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The Africa Institute, an interdisciplinary academic research institute, proudly presents four immersive language courses in Amharic, Hausa, Arabic, and Kiswahili, designed for non-native speakers. These courses, offered by our African Languages and Translation Program, provide an in-depth study of less-commonly taught languages and a unique window into the diverse cultural mosaic of the UAE and the African continent.

Each language offers eight-week long beginner, intermediate, and advanced level courses with expert faculty, innovative teaching approaches, flexible learning options both in person and online, immersive cultural experiences, and certification awarded by The Africa Institute and the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).

*Beginner courses are currently being offered, with classes scheduled to commence on Monday, 19 February 2024. Please note that places are limited, and students will be enrolled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Languages Offered


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