Evening Classes in D.C.

evening classes

Academic Year for Adults (Evening)

Application is OPEN for Fall 2023! Classes will be held in-person

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 Students with poor attendance or unexcused absences may have their scholarships withdrawn.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 in the evenings at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm or 8:00- 10:00 pm
on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (class day and time placement may be determined on availability)


  • Spring Session I 2023 (In-person/ Online)
    Monday, January 9th –Thursday, March 2nd
  • Spring Session II 2023 (In-person Online for the Month of Ramadan)
    Monday, March 13th –Thursday, May 6th
  • Fall Session I 2023 (In-person)
    Monday, August 21- Thursday, October 12
  • Fall Session II 2023 (In-person)
    Monday, October 23 – Thursday December 14

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 the Arabic Team: arabic@sqcc.org

Deadline for Fall 2023 application August 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

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.