Taught course

Arabic Language Learning and Teaching

SOAS University of London · Department of Linguistics

Entry requirements

Upper second-class or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (Linguistics or Applied Linguistics), or a BA in another discipline including some relevant units, or relevant professional qualifications (for example, a diploma-level teaching qualifications or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching). A BA in non-Linguistics discipline can be compensated by relevant units in (applied) linguistics study units OR a diploma-level teaching qualification (like SOAS Language Centre's PG Diploma in Teaching Arabic) but an applicant does not have to have both. Native or native-like proficiency in Arabic is required. Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited

Months of entry


Course content

If you are seeking an advanced level of specialised training that will set you on course for a career related to Arabic language learning or teaching in higher education, research, publishing or consultation, this programme offers a firm grounding in the theory and practice of language learning and teaching, as well as in linguistic research methods.

You will study both the general areas of linguistic inquiry and Arabic linguistics. This programme will also allow you to explore the relationship between linguistics and second language acquisition, and how this relationship supports Arabic language teaching, specifically in higher education.

Information for international students

Information, including English Language requirements, can be found here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/international/

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7898 4700