Top 10 Arabic Language classes in South Africa |


Arabic is emerging as one of the major languages at the global level and because of the shortage of people in the Western world who speak Arabic, learning it can automatically make you stand out in any job market or field. 


Although the language is not as popular in South Africa, one can always opt for taking Arabic classes in South Africa. Here are the complete details.   


Why learn Arabic Language in South Africa?


Arabic courses in South Africa are available for all fluency levels, ages, and time durations. Speaking (or understanding) Arabic language is a requirement for some professions, and it may be an asset in many others as it is a major language in the Middle East, North Africa and many Mediterranean countries.


What is the cost of Arabic language classes in South Africa?


The cost of taking up Arabic course in South Africa lies around R8000-R12000 though the cost varies on ground of type of course (undergraduate, postgraduate or diploma).


What is the duration of Arabic language classes in South Africa?


The average duration of taking up Arabic course in South Africa is described below:


Type of course

Average duration

Undergraduate course

3 years

Postgraduate course

2 years

Diploma or certificate course

1 year



What are the best Arabic language centres in South Africa?


Though there are 50+ universities providing Arabic language courses. Some of the most famous institutes providing Arabic courses in South Africa are:


1. University of South Africa, Pretoria

2. Madina University SA, Cape Town

3. University of the Western Cape, Cape Town

4. University of Cape Town, Cape Town

5. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

6. Nelson Mandela University- North Campus, Port Elizabeth


What will I learn from Arabic courses in South Africa?


Taking up the Arabic course in South Africa will provide you following important insights:


  • Excellent communication skills (in the Arabic language)


  • Loads of information about Islam


  • How Arabic became one of the UN's 6 official languages and the world’s 5 most spoken language


  • For non- Muslims, Arabic language brings in the opportunity to learn about religion and culture.


What jobs can I get as an Arabic language speaker in South Africa?


Employment areas for candidates taking up Arabic course in South Africa:


  • Colleges and universities
  • Language department
  • Translation offices
  • Embassies
  • Passport offices
  • UPSC (IFS)
  • Call centers


Types of jobs after taking up Arabic course in South Africa:


  • Arabic Entry
  • Arabic Data Entry Clerk
  • Arabic Translator
  • Language Analyst
  • Arabic Tutor
  • Content analyst
  • Language analyst

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The objective of the course is to learn a new language through fun interactive activities, role-plays, games and songs

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Arabic Language

Online & In-person Private Language Lessons.

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Cape Town International School of Languages Logo


From Beginners to Advanced Level, the recordings (transferable to flash drives and your phone) are absolutely brilliant replicas of the live lessons

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Arabic Language (The Complete Course (6 Levels) + 4 Courses)

This program is designed to take you from ZERO knowledge in Arabic to MASTERING the Arabic language through our SYSTEM

Online Institute by Udemy
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Centre of Excellence

Arabic for Beginners Diploma Course

Learn basic Arabic skills that will enable you to go through daily life, navigate a variety of situations, and have meaningful conversations with speakers of Arabic.

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Preply UK

Learn Arabic Online

Take our trial lessons to connect with the Preply tutor who can help you reach your learning goals — whether you want to master Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, conversational Arabic, or business Arabic — or one of the Western, Northern, or Southern dialects of the language.

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Pimsleur Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 Premium

Learn Modern Standard Arabic with the Pimsleur App by carrying on simple conversations using essential vocabulary and grammar. Learn the basics of the Arabic language, plus how to read with correct pronunciation and accent.

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Learn Arabic Language (The Ultimate Arabic Course, Level 1 of 16)

In this Arabic course you will discover that Arabic is easy to learn. This Arabic course covers all major topics a beginner needs to learn.

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Arabic Language | The Comprehensive Course - Learn Modern

So you are already learning Arabic or willing to ? Perfect , This is where i'm going to boost your Arabic skills.

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Lead Academy

Arabic Language For Beginners Course

This comprehensive course is the perfect way to kickstart your career in the field of Arabic Language. This course will give you a competitive advantage in your career, making you stand out from all other applicants and employees.

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