Academic Year for Adults (Evening)

Our program is a cohort program. This means that applicants are admitted only in the Fall I session to join the academic year’s cohort. It is a scholarship-based program. If you are selected, you will not pay any fees but you will have to purchase your textbooks for the course.

To ensure satisfactory progress through the program, we require that students obtain a minimum grade of a B and have a strong attendance record in order to continue to the next level. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students with poor attendance or unexcused absences may have their scholarships withdrawn.

Evening Class Times

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m classes are on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursdays


Spring Session I 2020

Monday, January 6th –Thursday, February 27th

Spring Session II 2020

Monday, March 9th –Thursday, April 30th

Fall Session I 2020

Monday, August 24th –Thursday, October 15th

Fall Session II 2020

Monday, October 26th –Thursday, December 17th

Application for Academic Year Fall 2020 is now open!

The application deadline is 9 July 2020
Results will be emailed to applicants on 17 July 2020

SQCC’s Arabic Language program goals are
  • To develop the student’s ability to understand, speak, read, and write in Arabic in accordance with ACTFL guidelines.
  • To acquaint the student with Arab culture and civilization including art, music, history, and literature.
  • To cultivate awareness and appreciation for one’s own language and culture through contrast and comparison.
  • To promote an interest in the acquisition of the Arabic language and its usefulness in enhancing career opportunities. Methodologies and Pedagogics We apply a variety of teaching methods and styles in our courses. All teaching approaches rely heavily on communication and on using culture as a context for that communication. At the lower levels, students are exposed to concrete examples of cultural usage, and these contexts become more complex as students progress through the program. All levels of instruction offer a keen focus on culture, the arts, and history. In our specialized Arabic courses, we expect students to practice the integration of these four language skills (speaking, writing, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension). They are expected to study, research, and analyze abstract problems, and to think critically in Arabic. At the same time, students need to communicate and manipulate a variety of linguistic structures and learn abstract concepts related to Arab culture. Guided by a proficiency-based assessment, instructors evaluate students based on their ability to use the language. Students’ language progress assessments include listening and reading-comprehension homework, oral exams, research papers and presentations.

The most effective way to measure language proficiency is to use a well-defined and broadly accepted proficiency scale. Our Arabic program standards are based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012, developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. These guidelines are organized into five levels: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior, and Distinguished. The levels of Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced are subdivided into Low, Mid, and High sublevels. 

Distinctive Features of Our Arabic Program: Assets

  • Highly dedicated and caring Arabic language Instructors a new classroom facility to meet the needs of 21st century language learners.
  • ACTFL standards-based curriculum
  • Small class sizes
  • Technologically equipped classrooms
  • Blended learning methodology and web-enhanced instruction
  • Communicative language teaching (CLT)

Our Evening Courses

All courses run for 8 weeks and provide 32 in-class contact hours. The following is a general guide to the courses available in SQCC’s Arabic Language Program.

Our program offers:

A) General Arabic Courses
B) Specialized Arabic Courses

Course Descriptions

Evening Courses

For assistance, please email Dr. Abeer Al-Mohsen:

To apply:

Evening Classes Application

Evening Classes Placement Test

Note: If you have no prior knowledge of Arabic, you can upload a document with a statement to that effect for the Arabic essay application requirement. You also don't have to take the placement test.

The application deadline is 9 July 2020


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