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Dean's Message

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



Prof.Dr.Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-fawzan


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



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.


 Strategic goals



  • Qualify the institute to become a scientific and consultancy resource for Arabic programs for speakers of other languages.


  • Improve the level of quality at the institute

finance resource

  • Build bridges of sustainable financial resources.


  • Reach out for the community inside and outside the University.


  • Promote Academic Programs.


  • Promote scientific research and applied linguistics studies.


  • Develop the administrative system at the institute.


  • Provide a motivating teaching and learning environment.


  • Develop faculty members at the institute.


  • Promote students' level.
Last updated on : January 12, 2023 12:37am