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.

Meet Alaa, one of our Arabic tutors:

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  1. Arabic Regional Dialects-Sudan

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will equip you with the essential 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 there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series: See offer details



    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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  2. Arabic Regional Dialects-Morocco

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will equip you with the essential 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 there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series: See offer details



    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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  3. Arabic superstitions

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 10 Dec 2020
    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

  4. Arabic 2 lower: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  5. Arabic 3 lower : mod 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    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

  6. Arabic beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 7 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

  7. Arabic 2 upper: module 2

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Arabic 3 upper: module 2

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for four 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Arabic 4: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have studied Arabic for at least 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

  10. Arabic: an introduction for beginners in collaboration with the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online


    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to the Middle East to provide a foundation in the Arabic language.Please note, this course will be taught online and not at the British Museum.

    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: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Arabic beginners: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 19 Jan 2021 (and 6 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.

    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

  12. Arabic conversation class

    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Arabic through culture 2 upper: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for those who have stuied Arabic for about 2 years.This course is similar to other Arabic 2 upper module 2 courses in its focus on speaking and listening, but differs in the methods used to teach basic Arabic i.e through using songs, poems and creative activities.

    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: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  14. Arabic verbs made easy

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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: £99.00

  15. Arabic: an introduction for beginners part 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 9 Feb 2021
    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 near beginners who have already studied Arabic for a term or equivalent and can give and ask for basic information and use the alphabet.

    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: £91.00

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