Language Classes and Private Instruction

Sun, Apr 7th 2013, 6:40AM

The Department of Languages offers
Evening Classes and Private Tutoring in:


For more information, please contact our department at or 202-785-2710, M-Th 9am-10pm and F 9am-5pm.

To determine the appropriate course for your proficiency level, click here.

Summer I 2016 session begins June 13 and 14

Evening classes meet on M/W or T/Thfrom 6-7:50pm or 8-9:50pm, for 30 total hours of in-class instruction.

Private lessons may be scheduled on-site at MEI any day of the week from 7am-10pm

About the Department:
For more than 60 years, the Middle East Institute has been offering unique, engaging, skills-oriented, and affordable instruction in Middle Eastern languages to Washington, D.C. area students and working professionals of all proficieny levels. As a department, we are proud to employ experienced, native-speaking instructors many of whom also teach at one of D.C.'s many universities and train employees of federal agencies and international organizations throughout the Capitol region. Evening courses meet twice weekly in a semi-intensive format for a period of 8 weeks, while instructors tailor private lessons which occur as frequently as the student desires to meet individual student learning goals.

Translation Services:
Requests for Arabic-English and English-Arabic translations can be sent to

Location and transportation:
All classes are held at 1761 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 located in the Dupont Circle area, easily accessible by bus and Metro on the Red Line. If coming by Metro, exit at the south end of Dupont Circle station, walk down Connecticut Avenue to N Street and turn left. Street parking in the neighborhood is metered until 6:30 p.m.