The AL-ARABIYYA-INSTITUTE was founded in 2011 by Eckehard Schulz, Professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Leipzig. It can draw on many years of experience in the Arab world. It places the transfer of research results and service offerings for students and teachers and for the interested public at the center of its activities. It also sees itself as a center for the development of teaching and information materials not only for academic Arabic classes.
In the summer of 2018, the profile was expanded with the addition of Hans-Georg Ebert, a professor at the Oriental Institute who teaches Islamic law and the law of Arab countries in theory and practice.
The textbook “Modern Standard Arabic” by Eckehard Schulz has been a standard textbook for years, 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.
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, which has been on the market since 2011, offers a transparent review of Arabic language skills. The test also provides comparability of the language level reached in different Arabic teaching institutions because the AL-ARABIYYA-TEST is independent of the language acquisition background.
The Al-ARABIYYA-INSTITUTE offers the possibility of capacity building for public and private institutions and for individuals in the field of Islamic Law and Law of the Arab countries also in cooperation with partners in the Arab world since this field will be of growing importance in the years to come because of the most recent developments.
A significant publication in this field is Islamisches Recht. Ein Lehrbuch. Leipzig 2016 written by Professor Hans-Georg Ebert assisted by Julia Heilen.
The AL-ARABIYYA-INSTITUTE also accepts or provides services in the following areas: