Arabic at SQCC

The Arabic program at SQCC incorporates the most current trends in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL), while placing emphasis on using the language holistically in a culturally appropriate context.

Our Arabic program offers: 
Evening Classes in D.C. for working professionals during the academic year
Children’s Arabic program on Saturdays
Sabla: Summer Arabic Language 

March 10, 2020
On Tuesday 10 March, SQCC welcomed teachers from Close UP Foundation for a tour and ...

February 12, 2020
On Tuesday 12 February, SQCC received students from the Arabic Department at American University in ...

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Student Testimonials

“I feel very fortunate to have found the opportunity to take Arabic classes at SQCC. My experience with my teacher, Farha has been great, she encouraged all of the students to learn in the best way for them. She and SQCC have given us lots of opportunities to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking, which has helped me improve my Arabic a lot. This has been great as my language skills helped me better interact with all kinds of constitutes that I work with.”

Judith Crews
Congressional Staff Assistant

"I appreciate this program and the generosity of the Omani government. I value each class and do my best to respect the efforts of SQCC. After graduating from American University and ending formal Arabic studies, I worried about keeping up my language skills. It’s been six months since I started the program and my listening has definitely improved!"

Heidi Liedtke
Research Associate

"As someone who studies Arabic intensively as a student but had not used the language regularly in years, the advanced conversation classes were precisely what I needed to review my skills and expand my vocabulary in a small and personalized setting."

Jessica Ashooh
Deputy Director, Middle East Strategy Taskforce

"I’m very grateful for the opportunity presented to me by the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center to learn Arabic free of charge. It’s a great program and I’ve learned a lot. I’m feeling much more confident in my Arabic language reading and writing, as well as grasp of grammar and vocabulary. Thank you!"

Larissa Naylor
Students Privacy Rights Advisor

"It’s fabulous. Zahraa is great"

Aleksandr Kondrashin
Student at GWU

"These classes were an incredible experience- not only because of the amount of Arabic I learned, but also because of the people I met. My teacher, Zahraa is on the best teachers I’ve ever had and made coming to class late at night so enjoyable. I will miss her next semester! I would recommend these classes to everyone!"

Emily Scammell
Contracts and Grant Officer- AMIDEAST

"I love my Arabic class at SQCC. The quality of instructions is exceptional and I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn Arabic here. My teacher makes coming to class a joy and I am very excited to continue my studies and learn the language and culture!"

Christina Kindlon

"Great environment, interesting teachers. The facilities are conducive to learning, technology, whiteboards, tables, and structured curriculum is perfect for learning the Arabic language."

Raymond Eid
Assistant- IMF

"Thanks to Salam’s patience, kindness, and ability to break down important concepts. I have learned so much from my experience at Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center"

Sophia Lalami

"Salam is a great teacher! Learning Arabic at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center is rewarding and fun. Arabic is such an interesting and important language. I am so thankful for this class and professor Salam"

Alyssa Teddy
Program Analyst

"Salam is an outstanding Arabic teacher. He is patient and encouraging but also challenges all students. The classes are offered at convenient times and covers extensive material. The intense, interactive class style makes learning Arabic attainable and fun. Thank you, Oman"

Sarah Scott
Foreign Affairs Analyst