Arabic is a very influential language, it is the 5th most spoken language in the world, gathers around 280 million native speakers, and it is spoken in 26 countries! 

Learning a foreign language always opens the door to new opportunities and horizons. Whether you are considering it for a job application, business affairs or just to ease your travelling experience in an Arabic-speaking country, adding a foreign language to your skills will always prove to be beneficial.

Another beautiful aspect of learning a language is getting to know a new culture, through its literature, music, history or if you are already travelling you will experience the local markets and historic monuments of Egypt or Saudi Arabia.

If you already have made up your mind and are convinced about learning Arabic, you probably know how diverse and rich this language is. It counts several dialects to each Arabic-speaking country and region, but also the Modern Standard Arabic, also known as Literary Arabic or Classical Arabic, which is more difficult and often used for literary studies.

These differences can seem intimidating or confusing at first, but be confident that there is plenty of resources and information that will help you decide what is what you need. If this is still too overwhelming, remember that your future teacher or tutor is also there to guide you in your studies of the Arabic language.

Knowing exactly what you need to learn will help you cut out expenses in your learning journey. Nevertheless, even when you know which classes you want, it is important to know the various offers and prices that exist to learn Arabic.

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Factors that influence the cost of Arabic language classes

Location and the qualification of a tutor or teacher will influence the price of your private Arabic classes. Because Arabic dialects differ so much from one country to another (Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, etc). You will most probably require a tutor that is a native speaker from this country or that specializes in one of these dialects; in order to offer you a complete Arabic class in this specific dialect and its phrases, expressions and different grammatical structures.

Another element to consider is your budget and if you prefer online classes or a personal tutor that can teach you at your house or a study room. What does fit best your needs?

To calculate your budget, you can estimate how many Arabic lessons you might need to reach your end goal, this takes into account your commitment and the time you want to dedicate to learning the Arabic language. Then, the price might vary on the location and the speciality of your tutor.

Arabic language teachers are rare and even more so depending on the qualification you are looking for, the learning experience can be expensive, but if you are a dedicated and organized student, you can put every aspect to your advantage. This will require you to be patient and search thoroughly for a tutor that has all the qualifications that you are looking for, for your study journey.

Don't let this be discouraging! Below, we will give you an overview of how prices vary and suggest economic options for learning Arabic.

The location factor

In Ireland, the hourly average rate is €15. However, the prices depend on each city, and classes oftentimes are more expensive in the capital than in other smaller cities.

This price difference can be explained by the fact that the living costs in Dublin are higher than elsewhere in Ireland. Public transport also plays a role if your teacher has to meet you somewhere in the city rather than online.

If your teacher has to travel beyond the city limits, this is also taken into account and affects the hourly rate of the class. It is recommended to search for a teacher that is located near you or also lookout which course packages they can offer you.

The teacher factor

Each teacher offers different structure courses, levels and dialects, that is why we recommend you take advantage of the first free hour class to assess the teaching style, but also, clearly discuss your goals and expectations of the class with the tutor.

Then comes the Arabic proficiency level of the teacher. A teacher qualified in the Arabic language and civilization will not be able to offer the same level as a person whose mother tongue is Arabic, this is a price change factor that you will have to consider.

Another factor is the frequency with which you decide to take classes, some teachers offer courses and packages that can lower the price and be a convenient option if you want to take classes in the long term.

This is beneficial for both the student and the teacher because it allows the teacher to offer more classes and even boost your learning experience. For the students, the packages allow lowering the price and have a sustained learning journey.

Here are more tips to help you find the best Arabic teacher.

If you are re-taking Arabic classes and already have a different level than beginner or intermediate, this also affects the price rate, we will see why.

Your language level affects the price of your Arabic class

The price of the class varies according to your Arabic language level, this is because of the difficulty of the language, the age of the student. Also, if what you need to learn is rather academic, a specific dialect of Arabic or a beginners level of Arabic.

Learning a language always requires a good structure and methodology, Arabic is not the exception, it even requires a much more sustained structure because of its diversity and difficulty for learners, especially at the advanced levels of Arabic. The advanced levels of Arabic need an expert in dialectical Arabic or literary Arabic,  which is not mandatory for beginners classes.

Finding a teacher that has the qualifications to teach advanced Arabic is not always easy!

These factors impact the costs of a class because the teacher has to prepare and tailor the class for your level and needs while keeping a good structure and methodology in order for the student to learn accordingly.

That's why it is important to know which level of Arabic you have in order to choose wisely which teacher, but also what kind of lesson is best adapted to your level and learning style.

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The types of Arabic lessons have different prices

The teacher matters but also the type of lesson. Do you prefer private lessons? Online lessons? Group lessons? Or maybe a mix of two different lessons.

 One-on-one private lesson

These are the best price-quality classes because the teacher focuses on you, your challenges and your needs. It is easier in this setting to find a teacher that will tailor your lessons according to your level.

Private lessons are for students that are already learning Arabic and want to improve or need some assistance, or for students with an advanced level that need to ameliorate a certain aspect of their learning. Another convenient option is for adults that are starting from scratch and will need more assistance than a regular student.

Focus courses and classes

If you are preparing for a language level exam, intensive courses are a good way to help your study. Some teachers or language schools offer packages or courses that focus on language level exams and will prepare and train you for the different aspect of the exam: grammar, writing, listening, speaking.

Language schools and curriculums

Some universities or language schools offer solid courses to acquire a level in Arabic with a structured and constant pace. Some schools even offer Islamic culture education, this is an interesting aspect if you want to also get to know the culture better.

Free online courses

If you have a restricted budget for now, you can still find some platforms and resources that will help you gather the material to learn Arabic. However, this is time-consuming because you have to find the information and platform and only after that you will be able to study and dedicate time to learn Arabic. This is not recommended at any stage because it requires you to have a lot of dedication and time to find a structure and methodology that works for you.

Other options and costs for Arabic language classes

There are other options that allow you to learn Arabic and connect with the Islamic culture, for example cultural centres and mosques that teach you to read, speak and write Arabic with a focus on Islam and Quran. If you are also interested in the religious aspect of Arabic, this option can be very appealing.

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Sultan qaboos grand mosque, sultan qaboos street, ولاية بوشر، Oman. Source Unsplash

To recapitulate, the price of an Arabic course and classes will vary depending on numerous factors and also on your level and needs. Then, try to be methodical about what is best for you and make the most out of your Arabic lessons. Regardless of what you decide, we encourage you to learn this Semitic language, it will open you the doors to many opportunities and will definitely fulfil all your expectations!

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