Education Center

Thu, Apr 7th 2016, 6:40AM

FAQ & Updates:

Group class schedule is now available for registration! One group class cost is $540 total per semester for 30 hours of in-class instruction. We offer both online and in-person classes at MEI. All of our group classes follow the ILR and ACTFL language standards. For more information on our classes and how to find your level, please email

If you are looking for a customized one-on-one or group language training, we offer private tutoring in all of our Middle Eastern languages and regional dialects. We offer government language training and testing prepartion. For more information on private tutoring, please visit here

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 EST. 

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. EST. For online classes, the instructor will share a Zoom link via email prior to class start time in EST. All classes take place in EST.