Community Arabic Program (CAP) Registration

Community Arabic Program (CAP)

 Posted on Feb 21, 2019

Community Life is pleased to open the registration to the Community Arabic Program (CAP) for Spring 2019. The program's vision is to bridge the gap between the local and the international communities at KAUST. The program aims to introduce our expat community members to the rich language and culture of their host country Saudi Arabia.

The program teaches participants to listen, understand, as well as speak the colloquial Arabic of the Hejaz region (Western region of Saudi Arabia where KAUST is located).


The Spring 2019 program is planned to start March 3, 2019. To register, please fill in the registration form. Upon receiving the confirmation of enrollment, please make your cash payment at the Harbor Sports Club (HRC) reception on or before the first day of your class. Last day of payment will be Monday, March 4, 2019.


How do registrations and classes work?

  • Classes meet twice weekly for 90 minutes (except the newly introduced class, which focusses on Light Conversation – this will take place once a week during lunch break).
  • All classes are offered on a first come first serve basis.
  • Available sessions and timings are reflected in the schedule in the registration form. Beginners start from 1A. If you have studied Arabic before and would like to arrange an assessment to determine your ideal class, please contact us.
  • The course fee for the Mixed and Female classes is SAR 900 per 8 weeks. Kids classes cost SAR 650. The Light Conversation class fee is SAR 450.


Questions? Contact us at:



Omar Al-Omar 
Director, Community Services & Engagement

Community Arabic Program (CAP)