Since 2008, The Arab British Centre has prided itself in providing the general public with Arabic language classes at varying levels. In 2010, our current teacher, Ibrahim Othman joined us and we’ve never looked back!

In 2009, we began offering Arabic calligraphy classes and these were so popular that they’ve continued until today! In 2014 we welcomed a brand-new take on the beautiful artistic subject with a specialised course in creative calligraphy with artist/designer Joumana Medlej.

2014 also brought with it another new venture, in music! Taqasim Music School were looking for a space to host their lessons and we were happy to partner with them. So far, the most established classes are with the Oud. But note, they’re super popular so if you want to learn, get in there quick!

In 2016 we were lucky enough to meet Islamic Art expert Roberta Marin, who designed a new range of specialized and fascinating courses including: Introduction to Islamic Art and Architecture, Islamic Art and Architecture in Central Asia and Iraq, Islamic Art in the Mediterranean and The History of Carpets from the Islamic World.

You can find more information about all of the classes in our drop-down menu above or by clicking the links below.

For more information about Arabic language classes, click here.

For more information about Creative Calligraphy courses, click here.

For more information about Taqasim Music School’s courses, click here.

For more information about Islamic Art courses, click here

And of course, please see our events page for any forthcoming courses.

GENERAL FAQS [For specific course FAQS please see the courses page – accessible above & in the menu]:

When do the courses run?

We run courses three times a year, January – March, April – June and September – November.

Can I book a place and pay later?

No, your place on the course will only be confirmed on receipt of the course fee in full.

How can I sign up to a course?

To sign up to an Arabic language course click here

To sign up to a calligraphy course click here

To sign up to a music or oud course click here

To sign up to an Islamic art course click here

What methods of payment do you accept?

Please use our online booking system to secure a seat on a course. You will need a debit or credit card to make a payment. Seats are reserved on a first come first serve basis. If you have any problem or further questions contact us on 020 78321310 or 

What is your refund policy?

Our courses are often over-subscribed so the sooner you let us know you’ve changed your mind the better. We can then open your place up to someone else. Our rules on refunds are:

  • 75%  of the course fee will be refunded if you let us know more than 30 days before the course start date.
  • 50% of the course fee will be refunded if you let us know within 10 – 30 days before the course start date.
  • No refund will be given if you let us know fewer than 10 days before the course start date.

What happens if you cancel the course?

We will endeavour to ensure courses are not cancelled but if this does happen we will contact you as quickly as we can to let you know and to arrange a full refund.

Please contact us if you have any further questions on 020 78321310 or