Short Courses

Arabic Courses

Explore our available Arabic Courses.

Please note that all language courses will be taught remotely in Term 1, using the online communication platform Zoom and the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Learn.


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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.

Courses will be taught remotely using Zoom and Learn. Take a look at our Zoom and Learn information page here.

For more information on learning remotely, see our Learning Remotely FAQs.


Arabic Courses (from October 2021)


Arabic Beginners Step 1 (Online)

  • Monday, 04 October (19:15-20:45) 10 weeks 
  • Tuesday, 05 October (19:15-20:45) 10 weeks 
  • Wednesday, 06 October (19:15-20:45) 10 weeks 


Arabic Elementary Step 1 (Online)

  • Monday, 04 October (19:15-20:45) 10 weeks 
  • Tuesday, 05 October (17:30-19:00) 10 weeks 


Arabic Elementary Step 3 (Online)

  • Thursday, 07 October (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!