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Al-Lisaan al-Umm


The Mother Tongue Center was established in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2005 as a specialized center in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. The center aims at raising the standards of teaching Arabic to a professional academic level.

One of the things that make The Mother Tongue Center a unique center is that it is specialized only in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. The center also includes a language laboratory for the composition and development of curricula in teaching Arabic for all the needs and with high international academic standards. This laboratory is under the supervision of senior professors in the field of Arabic language. Moreover, The Mother Tongue Center employs well-qualified tutors with a long experience in this field and who undergo excellent training courses on a regular basis.

In The Mother Tongue Center, we teach the Modern Standard Arabic as it is the appropriate language for business, media, correspondence, and the everyday life. It is also the most understandable accent in all Arabic countries and among all speakers of Arabic.

The Mother Tongue Center employs the most modern visual and audible equipment to make the learning process more interactive, interesting and useful. We care about the quality of our services to make it the greatest promotion for us, as we believe it is the key to excellence and development.


To show the beauty of Arabic Language and the splendor of its eloquence and the joy of learning and teaching this language (in theory and application)


Improve the process of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers and all its elements through teachers’ training and the composition of modern curricula as well as the deployment of new educational tools and modern technology.


  • Provide a variety of effective Arabic programs and courses to cover the needs of learners of all interests.
  • Prepare different curricula in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers at all specializations and interests.
  • Prepare supportive materials for learners of Arabic as a second language.
  • Prepare visual and audible materials to help learners master Arabic in a shorter time.
  • Use modern technology in the equation process which helps in the success of both learners and teachers.
  • Train teachers of Arabic as a second language and improve their skills to prepare them to deal with people from all backgrounds.
  • Communicate and cooperate with all authorities concerned in teaching Arabic as a second language.

Curriculum & Study Path

The Mother Tongue Center has employed the CEFR Scale in dividing the levels of teaching Arabic as a second language into 4 levels as follows.

Level 1

Al-Kitab Al-Tamhidi (2 volumes + exercise book)

Study Path

After the completion of the Arabic program, student may choose to continue the i’dadiy with the Markaz under the residency of the Markaz Lisaanul Umm. Afterwhich, can apply to study in Dar Al-Mustafa. To change the student pass, student has to exit Yemen and reapply under Dar Al-Mustafa.

    Last updated: 9 Aug 2023

    Source: Al-Lisan al-Umm Official Website