Arabic

Learn Arabic at City Lit in London and Online

Arabic is spoken by more than 319 million people and is the fifth most spoken language in the world. It is an official language in 26 states spread across the Middle East and Africa. The Arabic language has influenced several other languages including Persian, Turkish and even Spanish. Arabic comes from the same language family as Hebrew with both languages written from right to left.

Our Arabic courses are design to teach you how to speak, understand, read and write Arabic confidently . We offer beginner to advanced level courses to make learning Arabic accessible to everyone.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our courses below and choose from a range of classes either during the daytime, evening and on weekends.

For a limited time we are offering discounts on our series of Arabic regional dialects courses. See offer details.

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  1. Arabic superstitions
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Come and find out about the significant role superstitions play in Arabic culture and learn some Arabic at the same time.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Arabic beginners: module 2
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue learning to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic, with reference to to other Arabic dialects. You should have completed Arabic beginners: module 1 or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
  3. Arabic 2 lower: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Improve your elementary Arabic and develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills using Modern Standard Arabic. Suitable if you have completed 'Arabic 2 lower: module 1' or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
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  4. Arabic 2 upper: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed 'Arabic 2 upper: module 1', or studied Arabic for two years or have a fairly good command of the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
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  5. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this lively course, which also refers to other Arabic dialects. Suitable for complete beginners.







    Please note: we are offering an online Arabic taster class in December: Arabic superstitions (course code LXDA1) if you would like to try out Arabic before you enrol.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
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  6. Arabic reading group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you enjoy reading Arabic? Do you want to start reading in Arabic and deepen your knowledge of



    Arab culture? Come and join us to discuss a range of Arabic short stories.You will need to be able to read the alphabet, words and phrases to be able to join this course. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 3.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £66.00
  7. Arabic 3 lower : mod 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Develop you fluency on these courses taught in Arabic, with the emphasis on speaking and listening. You should have studied Arabic for three years or equivalent and have a fairly good command of the Arabic language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £121.00
  8. Arabic beginners: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get off to a flying start in Arabic. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Arabic language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  9. Arabic verbs made easy
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 4 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you find it hard to understand and conjugate Arabic verbs? Do you feel confused about which tense of the verb to use in your speaking and writing ? Join this course to help you understand how verbs work in Arabic.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
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  10. Arabic 2 lower: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to improve your elementary Arabic and develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills using Modern Standard Arabic. Suitable if you have completed 'Arabic 2 lower : module 2' or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
  11. Arabic 2 upper: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have completed 'Arabic 2 upper: module 2', studied Arabic for more than two years or have a fairly good command of the language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Arabic beginners: module 3
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on these lively courses, which also refer to other Arabic dialects. You should have completed 'Arabic beginners: module 2' or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00

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