There are ample opportunities for adult education in Kuwait, ranging from Arabic for Foreigner courses to more traditional non-credit courses taught at universities. Below are some:
Arabic for Foreigners
Free courses at the Grand Mosque which is situated between to the Sief Palace and the Stock Exchange, downtown. Anyone wishing to take a tour of the Grand Mosque, or join the Arabic classes may page: 99195887.
Kuwait University for Community Service and Continuing Education gives courses in Arabic, both classical and in Kuwaiti dialect. – 60KD, offered at night in Adaliya campus, but you must register during the day at the Khaldiya campus. Classes are in the evening.
The AWARE Center teaches Arabic for Foreigners and has other classes as well. Many of their events and activities are provided free or at nominal costs. They have a library, lecture hall, small bistro, and much more at their facility in Surra (Block 3, Surra Street, Villa 84; tel: 5335260/80). The offer tours, dhow rides, social events, Arabic for foreigners and History of Islam classes, cultural lectures, and an opportunity for friendly intercultural exchanges. AWARE stands for Advocates of Western-Arab Relations and Exchange. www.aware.com.kw
IPC www.ipc-kw.com offers Arabic for Foreigner (ladies only)and Computer classes. IPC (Tel: 22447526 22441177/22512257) is on
Fahad Al-Salem Street, downtown Kuwait City near Al Muthanna Complex.
American University of Kuwait – Office of Continuing Education –www.auk.edu.kw
Arab Open University (regionally accredited and affiliated with the Open University of the UK) offers Bachelor’s degrees and a Higher Graduate Diploma in Education. Most classes are in English, but some lower level courses are in Arabic – tel. 25329013 Classes in the morning, afternoon and evening – branches are in Khaitan or Messila.
Gulf University for Science and Technology 22645806/1 or www.gust.edu.kw has no Continuing Education but has some classes in the evening. However, you must pay the same high tuition as the undergraduates do.
Kuwait University's Centre for Community Service and Continuing Education (CCSCE) offers non-degree courses for students over 16 years in various subjects such as languages (including Arabic as a foreign language), arts, administration, education, engineering, computers, law, secretarial studies, etc, which are open to expatriates. These courses are administered from building 3KH (tel: 2483 0804, fax: 2483 6323), Khaldiyah campus. Fees are fairly nominal.
www.highstudies.com has various computer and other courses. It is located downtown near the main Post Office.