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Arabic, the mother tongue of more than 290 million people, is spoken and is the official language throughout the Middle East and North Africa.


It is the language of the Qur’an believed to be the word of God by 1.8 billion people of various faiths and respective races. By speaking Arabic you unlock the door to new career opportunities and exciting travel prospects. There are endless reasons why someone would want to pick up Arabic as a second language.  

Professionals and private individuals from all over Ireland have already benefitted from Arabic Language Courses at the ICCI, where two types of courses are on offer: 

Arabic Leaving Certificate

The ICCI provides weekly classes covering the entire Arabic Leaving Certificate course. Taking into consideration that most of the students have been brought up in a non-Arabic speaking environment, we also give a preparatory course explaining a wide range of linguistic arts and grammar. 

Arabic as a Foreign Language

Teaching Arabic as a foreign language is available at a very reasonable price, teaching men and women at various levels. 

All our courses are taught by highly qualified native Arabic speaking Dr Ali Selim, a lecturer at Trinity College.  

Dr Selim has 15 years of experience and regularly receives a positive feedback.  He does not use generic, mass market course books and instead he uses his experience and knowledge to create personalised courses which specifically address the needs and levels of his classes.

Whatever reason you have for studying Arabic and whatever linguistic ability you have, the ICCI provides the right Arabic course to help you reach your objectives. Learn Arabic with us in a friendly way.  


Our Arabic courses start in September of each year. Each course is made of 10 classes lasting one and a half hour. We start in September but the September cohort will study for 3 terms up until April. If you miss the start still you can join us but kindly discuss it with Dr Ali Selim.

To book please contact Dr Ali Selim on 01 208 0000 or fill in the form.



Nur ul Huda Qur’anic School

For many years, the Muslim community in Ireland had wanted a specialized school in teaching Qur’an. For that reason, the Nur ul Huda Qur’anic School was established with the first course commencing at the end of 1999, attended by 30 students. In 2000, the programme and the curriculum were set and in September 2000, the first academic year began with 50 students in attendance.


The numbers of students and classes increased remarkably and in 2002 the following branches were opened: (a) Holy Rosary School in Firhouse, attended by 50 students and (b) Castleknock Community School, attended by 100 students.


In addition to Qur’an, Arabic and Hadith are also being thought at the school, with more than 45 courses on Tajweed, Arabic and teaching methodologies.  The school also held over 30 educational and recreational camps for various age groups.


Contact details:
19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh,
Dublin 14, Ireland​
Tel: +353 1 208 0007
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm


2:00 pm - 7:30 pm


9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Muslim National School Clonskeagh (MNS Clonskeagh)

The ICCI hosts the Muslim National School. This is a state-funded primary school which was established by the Islamic Foundation of Ireland and follows Irish primary school curriculum.  


The school has an Islamic ethos with pupils being taught the Qur’an, Arabic and Religious Studies.  The pupils enjoy a variety of sports, among them Gaelic football, Olympic handball, cricket and rounders. Fourth class are coached in chess and fifth and sixth classes have benefitted greatly from Cycling Safety Training.


Contact details:
19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh,
Dublin 14
Tel.: +353 1 296 1340
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Libyan School

The Libyan School is also hosted in the ICCI grounds and it follows the Libyan Curriculum, which is accepted throughout the Arabic-speaking world.  The school is open every weekend from 10:00am to 2:00pm for a full Libyan academic year and caters for children from 1st Class to Junior Certificate Level.


Contact details:
19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh,
Dublin 14, Ireland​
Tel: +353 1 208 0000
Mob: +353 86 337 5729
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10:00 am - 2:45 pm

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