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Arabic Language Courses

Learn Arabic with our Arabic language courses, which are delivered using a proven learning method. Our Arabic lessons will give you the confidence to write and speak Arabic from day one. You will learn Arabic with a continued sense of progression and achievement.

  • Learn to speak and write in Arabic
  • Experienced and qualified teachers
  • Choose a course that suits you
Learn Arabic

Learn Arabic your way


Learn from anywhere in the world

Class size: average 6, maximum 10

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified Arabic teachers


Located in central London

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified Arabic teachers


Located in central Edinburgh

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

11-week courses available

Taught by qualified Arabic teachers


Located in central Manchester

Class size: average 6, maximum 12

10-week courses available

Taught by qualified Arabic teachers

Private Classes

Learn anywhere in the world

Face-to-face and online classes

Corporate and professional lessons

For individuals and companies

About our Arabic courses


General Courses

  20 hours in total
  1h 50min / 2 hour classes
  1 lesson per week (6:00-7:50pm or 6:30-8:30pm)
  Start dates: January, April, July & October
  10-week or 11-week courses
  In-person or online Arabic lessons
  • Average of 5 students per group
  • Qualified Arabic tutors
  • Interactive & engaging lessons
  • Learn Arabic online and in locations across the UK
  • End of course certificate on completion

Learning Arabic with Cactus

Cactus group Arabic language courses will help you learn through small group classes. Our lessons are based on a Modern Standard Arabic. Native-speaking, experienced and qualified Arabic teachers use the communicative approach. Students will be focusing on developing speaking and listening Arabic skills. Your writing and reading Arabic skills will be stimulated as well.

You will engage in pair-work and group-work during the course. This will support you to maximise your opportunities to use Arabic during class time.

Cactus also offers you the opportunity to keep up the momentum by progressing through the levels. Lessons are offered from Beginners (A1) through to Advanced (C1).

How to Learn Arabic

If you are looking to learn Arabic, Cactus is the place to start. With Cactus you can study face-to-face or online with the help of a native-speaking teacher.

There are many levels but if you have no knowledge you can join our beginners lessons. Teachers will be able to support you on your language journey.

The first step is to understand if you prefer to join an online group language class or prefer to attend a face-to-face course.

Arabic Classes Levels

If you are not at beginner levels you can study Arabic from elementary through to proficient. At lower level such as elementary Arabic you will cover the basics. A great option if you have basic knowledge.

At mid levels as intermediate and upper-intermediate Arabic, you will gain a solid understanding. If you are looking to progress to a higher level it’s the perfect option. You must have completed A2 or B1 level (CEFR levels) to attend these levels.

At advanced and proficient Arabic level you will be able to express yourself fluently. Enhance your Arabic pronunciation and conversation skills. Your knowledge of the language will reach a new height.

You can take our level test and check the course content before taking a Arabic class with Cactus.

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How to book with Cactus

Select language

Simply select which language you would like to learn and from the box below and click lets go.

Take level test

This is a quick test to help you find the right course for your current level of knowledge.

Book your course

Use our simple online booking system to select your course.

Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

Still have questions?

Start Learning Arabic

Arabic is a popular language and extremely influential in today’s world. Spoken in more than 22 countries across the world by over 250 million people. Arabic is also one of the United Nations’ working languages. Speaking Arabic will enhance your experience when traveling to countries such as Egypt and Morocco. Will help you enhance your first-hand experience of their rich history and culture.

With so many learning options available ranging it is often difficult to know where to start. From Arabic intensive classes to online lessons there are many options. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination is the most appropriate for you.

You should also take into account different aspects when learning the language. Studying standardised Arabic will enable you to speak with people from everywhere. Attending Arabic speaking lessons will help develop your conversation skills. You will improve your vocabulary, accent and pronunciation in Arabic.

The easiest way to learn Arabic is to speak it from day one. You can learn it faster by full immersion. You will study in a classroom environment and practise everything in the real world. So what are the best ways to start learning Arabic?

Why Learn Arabic?

Arabic is one of the most useful languages to learn as it’s spoken by over 250 million people. It is the official language of many countries including Algeria, Tunisia and Lebanon. It is a language of massive significance and is a vital component in Muslim daily life. It’s the language of the Koran, the Holy book of Islam.

Arabic has many regional dialects and is a complex language to learn. Yet the reward you will feel and the reception you will receive in speaking it make the effort worthwhile.

Why do you want to learn Arabic? It could be so you can travel and discover new countries. It could be to improve your career opportunities. Whatever the reason why you want to take an Arabic language course, our classes will help you connect with Arabic speakers.

There are many benefits of learning Arabic. You will be able to communicate with native speakers and immerse in the culture. You will also enhance your business Arabic skills for work purposes or move to an Arabic-speaking country.

Learning Modern Standard Arabic will be handy when communicating with Arabic speakers. It will equip you with the skills you need to get by, have a conversation or become proficient.

Beginners Arabic Lessons

Are you a beginner? If so, we have a comprehensive range of Arabic language lessons for beginners. Whether you are a complete beginner or a false beginner. Find out which level to choose and what to expect with our beginner level language learner page. 

Other Arabic Course Options

For those who prefer individual tuition we offer one-to-one Arabic classes, More information on our Private Arabic Classes division. Cactus also offers Arabic language holidays in Morocco and other countries.

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