Evening Classes in D.C.

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Academic Year for Adults (Evening)

Application for Academic Year Fall II 2021 is OPEN!

Only applications received from DMV residences who are at the Advanced Beginner level or above will be considered for Fall II or Spring I

Deadline for Fall II application is Thursday 14 October 2021 at 11:59 pm ET

SQCC offers Arabic classes to working professionals on scholarship. The program is a cohort program. This means that applicants are admitted only in the Fall I session to join the academic year’s cohort. Students will not pay tuition or fees but will be required to purchase 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 Students with poor attendance or unexcused absences may have their scholarships withdrawn.

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 this Arabic Program:  

  • 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)

Evening Class Times

Classes are offered at 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday 


  • Spring Session I 2021 (ONLINE)
    Monday, January 11th –Thursday, March 5th
  • Spring Session II 2021 (ONLINE)
    Monday, March 15th –Thursday, May 6th
  • Fall Session I 2021 (ONLINE)
    Monday, August 23th –Thursday, October 14th
  • Fall Session II 2021 (ONLINE)
    Monday, October 25th –Thursday, December 16th

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:

  1. General Arabic Courses
  2. Specialized Arabic Courses

Course Descriptions:
Evening Courses

For assistance, please email Dr. Abeer Al-Mohsen: arabic@sqcc.org

Deadline for Fall II application is Thursday 14 October 2021 at 11:59 pm ET

You will be contacted if you need to take the placement exam.

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. Beginner students do not take the placement test.

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