Arabic language

Where to learnArabic: courses in the Middle East

Egypt | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Morocco|Tunisia | UAE

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.


8, el-Gorfa el-Togareya Street, Mansheya
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel: +20 3 4830138; mobile +20 18 5166579

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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

Hedayet Institute
24 Road 107, Hadayek El Maadi
Cairo, Egypt

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
Amman, Jordan

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
Amman, Jordan

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

Languages Abroad
School in Amman

University of Jordan Language Centre
University of Jordan
Amman 11942-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
Al Asimah
Tel: +965 481 0325

Year-long programme in Modern Standard Arabic. Number of places is limited.

AWARE Centre
PO Box 1613, Safat
Kuwait 13017

Tel: +965 2533 5280


Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
American University of Beirut
PO Box 11-0236 / CAMES
Riad El-Solh / Beirut 1107 2020
Tel: +961 1 350 000 Ext. 3845

Summer programmeat six levels.

Saifi Institute
Chawkatly (Valli &Valli) Building, 3rd floor
Saifi – Charles Helou Ave.
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: +961 1 560738

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,
Hay Badr,
Fes, Morocco.

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

Details of courses

Tel: +212 535 86 20 12


Contactvia website

The Arabic Language Institute in Fez
B.P. 2136
Fez 30000

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

Dar Loughat
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.

Languages Abroad

Oasis Language School
Bd My Rachid, 75
Ouarzazate 45 000

Tel: +212 224 885155

Rabat - Souissi district

Contactvia website

Subul Assalam Centre for the Arabic Language
Meknes way, Lotissement Al Hadika, Lot no.Q4/008
Fez, Morocco.

Tel: +212 5 35 63 18 62


Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages
47 Avenue de la Liberté
1002 Tunis

Tel: +216 71 832 418; +216 71 832 923

Intensive summer courses and non-intensive courses the rest of the year. Seereview.

United Arab Emirates

Languages Abroad

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