SQCC offers Arabic classes to working professionals on scholarship. The Arabic program 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 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)
- Individuals who are interested in learning the Arabic language, in a serious setting with like minded individuals
- Individuals who reside in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland
- Must have a college degree or be currently enrolled in a university program (no Arabic classes required)
- Working professional
- Complete the placement test (only if required by administration)*
- Submit completed application form and supporting materials via this website.
- Write an essay, in English, that discusses how participation in the Evening Arabic Program at SQCC will help you accomplish your future goals. How do you plan to incorporate Arabic language study into your academic and/or career plans? (300-500 words)
- Write an essay, in Arabic, introducing yourself to the Arabic program staff, including a discussion of your personal and professional interests and goals. (175 words)
- Unofficial transcripts
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.
Students will not pay tuition or fees but will be required to purchase their own textbooks for the course.
To ensure satisfactory progress through the program, we require good standing in attendance (no more than 3 unexcused absences) and grades (maintain a B+).
Students with poor attendance or unexcused absences may have their scholarships withdrawn. *Returning students can be renrolled if they left in good standing.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion.
All courses run for 8 weeks and provide 32 in-class contact hours. Classes are offered in the evenings (class day and time placement may be determined on availability). The program observes US and Oman Federal holidays.
Monday/Wednesday 6 pm – 8 pm
Monday/Wednesday 8 pm- 10 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 6 pm – 8 pm
- Spring Session I 2024 (In-person) TBD
- Spring Session II 2023 (In-person) TBD
- Fall Session I 2023 (In-person) Aug 22 - Oct 12
- Fall Session II 2023 (In-person) Oct 23- Dec 14
We have a few seats available in our Academic Year Arabic Language Classes in the Evening. Seats (in available classrooms and class times) will be filled on a first come first serve, after application approval.
Beginner (ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED Alif Baa; All Class times)
Intermediate Low (Those who have completed at least 1/2 of Al-Kitaab Part I ; only M/W class times)
Advanced (Those who have completed ALL Al Kitaab Books or 3+ years of study of the Arabic Language; only M/W 6-8)