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Lebanese Arabic for foreigners is a beginner course that introduces foreign students to Lebanese dialect and Lebanese culture. It consists of 10 sessons per week,45 min per lesson for a minimum of 1 week.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
You can choose from the following class times:
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||18 - 65 years old|
|Average||24 years old
(25 in the summer)
ITTI Beirut is a licensed partner of ITTI International (www.internationaltefltrainingistitute.com) located in the suburbs of Beirut (5 Km to downtown). The school's excellent location and its wide variety of courses make it an ideal location to study Arabic: ITTI Beirut is a pioneer in teaching Arabic for foreigners due to its location in the heart of Beirut and the qualifications of its instructors. It provides cultural tours to get students be immersed in the culture (at an additional cost). Students can decide between just a few lessons per week to 20 lessons per week.
ITTI offers English teacher training programs ( TESOL/TEFL) and Arabic teacber training program (TASOL) in addition to cerrified proframs in foreign languages, education, soft skills and translation.
The school offers a monthly social and leisure calendar to invite students to practice their Arabic skills while visiting popular points of interest in and around the city.
The nationality and age mix at ITTI Beirut varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 24. In the summer, the average age is 25.
teaches students from all over the world, including:
The school is located in Mansourieh, Maten district, in the suburbs of Beirut. The school is easily accessible by bus and taxi from Beirut.
The bus passes just in front of the school.
Tickets:purchased on the bus.
Activity:The service is active every day from Monday to Sunday.
Frequency: the buses run approximately every 20 minutes
Start-End time:the buses start at 7 am stop at 7 pm.
Bus Stop:There are no designated bus stops – just signal the driver to get on or off.
The Bus goes from Mansourieh to Museum. Students willing to go to down town should change bus or take taxi at the museum.
I’m sorry to say that I was really disappointed with the course, since it didn’t achieved my expectations at all. All my supposed to be classmates canceled before the class started so I was alone with I didn’t appreciate because i got told 3 days before the class started. I’m sure they have students feeling happy with their school, unfortunately I wasn’t one of those students.Show details » Read more...
I have just returned from a one-week course in Lebanese Arabic at Skills Academy. I stayed with a local resident, Mrs Menassa, in Mansourieh district near the school. The apartment was well-equipped and nicely decorated, only a short taxi/bus ride away from central Beirut. My host was friendly, generous and welcoming, which made for good company. The free breakfast deal was also a nice touch, allowing me to sample local food such as man’oucheh and baba ghanouj. Both the director of the school Dr Nakhle and my teacher Mr Naanaha were extremely friendly and warm. They were ready to offer advice at any time, which made the prospect of life in a new city much less daunting. I benefited greatly from the lessons thanks to my teacher’s approach of supplementing formal instruction with music, local expressions and personal conversation. The lessons were altogether very fun, which motivated me to learn more, and by the end of the week I noticed a clear improvement in my level of Lebanese Arabic, both in speaking and understanding. Overall it was a fantastic week with fantastic hosts, and I loved getting to know this beautiful country with its friendly and hospitable people. I would wholeheartedly recommend Skills Academy to anyone thinking of studying in Lebanon.Show details » Read more...
I had booked on very short notice a week of private lessons with Skills Academy.
The whole team from the Home-stay, Teacher and Owner welcomed me and took very good care of me.
They were very flexible with the schedule so that I could incorporate other engagements, and it was possible to book additional lessons, as I saw that I had capacity to learn more.
The home-stay was wonderful, with a lot of chance to speak Arabic and very good food.
For the future I would recommend to clarify up front that the school is in Mansourieh, as there is another Skills Institute in Gemayzeh so there is potential for confusion.
Also the bus information was not up to date, so it took me a bit of time to figure out how to get into town.
I am looking forward to coming back to Skills Academy and continue my arabic studies in the coming months.
Thank you Claudia. It was great having you at Skills Academy and looking forward to having you again. The location and bus info were correted and updated. Thank you for letting us know. We will try our best to optimize the learning experience of our students.
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying Arabic in Beirut. These homes are often between 15 - 15 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
ITTI Beirut provides some assistance with hotel or hostel reservations or you can reserve a room on your own. Learn more about hostel housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged $20 when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Beirut based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.