MSA Semester Courses العربية الفصحى

This program focuses on Modern Standard Arabic (the written language).

Fall 2017: October 9, 2018 - January 3, 2019.

Spring 2018: February 19, 2019– May 30, 2019. 

(Course level openings dependent on registration)


Students interested in learning Modern Standard Arabic are welcome to enroll in the semester course of the International School. During the academic semesters (September – January and February – June), Modern Standard Arabic classes meet three days per week for two hours each morning. Instruction is offered at the beginning through advanced levels. Admission is conditional upon completing an online placement test to make sure the appropriate level is offered. 

As the Modern Standard Arabic classes are relatively small, each student receives a great deal of personal attention and has many opportunities to interact with fellow students and with the instructor. As an integral part of their language studies, all classes have a  weekly two hour conversational Arabic component.


Course Descriptions

Elementary 1

Elementary 2
Intermediate 1
Intermediate 2



The Intensive Arabic Course is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma, as well as adult learners. Please click here for application process and deadlines.


Placement Exam

Click here to download the Semester Arabic placement exam. Please fill out the mandatory prior-knowledge questionnaire to be submitted with all placement exams.


Tuition and Fees

For Arabic language tuition and fees, please click here.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
For information regarding scholarships and financial aid, pleace click here.


For more information on the Arabic Language, Culture & Civilization semester program, please click here.


Intensive MSA ( Modern Standard Arabic) Course العربية الفصحى

(Course level openings dependent on registration)

For students interested in a one month Intensive Arabic language program, we offer one session every summer (every August). For more information, please click on program term below.

Jerusalem Arabic Brochure

Intensive Summer Arabic Program