Qur'anic Arabic (Tajwid)
This year-length course helps students to improve their recitation of the Qur'an. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the Arabic script. No charge is made for the course, but students are required to register.
Applications for this course are now OPEN for the academic year 2019-20.
Qur'an Recitation for Beginners
This 10-week course helps students to begin learning how to recite the Qur'an. No prior knowledge is required and no charge is made for the course, but students are required to register.
Applications for this course are now OPEN for start in October 2019.
Modern Standard Arabic
This course, offered at four different levels to cater for individual abilities, is designed to develop students' competence in Arabic. While Arabic has many local and regional variants, modern standard Arabic serves as a common language understood throughout the Arab world.
Applications for this course are now CLOSED. (Registration closed 14 October 2019.)
Modern Standard Arabic - Express Course for Beginners
Due to popular demand, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies announces the introduction of a new ‘express course’ (at Complete Beginner and Elementary level only) that will run alongside its existing language courses. The course aims to develop students' reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and covers a variety of personal, social, cultural, and political topics.
Applications for this ten-week course (which starts in January 2020) are now OPEN.
The Centre also occasionally runs short (weekend) courses on Islam. The standard course aims to provide a guide to understanding the role of Islam in private and public spheres using a variety of educational means. Past programmes have included sessions on ‘History of the Muslim world’, ‘Islamic Art and Architecture’ and ‘Spirituality and Muslim Devotion’, which helped illuminate a variety of issues that underscore the vitality of Islam and its social impact.
Please follow this link to a course on Islam: Faith and Culture run on 27 April 2019.