[skip to content]

Arabic at SOAS Language Centre

SOAS Language Centre in London operates the largest non-degree Arabic language programme in the UK. It runs over 120 scheduled courses a year for learners, including both full-time and part-time courses. In addition, SOAS Language Centre also offers individual tuition or small group tuition tailor-made according to the needs of the clients, be they from the business community, government departments or other institutions.

SOAS Language Centre offers the Certificate and Diploma in Communicative Arabic Language, and is the sole provider of Arabic language teaching qualifications in the UK for teachers of Arabic language.

Each year there are about 1000 registrations on our various Arabic language courses, and we have a team of nearly 20 teachers, all of whom are native speakers of Arabic. SOAS Language Centre regularly offers courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Qur'anic Arabic, Egyptian Colloquial and other dialects to mother-tongue and non mother-tongue speakers.

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate/Diploma in Communicative Arabic (full-time only)

Teacher Training in Arabic

Certificate/Diploma in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

Arabic (Modern Standard)

10 weeks, 2 hours per week  

Arabic (Colloquial & Literary)

10 weeks, 2 hours per week   

 Lower IntermediateLower IntermediateLower Intermediate
 Upper IntermediateUpper Intermediate 
 Advanced (Course details to follow)  Advanced (Course details to follow)   

Arabic (Media)

Lower Intermediate (Not available in 2014-15)

Arabic Conversational Club

Available Beginners - Lower Intermediate and Intermediate - Advanced levels

Tailored Tuition

We can also provide individually tailored courses and in-company instruction.