The rationale for establishing Al Wasil Language Institute can be summarised as follows:
- Increasing demand from non-native speakers to learn Arabic either for professional purposes, including jobs in diplomacy, the oil industry, medicine and academia among others, or as a means of communication.
- The need for a teaching institute in Bidiyyah (the Governorate of Ash Sharqiyyah North) and in the other governorates of Oman. Bidiyyah was selected for its popularity as a major tourist attraction that offers a rich heritage as well as beautiful scenery and interesting places, thus potentially combining learning with cultural experiences.
- The institute will offer courses that meet students’ needs and that will develop their linguistic skills in an appropriate Arabic-language environment with the aim of spreading the language and culture, and teaching its cognitive, cultural and heritage features.
- The institute will provide Arabic courses to non-Arab residents in the Sultanate to assist with cultural familiarisation within the Omani community and easy integration into society.