About Us

What do we do? Teach YOU.

  • Critical Language Service brings structured Arabic courses to schools, homeschool students, and independent learning groups via face to face distance learning. Students in any location are connected to a qualified teacher via international video conference using either Skype, Zoom, or standards-based video conferencing equipment. Click here to see examples of previously recorded classes.
  • Each course is tailored to meet the goals of the sponsoring institution or students.
  • Our curriculum develops competency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. It is designed to comply with the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language.
  • Our programs provide an excellent opportunity for K-12, and university students—as well as working professionals—to seriously study Arabic through high quality and engaging foreign language curriculums. We foster an intimate classroom environment with fewer students and personalized assistance from caring teachers and online teaching assistants between classes.
  • We currently offer programs distinct programming for young learners (grades K-5), a university level curriculum (grades 6 through adult), as well as a program suitable for students of all ages. The university level curriculum is equal in quality and curriculum to the first year of a standard university Arabic course. Regardless of the age of the students, our program of study is an effective and enjoyable language-learning system that accommodates students with a variety of different learning styles and uses communication technology to its advantage. While our process is attractive to modern, Internet-savvy students, we also believe that anyone can benefit from remote learning done right. 

How do students best learn a foreign language?

We know more now about effective foreign language education than we ever did before. And at the same time, we have access to excellent technology that makes interactive learning easier and more engaging, even when students are across the globe from their teachers. Critical Language Service takes advantage of the latest technology available, while also incorporating modern educational methods into the curriculum plan. The Arabic language teachers who work with Critical Language Service are chosen specifically for their skill, innovative attitude, and dedication to teaching each student based on his or her individual needs.

It’s true—anyone can learn Arabic under our system.

Critical Language Service was founded by a language student who was decidedly not gifted at learning languages. Despite negative feedback and discouragement, she persevered and succeeded in reaching advanced levels of proficiency in multiple challenging foreign languages. Therefore, we do not subscribe to the misconception that for someone to learn a foreign language, particularly a more difficult language that differs greatly from English, the learner must have a higher aptitude for learning languages to be successful. We know that with the right tools and effective support of a qualified teacher, anyone can become proficient in a more challenging foreign language. The Critical Language Service curriculum has been carefully and critically designed to be effective for students of all abilities. Our motto is that with the right tools and support, anyone can learn a foreign language.

The Critical Language Service Arabic courses are designed to provide each student with the individual attention needed to succeed. Our curriculum combines a highly effective university-level academic curriculum, engages new technology as a learning aid, and provides an unprecedented level of teacher support to students. 



  • Courses taught via interactive video conference
  • Classroom-based and private instruction
  • Standards-based instruction
  • Effectively teaches speaking, reading, and writing
  • Appropriate for students kindergarten and older
  • Develops competency in both formal and Egyptian Arabic
  • Develops competency in both formal and Egyptian Arabic
  • Multimedia and tech-integrated curriculum
  • Engaging, interactive online learning aids 
  • Dedicated, creative, and qualified teachers
  • Knowledgeable, highly supportive staff
  • Online homework help available seven days a week
  • An innovative, tech-savvy approach to teaching Arabic