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Kalamna (formerly Ahlan! Arabic) provides Arabic language classes to children and adults in Cambridge. ‘Kalamna’ in Arabic means ‘our words’ and they seek to welcome all who are interested in learning spoken Arabic. Parents with an Arabic background who want to expose their children to the language and culture of their heritage, in a fun and stimulating environment with other like-minded families, find an opportunity to do so with Kalamna. Their focus is on the everyday spoken language, using songs, stories and games for language learning.

They have regular social events for families to get together in a relaxed and informal setting. Classes start from baby/toddler age so all ages are welcome.


Saussan Khalil, Founder & Teacher at Kalamna is an experienced and qualified teacher with a passion for Arabic language and culture, and aims to bring a fun, stimulating approach to Arabic language teaching.


Kalamna’s mission is to change perceptions and practices of Arabic language teaching, with a focus on the everyday spoken language, and bringing a social and cultural aspect to the course. Kalamna is a place where families and communities come together to share their passion for Arabic culture and heritage.

Get in touch

Kalamna would like to hear from anyone interested in teaching Arabic classes in Cambridge, or setting up classes in their own local area, as well as anyone with a skill related to Arabic culture such as musicians, dramatists, artists, photographers, calligraphers, storytellers, publishers and more.


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