Total Beginners Spoken Arabic Semester Course اللغة العربية العامية

February 19th- May 30th, 2019

Registration deadline: February 5th, 2019

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Students interested in spoken Levantine Arabic are welcome to enroll in the semester course of the International School. During the academic semesters (September – January and February – May), Beginners Spoken Arabic classes meet 2 days a week for two hours each day and the course awards 4 academic credits.


For the course syllabus, please click here.


 *Please Note*: Total beginners in Arabic cannot take both beginners spoken Arabic and beginners MSA in the same semester.


Tuition and Fees

For semester language programming tuition and fees, please click here


Scholarships and Financial Aid

For information regarding scholarships and financial aid, please click here.



The Total Beginners Levantine Spoken Arabic Course is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma, as well as adult learners. Pleaseclick here for application process and deadlines. No prior knowledge of the language is required.


To Apply

To apply, please click here. For more information regarding our admissions requirements for the course, please click here.







     Meet Our Students

Peter Kellner

Peter Kellner 22, Boston University Vermont, USA

Why Haifa?

I decided to come and study at the University of Haifa because it seemed like a fantastic opportunity to immerse myself in a completely new culture as well as to see the State of Israel, something of importance to me because of my Judaism. 

Favorite Arabic Word?


      What do you like most about Haifa?

What I like most about Haifa are the beautiful views from the top of the carmel, you get to see the sea, and the entire city below.  Its especially beautiful at night atop the main building. I also really like being surrounded by different cultures, and being able to interact with Arabs and Druze.