Short Courses

Arabic Courses

Explore our available Arabic Courses.

Please note that we only have one Arabic Teaching Fellow for the 22/23 academic year and we hope to increase our offering for 23/24.


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Choose the level that's right for you...

We're delighted you're interested in learning Arabic!

  • If you have no previous experience of the language, please enrol on the any of the Beginners Step 1 Courses in Arabic.
  • For those with some knowledge of the language, please take a look at our Language Self-assessment information for Arabic.
  • Still unsure? Please email and one of our tutors will contact you within 5 days to help you choose the correct level.
  • Further descriptions of the CEFR framework and competencies at each level can be found on our Language Levels pages.

Course fee: £155/Click here for help with fees and discounts


Arabic Beginners Step 1

  • Tuesday, 04 Oct (19:15-20:45) 10 weeks
  • Wednesday, 05 Oct (19:15-20:45) 10 weeks



Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Other Ways to Learn Arabic at Edinburgh

If you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, you can take Arabic as an outside subject in one or both of Years 1 and 2 of your programme, depending on your timetable and prior knowledge.

Find out more about outside subjects 

Arabic is also available to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) as an Open Language Course. There are options for complete beginners and more advanced learners.

Browse Open Language Courses