Lebanese Arabic for foreigners

ITTI Beirut

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Course description

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.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-12 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
10 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 45 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Evening session
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Beirut.

Class size

Average 8 students
Maximum 12 students

Student age

Age range 18 - 65 years old
Average 24 years old
(25 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

67% recommend

based on 3 reviews
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"Unfortunately I’m disappointed with my experience of the school but very happy with the help I got from language international"

Frida Ekberg Berry, student from Sweden

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.

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Duration of study
9 weeks
Date of study
30 Sep 2019 - 6 Dec 2019
Would you recommend this school?
No
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Great hosts, great teaching, beautiful country."

Samuel Owers

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.

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Date of study
8 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"I was made to feel extremely welcome and improved my arabic a lot"

Claudia Schwarze, student from Syria

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.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
26 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Samer Francois Nakhle, Director at ITTI Beirut responded to this review.
14 September 2019

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.

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Housing

ITTI Beirut offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast

A$ 564
weekly
Age range: 18 - 65 years old
Location: Outside the city center of Beirut
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, carpet, air conditioning, heating, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 15 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 564
Homestay with a Lebanese family. Private room with bathroom. Inrternet, heating, AC, linen and towels available. Lebanese breakfast offered in the morning.
hotel

3-star hotel - Single-person room - Breakfast

A$ 644
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: Outside the city center of Beirut
Housing type: 3-star hotel
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (6 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, laundry, free internet, carpet, air conditioning, heating, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 7 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 02:00 PM
Check-out: Saturday, before 12:00 PM
A$ 644

4-star hotel - Single-person room - Breakfast

A$ 805
weekly
Age range: 18 - 65 years old
Location: Outside the city center of Beirut
Housing type: 4-star hotel
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, laundry, telephone, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, carpet, air conditioning, heating, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 2 - 5 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 12:00 PM
Check-out: Saturday, before 02:00 PM
A$ 805
visa

Visa support

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.

Flights and airport transfer

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.

Travel insurance

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.

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