When will I know my level and class?
Results of your placement test are available immediately and so you will be aware of your level in time for the start of your classes. If, once in your class, you have any difficulties please talk to your teacher or one of the educational managers. Our friendly and experienced Director of Studies (Hoda Adeeb), along with four educational coordinators, is there to help you settle into your learning. In addition, the reception team can help you with any general queries you may have.
How many students in a class?
The maximum class size is 16 although the average class size is 8-10 students or less.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes, of course, when you complete a course. Furthermore, if you need a special transcript or letter/document we are happy to help you.
Do I have to bring the course books with me?
No, you don't. You can buy the books from us at normal prices through our reception.
Can I study for a year?
Yes, indeed. The courses run on a monthly basis and are ongoing. As such, you can simply keep working through the levels!
Do I have to have a laptop?
No, not at all. However, if you are used to having a laptop then bringing it with you might be a good idea. In our residence and the school there is free WIFI available and so having your own laptop provides you with ease of access to the web.
Do you teach Quran?
No. We are a secular school. However, learning MSA will help you with reading the Quran.
Are your curriculums recognized?
Yes, both International House Worldwide Organisation and universities worldwide recognize our curriculums. Our course books achieve both Common European Framework and Association of Language Testers in Europe standards. In addition, students who need to study and transfer credits are usually able to do so.
Do you offer other courses?
Yes, we do. We offer a range of special interest courses, including calligraphy, Media Arabic, religion and history, business communication, teacher training, grammar courses and tailor-made courses for diplomats and universities. Please contact us for more information.
What time are the classes?
All fulltime classes are from Sunday to Thursday. ECA runs from 9.00 -11.00am and MSA from 11.30am - 2.30pm. Classes take breaks and the café serves food all day.