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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Get conversational straight away by learning the most useful Arabic first. Then, truly master Arabic with the most comprehensive Arabic course there is.

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