One Year Intensive in Arabic Studies

Overview & courses

The One Year Arabic Studies program is designed to give students the skills necessary to understand the Quran and other classical Arabic Islamic literature. The program is divided into two parts: Arabic Sciences and Arabic Skills. In the Arabic Sciences component students learn the rules of the Arabic Language through the study of Arabic grammar and morphology. The main focus of the Arabic Skills component is to assist the students in developing the skill of reading comprehension. Students will also work to develop the skills of writing, listening, and speaking.

Why Choose a One-Year Intensive in Arabic Studies?

Choosing a one-year intensive program in Arabic studies offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language in a way that is both structured and comprehensive. This intensive approach accelerates your language acquisition journey and provides a solid foundation for further exploration.

The curriculum of a one-year intensive program in online arabic classes is designed to provide a holistic learning experience. It includes:

Arabic Sciences

    • The Arabic sciences component of the Arabic program is designed to teach the students the fundamental rules needed to understand the inner workings of the Arabic Language. Students will go through various texts in Arabic grammar and morphology. 

Arabic Skills

    • The Arabic Skills component of the Arabic program is designed to assist the students in developing the essential skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The main focus of this program will be on the reading comprehension skill, to train students to access the Quran without a translation and Islamic Literature in Arabic.

Explore the treasures of Arabic language literature, from classical masterpieces to contemporary works. Delve into the historical context that shaped the language and its various forms.

In addition the students can enroll to any number of elective courses which includes courses in Islamic Sciences, Leadership, courses in Non-Violence and Peace Studies,  advanced courses in Arabic etc.

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Program Overview

Program Length

11 months






Available upon graduation

What you’ll Learn

  • Skills in grammar, vocabulary, rhetoric and more
  • Skills to navigate the Holy Quran & classical Arabic texts

Who should enroll

Our program is designed for anyone who:

  • Can dedicate themselves to studying the Arabic Language for a year in-person
  • Wants to be able to understand the Quran without a translation
  • Wants to be able to read Islamic books in Arabic

Admissions Overview


  • Early Admissions – March 31st, 2023
  • Rolling Admissions – June 30th, 2023

Class of 2023-24 Start Date

  • September 12th, 2023

Who can Apply

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements for consideration of admission:

  • 16+ years of age
  • Have a high school diploma (or equivalent)

Steps to Apply

If you are not ready to apply yet, but have questions or would like to stay in touch, please contact us at

  1. Ensure you have all your required documents
    1. High school diploma or equivalent
    2. Proof of Identification and Documentation for your Residency
  2. Complete Online Application
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  • Please upload unofficial transcripts with your application. We will request official documents once you are admitted into the program.
  • Once you submit your online application, a Madina Institute admissions counselor will be in touch with you to assist with any questions and to provide updates or further instructions.

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What our students say

One of the questions we should ask is: what are we inspired by God to do? Is it to seek endless inspiration as an end? The answer is reflected in the very word which describes knowledge: ‘ilm. When the last two letters are flipped, it gives you ‘amal: action. And what is the first step and foundation of any action? Knowledge.
Ahmed Deeb
Imam & Resident Scholar
Before Madina Institute, I was not confident in what I knew about Islam and I yearned for knowledge! Alhamdulillah going through this program has empowered me mentally and spiritually to continue this path and know myself.
Sumaiya Tufail
Spoken Word Artist
At Madina, I finally got to ask the questions I was always scared to ask. The immeasurable knowledge I received at Madina Institute provided the clarity I was looking for.
Suhayla Saudin
Graduate Student

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