Arabic Language Courses, London & Online

The Anglo-Omani runs Arabic Language Courses in our Sackville Street offices and online (due to the current situation, all classes are online). Our classes, which are designed for a variety of abilities, from total beginner to confident conversationalist, have won high plaudits from participants.

Our courses cover both written and spoken Arabic and focus on Modern Standard Arabic, although our teachers have good knowledge of various dialects, and can therefore explain different dialectic translations, depending on students’ interests.

Courses run for 10 weeks and consist of 2 hour classes. Any material (courses roughly follow the Gateway to Arabic books) required for the course will be provided via email PDF. However, we recommend students purchase the Gateway to Arabic books if they are able to. There is no requirement for how much work students do between lessons, but we highly recommend putting some time aside each week to revise vocabulary, spelling and grammar etc. The more work you put into your studies, the more you'll get out of the course. 

Our Winter Term starts w/c 17th January and ends 28th March. All times listed are UK time.

For the winter term we will be running the following courses:

  • Beginner 1: students have little or no existing knowledge of Arabic. (click here to view our syllabus). Wednesdays 10am-12pm In-person, Fridays 5:30-7:30pm In-person
  • Beginner 2: students are somewhat familiar with the alphabet, know some basic words and key phrases, can introduce themselves (click here to view our syllabus). Sundays 5pm-7pm Online

  • Beginner 3: students are more comfortable with the alphabet, have some vocabulary (beyond basic vocab used to introduce oneself), have some knowledge of present tense verbs conjucation (I, you, he/she, we) and possessive endings (click here to view our syllabus). Fridays 3pm-5pm Online

  • Pre-Intermediate 2: students have some introductory knowledge of the past tense, be fairly comfortable with asking and answering questions (click here to view our syllabus). Mondays 6pm-8pm Online

  • Pre-Intermediate 3: students are able to conjugate verbs in present and past tenses using first, second and third persons pronouns, read Arabic words with short vowels, long vowels and Shadda (stress symbol), introduce themselves briefly in Arabic (click here to view our syllabus). Thursdays 5pm-7pm Online

  • Pre-Intermediate 4: Students are confident with verb conjugations. Some students can hold basic conversations in Arabic (click here to view our syllabus). Mondays 3pm-5pm Online

  • Intermediate 1: Click here to view our syllabus. Tuesdays 6pm-8pm Online, Wednesdays 5pm-7pm Online

  • Advanced: students can confidently hold conversations about a variety of topics in Arabic. Some students have degrees in Arabic, but the level is quite mixed (click here to view our syllabus). Tuesdays 10am-12pm In-person, Thursdays 2pm-4pm Online

Our courses are open to members of the Society, and cost £125 for each 10-week course. Non-members can buy membership for £10 and then attend classes this way. If you are interested in joining our classes, please email us at