Register now for our Winter term (Jan. 8-Mar. 16, 2024)!
- Multiple levels
- Small class size – max. 12 students
- Native-speaking & experienced instructors
- Affordable tuition – $380 per level
- 4 terms per year – each 10 weeks long
- Convenient downtown location or online
Learn Arabic and study at ILI in Washington, DC, or Online.
The Arabic language group class program consists of four 10-week terms throughout the year. We offer 11 different levels from beginner to advanced. Classes meet once a week in the evenings or on Saturday mornings. Our teachers are all native-speaking and experienced. The Arabic Language Program integrates speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We maintain small class sizes to enable adequate time for conversation in every class. To find your level, please refer to the level description or use our self-evaluation guide. If you have further questions, please call Jane Edwards, ILI’s Foreign Language Coordinator, at 202-686-5610 extension 105. Enroll now!
Live, Instructor-led In-Person or Online Arabic Classes
Learn Arabic in person or online from a live instructor using Zoom. All online classes are instructor-led, in real-time, allowing for the same live interaction as our in-person classes. Some of our classes are a combination of in-person and online students. We have 360-degree cameras in the rooms enabling online participants to feel part of the class. This hybrid class environment allows students to engage with each other and the instructor and to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking the Arabic Language.
|2023 Term:||Session Dates:||Registration Deadline:|
|Fall||Sep. 18-Dec. 2, 2023||Monday, Sep. 4, 2023|
|2024 Term:||Session Dates:||Registration Deadline:|
|Winter||Jan. 8-Mar. 16, 2024||Monday, Dec. 25, 2023|
|Spring||Apr. 1-Jun. 8, 2024||Monday, Mar. 18, 2024|
|Summer||Jun. 24-Aug. 31, 2024||Monday, Jun. 10, 2024|
|Fall||Sep. 23-Dec. 7, 2024||Monday, Sep. 2, 2024|
Offered on: Tuesdays 6:15 – 8:45 pm. Enroll now!
Objective: This level will continue covering subjects of historical, political, and social relevance to the Arab world, but on a more advanced level, relying on group discussions, essay writing, class debates and critique.
Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of this course students will be become acquainted with rich literature extracts and continue to guide them towards an advanced level of proficiency. MSA and classical Arabic will be covered relying on a plethora of texts.
Topics: Political discussions and writing; social issues in the Arab World; demonstrative pronouns; hollow verbs revisited;المَصدَراسم الفاعِل و اسم المفعولالمَبني للمجهولAdverbs;مَعاني "ما" الإسمية و الشَرطية;الفِعل الناقِص;الجَذر الرُباعي;اسم المَفعول للفِعل الناقِص و الاسم المَقصور;numbers; synonymous couplets; five nouns revisited; conditional clause (protasis); review of verb tenses.
Textbook: Al-Kitaab Part Three with DVD and MP3 CD, $72 incl. tax.
This level introduces the advanced level in Arabic. It will build on the writing and conversational skills acquired in the intermediate levels to assist the students in formulating ideas, writing essays, and ideas that would be considered complicated and sophisticated. More than fifteen authentic texts by writers from across the Arab World address a wide range of political, social, religious, and literary themes and represent a range of genres, styles, and periods. Although this level focuses on Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), classical Arabic texts have been incorporated in the curriculum to introduce students to the continuity of the language throughout its history. Students will also start paying attention to the stylistic features of Arabic. This level will also begin to engage students in text translations and interpretation of conversations.
$380 for a 10-week one level class per student. Au-Pairs can receive a 10% discount on tuition with proof of their status. Enroll now!
May be purchased at the time of registration or at the Institute before or on the first day of class. All prices quoted include a 6% DC sales tax and all prices are subject to change at any time. Tax-exempt organizations or individuals need to provide proof of sales tax exemption before being charged. No retroactive refunds of sales tax. Once received by the student, books and other materials are the property of the student and are non-refundable.
Regarding placement, we recommend that you go to our self-evaluation guide
on our website. Kindly read through each description of each level. If you feel that you are able to fulfill all the tasks described in one level, then move on to the next level and so on, until you reach a description of tasks that you are unable to fulfill. That would correspond to the level of classes in which you should enroll. If, once enrolled, you should not feel comfortable at that level, you can transfer to another level, availability permitting. We do not offer placement tests.
Regular group classes meet once weekly in the evening (6:15-8:45 pm ET) or on Saturday mornings (10 am-12:30 pm ET) for 10 weeks. Each session is 2.5 hours. All class hours are U.S. Eastern Time (Standard or Daylight Saving)
In-person at ILI and online via Zoom. Our classes are usually held in person at Rhode Island Ave NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036
. Due to COVID-19 classes are also offered online via Zoom. We are within walking distance from the Metro's Dupont Circle (South exit) and Farragut North stations. Parking garages are close by and parking on the street is available after 6:30 pm.
Minimum 3, maximum 12 students. We recommend signing up
as early as possible so we can adequately plan for all classes. If the minimum enrollment of at least 3 students per class is not met, we will have to cancel that class after the registration deadline has passed. In case of a cancellation, students will be given the opportunity to change classes, postpone their enrollment or request a full refund.
Our program requires each student to participate in weekly quizzes, which will be graded, based on a “Pass” or “Fail” system. There will be a final quiz that will measure the sum of the instructional objectives for the course. Grades are verbally communicated to students at the end of each class/course, and are marked on the attendance/performance sheet. Students must have completed and passed at least 70% of the quizzes to move to the next level.
It is important for students to attend every class meeting. It is also important that they arrive on time for class. We cover a lot of material in each class. The instructor cannot repeat material for students who are absent or come late. Students will be marked absent when they do not come to class. Missed group classes may only be made up if the same level is being offered on another day and the class is not at full capacity. Students who arrive 15 minutes after the advertised starting time will be marked late. For every 3 times that the student is marked as late, it will count as a missed hour. If we notice that a student’s attendance is in danger of falling below 70%, we will issue an attendance report to the student.
Per request, we can issue certificates of completion after the term has ended. The certificate can be ordered at the front desk. In order to be eligible to receive a certificate or pass to the next level, you are required to attend a minimum of 70% of the classes and have a “Passing” grade. We will need a couple of days in order to verify your attendance and passing grade before issuing the certificate.
ILI’s foreign language group programs are accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training), and we also offer 2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) per every successfully completed course, 5.0 for the accelerated courses. Upon request, our Certificates of Completion can include the CEU’s earned per semester.
No refunds are issued for any reason after the registration deadline for the term (see Schedule above). Missed group classes may only be made up if the same level is being offered on another day and the class is not at full capacity.
The International Language Institute reserves the right to cancel any class if deemed necessary. Prior to commencement of class, students will be given a full refund. In the event of cancellation after the commencement of class, the pro-rata portion of the unexpended tuition will be refunded. The prorated amount of refundable monies will be determined by the ratio of classes completed to the total number of classes in the scheduled program. The International Language Institute reserves the right to assign substitute instructors whenever necessary.
Classes are cancelled in accordance with federal government closures for the entire
day due to inclement weather. Please check public announcements on radio, TV and the internet; or call ILI at (202) 362-2505. Closures are also posted on our Facebook
page at https://www.facebook.com/ILIinDC
. We rarely follow early dismissals. ILI is closed for the following holidays: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day. Group classes will not meet on these holidays and the missed class(es) will be made up at the end of the term.
Please contact our Foreign Language Coordinator, Jane Edwards
, at (202) 686-5610 ext. 105 or at [email protected]