About the Institute

About the Institute In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful All praise is due to Allah. Blessings and peace be upon the prophet. Welcome to the Arabic Linguistics Institute website at King Saud University. The institute was established in 1394H-1974G. It has been being a pioneering scientific edifice specializing in teaching Arabic as a second language national wide. It is a scientific reference for many specializing institutes locally and globally regarding publications, researches and applied linguistic studies; for example, the educational series (Arabic for life, Arabic for juniors and Arabic for the world), and the establishment of an international conference on teaching Arabic electronically. The institute consists of three academic departments namely, language and culture, applied linguistics and teacher training. The institute seeks to provide a motivating environment for teaching and learning, improve quality through continuous development of academic programs and plans, encourage staff members to conduct scientific research in the field of applied linguistics studies and to enhance the learning process. Moreover, the institute has recently established a research chair of teaching Arabic to the speakers of other languages which aims to achieve scientific and linguistic researches to develop the field of teaching Arabic as a second language. The institute has witnessed some considerable developments on both academic and administrative levels. It has therefore gained some achievements such as obtaining the international accreditation by the French accreditation and evaluation agency for research and higher education, obtaining the national accreditation by the national commission for academic accreditation and assessment, and obtaining the ISO certificate. Our ambition is to continue in providing a scientific and educational environment encouraging scientific production and the establishment of a scientific journal specializing in teaching Arabic as a second language. Finally, we hope that this website can be seen as a communication bridge between us and our valuable visitors and that it will help them to know more about the institute, its objectives, departments, programs, administrative units and various activities.   Dean of the Arabic Linguistics Institute Dr Saad bin Mohammed Al-Gahtani 

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A Lecture on Language Testing
A Lecture on Language Testing

  Language and culture department at Arabic Linguistics Institute held an educational lecture entitled "Language Testing" in order to develop the level of testing.


Director of the Scholarships Management in the Ministry of Education visits Arabic Linguistics Institute
Director of the Scholarships Management in the Ministry of Education visits Arabic Linguistics Institute

  The Dean of Arabic Linguistics Institute, Dr Saad bin Mohammed Al-Qahtani received the director of scholarships management in the ministry of education, Sattam bin Saleh Anumai on Thursday 24/4/1438


Participation of Arabic Linguistics Institute Team in University Championship for Football
Participation of Arabic Linguistics Institute Team in University Championship for Football

  Within King Saud University football league, the sports club team at Arabic Linguistics Institute met with the team of Prince Sultan College on the university playgrounds on Tuesday evening 6/3/1438


Participation of Arabic Linguistics Institute Team in University Championship for Football
Participation of Arabic Linguistics Institute Team in University Championship for Football

  Within King Saud University football league, the sports club team at Arabic Linguistics Institute met with the team of Prince Sultan College on the university playgrounds on Tuesday evening 6/3/1438


Participation of the Sports Club Volleyball Team at Arabic Linguistics Institute in University Championship for Volleyball
Participation of the Sports Club Volleyball Team at Arabic Linguistics Institute in University Championship for Volleyball

  The volleyball team played within the university championship on Monday evening 9/1/1438 where he met with the Computer College team at the sports dome playgrounds at the university.


Students of Arabic Linguistics Institute participate in Cross Country Racing with University Colleges
Students of Arabic Linguistics Institute participate in Cross Country Racing with University Colleges

  As part of the sports participations and under the administration of sports activities at the deanship of students affairs, five students of Arabic Linguistics Institute participated in Cross Countr


To be an internationally and scientifically pioneering institute in its programs on Arabic to Speakers of other Languages.

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Provide a learning and highly motivating environment for the spread of Arabic via offering teaching, training and research pioneering programs in the field of teaching Arabic to speakers of other languages and establishing a real partnership with the local and international communities.

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Core values: Perfection. Cooperation and Team work. Societal Responsibility. Transparency and Clarity. Fairness and Equal Opportunity. Strategic goals: Improve the level of quality at the institute Qualify the institute to become a scientific and consultancy resource for

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Core values

Core values


  1. Perfection.
  2. Cooperation and Team work.
  3. Societal Responsibility.
  4. Transparency and Clarity.
  5. Fairness and Equal Opportunity.