Choosing Arabic

Arabic is a Semitic language which is spoken by millions of people worldwide. All Arabs speak their particular dialect but have to learn Classical Arabic which is the language of the Quran. Maltese students study the grammar and vocabulary of Modern Standard Arabic rather than that of Classical Arabic. These courses aim to improve the students’ knowledge of the language and increase their fluency while providing an insight into the language’s rich literary and historical traditions.

You can study Arabic at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Advanced Level

A minimum of grade 5
at SEC Level is required (MQF Level 3)

2 years 5 lessons per week N/A
Intermediate Level

A minimum of grade 5
at SEC Level is required (MQF Level 3)

2 years 3 lessons per week N/A

Recommended Textbooks

Students will be informed at the start of the course

Further Studies/Career Opportunities

  • University of Malta
  • Careers in journalism, tourism, business and commerce, translation and interpreting and in academic research