Whatever your reason for studying Arabic. Here is a list of some reputed colleges, universities, learning centers providing an Arabic course in Delhi.
With over 300 million native speakers in 26 countries, Arabic is the 5th most spoken language globally.
It is widespread in Western Asia and North Africa. It is also one of the UN’s six official languages.
The Arab world has untapped economic potential and extremely rich in natural resources. Proficiency in Arabic opens opportunities in business, government, nonprofit, education, and beyond.
You will also enjoy some Arabic movies as a learner.
The career scope of learning Arabic is full of job opportunities in Arab-world and other countries too.
For example, in India, an increasing number of scopes for Arabic learners have been created in various private and government educational institutions, radio, television, internet, journalism, tourism, translation, and multinational companies.
If you’re lucky, you can also find some opportunities in the offices of the intelligence bureaus and Arab embassies situated in New Delhi. It is the most popular West Asian languages.
Table of Contents
- Arabic Language Classes in Delhi
- 1. Arabic Course at Delhi University
- 2. JNU – Centre of Arabic and African Studies (CAAS)
- 3. Jamia Millia Islamia (Department of Arabic)
- 4. Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Languages
- 5. IGNOU (School of Foreign Languages) – Distance learning
- 6. National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL)
Arabic Language Classes in Delhi
If you are searching for one of the best Arabic language programs in Delhi / NCR, your search inevitably ends here!
Here is the list of places for Arabic classes in Delhi.
1. Arabic Course at Delhi University
If you want to pursue Arabic language courses at DU, you have three options.
You can choose a part-time course in St. Stephen’s College, a BA program in Zakir Husain College, or both part-time and a full-time degree course at Arts faculty.
(i) St. Stephen’s College
The college students who want to take Arabic language courses in Delhi can complete one year Certificate and one-year Diploma program in Arabic.
St. Stephen’s college offers the program through the center of the foreign language.
(ii) Zakir Husain Delhi College
Zakir Husain Delhi College holds the distinction of being in existence well before the establishment of Delhi University.
The Arabic department, with its dedicated, competent, and committed teachers and student-centered language teaching methodology, offers a three-year BA program focusing on the study of Arabic language and literature.
It aims at developing global proficiency in modern standard Arabic in combination with Arabic texts of the pre-modern period.
The Arabic department also runs an active Arabic literary society called ‘Al-Nadi Al-Arabi,’ publishing a quarterly wall-magazine ‘Al-Qalam’ and holding a monthly speaking session ‘Al-Bayan.’
(iii) Arts Faculty (Department of Arabic)
The Department of Arabic at Arts faculty is one of the oldest departments in Delhi University.
The center offers a 1-year Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma in Modern Arabic as well as BA (Hons), MA, M.Phil, and Ph.D. in Arabic.
The admission is through either cut-off marks or an entrance test conducted in May-July.
2. JNU – Centre of Arabic and African Studies (CAAS)
The JNU language courses are the most sought-after foreign language courses in India.
The Centre of Arabic and African Studies (CAAS) at School of Language, Literature, and Culture Studies has emerged as one of India’s most prominent centers, especially in modern Arabic language and specialization in its literature, translation, and interpretation.
The CAAS holds an entrance examination for admission to full-time three-year BA (H), MA, and five-year M.Phil/Ph.D. programs in Arabic language, Literature, and Culture.
At the moment, the center also offers an optional and part-time course in Hebrew and African Swahili language.
3. Jamia Millia Islamia (Department of Arabic)
Take your pick of Arabic Language Courses at Jamia Millia Islamia.
The Department of Arabic enjoys a high reputation in India and the Arab & Muslim world.
To date, more than 100 scholars have been awarded or pursuing a Ph.D. in the Arabic program.
The Delhi center’s Arabic course reflects a high balance between classical and modern literature.
Besides, it covers the language aspect. The following courses are available:-
- M.Phil/Ph.D. Doctoral Research Programmes,
- Masters Programmes – MA (No. of Seats: 30)
- Undergraduate Programmes – BA (Hons.) (No. of Seats: 60)
- One-Year Certificate / Diploma / Advanced Diploma in Modern Arabic & Translation (Seats: 50/40/ 30)
For Eligibility criteria for admission and other details. Check the – Website
4. Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Languages
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Languages is one of the oldest institutions in Delhi, offering intensive Foreign language courses in Delhi.
The Arabic learning center offers a 1-year Arabic course divided into two semesters of 5 months each.
The students will be awarded a Certificate after the 2nd semester.
5. IGNOU (School of Foreign Languages) – Distance learning
IGNOU – School of Foreign Languages (SOFL) offers certificate courses and a Ph.D. in the Arabic language through distance learning.
The Ph.D. in Arabic aims to develop a critical understanding of the Arabic language, literature, and culture.
6. National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL)
The National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Government of India.
Set up to promote, develop, and propagate Urdu and the Arabic language in India.
They offer a 1-year Certificate and 2-year Diploma in the Arabic language.
Presently, 327 Arabic study centers are running in 25 states and 186 districts. Website — LINK and LINK.
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Sir, I am plus two commerce completed. Is doing ba Arabic good opportunity in gulf countries? I looking Arabic language degree.
Yes. You can do it from one of the many universities.
Sir,I want to know BA Arabic in distance which available now in India.
There might be a few options, but I haven’t checked in the recent times.
Sir, now I m in 12th I want to make my career in professional Arabic language. But sir, I dont know anything about the Arabic language. So, how can I apply for Arabic in JMI? Do I need to learn Arabic for admission?
You can check their syllabus in their e-prospectus and appear for the entrance test. You don’t need any prior knowledge of Arabic.
Hello Sir, I wish to study Japanese but I am not sure Mosai is a good institute or not. Should I look for other institutes like Tsubomi or something? I have heard they fail easily and money and time both get wasted.
MOSAI is a good option. If you’re not sure about Tsubmoi, you can consider other choices like Japan Foundation, Nohonkai, Nihongo Center, to name a few. You can check the entire list → Top places to learn Japanese in Delhi.
How many languages do you know?
Quite a few, but I’m good at only 4, including French and Spanish. For the remaining ones, the proficiency varies. 🙂
Thank you so much. Can you send to me your email, then I can share my CV.
Check the Contact page.
I want to learn Arabic. If you are interested in teaching, please email me. My email id is vidushi.kalia89@gmail[.]com
I wanted to know how can work with you. I’m an Arabic teacher
With me? Well, my language school doesn’t offer Arabic. You can send me your C.V. If there will be any requirement, I will contact you.
Hi, can you please share your contact details?
I got your email and replied to the same.
I need an Arabic teacher to teach my child the Arabic language.
Search on any classified and local tutor sites like JustDial and UrbanPro.
Sir, can you please tell the best institutes in Delhi for learning German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean? And which one has the highest scope in jobs after the BA program (economics + maths) from Delhi college of arts and commerce? How much time it will take to complete a language course if I choose any of these?
German – Max Mueller Bhavan, Spanish – Instituto Cervantes or Instituto Hispania, Japanese – MOSAI or Japan Foundation, and Korean – Korean Cultural Center. The choice of language is pretty subjective, and no language is “best.” Pick the one as per your goal, interest, duration, and understanding. The duration depends on the level you want to accomplish. For example, you can achieve upper-intermediate or advanced level proficiency in 2-4 years, depending on the language. East Asian languages are relatively more difficult than European ones.
Sir, how can I take admission to the Arabic language program in all these institutes mentioned above?
For Colleges, you have to apply for certificate course. In the private institutes, it is based on firs-come, and first-served. Get in touch with those centers.
Sir plz suggest to me. Best govt University or private institutes in India for diploma in the Arabic language.
There are several good options like Zakir Husain Delhi College, Jamia Millia Islamia, Arts Faculty – DU, and St. Stephen’s College.
What are the central universities which provide B.ED & D.led in the Arabic Language.
I’m not aware of it. You can check various central Universities.
Where can one pursue a certificate/diploma program in Arabic through distance mode in Delhi NCR?
IGNOU through SOFL offers 6 months Certificate in Arabic (CAL).
Sir, i am confused as many people say that the Arabic language is for Muslim people, and I am Hindu. So i want your suggestion that learning Arabic has some religion barrier?
Don’t believe everything you hear. While it is true that a significant majority of learners are Muslims, but that is more to do with the Quran and demography of West Asia and North Africa. If you wish to learn Arabic for whatever reason, go ahead. Arabic is a beautiful language and there is absolutely no religion barrier. This is true for all languages across the globe.
When the Arabic course 2020 admission will start at the arts faculty. What is the eligibility criteria, and how much is the fee? Please reply to me.
DU’s arts faculty? It will start sometime in May-June 2020. Eligibility criteria will depend on the course you’re seeking. The fee is typically affordable.
Sir, may you tell me any private / govt. Institution for Arabic and Chinese languages in Delhi?
A list of top institutions for Arabic is mentioned in this article. For Chinese, you can check Learn Mandarin in Delhi.
Hi, I did graduation in B.E in 2013, then studied Arabic from two different private organizations for four years. My query is, can I do an MA in Arabic from any recognized university. If it is not possible straight, is there is way out otherwise? Thank you.
Yes, if you clear the entrance test. Direct admission would be challenging. You can start preparing for the entrance exam and apply next year.
Hello, I want to know the best university for a BA in Arabic. I’m confused about choosing JNU, JMI and AMU. I want to study thorough Arabic with the interpretation of classical texts with fluent conversation skills. Please name only the best among these — also, state why you choose it. Please mention the pros & cons of each. Thanks
While all three are good options, JNU is probably the best. Ranked No. 1 Indian University for language education, research-oriented courses, almost free, collaboration with several foreign Universities, huge residential university, Vibrant campus life, eminent faculties are some of the reasons. Getting Admission is not that easy; you have to prepare well to crack JNUEE 2020.
Sir, thanks for your kind reply. Can you please share some prominent classroom coaching centers for JNUEE. I’m from Mumbai. I haven’t heard or found anyone around in Mumbai area. Please name good ones (private) in Delhi.
I’m not aware of any institute offering JNEE preparation. Maybe you can buy a few books as per syllabus, and try through self-study.
I want to become a translator please guide me. I want to know where I can take admission in Mussoorie. Which is the best university for admission?
I’m not aware of any good option in Mussoorie.
Sir how you will rate Zabaan centre for learning spoken the Arabic language?
Sir, I want to ask about Arabic certificate course in IGNOU. There is minimum of 6 months or maximum 2-year course so which is more valuable? Please tell me I am confused.
There is only one course, i.e., A 6-month Certificate in Arabic (CAL). 2 year is the maximum period of clearing the exam.
I want to become a speaker and translator of the arabic language, please guide me.
Once you become proficient in Arabic, you can explore employment opportunities in companies that deal with Arabic-speaking countries.
I have passed alim course from Darul Uloom Nadwa college Lucknow and I want to be a translator in Arabic and English, so please guide me.
If you’re proficient in Arabic and English, you can apply to any such job opening. To start with, you can make an excellent resume and upload on various job portals.
Sir, can you please tell me the top3 of these languages having the highest scope in Gurgaon area?
Gurgaon or for that matter anywhere in India, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin offers more scope than other foreign languages. Check — Learn Foreign Language in Gurgaon.
I am interested to do German & Arabic language course but want to know which course is better for the future scope and from which university/ institute. Please suggest me.
If you don’t have any specific goal, then German has an edge. There are plenty of courses for German. It will depend on your location, affordability, purpose of learning and existing academic qualification. Read — Career in German, Scope of German Language and German Language Courses in Delhi
I wish to take Arabic Classes as I know how to read and write but don’t know how to speak. Its to understand the language and conversate it.
You can join any private institute or hire any tutor to learn Spoken Arabic.
Hello Mr.Gupta. I am a Ph.D student at Haryana and I specifically need Classical Arabic for my research. I checked St.Stephen’s website however, the admission desk is now closed there. Could you suggest any other place? For example, will JN Academy at Kasturba Marg work for me? Please do provide your email id in case I need to ask you further questions. Thanks.
There are not many options for short-term Arabic course. St. Stephen admission starts in May/June. The JN Academy (Online Form) is a popular centre for various languages including Arabic. You can visit and decide accordingly. Email is mentioned in Contact
Hi I want to learn Arabic tell me about it how can I join this course?
Which Arabic course? There are plenty of course mentioned in this article. Let me know, if you want to know anything specific.
Sir english to hindi translator course diploma is good for me in this time of google translator be a hindi translator is good?
Due to language complexity, Machine Translation can never replace human translators. There are words with dual meanings and also what works in one language does not necessarily work in another. Machine can’t relate words to context. In short, the future prospect for human translator is good.
No idea about Hindi/English translator as i only focus on foreign languages.
sir i want to ask you that after getting one year certificate from jamia in Arabic is there any scope of getting a good job if we have a good knowledge of Arabic.
No. Certificate is not enough to get a decent job. At least aim for 3-year Advanced Diploma.
sir good knowledge and speaking fluency in arabic is not the ultimate factor of getting a decent job i am a computer graduate also but for few months my day and night is for arabic language.
That will depend upon the nature of the job. If your job requires you to do the translation, interpretation, or meeting or talking to overseas client from Arab-world. Then you need to be fluent enough and beginners level knowledge is definitely not enough. I have rarely seen anyone achieving higher competence level in less than 3 years. In addition, there are too many Arabic varieties and dialects. However if for certain job, only basic conversation is needed, then Certificate level is ok.
Sir I want to do part time Hebrew language course plz suggest me.
As far as i know, JNU is the only option for Hebrew Language course in India. JNU offers COP (Certificate of Proficiency) in Hebrew. Admission is going on. Contact. In addition, you can also try Online courses.
Sir i am interested in arabic language. Pls guide me for the institute. I want to take admission in october.
You can try Zabaan Language Institute (Kailash Colony) and one of the NCPUL centre in Delhi. There are not many institutes offering Arabic course in Delhi. University session starts in July-Aug.
Sir, My Date of birth : – 09/03/1983. Am I eligible this cource. I am graduate from IGNOU with 56.78%.
Yes, you are eligible.
Sir I have done my graduation in kso university I want to make my career in language course I like Arabic so what should I do to get admission it and what will it’s benefit
You can try few Universities. There are several Universities with Arabic language programs.
Sir, I want to join now in september. Please help
Try few private institutes like Zabaan, NCPUL, etc. There are very few options.
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