Dear Maha and the wonderful team at ALCC, Thank you for yet another wonderful year at ALCC. It has been a pleasure to be associated with you for almost 7 years and my son Arun has enjoyed each year that he has been learning Arabic with all of you. When he started Arabic he was like 5 years old and today he is 13 and is keen to do his higher level Arabic exams with ALCC. The lovely atmosphere but at the same time emphasis on teaching is extremely high and the friendly teachers make it fun to learn Arabic at ALCC. The director of Studies MS Maha has vast knowledge and experience in teaching the language and all teachers are extremely helpful. I would highly recommend ALCC to learn Arabic either for students or for business or just to learn a new language while in Dubai. Thank you for another great year!


As a mom who values early childhood language learning, I have taken steps to provide some form of Arabic education since my Kg2-school daughter were just two years old. I have tried several private lessons, nurseries etc. before finding ALCC. After starting her Arabic lessons in ALCC, my daughter doesn’t hesitate to speak in Arabic anymore. This year she is accepted to native Arabic speakers’ lesson without holding the Arabic passport. What a great honor for her parents who can’t speak Arabic. Although there are several language teaching strategies, ALCC’ s approach instantly grabbed my daughter’s attention. It is a bright, colorful and cheerful program which reinforces a lot vocabulary and phrases that makes it an enjoyable experience for kids. She uses her vocabulary knowledge especially for her bed time stories. I read Arabic stories to her without understanding its meaning she translates the stories to me confidently. By offering the beauty of Arabic outside of the traditional teaching methodology which made my child love Arabic. ALCC deserves our thanks.


Dear Maha, As we come to the end of term I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the institution for a brilliant year, though Wajihs sports and very busy schedule has been the reason for a long absence; but the knowledge of Arabic given to him over the several years has enabled him to be on top of his class in Arabic. He is one of the highest scorers in his Arabic class and his teacher speaks highly of his good standards in Arabic. we surely owe this to ALCC and Wajih is looking forward to joining again as soon as his sports schedule allows it. Once again thank you for the brilliant years.


Anwar has been a student at ALCC for the past three years. Unfortunately, the Arabic program at his school is lacking in so many ways. We have found that ALCC was able to provide Anwar with what his school was unable to. The lessons are perfect for his age, the class size guarantees that he is learning and interacting with his teacher. Above all, he is enjoying his classes. We have also found that thanks to ALCC, Anwar is at the same level in Arabic as his peers back home in Jordan. I would especially like to thank Ms. Maha Jayyusi for going out of her to help Anwar by providing him with make-up classes when we had to leave the country early his summer and giving him extra work for the summer. Thanks you ALCC!


We have been attending Arabic lessons at the ALCC for a long time now, and feel as though ALCC has become like a second home to us. The continuous support, patience and motivation of the teachers do not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated. Teachers are constantly trying out different methods of learning, encouraging us to become involved and more active in lessons, stimulating everyday conversation in the language we are trying to learn. The teachers are able to build lessons around our level of ability and are conscious of ensuring that we understand and encourage us to ask questions when we are confused. It is difficult to imagine learning a language without the constant encouragement and assistance which, the teachers at ALCC provide.


We are parents of Ahmed Abdulhalim Dawood‎ who is doing his final year of IB diploma at JESS Arabian Ranches. Our son opted to do Arabic for his GCSE and as we are from Kenya and our Arabic knowledge is limited we were not in a position to assist him so we decided to enroll him in ALCC 4 years ago to get extra Arabic classes to help him do better in Arabic‎. The improvement in his Arabic, both spoken and written has been phenomenal! ‎Thanks to the good work and dedication of the teachers Ahmed got an A in his GCSE and continues to excel in Arabic in his IB diploma course and we cannot thank DEI enough for their assistance. We wish ALCC all the best in their endeavor to teach the Arabic language.

Children Courses FAQs:

We teach the spoken Arabic used by various Arab nationals combined with a simplified form of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). We focus on the oral communication skills before we gradually introduce Classical Arabic. Our courses enable students to be understood in different parts of the Arab world, whilst helping them to understand and be aware of different regional accents and expressions.

The books we use are developed by the founder Maliha Wehbe in collaboration with the Director of the Arabic for Children’s program, Maha Jayyusi. Depending on the students’levels, we use Lugat al-Arab,na-takalam lugat al-Arab, and other supplementary materials.

We can arrange for an assessment for your child with one of our senior instructors in order to determine the child’s level of Arabic and place him/her in the proper class.

We provide three terms a year following the academic school year: September–December, January–March, and April–June. We also offer the Winter Camp (December holidays), the Summer Camp (June, July & August), and the Spring Camp (April holidays). Please visit the Timetable to see our current term’s classes.

Our Saturday morning classes run from 9.00am to 12.00pm. Private classes can be scheduled at any time during the week, following the student preference and teacher’s availability.

Our Saturday classes, after-school classes, and seasonal camps are held at ALC’s premises. We are located on the Fourth Floor of the Dubai World Trade Centre Tower (also known as Sheikh Rashid Tower). See Contact Us for more details.

We offer Friend Referral, Spousal, Sibling, Parent-Child and Corporate Loyalty Discounts!

ALC teaches both children and adults. For the adults’ programme, please visit Courses for adults.

We teach other language on demand and according to availability.

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