Schedule

a photo of a language classThe full-time course is offered in two eighteen-week semesters each year.  Beginners may join us at the beginning of any semester.  More advanced students may, according to their ability and after being evaluated, join at an appropriate point in the semester.

National Holidays are followed as well as a day off for Easter and Christmas.  Note: the Gulf Arabic Programme follows the Omani / UAE weekend which is Friday-Saturday. At the bottom of the page is a calendar of the most up-to-date schedule dates.

The dates for the full-time course for the current Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 terms are:

Tuesday, 7th February to Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 to Thursday, 25th January 2018

The office is only open for business from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm when the full-time classes are in session. At other times, please call to confirm.

Classes are held five days a week, (Sunday to Thursday), and there are 4 periods of formal classes each day, making a course module of 330 hours. The full course will be four semesters lasting a total of two years.

A typical class schedule for someone starting at 8:00 a.m. might be as follows:

0800-0855 First Class
0905-1000 Second Class
1010-1105 Third Class
1105-1135 Lunch Break
1135-1230 Fourth Class
1240-1335 No Classes
1345-1440 No Classes

A PDF example of this class schedule applied to the first term and how it would look for the whole week. Besides the classes, students will need to spend another 4 hours a day of private study (in either homework and/or preparing for classes) and spending time with local people practising their Arabic.

February 2017

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