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.

Meet Alaa, one of our Arabic tutors:

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  1. Modern and Classical Arabic
    Course Date:  Wed 23 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Get a taster of the history of Classical Arabic, the language of the Quran and of classical Arabic literature.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
  2. Arabic 1 intensive: a journey for beginners in summer
    Course Date:  Mon 12 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn Arabic on this intensive, week-long course with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. You can also learn to read and write Arabic characters. Based on the tutor's own materials.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £97.00
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  3. Arabic 1: revision course
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 12 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Consolidate your elementary knowledge of Arabic. Suitable if you have studied Arabic for a year or have an equivalent level. Based on the tutor’s own materials.

    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
  4. Arabic beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 14 Jul 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Continue to learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this beginners module 3 course, which also refers 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
  5. Arabic 2 : revision course
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 20 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Consolidate your elementary knowledge of Arabic. Suitable if you have studied Arabic for two years or have an equivalent level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £79.00
  6. Arabic holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 24 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Make the most of your holidays in an Arabic-speaking country with this short, intensive course. This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations & have a friendly chat with the locals!

    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 £99.00
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  7. Arabic 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for one year or have an equivalent level.The course aims to equip you with the skills to converse in everyday situations using Arabic and to communicate in writing in a variety of situations.

    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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  8. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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.

    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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  9. Arabic 2 upper: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for two years or have an equivalent level.

    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
  10. Arabic 4: module 1
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for 4-5 years or equivalent and have a fairly good command of the Arabic language. 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
  11. Arabic beginners at a gentle pace: module 1
    Course Date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Never learnt Arabic before? Or have you tried and found it a challenge? Then try this class! Start from the very beginning at a gentle pace, and gain confidence in a friendly and relaxed group.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
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  12. Arabic early bird beginners: module 1
    Course Date:  Fri 24 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Wake up to the sound of Arabic. Join this lively course for beginners at breakfast time, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills. Suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00
  13. Arabic conversation class
    Course Date:  Fri 1 Oct 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Increase your fluency and improve your accuracy and comprehension in an informal and friendly environment. Ideal if you have studied Arabic for a couple of years already.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £103.00
  14. Arabic writing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 31 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to read and write Arabic characters. Suitable for complete beginners or anyone wishing to consolidate their knowledge of the Arabic alphabet.



    Please note that this is one of a series of workshops:





    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and



    LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £30.00
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  15. Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    Please note that this is one of a series of workshops:





    LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

    LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

    LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

    LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

    LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and



    LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00

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