Where to learn Arabic: courses in the Middle East
This is a country-by-country listing of of Arabic language courses in the Middle East.
If you spot any errors or omissions please post a note in the comments section below.
Arabic Language Institute (ALI)
The American University in Cairo
Summer and full-year intensives. Modern Standard and Egyptian colloquial at all levels.
Fajr Center for Arabic Language
Branches in Nasr City, Dokki and Ma'adi districts of Cairo.
Classical Arabic - various courses
24 Road 107, Hadayek El Maadi
Tel: +202 25270518; +202 5272190; +202 3583915
Serves students visiting from abroad and the larger expatriate community in Egypt.
International Language Institute
PO Box 13 Embaba
4 Mahmoud Azmi Street
Madinet El Sahafeyeen
Cairo 12411, Egypt
Tel: +202 346 3087
Working hours: (Sunday to Thursday 9.00 am till 4.00 pm (GMT +2 hours)
Summer and full-year courses. Modern Standard and Egyptian colloquial.
CIEE Arabic Language Programme
For students who already have a solid foundation in Modern Standard Arabic and seek to attain proficiency in the language.
CIEE Intensive summer Arabic programme
For students who have a strong interest in developing a solid foundation in Modern Standard Arabic and seek to begin or accelerate their language proficiency
School in Amman
University of Jordan Language Centre
University of Jordan
A six-level intensive programme in Modern Standard Arabic for speakers of other languages: beginners (two levels), pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate, and advanced.
Arabic Language Unit (Kuwait University)
PO Box 2575
Kuwait City 13026
Tel: +965 481 0325
Year-long programme in Modern Standard Arabic. Number of places is limited.
PO Box 1613, Safat
Tel: +965 2533 5280
email : email@example.com
Summer programme at six levels.
Specialises in teaching Lebanese Arabic dialect and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) to non-native speakers working, studying, visiting Beirut
Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute
40 Rue Houcine Slaoui,
Tel: +212 (0) 679 24 53 92
Video about the institute and its progamme, including testimonials from students
Al Akhawayn University
Arabic and North African Studies Program (ARANAS)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
PO Box 104 Hassan II Avenue
Ifrane 53000, Morocco
Tel: +212 535 86 20 12
Contact via website
The Arabic Language Institute in Fez
Tel: +212 35 62 48 50
Three and six-week courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year.
The Arabic School of Morocco
6, Rue Arabie Saoudite, Avenue Hassan II
Temara Centre - 12000
Tel : + 212 19 37 90 38
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Place Moulay Mehdi 8, Rue M'hammed Benaboud
Tétouan, 93000, Morocco
Tel: +212 66 66 8 77 88
Courses in Modern Standard Arabic (written and spoken) plus Morccan colloquial
Intensive Arabic Studies Programme (Tangier)
King Fahd Advanced School of Translation
Abdelmalek Essadi University
Modern Standard (at intermediate level), with elementary and intermediate Moroccan colloquial.
Oasis Language School
Bd My Rachid, 75
Ouarzazate 45 000
Tel: +212 224 885155
Rabat - Souissi district
Contact via website
Subul Assalam Centre for the Arabic Language
Meknes way, Lotissement Al Hadika, Lot no.Q4/008
Tel: +212 5 35 63 18 62
Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages
47 Avenue de la Liberté
Tel: +216 71 832 418; +216 71 832 923
Intensive summer courses and non-intensive courses the rest of the year. See review.