Courses

Levantine Spoken Arabic Courses

Our Levantine Spoken Arabic language classes are taught by Ibrahim Othman who has several years’ experience of teaching Arabic at a variety of levels, both in his native Syria and in the UK.

Oud, Darbuka & Arabic Music Theory

Taqasim Music School, founded by Iraqi Oud Master Ahmed Mukhtar, was established in 2011 to teach one of the most significant Oriental instruments called Oud, among other instruments and disciplines that represent Middle Eastern Music. The school also introduced Darbuka lessons in spring 2017.

Art History Courses with Roberta Marin

Our introductory courses on the art of the Arab World explore the schools, the movements and the artistic practices that have characterised art across the region throughout various historical and political periods.

Manuscript Kufic Calligraphy with Joumana Medlej

Manuscript Kufic, the finest Qur’anic script of the Abbasid golden age, fell out of use almost a millennium ago. Under Joumana Medlej’s guidance you will learn to use the pen and gallnut ink associated with this style. The course then covers the complete script grammar, starting with each letter individually before showing how how to combine them...