Come join an Arabic course at Taalhuis Amsterdam! In our classes you will learn to read, understand and also write Arabic. We offer lessons in small groups, allowing you to quickly improve your language skills. The emphasis is on developing practical communication skills that you will need in everyday situations. Although a textbook is used during classes, this does not mean that every course is taught in the same way. Of course, there is also plenty of room for culture, news and songs.
Arabic is a fascinating language and is spoken in over 20 countries – so in many ways too. At Taalhuis Amsterdam, you can learn Modern Standard Arabic (فصحى / FusHa), Egyptian (مصري /MaSry), Levantine (شامي / Shaamy) or Moroccan Arabic (دارجة / darija).
Levantine is the dialect of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. Our Levantine courses are linked to MSA so you will work on your knowledge of standard Arabic and also learn to read and write (yes, right to left!). In this way, you get acquainted with the Arabic language just as native speakers use Arabic: they speak a dialect, but read and understand standard Arabic (Fusha).
You can also immerse yourself in the Egyptian dialect, a spoken variety of Arabic that is commonly understood all over the Arab World, also because a lot of films and music come from Egypt. Both the Levantine and Egyptian dialects are well understood throughout the Arab world. For Moroccan Arabic (Darija), we offer private lessons (one to one, but also small groups or in company). Send us an email if you are interested in learning Darija.
Are you now fully motivated to join an Arabic course? Most of our classes (1 lesson per week) start in September, January and April. Intensive courses (2 lessons per week) start in September, November, January, March, April and June. In July and August, we run one-week intensive summer courses for a number of languages. Would you like to do more besides your Arabic course to improve your language skills? Then check out our book club.
New courses will start in April! You can find the schedule below.
Would you like some help defining your level or do you have other questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check our FAQ’s!