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Discover the beauty of the Arabic language with a variety of courses. From beginner to advanced levels, learners can delve into the intricacies of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation while gaining cultural insights and the ability to communicate confidently in Arabic.

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Arabic - Total Beginner

ABC Languages @ 26 Broadway, New York, NY

Learn Arabic from scratch with ABC Languages! Our engaging teachers will guide you through the basics of Arabic conversation and vocabulary, as well as introduce you to Arabic script. Join our online group classes and start your language journey today.

(384) Beginner 16 and older
$480

8 sessions

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Arabic Intermediate 1

ABC Languages @ Manhattan, New York, NY

Discover the next level of Arabic language proficiency at ABC Languages. Expand your vocabulary and master advanced tenses to enhance your reading, writing, and conversational skills. Join our immersive online group classes and unlock the beauty of the Arabic language.

(384) Intermediate 16 and older

Introduction to Arabic for Business and Commerce

New York City College of Technology @ 25 Chapel St, Brooklyn, NY

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge, or very limited knowledge of the Arabic language. Audio/visual tools teach students to quickly speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic, the form of Arabic shared by all Arab countries.  Classroom time is devoted to active conversation (skits and discussions) and grammar exercises (skim reading tasks) stemming from the video material. Consistent emphasis is placed...

(106) Beginner 18 and older
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$410

19 sessions

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Private Arabic Lessons

ABC Languages

Learn Arabic at ABC Languages and embark on a personalized language journey with our expert instructors. Whether you prefer online or in-person lessons, our customized program will cater to your individual learning needs and goals. Join us and discover the beauty of the Arabic language.

(384) All levels 18 and older

Arabic Advanced

ABC Languages @ 146 W 29th St - Suite 6E, New York, NY

Marhabaan wa ahlan wa sahlan! ARABIC ADVANCED:  If you have a strong foundation in all tenses and need to work on fluency and vocabulary building, this level is for you! ABOUT OUR CLASSES: Our group classes meet online once a week for 1.5 hours. Our approach to learning is a blend between a formal approach focused on grammar and the basic structure of the language ­and an interactive approach geared toward situations that promote verbal interaction...

(384) Advanced 16 and older
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Arabic Classes Coming Up in Chicago

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Private Language Lesson (Online)

Discovery Center

Private language lessons are available Online for private one-on-one lessons. Most languages available, including Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Polish and  ESL. Beginner through advanced level. Select the Month you would like to begin your lessons. Upon Registration Discovery Center or you Instructor will contact you to arrange the time and determine your current level. Package includes 3 1hr lessons. Additional time can be...

(279) All levels 16 and older
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Private Language Lesson (In-Person)

Discovery Center

Private language lessons are available Online for private one-on-one lessons. Most languages available, including Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Polish and  ESL. Beginner through advanced level. Select the Month you would like to begin your lessons. Upon Registration Discovery Center or you Instructor will contact you to arrange the time and determine your current level. Package includes 3 1hr lessons. Additional time can be...

(279) All levels 16 and older
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Greek Language - Beginner

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Learn the language of modern Greeks and about the culture  which brought to the west the philosophies of Aristotle, Sophocles, Plato, Socrates and the famous poet Homer. Note: $25 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class

(279) Beginner 16 and older
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$135

6 sessions

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Arabic Language - Beginner

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Whether you have business with Arabic speaking countries, or have dreamed of traveling to the exotic land of the "Arabian Nights" this class will help you get practical experience in the language and culture of the Middle East. The emphasis of the class will be on conversation. $25 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class

(279) Beginner 16 and older
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$125

6 sessions

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Arabic Beginner 3

ABC Languages @ Online

Are you ready to take your Arabic skills to the next level? Join our interactive online classes at ABC Languages and learn the past tenses while building vocabulary and improving your conversational skills. Get started today and immerse yourself in the Arabic language and culture.

(384) Beginner 16 and older

Arabic - Total Beginner

ABC Languages @ Online

Start your Arabic language journey with engaging and professional teachers at ABC Languages. Learn basic conversation skills, vocabulary, and Arabic script in just six weeks. Join our Total Beginner Arabic Group Classes and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arabic language.

(384) Beginner 17 and older
$325

8 sessions

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All About Arabic: An Intro Workshop

ABC Languages @ Online

Discover the beauty of the Arabic language and immerse yourself in its rich culture. Join our online workshop and gain a taste of Arabic through script, pronunciation, greetings, and more. Are you ready to embark on this linguistic journey?

(384) Beginner 16 and older

Arabic Beginner 2

ABC Languages @ Online

Take your Arabic skills to the next level and immerse yourself in conversational practice with our interactive online classes. Join our community of language learners and start speaking Arabic confidently today.

(384) Beginner 16 and older

Arabic Intermediate 2

ABC Languages @ Online

Take your Arabic skills to the next level and master the subjunctive tense with the Arabic Intermediate 2 course at ABC Languages. Immerse yourself in interactive classes focused on conversation and building vocabulary. Join our community today and start your Arabic journey.

(384) Intermediate 16 and older

Arabic Classes Coming Up in Houston

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Beginning Japanese: Level I

Susanne Glasscock School of Cont Studies

Need Japanese for business or for your next trip to Tokyo or Osaka? Learn the Japanese language and explore Japan’s culture in the Rice Foreign Language Program.  Our Japanese courses allow students to develop conversational skills with emphasis on correct pronunciation, accent, intonation and pitch, while learning to write kana and kanji. Kana, which includes both hiragana and katakana, is a phonetically based writing system. Kanji, a writing...

Beginner 18 and older
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Beginning Japanese: Level II

Susanne Glasscock School of Cont Studies

Need Japanese for business or for your next trip to Tokyo or Osaka? Learn the Japanese language and explore Japan’s culture in the Rice Foreign Language Program.  Our Japanese courses allow students to develop conversational skills with emphasis on correct pronunciation, accent, intonation and pitch, while learning to write kana and kanji. Kana, which includes both hiragana and katakana, is a phonetically based writing system. Kanji, a writing...

Beginner 18 and older
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Beginning Japanese: Level III

Susanne Glasscock School of Cont Studies

Need Japanese for business or for your next trip to Tokyo or Osaka? Learn the Japanese language and explore Japan’s culture in the Rice Foreign Language Program.  Our Japanese courses allow students to develop conversational skills with emphasis on correct pronunciation, accent, intonation and pitch, while learning to write kana and kanji. Kana, which includes both hiragana and katakana, is a phonetically based writing system. Kanji, a writing...

Beginner 18 and older
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Arabic Classes Coming Up in Washington, D.C.

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121 Egyptian Arabic Level I

Middle East Institute @ 1761 N Street NW, Washington, DC

This course is a functional approach to create a bright, innovative class for the study of Egyptian colloquial Arabic—the spoken dialect most frequently studied and most widely understood in the Arab world. Rich in everyday cultural content and real-life functional situations as well as comprehensive grammar, the course is designed according to the ACTFL guidelines for teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Key topics covered gradually lead students...

All levels 18 and older
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$490

16 sessions

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Reviews for Arabic Classes

Arabic Classes are rated 4.3 stars based on 769 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Private Arabic Lessons

    Reviewed by Joanna N. on 6/16/2020
    Excellent Class! I am truly enjoying myself. I signed up for more.
  • Private Arabic Lessons

    Reviewed by Joanna N. on 6/15/2020
    Wonderful class! I have an excellent teacher. Great direction
  • Arabic - Total Beginner

    Reviewed by Lauren V. on 12/17/2016
    I love my Arabic class. Very nice teacher.
  • Arabic - Total Beginner

    Anonymous review on 4/2/2015
    The class was very engaging and personal. The teacher was very dedicated to helping us learn and was not only patient, but explained various grammatical concepts without being patronizing. I can only speak for the course that I took (Beginner Arabic), but the language courses here are worth every penny.

Discover the Best Arabic Classes Near Me

The Arabic language is a part of the family of Semitic languages that also includes Hebrew and Aramaic. Early versions of the language date back to the 8th century BCE but it has been refined and evolved over several centuries.

Today, there are over 360 million speakers of various Arabic dialects and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the sixth most spoken language in the world. While common across the globe, Arabic is vastly different from English, presenting challenges for those who wish to learn. It has an entirely different alphabet made up of 28 consonants and three vowels. Often referred to as an “impure abjad,” it is also written and read right to left, creating another hurdle for those who speak English or other romantic languages. 

A language designed to be written, Arabic is deeply rooted in calligraphy, and is therefore equal parts language and art. Arabic is ancient, steeped in rich history, and a language designed to withstand the tests of time. 

Why You Should Learn Arabic

There are endless reasons to learn Arabic. Learning a foreign language has been proven to improve brain function, memory, mental flexibility and creativity, and can even help ward off dementia. Challenging your brain by earning Arabic can help you learn other things more efficiently, too, as your brain has been conditioned to handle challenges better.

The official language of 22 countries, learning Arabic can be a great way to connect with other cultures and make new friends. You could join an Arabic language conversational group in your area or become a volunteer at local refugee support organizations to practice your vocabulary while helping others. You could also join a neighborhood ESL program and help new Arabic residents practice their English in exchange for tips and tricks on their native language. 

Learning a foreign language helps eliminate barriers when you travel, allowing you to interact with locals, ask them questions, and understand their culture better. Being able to speak such a popular language also creates an additional layer of safety when you travel, as you’ll be able to navigate public transit, read street signs, and ask for help when needed.

Becoming fluent in Arabic could even lead to new career opportunities. You could become a translator and work at hospitals, schools, or with your local social services. Being multilingual is highly desirable in today’s job market and knowing Arabic could open up doors in government, foreign relations, or academic areas. Learning Arabic would also allow you to support refugee and immigrant populations as a case coordinator or program manager.

5 Ways to Learn Arabic

There are many ways to learn Arabic in today’s modern and interconnected world. Travel and exploration have never been more accessible and more people than ever before are working and living as expats. This global culture has created a high demand for various ways to study and practice foreign languages. Below is a list of the five most common ways to learn Arabic and what makes them great:

  1. In-person classes are often considered the fastest and best way to study a new language. These classes provide a traditional setting and the beneficial structure that comes with it. Students also benefit from having face-to-face interaction with both an expert instructor and other students, allowing them to practice their conversational, written, and vocabulary skills.
  2. Live online classes offer several of the same benefits of in-person (interactions with both an instructor and students with a traditional approach) but with the added bonus of learning from wherever you choose. Gone are the days of sitting in traffic or paying for parking. Your virtual Arabic class can be done from your living room, the library, or a coffee house. 
  3. On-demand virtual classes are similar to live online classes with one main difference: the class is pre-recorded. This means you can stop and start when you please, taking extra time to master tricky verb conjugations or tenses. You won’t be able to ask questions and receive feedback as timely as you would in a live online or in-person class, but on-demand virtual classes offer the most flexibility for students.
  4. Are you a fan of YouTube? Video tutorials can be a great way to begin to explore a foreign language. These can be self-paced and are often free, making them extremely appealing to beginners.
  5. Language learning apps are the newest development in the study of foreign languages. Learners will be prompted at various points throughout the day to participate in vocabulary challenges, complete sentences, or learn more about the written form. Typically, these apps offer a free version with the opportunity to pay for a higher level of learning.

While all five of these options can be great places to get started, it’s important to remember that if you’re looking for an in-depth study designed to lead to quicker mastery, then you’ll want to take an in-person Arabic class.

In-Person Arabic Classes

ABC Languages offers private Arabic classes in New York City that can be either one-on-one or comprised of a group of friends, family, or colleagues. Their team of language experts will match you with a professional instructor who will craft a curriculum specific to your needs and goals. In-person lessons are located in Manhattan, but students can also attend online if they choose.

Introduction to Arabic for Business and Commerce is hosted by New York City College of Technology in downtown Brooklyn. Designed for students with no previous knowledge, this class utilizes audio and visual tools to quickly teach you to speak, understand, read, and write Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). You’ll practice your conversation skills through skits and discussions and participate in grammar exercises to help you master Arabic in record time. 

The Discovery Center in Chicago is also a great place to study Arabic. Located in Irving Park, Arabic Language - Beginner explores Arabic cultures while helping you get practical language experience. The class has an emphasis on conversational Arabic, so students will have ample opportunities to engage in discussions with each other. 

The Boston Language Institute in Fenway hosts Arabic Language and Culture Level 1 that focuses on conversational proficiency as the main goal. By studying the phonology and fundamentals of Arabic syntax, students will learn to read and write the Arabic alphabet and simple texts. By the end of the course, students will be able to greet others, possess mastery of at least 100 vocabulary words, and be more familiar with cultural issues and differences. 

You can also progress onto Arabic Language and Culture Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5. Students who complete all five levels will be able to read and understand multi-paragraph texts and converse with confidence. 

Arabic 1 at the Washington Academy of Languages in Seattle is a great option for beginners. This class will introduce the Arabic writing system and basic grammar so that students can have a strong foundation for developing their conversational skills. There is a required textbook for this course that students will want to purchase in advance. 

There are several in-person class options if you’re located in Houston. Beginning Arabic: Level 1 teaches practical vocabulary and the basic language patterns of spoken Arabic. Students will also get an introduction to reading and writing, as well. Beginning Arabic: Level II and Beginning Arabic: Level III will continue to build upon these foundational skills and help prepare students to move on to intermediate classes. All of these courses are held at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University in the Museum District.

Located in the greater D.C. area? Adult and Community Education offers an introduction to Arabic course that’s ideal for those with no prior exposure to Arabic. Students will learn the basics like the alphabet, colors, days of the week, greetings, and genders. Establishing these basics allows you to then begin exploring connecting thoughts and forming sentences. 

Right in the heart of downtown Washington D.C. the Middle East Institute offers a variety of Arabic language courses for all levels. Offerings include 131 Levantine Arabic Level I, 121 Egyptian Arabic Level I, and 501 Intermediate Arabic Media, providing an expansive education in various dialects and applications of the language. 

Virtual Arabic Classes 

While in-person classes are the best choice for fast and thorough learning, online classes create opportunities for those who live in areas lacking options. Remote learning also keeps you in the comfort of your own home (or wherever you choose), eliminating the need to deal with commuting or parking. 

Fluent City offers an introductory course called Arabic - Level 1. This class will cover all the basics like the alphabet, pronunciation, and both formal and informal language. By the end of the class, students will have basic conversational skills to introduce themselves to others, ask for directions, and engage in simple discussions.

ABC Languages offers a full range of courses in Arabic, from beginner to advanced. Arabic - Total Beginner is a six-week course that will teach students conversational Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) in 90-minute sessions. Textbooks are not included but students will be provided with intro material for the class and can purchase the book after starting the class.

Arabic Beginner 2 at ABC Languages is ideal for students who are still mastering the alphabet, sounds, and script of the language. You’ll expand upon your knowledge gained from your previous course and develop your conversational skills further.

Looking to dip your toes into Arabic before fully committing? All About Arabic: An Intro Workshop is your chance to do just that. This 90-minute class is taught by native speakers and teaches students a bit about greetings, Arabic script, and pronunciation. It’s a great way to find out if Arabic is for you without signing on for a multi-week course. 

Private Group Arabic Classes

CourseHorse also offers Arabic classes for private groups. Get your team together for a one-of-a-kind event where you can all learn Arabic together! Planning a private group class has never been easier. Schedule your event with zero booking fees and you’ll receive confirmation within 24 hours. Need to change your group size after booking? CourseHorse can handle that. In most cases, you can adjust your group size or class details if given at least 72-hours notice. Plus, there are multiple supported platforms, so your virtual class can be held over Zoom or whatever platform works best for you!

While there aren’t currently any private Arabic group classes available, they can still be provided! If you’re interested in learning more, you can reach out through the contact form on their site. You can also reach out to discuss other options like coordinating a venue space for your event or having your workshop brought directly to your office or home. 

What Will I Need to Learn Arabic?

One great thing about learning Arabic is that there are very few materials required! You will want to invest in a quality textbook that covers the basics like learning the Arabic alphabet, basic greetings, and how to conjugate, identify nouns and verbs, and the different vocal sounds that the language uses.

Workbooks are also a helpful tool for practicing grammar, sentence structure, and writing the Arabic script. You’ll want plenty of opportunities to practice since the language is so vastly different from English.

Audio lessons and a good pair of headphones or earphones are beneficial as well. Hearing the pronunciation will be key to speaking the language well and the easiest way to do so is by listening to native speakers. 

While there aren’t many supplies needed, each student should possess a passion for the language, determination, and an openness to exploring a new culture.

Is it Difficult to Learn Arabic?

Arabic and English are two very different languages, making the study of Arabic a substantial challenge for English speakers. The two languages use entirely different alphabets, with the Arabic alphabet containing only three vowels to English’s six. Arabic is also written and read from right to left, which can take some time to adjust to, and contains no distinction between upper and lower case letters. Additionally, the rules of pronunciation differ drastically from English.

The combination of all these factors may seem intimidating, but it’s important to remember that learning a new language is both accessible and fun! Determination and an open mind will help guide you along your Arabic-learning journey, opening an entire new world consisting of varying cultures, practices, and ways of life.

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