Arabic Language Centre

Dr Ali Al. Manei
Head of SULC
Tel: (+968) 26850100 – Ext: 441
Office: Barka, 3rd Floor

Ms Badriya Al Ajmi
Tel: 91271393 – 26850111


The Language Centre started in the 2012. The main purpose is to teach Arabic to non-Arabic speakers. The Language Centre receives students from a wide range of nationalities and a variety of age groups. The vision of the Centre is to provide quality teaching and extra-curricular activities to students in a professional way. Arabic is not only taught in classes, but also using literature, culture, history, media and common daily materials.

Students will enjoy the following benefits:

  • LRC access
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Sports activities
  • Language partners
  • Excursion and trips during free time


The Language Centre offers two types of courses :

  • Regular Courses
  • Tailored Courses

1. Regular Program

The Arabic program is designed to deliver Arabic language training to all non-native speakers from around the world. The Centre offers three levels of intensive Arabic throughout the year. Every semester is consisted of 14 to 16 weeks of study. Classes in start at 9:00 am and finish at 12:40 pm.

*Scheme may change without notice, and updates will be posted on our website

Skills acquired at the end of each levels:

  • Level one: this level aims to enable students to read and write paragraphs and to communicate in standard Arabic to enable students to understand Arabic language
  • Level Two: this level aims to enhance students’ command of Arabic at the basic level especially as it pertains to Arabic in daily situations and enable the student to communicate in specific situations and express themselves in writing with a good introduction to grammar
  • Level three: this level aims to upgrade students’ performance in Arabic to advanced level and increase their speaking, reading and listening abilities. This level enriches the students’ vocabulary and advances their command of grammar and syntax.

2. Tailored Program

The Language Centre also offers tailored courses with private instruction (one-to-one) or small group upon request. These options are also offered to students who wish to take extra hours of Arabic or to those who want to study Arabic for specific purposes for shorter period of time. In addition, students may study Arabic for media, politics, diplomacy, business or culture (Note: a group is from 1- 6 students)

Calendar and Fees


Semester Start End  Number of weeks   Number of academic hours per week   Total academic hours 
semester 1 2/10/2023 11/01/2024 15 16 240
Two weeks break 14/01/2024 to 25/01/2024
semester 2 28/01/2024 9/05/2024 15 16 240


  • Fall (14 – 16 weeks) $1700
  • Spring (14 – 16 weeks) $1750
  • Summer (6 weeks) $750
  • Tailored courses $100 per hour per group (1-6)
  • Student will bear the cost of books
  • Registration fees $75

Regular Course Fees Per Semester

Tuition Registration Books Student Visa
$1700 $75 $30 $80

Accommodation Fees

Type of Housing Per Semester (USD)
Triple Sharing Room $575
Double Sharing Room $782
Single Room $1495

Registration Requirements

  • Two personal photos (passport size)
  • Photocopy of passport (photo and visa pages)
  • Payment of fees
  • Completed registration form
  • Applicants must be 16 years or older

** Application Forms