Full-Time Program

Gulf Dialect and MSA

The online, full-time Gulf Arabic Program 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 program to be one of the best in the Gulf.


GAP’s two-year, full-time online program is designed to take complete beginners in the Arabic language and transform them into competent communicators who can live, work, and build relationships within an Arabic context. (We can also receive, and appropriately place, those who have previously studied Arabic.) Our online program is based on a flipped learning model to optimize the quality of your class-time hours with our instructors. In addition to live class with the teacher and your peers, you will utilize an online learning platform to work through pre-recorded modules between classes.

Fall 2022

Class One

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

Start date: August 28, 2022

Class times: 2 to 3 hours of live online class each day, Sunday-Thursday, Oman/UAE time, and an additional 12 hours per week of at-home prep and self-study

Semester Length: 18 weeks excluding Omani national holidays

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

Cost: $2600 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 28, 2022

Class Two

This full-time course follows completion of 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 preparing, reviewing, and practicing with native speakers.

Start date: August 28, 2022

Class times: 2 to 3 hours of live online class each day, Sunday-Thursday, Oman/UAE time, and an additional 12 hours per week of at-home prep and self-study

Semester Length: 18 weeks excluding Omani national holidays

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

Cost: $2600 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 28, 2022

Class Three

This full-time course follows completion of Class Two. If you have not completed Class Two, but have 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 preparing, reviewing, and practicing with native speakers.

Start date: August 28, 2022

Class times: 2 to 3 hours of live online class each day, Sunday-Thursday, Oman/UAE time, and an additional 12 hours per week of at-home prep and self-study

Semester Length: 18 weeks excluding Omani national holidays

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

Cost: $2600 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 28, 2022

Class Four

This full-time course follows completion of Class Three. If you have not completed Class Three, but have decent 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 preparing, reviewing, and practicing with native speakers.

Start date: August 28, 2022

Class times: 2 to 3 hours of live online class each day, Sunday-Thursday, Oman/UAE time, and an additional 12 hours per week of at-home prep and self-study

Semester Length: 18 weeks excluding Omani national holidays

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

Cost: $2600 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 28, 2022

Cost: $30 USD per hour for one student  + $5 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, 2022. If you choose to withdraw your registration after the full payment is due and before 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.

Reserve your seat today