Available Courses

Gulf Dialect and MSA

The full-time Gulf Arabic Programme skillfully develops the student’s spoken Gulf Arabic dialect alongside the formal, written Modern Standard Arabic. Developed over 15 years by Arabic linguists working in conjunction with native speakers, we believe our spoken Gulf Arabic programme to be one of the best in the Gulf.


COVID-19 Update

Due to Covid-19 and transitioning GAP into an Online only program we are offering limited courses in the Fall 2020 semester. Watch this space. Details of our course offerings for the Spring 2021 semester and into the future will be updated here.

Available Courses Fall 2020

Class One

This full-time course is designed for complete beginners.  Students will be expected to spend time outside of class time preparing and reviewing classes, and practicing with native speakers.

Start date: September 6, 2020

Class times: 4 hours x 4 mornings a week, Monday-Thursday, Oman/UAE time

Semester Length: 18 weeks, with a one week break at Christmas

Student numbers:  Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 7 in each class at this level

Cost: $3460 USD

Covid 19 bonus – 2 x 25 minute private classes per student included in course cost, to be scheduled outside of regular class hours

Materials covered

  • Initial Three Weeks
    • Getting Started – An oral introduction to common spoken phrases
    • Hayaa Binaa I – Introduction to the Arabic Script
    • Language Learning – Gain helpful tips to help you get started
  • Remainder of the Semester
    • Camel Book – GAP’s own spoken Gulf dialect Book I
    • Show-and-Tell – Communicate your own experiences and stories
    • Hayaa Bina II – A first introduction to MSA rules and grammar
    • Cultural Class – Learn the basics you’ll need to navigate Gulf Arab culture

EMAIL US NOW to reserve your place in this class for September 2020

Class Two

This full-time course is suitable for those who have completed Class One.  If you have not completed Class One, but have some knowledge of MSA/Gulf dialect, contact us to see if this course is suitable for you.   Students will be expected to spend time outside of class time preparing and reviewing classes, and practising with native speakers.

Start date: September 6, 2020

Class times: 4 hours x 4 mornings a week, Sunday-Wednesday, Oman/UAE time

Semester Length: 18 weeks, with a one week break at Christmas

Student numbers:  Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 7 in each class at this level

Cost: $3460 USD

Covid 19 bonus – 2 x 25 minute private classes per student included in course cost, to be scheduled outside of regular class hours

Materials Covered

  • Gazelle Book – GAP’s own spoken Gulf dialect Book II
  • Picture Stories – Grow in longer narrative production and creativity in Arabic
  • Sahlawayhi I – Develop MSA reading skills with this Arabic reader designed for adult learners
  • Al-Kitaab I – Explore MSA grammar and construction

EMAIL US NOW to reserve your place in this class for September 2020

Class Four – MSA Only

Start date: September 6, 2020

Class times: 7 hours per week

Semester Length: 18 weeks, with a one week break at Christmas

Student numbers:  Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 7 in each class at this level

Cost: $1300 USD

Materials Covered

  • Al-Kitaab II – Explore MSA grammar and construction

EMAIL US NOW to reserve your place in this class for September 2020

Private Classes

Private Classes will be available throughout the Fall semester.  If you have a group that would like to take regular private classes throughout the semester please contact us now.  Our automated scheduling system will be operational on this page by August 28rd, at which time all other private class slots will be opened for booking. 

Semester Start Date:  September 6, 2020

Cost: $28.60 USD per hour for one student  + $6.50 for each extra student in the class

Materials Covered

  • Students can choose from the list of our wide range of courses or set their own agenda for the lesson time.

Registration for private classes opens Aug 28th, 2020

Reserve you seat today

Reserve your spot for the full-time program with a deposit equal to 25% of the course fees. This is fully refundable until one month prior to the first day of classes. Full payment is required two weeks prior to the first day of classes to hold your spot. If you choose to withdraw your registration after the full payment is due and before to the end of the second week of classes, you will be refunded half of the total fees. Let us know upfront if you are interested in enrolling less than full-time for the entire semester, so we can adjust your fees appropriately.