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Arabic Intensive


Learn the language of the Qur’an in one year

Ebrahim College has developed a unique curriculum for an Arabic Language programme that aims to enable students to be able to read, write, speak and understand Arabic in one year.

The Arabic Intensive is taught at our main campus in London and is designed for students motivated to learn Arabic in order to gain access to the Qur’an in its language, access to Islamic texts, future academic study or even for personal enrichment.

The programme incorporates intensive modules in Arabic grammar & literature, along with modules dedicated to the language of the Quran & hadith, as well as spoken and written Arabic. In addition to this, three modules of the science of Tajweed are also taught along with the Arabic language course. This is to also contribute to the proficiency of one’s pronunciation and phonetics.

A comprehensive set of modules in Jurisprudence (fiqh) covering purification, prayer, fasting, zakah and Hajj are also part of the programme to enrich students further.

The programme is taught in an environment at harmony with the norms of Islamic faith and practice and Arabic is taught as a sacred language.

Students can also expect inspiring lectures delivered by distinguished visiting scholars from around the world.

This programme is a prerequisite for students who are interested in the Alimiyyah Programme but are not proficient in Arabic.

The programme can also be studied part time over 2 years.

It is open to both male and female students.

Ways to study The Arabic Intensive Programme

AI options


Option 1: Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm (1 Year)
Option 2: Mon, Wed & Fri, 6pm – 9pm (2 Years)
Option 3: Sundays, 9am – 6pm (2 Years)


  • Applicants must have achieved or be predicted 5 A-Cs in GCSEs including English.
  • International applicants must have achieved the equivalent qualifications in their respective country.
  • Applicants must be 16 or over.
  • It is essential that students have a basic foundation in reciting the Qur’an.
  • The course is also perfect for anyone who intends to take a gap year from studies or a career break. As a basic minimum, students must be passionate and enthusiastic about studying the Arabic language and most importantly it should be remembered that it is designed to be intensive so you should be wary of the fact that it will take up a lot of your time and will require serious dedication.

The course will start in September 2018. Enrolments have started and places do fill up very quickly, so apply now!

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The Benefits of Studying the Arabic Intensive at a Glance

Read, write, understand, and speak Arabic in just one year (two years for part timers).

Recite the Qur’an with Tajweed and comprehension next Ramadhan.

Access the advanced Alimiyyah Programme and study the Islamic Sciences including Tafsir, Hadith, Islamic Law and theology.

The opportunity for keen students to A Level Arabic.

Gain enough knowledge of the Arabic language and Islam to be able to teach your children Islam or support their learning

A comprehensive set of modules in Jurisprudence and Islamic Creed are incorporated into the programme.

Mode of Attendance

1 year full-time

Monday – Friday
9am – 5pm

2 years part-time

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
6pm – 9pm

2 years part-time (1 day intensive)

9am – 6pm

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