It is important to point out that the dates below apply to our core program; that is to say, Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic. It does not apply to private tutoring, advanced modules as well as professional and group programs. These can be arranged and customized to meet learners’ specific needs both in terms of time and content.

Our academic calendar is divided into four terms: Fall, winter, spring and the summer. Each term extends over 12 weeks, except for the summer term which is an intensive six-week term. For the fall, winter and spring terms, classes meet Monday through Friday for 3 hours a day resulting in 180 teaching hours per term. As for the summer term, classes meet Monday through Friday for 4 hours a day resulting in 120 teaching hours. The table below details the schedule and the number of teaching hours for each term.


Academic Calendar 2033-2024



Important notes!

We understand that some students cannot attend the summer session that starts in July either because they have exams to finish or because they prefer to work for part of the summer. We will be happy to meet these students’ needs and offer them a session that starts in August. Please contact us for more information on this possibility. 

We also understand that there might be some students who cannot study for the entire term. We do accommodate this need provided that students start all terms from their start dates and carry it out for at least two weeks. For example, one can start the fall term on September 10 and finish on September 23. It goes without saying that tuition will differ in this case