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Arabic 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
email: info@ahlan-egypt.com

Schools in Luxor and Alexandria 

Arabic Language Institute (ALI)
The American University in Cairo 

Full contact details here.

Summer and full-year intensives. Modern Standard and Egyptian colloquial at all levels.

4U Arabic Language School 
Situated in downtown Cairo

Full contact details here.

Intensive short courses in Modern Standard and Egyptian colloquial Arabic.

Fajr Center for Arabic Language
Branches in Nasr City, Dokki and Ma'adi districts of Cairo.

email: info@fajr.com 

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
email: ili@arabicegypt.com 
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.

Languages Abroad 
School in Mohandiseen district of Cairo


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

CGE Jordan

Languages Abroad 
School in Amman

SIT Study Abroad (World Learning)
Amman, Jordan

Summer intensive field-based Arabic language immersion programme

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
email : info@aware.com.kw


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
email: cames@aub.edu.lb

Summer programme at six levels. 

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

Specialises in teaching Lebanese Arabic dialect and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) to non-native speakers working, studying, visiting Beirut 


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 
email: arabic@aui.ma


Contact via website

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

Tel: +212 35 62 48 50  
email:  info@alif-fes.com

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 : info@arabicschoolmorocco.com

Dar Loughat 
Place Moulay Mehdi 8, Rue M'hammed Benaboud
Tétouan, 93000, Morocco

Tel: +212 66 66 8 77 88
email: info@cclc-morocco.org

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 

Contact via website

Languages in Action 
Schools in Fez and Tetouan 

Contact via website  

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
Fez, Morocco.

Tel: +212 5 35 63 18 62 
email: info@sacalfez.com


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

Tel: +216 71 832 418; +216 71 832 923
email: iblv@iblv.rnu.tn

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

Learn Arabic in Tunisia  
(Languages In Action)
School based in Sousse

Contact via website

United Arab Emirates

Languages Abroad 

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201 Arabic Verbs
Raymond P. Scheindlin. Paperback, 1981

A Grammar of Classical Arabic
Wolfdietrich Fischer, Jonathan Rodgers (Translator).

A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language
J.A. Haywood, H.M. Nahmad. Paperback,

Ahlan Wa Sahlan
Mahdi Alosh. Hardcover, 2000

Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds
Mahmoud Al-Batal, et al . Paperback, 1995. Plus cassette

An Introduction to Koranic and Classical Arabic
Wheeler M. Thackston. Paperback, 1994

Arabic (Teach Yourself)
J. R. Smart, James Robert Smart. Paperback and cassette, 1992 

Arabic Audio and Phrase Book
Berlitz. Book and cassette, 1998

Arabic for Beginners
Syed Ali. Paperback, 1992

Arabic Grammar of the Written Language
G.W. Thatcher. Hardcover, 1996

Arabic Grammar of the Written Language
Daniel Wojcik. Paperback, 1993

Arabic Grammar
John Mace. Paperback, 1998

Arabic in Three Months: Cassettes
Prentice Hall & IBD. Audio cassette, 1990

Arabic Through the Qur'an
Alan Jones. Paperback, 2000. Also hardcover edition.

Arabic Today
John Mace. Paperback, 1996

Arabic Verbs and Essentials of Grammar
J. Wightwick, M. Gaffar. Paperback, 1997

Arabic Writing for Beginners: Part Two
Z. H. Qureshi. Paperback, 1991

Arabic: Learn Before You Land
Suzanne E. McGrew (Editor.

Language 30. Audio cassette,

Breakthrough Language Series: Arabic
Nadira Auty, et al . Audio cassette, 1992

Conversational Arabic in Seven Days
Samy Abu-Taleb. Book and  cassette, 1994

Elementary Modern Standard Arabic (Vol 1)
Peter Abboud, Ernest McCavus (Eds). Also Vol 2

Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book: Arabic
Mohammad Asfour (Editor), Lexus. Paperback,

Formal Spoken Arabic
Karin C. Ryding. Paperback, 1990. Plus cassette

Getting by in Arabic
Salah Ghobashy. Audio cassette, 1985

Grammar of Classical Arabic
M.S. Howell. Hardcover, 1996

Hugo Language Course: Arabic In Three Months
Mohammad Asfour. Paperback and cassettes.

Just Listen 'N Learn Arabic
Rachael Harris (Editor), et al . Audio cassette, 1993

Linguaphone Standard Arabic Course
With six cassettes

Linguaphone PDQ Arabic
Audio cassette, 2001. Also CD version. 

Mastering Arabic
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar. Hardcover book and cassettes, 1990

Media Arabic
Julia Ashtiany. Paperback, 1993

Modern Written Arabic: Basic Course, Volume 1
David Abdo, et al. Paperback, 2000

Now You're Talking Arabic 
Barron's educational. Paperback and cassette, 2001

Programmed Arabic-Islamic Reader 1
R. Rammuny. Paperback, 1987

Reading Modern Written Arabic (Vol 1)  
Audio-Forum. Book and cassettes. Also Vol 2

Simple Arabic
Yousif Haddad, Jack Ingle. Paperback, 2001

Spoken Arabic Step-by-step
John Kirkbright. Audio cassette, 1993

Standard Arabic
Eckehard Schulz, et al. Paperback, 2000. Plus cassettes

Standard Arabic: an advanced course
James Dickens, Janet Watson. Paperback, 1999. Plus cassettes

Teach Yourself Arabic Verbs and Essential Grammar
John Mace. Paperback, 1999

Teach Yourself Arabic
Jack Smart, Frances Altorfer. Paperback, 2001. Plus cassette

Teach Yourself Beginner's Arabic Script
John Mace. Paperback, 2000

The Arabic Alphabet
Nicholas Awde, Putros Samano. Paperback, 1987

Travel Wise Arabic
Paperback, 1998. Plus cassette

Vocabulearn Learn Arabic (Level 1)
Audio cassette. Also Level 2

Writing Arabic
T. F. Mitchell. Paperback, 1979 




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