Pacific Arabic is a secular, apolitical language school serving the growing community of people interested in learning Arabic and other languages of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Our instruction makes it possible for everyone to achieve their language goals while enjoying the process in a stimulating and supportive environment.
With six academic terms per year, chances are good that classes are starting soon. Registration is limited, ensuring support and personal attention for all students. All classes meet in downtown San Francisco, at 55 New Montgomery Street, Suite 713 (only a half block from the Montgomery Street MUNI / BART station).
We believe that Arabic is a living language and should be taught as such. Every class includes oral drills and conversation practice. We offer not only Standard Arabic but also dialects from across the Arab world.
Students with no prior exposure to the Arabic language start with our Arabic 1 class, where they will learn the writing system and basic conversation. From there, they may continue our three-year program through Advanced Arabic 6. In addition to our core curriculum, we offer classes in conversation, literature, calligraphy, pronunciation and regional spoken Arabic. Visit our class schedule page to see when the class you want is starting.
We are also pleased to offer beginner and intermediate Intensive Programs. These classes meet three and a half hours a day, Monday through Friday, for eight weeks and cover the equivalent of one year of college-level Arabic.