Our Programs

Arabic Academy Malaysia offers continuous Arabic Language courses throughout the year. To ensure that every student gets individual attention, the majority of our classes are conducted on personal one-on-one bases. Personal classes allow for better interaction between the teacher and the student and facilitate personalising the learning experience based on the need of each student.

Group classes can also be conducted upon the request of the students. If so, all classes are kept small, no more than eight students per class. In most cases, group classes comprise two or three friends who would like to encourage each other in studying Arabic. Small class size gives the right balance of challenge and support for each individual. It also maximizes student-teacher interaction as well to personalize course work to the student's individual interests and abilities. Class instructions are intended to develop the student's speaking and listening skills. Classes are designed to create a close environment between the tutor and the student.

Languages other than Arabic are not permitted during the lesson, except at the elementary level when students have not yet acquired sufficient vocabulary to understand grammar and vocabulary explanations in Arabic. Even in these instances, the teacher will use only minimal English. We strongly believe that students develop language skills more rapidly and effectively if they are completely immersed in Arabic from the outset of their studies. Outside the classroom, students are encouraged to communicate among themselves in Arabic and to make social contacts which provides the opportunity to practice their language skills with native speakers.

All courses are taught through a communicative approach. We recognise the need to integrate the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing to be able to use the language effectively. Students begin speaking Arabic from the first lesson. Teachers also incorporate audio-visual aids into class.

The Academy uses a combination of published and in-house designed teaching materials. Though many supplementary materials are utilised, the primary textbook for the courses varies based on the need of the student. Examples of the adopted textbooks is “Arabic between your hands” series from Arabic For All institution “Um Al-Qura University/ Saudi Arabia” and “Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum Al Arabiyya’ from Georgetown Press.

A comprehensive placement test evaluating each student's speaking, listening, reading and writing skills is administered prior to the start of each course. This is designed to assess the level of the student in all areas and ensure placement within the correct level. The courses are organized on the basis of examination results in consultation with the teaching staff.

Upon the completion of each level, an achievement test is administered, the results of which will determine the student's readiness to progress to the next level. These tests are also required for final certification.

We believe that a successful teaching programme must include an objective evaluation system. Our evaluation systems integrate written and verbal exams as well as daily assignments. We provide these tools to help students evaluate and accomplish their language goals.

Our teachers are experienced tutors with long track record of teaching Arabic language in Malaysia and beyond. Our tutors are native speakers unless otherwise requested by the student. Each class is led by an experienced and enthusiastic native speaking Arabic teacher. The classes supervisor is also there to address any administrative concern of all our students.

As you embark on this captivating journey of learning a foreign language, we wish you all the best in learning one of the most beneficial languages worldwide!