Education Center

Thu, Apr 7th 2016, 6:40AM

Latest News:

Winter schedule is now available. The Winter semester will take place online and in-person at MEI from October 25/26 - December 19/20, 2022. For more information on our classes and how to find your level, please email

If you are looking for a custom style private instruction for one-on-one or group training, we offer private tutoring in all of our Middle Eastern languages and dialects. We offer discounted rates for long-term language training. For more information on private tutoring, please visit here

We are pleased to announce that the Middle East Institute's Education Center has earned its accreditation through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) on April 23, 2020. The Center is nationally recognized as an institution that is educationally sound and represents an organization's commitment to the quality of language training. We offer credit and certification. Please email for any questions. 

About Center for Education:
For more than 60 years, the Middle East Institute has been offering unique, engaging, and affordable Middle Eastern language instruction in the Washington, D.C. area for students and professionals of all proficiency levels. As a department, we are proud to employ experienced, native-speaking instructors — many of whom also teach at D.C. universities and train employees of federal agencies and international organizations. Evening classes meet twice, weekly in a semi-intensive format for a period of 8 weeks. Private instructors provide more intensive and personalized lessons to meet individual student learning goals.

Class Placement:
To determine the appropriate course for your proficiency level, click here.
For more information on placement, please contact us at, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. 

Location and transportation:
We are located at 1761 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 located in the Dupont Circle area, accessible by bus and Metro on the Red Line. If coming by Metro, exit at the south end of Dupont Circle station, walk down 18th Street to our building. Street parking in the neighborhood is metered until 6:30 p.m. For online classes, the instructor will share a Zoom link via email prior to class start time.