Welcome to the Rihla Arabic Academy
My name is Junaid Kajee. I’m the founder of the Rihla Group and the designer of all Rihla courses.
As someone who’s been teaching Arabic for over a decade now, I’ve always been passionate about devising ways to make this beautiful language more accessible to those who don’t have the time or the capacity to devote a large chunk of time to studying the language.
When I started teaching Arabic online, all Rihla courses were taught live. This meant that course participants needed to be online at the exact time that I was teaching. Missing a lesson meant that participants would have to schedule a separate catch-up session. This proved tedious and eventually, all courses needed to be recorded.
When I started recording the course content I made sure that the lessons weren’t too fast-paced or flooded with technical jargon. I hate complicating things when a simpler method exists.
With measurable results being a hallmark of the work that Rihla does, I also needed to ensure that the notes, workbooks, audio summaries and video tutorials delivered at least 10X more value than any of the courses I taught live.