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.


Fall 2021

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: August 31, 2021

Class times: 3 hours x 5 mornings a week, Sunday-Thursday, Oman/UAE time

Semester Length: 18 weeks excluding Omani national holidays

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

Cost: $2808 USD

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 August 31, 2021

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: August 31, 2021

Class times: 3 hours x 5 mornings a week, Sunday-Wednesday, Oman/UAE time

Semester Length: 18 weeks excluding Omani national holidays

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

Cost: $2808 USD

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 August 31, 2021

Class Three

This full-time course is suitable for those who have completed Class Two.  If you have not completed Class Two, 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: August 31, 2021

Class times: 3 hours X 5 mornings per week

Semester Length: 18 weeks excluding Omani national holidays

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

Cost: $2808 USD

Materials Covered

  • Falcon Book – GAP’s own spoken Gulf dialect Book III
  • Topical Discussion – Broaden your vocabulary and ability to converse on a wide range of topics
  • Sahlawayhi I – Develop MSA reading skills with this Arabic reader designed for adult learners
  • Al-Kitaab I & II – Explore MSA grammar and construction as you finish Book I and begin Book II

EMAIL US NOW to reserve your place in this class for August 31, 2021

Class Four

This full-time course is suitable for those who have completed Class Three.  If you have not completed Class Three, but have a good 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: August 31, 2021

Class times: 3 hours X 5 mornings per week

Semester Length: 18 weeks excluding Omani national holidays

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

Cost: $2808 USD

Materials Covered

  • Debate
  • Cartoons and Political Satire
  • Family Problems
  • Social Media Posts and Comments
  • Advanced Conversation
  • Media Arabic
  • Al Kitaab II

Topics may vary based on student interest

Private Classes

Private Classes will be available throughout the Fall semester.  If you would like to take regular private classes throughout the semester please contact us now

Semester Start Date: August 312021

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.

Priority is given to group classes over private classes

Reserve your seat today

Reserve your spot for the full-time program by paying the semester fees by August 15, 2021. 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.

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