Arabic Classes NYC - العربية - Learn Arabic

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Private Classes for Adults

Arabic is one of the most widely recognized languages in parts of Asia and the Middle East. At Hills Learning, we teach MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) and can also teach various dialects of the language.

Arabic private classes can be held in a specific time frame with customized goals. Hills Learning’s curriculum for Arabic comprises both language and cultural instruction. For each class, we follow our SWIRL methodology, developing at least three of the five language skills per class. Our main goal for Arabic private lessons is to develop conversational skills, but we also specialize in teaching heritage speakers, business or other specific goals.

Within this basic framework, Hills Learning’s staff develops curriculum and assessments based on student needs and goals.

Private Classes for Kids

Are you (or your young teen) interested in learning about the Arabic language and culture? How about you have children that would like to learn Arabic, either to develop skills to communicate with family or learn Arabic to get credit at school?

Hills Learning offers a unique opportunity for teens and kids learning Arabic in private lessons. We can not only teach them the basics of the Arabic script, reading, writing, and conversation, but it’s also possible that the classes your teen is taking with us can be transferred to their respective high school or college for credit. Please see for credit for further information.

For more general information on our Arabic classes for kids, please CONTACT US

-Our usual schedule is 1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks (12 hours total)
-Interested in more than one semester? Please look at our class bundles
-Get a discount on your next semester if you refer a friend / family member

Other Lesson Types

Arabic Online Lessons give you the opportunity to learn Arabic with us even if you cannot commute to our center in New York City. Students can attend Arabic classes through the comfort of their own home using a handheld device or a desktop / laptop computer. We have options for students to take Arabic with us either in a private lesson format or a group lesson format.

For private lessons for online students, we arrange a schedule like we would with regular Arabic private lessons, matching the student availability with the teacher's. We usually skype or zoom for online Arabic lessons but there are other programs that we are also open to using.

There is also an option for taking Arabic group classes online. Currently during COVID-19, all of our group classes are being offered online. Once we start offering face to face NYC classes again, there still will be options to take group classes with us online. Please either visit the online page for Arabic classes online to see more details or contact us for any further information.



Level Info

Class Levels - Beginner 1, 2, 3 AND Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3

Level Descriptions (Beginner 1, 2, 3) –
The Beginner Arabic class is for students eager to learn the basics of Arabic, where they will learn basic greetings and conversational skills to shop, order food, and discuss their schedules. They will learn consonants, vowels, and one by one also learn the Arabic script. Our courses are designed for determined beginners who want to develop their language skills by reading and writing Arabic while working on their conversational skills and being able to start forming basic sentences in Arabic.

Level Descriptions (Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3) - 

In Advanced Beginner Arabic, students will go more in depth in their everyday life skills in Arabic. The advanced beginner starts out with discussing one's home, and giving commands. The student then in the next level discusses traveling, and how to give directions. Finally the advanced beginner series ends with the theme of hobbies and experiences, where we equip students to perform all basic Arabic tasks. 

ACTFL Standards - 

All our courses relate to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines - We are aiming for students in our beginner levels to have novice mid language proficiency, working towards novice high proficiency. 

Supplementary Textbooks - 

Although Hills Learning has its own curriculum, we also recommend using the Alif Baa and Al Kitaab textbooks, in our Arabic Classes