Information about the different courses we offer in this language is available by clicking on each course pathway type. Please read this information carefully to ensure you pick the course that is right for you.

Before enrolling or applying it is imperative that you read the enrolment and application information.

General and Academic courses run in three parts. If you did not complete Part One or Part Two, you may still join at the next enrolment point (Part Two or Part Three) provided that you are not an absolute beginner. Please follow the guidance on our website to find the right stage for you and proceed to book your place online. If you are unsure, you may make an appointment to see a tutor in week 0 or week 1. If you feel that you have made the wrong level choice, please discuss this with your tutor at the end of the first class.

If you do not have a University Single Sign On account, please do not click on enrol but follow the instructions here.

Please note that by clicking enrol you will be taken to a shopping basket in the online booking system – do not press the back button to return to our webpage as this will create problems with the system. The fee will be adjusted in accordance with your status as you click through.

Click here for more information and advice on our waiting list system.

Course pathway Stage(s) Enrol or apply Day of week and time Date of first class
Intensive 1

Enrol (This course is for complete beginners)

Every day 10:00-13:00 Monday 11 March
  Oxford University students - £100
Oxford University Staff - £150
Related Persons - £175
Members of the General Public - £200
Fast Track 2+3

Applications for Fast Track programmes will re-open in late September 2019 ahead of Michaelmas term. Register for our newsletter if you would like to be notified.

Monday 12:00-13:00 and Thursday 17:00-19:00 Monday 14 January
3+4 Monday 17:00-19:00 and Thursday 13:00-14:00 Monday 14 January


Part 2

1 Enrolment for part 3 will soon open. Monday 13:00-15:00 Monday 21 January
1 Friday 17:00-19:00 Friday 25 January
1 Friday 15:00-17:00 Friday 25 January
2 Tuesday 15:00-17:00 Tuesday 22 January
3 Thursday 15:00-17:00 Thursday 24 January


Details of the textbooks to be used for each course (where applicable) will be confirmed by tutors during the first class.

Expand All

Library shelfmark: AR

At Oxford




If you can't find the media you want, try our multilingual page

The library's Netvibes page offers you the latest news.


The Language Exchange Network is a fun, free facility for students and staff at Oxford to share their native language skills in exchange for support with the language they wish to learn or improve.

Join the Language Exchange Network now to find a language exchange partner.


Language Center logo with Middle East scenes
List of site pages