The AL-ARABIYYA-INSTITUTE was founded in 2011 by Eckehard Schulz, Professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Leipzig. The outstanding tradition of the Oriental Institute Leipzig dates back to the 18th century. The textbook “Modern Standard Arabic” by Eckehard Schulz has been the standard textbook for decades, even far beyond the borders of Germany. With the online version of the textbook, the AL-ARABIYYA INSTITUTE has been able to set new standards for academic Arabic teaching. We focus on offering services for students and teachers for learning, teaching and testing of Arabic using state-of-the-art technologies.
The AL-ARABIYYA-INSTITUTE offers a standardized Arabic language test based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. The AL-ARABIYYA-TEST offers a transparent review of Arabic language skills and a comparability of the language level as it is independent of the language acquisition background.
With the introduction of the e-TESTs in 2017, the AL-ARABIYYA INSTITUTE offers another option for self-assessment of the language level. The e- TESTs are fully computerized online tests, which can be adjusted to the needs of the learners and teachers. The e-TESTs have a steadily growing number of users worldwide to define entrance qualifications through a placement test.