Colloquial Arabic

The Arabic language  developed upon the backdrop of a land that bridged continents, seas and vast ranges of mountains and desert in what can be commonly referred to as ‘the Arab World’. Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean through the Western city of Rabat, to the Indian Ocean through the Eastern coastal city of Muscat and pocketed by three seas; the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, lies the Arab World. Between these beautiful seas, over 300 million people call the Arab World home and 22 countries identify around the loosely shared Arab identity. Linguistically, Modern Standard Arabic connects all these countries and peoples together as the commonly accepted core of the Arabic Written language. But with such diverse and expansive lands, shown most evidently by complexities and charm of Arab history, it is not wonder that the development and character of each of these states would be highly distinctive in nature, leaving language to evolve into its own reflection of the individual countries values and culture. Alongside the almost universally spoken Modern Standard Arabic, the Arab world also contains a plethora of colloquial local dialects that grew within their own particular context.

Ahlan World offers different colloquial language courses depending on the which country the school is located in, for example Ahlan Jordan offers the Jordanian dialect while Ahlan Alexandria offers Egyptian dialect courses, both of which are unique to each to other and to Modern Standard Arabic.

Colloquial Arabic course options:

Colloquial Arabic – 10 hours a week, course taught by trained, professional instructors. Class sizes from 2 to 8 students depending on demand.

One-to-one classes  – all year-round, flexible to student’s schedule. Packages available here
One-to-one Skype classes – all year-round, very flexible in time and days. Packages available here

One-year course (MSA + JCA) – A special 2-semester course (32 weeks) to dedicate yourself completely to improving your Arabic skills. From October 2016.

All Ahlan World teachers are native Arabic speakers, passionate teachers and knowledgeable in their fields. Each teacher has passed our rigorous  teaching standards

Resident Courses 

For residents of the selected cities Ahlan World operates within, Ahlan schools offer bespoke part-time language courses that can be studied simultaneously to full-time employment. Resident group courses are often taught in the evenings, from 18:00 to 20:00 twice a week, but individual private classes can also be tailored specifically to each student’s needs, for example by organising classes over the student’s lunch break or between 8:00 and 9:00 before the working day has begun. Ahlan World offers both MSA and Colloquial Arabic to students.

Resident courses offer a wide array of benefits to its students, but the most notable is the dynamic nature of the language tuition offered by Ahlan World teachers. Courses are flexible and will respond to the exact needs of each student rather than following a singular, rigid path to language development. Language acquisition must follow an individual journey for each student, whether that be a more structured, grammatically based approach or a top-down vocabulary and phrase-based learning approach. Resident classes offer the opportunity and support for busy students to achieve their language aims by remaining primarily attentive to the language talents and challenges every student encounters.