Arabic is the official language of the 22 countries that form the Arab League. There are more than 300 million Arabic speakers across the world, though they predominantly live in the region stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations (UN).

The Department of Near Middle Eastern Studies in School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies offers beginners Arabic language and culture course. This course is developed in accordance with the provisions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

All courses are offered subject to minimum registration numbers.

Time and Place

All the classes will take place on College campus in Dublin city centre. Learners will receive venue information closer to the course commencement dates.

Day/time: Mondays 6:00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m., on campus.


Each course runs for 22 weeks (2 hours once a week) spread over two terms – autumn (starting late September) and winter/ spring (starting January).

Please note, new intake of students will not be available in January unless interested applicants have necessary language levels to join a continuing group.


€660 for 22-week course. Payment by instalments of €350 per term is also possible. This fee is non-refundable once the course has commenced.

How to register and pay for the course:

The application form can be downloaded here.

Please return the completed application form along with the proof of payment to

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