Arabic

Learn Arabic Online & in London

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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. Arabic beginners:module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian, Taïssir K Mahmoud
    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.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  2. Arabic 2 lower: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    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 £129.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  3. Arabic 3 lower: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    Suitable if you 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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. Arabic 2 upper: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    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 £129.00
    Rating:
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  5. Arabic 3 upper: module 1
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 30 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Develop you fluency on this course taught in Arabic, with the emphasis on speaking and listening. You should have studied Arabic for four 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 £159.00 Concession £129.00
  6. Arabic reading group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    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 £71.00
  7. Arabic small group conversation
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Perfect to practise and consolidate your spoken Arabic in a 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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  8. Arabic writing for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    Learn how to read and write Arabic characters. Suitable for complete beginners or anyone wishing to consolidate their knowledge of the Arabic alphabet.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £32.00
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  9. Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    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.



    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
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  10. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Levant
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    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.



    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Gulf
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 19 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Omar Abdul-Ali
    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.



    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
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  12. Arabic Regional Dialects-Sudan
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    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.



    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
  13. Arabic Regional Dialects-Morocco
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    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.



    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
  14. Arabic beginners: module 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    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 £129.00
  15. Arabic 2 lower: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    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 £129.00
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