Ahlan (More) Arabic to SCE


School of Continuing Education (SCE) is perhaps most known for its English language offerings, despite numerous comparatively hidden gems of diverse specialities. Even within the same languages domain, SCE’s Arabic may be less known, in spite of its strong relevance and importance. Indeed, SCE’s offerings that enhance Arabic language skills are growing!

Kicking off with SCE’s collaboration with the AUC Academy of Liberal Arts to launch the Arabic Language and Culture Program (ALCP) that offers non-academic, non-credit Arabic (Modern Standard and Egyptian colloquial) courses to learners at various levels. The dedicated program emphasizes cultural relevance and understanding with the linguistic instruction that is based on the Common European Framework (CEFR). The learning material is delivered to small class sizes with flexible schedules and study modules that are designed to empower learners to communicate confidently in both social and professional contexts. Discover more about the available opportunities at ALCP.

For more independent learners, SCE’s Programs and Partnerships Unit offers one-on-one instruction that covers Modern Standard Arabic, Spoken Arabic of Cairo and Arabic for Specific Purposes, Media, Literature, Conversation, as well as Arabic for Children. Here as well, those with no previous exposure through advanced learners are able to register for their appropriate level and uniquely customize the schedule for instruction. Contact us to learn more.

 Building on that, SCE’s Testing and Assessments Unit proudly presents the Standard Arabic Proficiency Test (SAPT) as its latest offering. Also based on the CERF, it is designed to measure the communicative language ability of individuals for whom Arabic is a second or foreign language. Scores from SAPT can be used for appropriate placement in language courses, hiring, promotions, and travel abroad appointments. Learners are assessed on their listening, reading and writing that address the four main contexts of language use as defined by the CEFR – namely personal, social, occupational and educational. For those under the pressure of studying for the IELTS, TOEFL, or another English proficiency assessment, this is the other side to the green grass studying just as hard to score just as high on their Arabic language skills.

No more excuses, yalla!