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

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

Meet Alaa, one of our Arabic tutors:

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  1. Arabic beginners: revision course
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    Consolidate your elementary knowledge of Arabic with this online revision course. 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 £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  2. Arabic beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Get a short introduction to the Arabic language and discover aspects of Arabic language culture in these live online communicative classes. Suitable for complete beginners.







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    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 £109.00 Concession £71.00
  3. Arabic 2 revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    Consolidate your elementary knowledge of Arabic with this online course. 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 £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  4. Arabic beginners: module 3
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    Continue to learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic which also refer to other Arabic dialects. This lively class based course takes place in central London, You should have completed Arabic beginners: module 2 or equivalent.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  5. Arabic beginners: holiday kit
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    Make the most of your holidays in an Arabic-speaking country with this face to face short, intensive course in central London over one weekend. 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!
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  6. Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  7. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
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  8. Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  9. Arabic 2 lower: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    Learn Arabic in the heart of London on this lively classroom-based course.







    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.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
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  10. Arabic reading group
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    Do you want to start reading more fluently in Arabic while improving your knowledge of vocabulary and pronunciation? Then, come and join this friendly online reading class which focuses on practical, everyday texts. You will need to be able to read the alphabet and individual words to join this course. Suitable if you are studying at 2 lower module 1 level or above (more than 1 year of 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 £79.00 Concession £64.00
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Language courses at all levels and in 19 different languages are offered at City Lit. Whether you would like to attend part-time or weekend language classes, our highly popular language lessons offer the widest choice in London. Most language courses are taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced.

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