Arabic in personal care

Content information

Starting level: Beginner level


People from various backgrounds usually meet in the public field, such as the healthcare sector. This is also where many questions arise, for example caused by religions, such as the Islam.

In a multicultural doctor’s office, topics of conversation include circumcision, virginity, disabilities, organ transplant, illness during the Ramadan, euthanasia, abortion, homosexuality, gender, magic and the evil eye.

Certain dilemmas might seem insolvable at first sight as Muslim clients indicate that they base their thoughts and actions on religious prescriptions or want to experience the Islam as a culture and identity.

This course is aimed at professions who require guidance to improve the quality of their care provision so as to be able to better anticipate the ethical issues of Muslims who are in various stages of transition here.


One third of the course covers the cultural aspect. The remainder consists of roleplays in which we train basic survival Arabic at a beginner’s level, applied in a medical context.

Useful information

This module is only organized by request, which has the advantage that we can offer the utmost flexibility, in terms of both content and practical arrangements. The content of the course is personalized in mutual consultation and adjusted to the context of your company, thus perfectly fitting your needs and wishes. Moreover, we schedule the course at the time and location that suits you best, of course taking into account the availability of the teacher.

Should you be interested in exclusively arranging this module for you and your employees, please contact Elke Weylandt  () for a non-binding offer.