Teaching Certificate in Arabic


The State of Israel, and its educational system, in general, are undergoing a significant change in the perception of Arabic studies in educational institutions, from elementary to high schools. The Department of Middle Eastern Studies offers a rich, three-year curriculum that meets all the standards of the Ministry of Education.

In the State of Israel, Arabic teachers specialize mainly in literary Arabic and less in the spoken language. Graduates of Ariel University’s program will be experts both in literary and spoken Arabic. In fact, the Department of Middle Eastern Studies offers a diverse program for training teachers who will master Arabic at all its different levels.

Spoken Arabic


The Arabic Studies program at Ariel University emphasizes the study of spoken and literary Arabic, based on the belief that spoken language is an integral part of regional studies.

The program aims to:

  •          Incorporate the study of literary Arabic within the study of spoken Arabic;
  •          Promote familiarity with the various dialects and focus on the urban dialect;
  •          Provide tools for the active use of the spoken language, and to enable the learners to be able to integrate into the fields for which this language is required, based on their achievements.

Highlights of the program:

  •          A five-semester extended program of study of spoken Arabic
  •          Discussion groups facilitated by native speakers
  •          Writing in the Arabic alphabet (not in Hebrew transliteration)
  •         Tours of various Arabic-speaking communities
  •          Meetings with Arabic-speaking students from parallel academic institutions

Spoken Persian


Highlights of the program:

Expansion of the spoken Persian language within the framework of the Middle East Studies Department, alongside the study of literary and spoken Arabic. It combines the study of spoken Persian with a focus on the development of reading and listening comprehension skills and the ability to translate texts dealing with the Middle East, in general, based on the spoken language.

The goals of the program:

  •  To bring students to a high level of speech and reading of the spoken Persian language, written and through broadcasts.
  •  To expand the knowledge circles of students, graduates of the department and external students in the field of Iranian and Persian studies.  
  • To provide professional tools in a language that is gaining momentum at the level of interest and research, both in academia and in various state institutions, including military and security institutions. 

One of the main goals is to provide tools for using written and spoken Persian language, and striving to teach students the skills that will enable them to integrate in this field in the future, based on their achievements.