About Us

The late Dr. George E. Kelsey founded the Kelsey Arabic Program in 1964 in order to meet the linguistic needs of church workers coming to the Middle East. The school started with six students, and over the years it grew as the methods which Dr. Kelsey developed proved effective. Since its inception the program has trained over 2500 students in spoken and written Arabic, and the school now enrolls roughly 30 students at any one time from countries all over the world.

For more details about Dr. Kelsey’s journey founding Kelsey please download his story.