Online Arabic Lessons details

Learn Arabic online

All our online Arabic lessons cover the four traditional language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

We pay special attention to integrate knowledge of Arabic culture into our classes so that you acquire a deeper understanding of the language and the context in which it is spoken.

What is Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)?

Modern Standard Arabic (known as Fusha) is the formal Arabic used in media, literature, and diplomacy. It’s not spoken in the Arab world, and you will not be able to have a proper conversation with someone in the street using it.

What is Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA)?

Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (known as Ammiyya masriya) is the Arabic dialect spoken by over 100 million Egyptians. It’s a very famous dialect in the Arab world and it’s widely understood by Arabs due to the popularity of Egyptian cinema and Television.

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What is Jordan Colloquial Arabic (JCA)?

Jordanian Arabic is one of the Levantine Arabic dialects which generally refers to the dialect spoken in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. Our online Arabic lessons also cover the Syrian and Lebanese dialects in the classes with expert teaches.

What is Moroccan Colloquial Arabic (MCA)?

Moroccan Arabic is also known as Darija (dāriŷa). An interesting feature of Moroccan Colloquial Arabic is that it is taught using both Arabic and Latin characters, as the student prefers.

Tailor-made online Arabic lessons

We make sure that your learning process is adapted to your previous knowledge, your schedule and your interests.
  1. A Placement test will take place for people who have
    experience in Arabic:
    • For ECA: There will be 15 minutes of oral test.
    • For MSA: A link of a written test will be sent to your mail
  2. Plan your learning hours according to your schedule once we put you in contact with the teacher.
  3. Materials and audio will be sent after booking the course.
  4. A certificate of attendance specifying your Arabic level can be sent upon request.
Arabic Culture

Cultural approach

Teaching Arabic while keeping a constant eye on the cultural aspect is in the heart of Ahlan’s teaching method. Ahlan’s instructor is not just a teacher who holds a degree in Arabic, he/she is equipped with the right tools to guide you through the Arab and Islamic culture and to answer your curious questions.

Books and materials

Ahlan instructors rely on the best Arabic books used in the field of teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers.In addition, our tailor-made classes will use literature texts, religious texts, songs, or other types of media depending on the student’s needs.

Teaching Method

Every teacher has his own personality and approach. What’s common is that each one of them will put your learning goals as his/her priority. They will tailor the lessons to suit your needs and help you achieve great results.

Why choosing a teacher from Egypt?

With over 100 million inhabitants, Egypt population is about the third of the Arab world. An Egyptian teacher will give you insights on the Egyptian culture that has always been in the heart of the Arab World. And maybe you will catch some of the Egyptian humor.

Why choosing a teacher from Jordan?

Jordan is a country rich with culture, history, and accents. It’s home of the Levantine Arabic spoken variably in Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine. A Jordanian can be from a Palestinian, Syrian or Bedouin background. He/she can help you explore the Levantine region and teach you about his/her rich culture.

What is the difference between expert and trainee teachers?

You may choose your online Arabic lessons with expert teachers or trainee teachers. All our teachers are native speakers and have the proper training to teach online. However, the expert teachers have many years of experience, while the trainee teachers are starting their careers and have less experience. On the other hand, classes with trainee teachers are cheaper. We assure the quality of our classes, no matter what teacher category you choose. You will learn Arabic for sure, you just have to decide how much you’re aiming to invest.
Arabic Language Levels

Course Level Information

The studying process varies depending on the book and lesson plan you follow. However, the content at each level does not differ significantly, resulting in similar outcomes. Here is an overview of what you can expect to achieve at each level:

Beginner Level

  • Gain familiarity with the Arabic alphabet and begin reading and writing.
  • Learn greetings and basic introductions.
  • Understand and use simple daily phrases.
  • Ask and answer simple questions, such as names, nationalities, and addresses.
  • Engage in basic conversations with clear and slow-speaking individuals.
  • Express your daily needs, such as grocery shopping.
  • Discuss your family.

Intermediate Level

  • Express your thoughts using clearer and more proper language.
  • Discuss your goals and dreams using simple sentences.
  • Utilize verbs in various tenses, beyond the present tense.
  • Explain ideas and provide reasons.
  • Speak more confidently and fluently, without excessive consideration of sentence structure and vocabulary.
  • Understand figurative language and expressions.

Advanced Level

  • Describe people and situations.
  • Present stories in an organized manner.
  • Use comparative forms effortlessly.
  • Provide instructions and give orders.
  • Handle complications in familiar situations.
  • Utilize a wider range of expressions and immerse yourself deeply in the culture.
  • Express your opinions and articulate agreement or disagreement, supported by reasons.
  • Discuss hypothetical situations.
  • Engage in complex conversations, employing a diverse vocabulary.
  • Understand and interact naturally with spoken and written content, without excessive deliberation.
  • Make fewer errors in your speech.
Please note that the above levels serve as a general guideline, and your progression may vary based on individual learning pace and practice. Our courses aim to enhance your Arabic language skills and provide you with the necessary tools to communicate effectively.



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