Somali is spoken by 10-16 million people worldwide. Although it is spoken primarily in Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya since the Somali civil war, large Somali-speaking ethnic enclaves have emerged around the world.
An East Cushite language, Somali is divided into three distinct dialects, the most common simply referred to as “Common Somali.” Since 1972, Somali language is written according to the Latin or Roman alphabet. Sounds specific to Somali language are written as digraphs (a pair of letters like “sh” or “kh” that together form a new sound). Somali language is tonal as well as agglutinative and employs a complex system of affixes to convey grammatical meaning.