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 reading group
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Oct 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
  2. Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start 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.



    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
  3. Arabic: an introduction for beginners
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Nov 2021

    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
  4. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Levant
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Nov 2021

    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 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
  5. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Gulf
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 Nov 2021

    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 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
  6. Arabic Regional Dialects-Sudan
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Nov 2021

    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 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
  7. Arabic Regional Dialects-Morocco
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 4 Dec 2021

    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 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
  8. Arabic beginners: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    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
  9. 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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  10. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021 (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.



    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  11. Arabic early bird beginners: module 2
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    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 if you have done one term of Arabic 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 £169.00 Concession £103.00
  12. Arabic: an introduction for beginners part 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Feb 2022

    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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £85.00
  13. 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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  14. Introduction to Arabic
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Mar 2022

    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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £54.00
  15. Arabic holiday kit
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022

    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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100

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