Program Details

Classes Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Spoken Lebanese Arabic 6 Levels Special Topical Courses News Media Arabic (MSA) As well as Film, Culture, and Classical Poetry and Religious topics ALPS courses are typically in one month sessions. Classes begin an
Location:
Beirut, Lebanon
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
ALPS offers classes and private one on one tutoring in both the Spoken Lebanese Dialect and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Students can study either the spoken language or the formal written language (MSA) at their own pace or in a part time or intensive class. In the last 10 years ALPS has established a reputation for exceptional and personal instruction, satisfied students and flexibility with scheduling.

Classes Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Spoken Lebanese Arabic 6 Levels Special Topical Courses News Media Arabic (MSA) As well as Film, Culture, and Classical Poetry and Religious topics ALPS courses are typically in one month sessions. Classes begin anytime during the year and you pick the number of hours you want to study in a week: One on One Tutoring Is a popular option for those living in Beirut and wanting to continue improving in Arabic or those coming to Beirut to study Arabic for a very specific purpose or time frame.

“ALPS exceeded my expectations in both quality and rewards. ALPS provides an atmosphere that is conducive for learning a new language, it is professional, comfortable, and dedicated to each individual.” JAH “I walked into ALPS not knowing a word of Arabic. Now, three months later, I have the confidence to hold a conversation with native Arabic speakers. My ALPS teachers are energetic, friendly, and — most important of all — patient. I would recommend ALPS to anyone looking to improve their knowledge of Arabic.” DK “I sincerely could not have hoped for a better course. The whole staff is extremely helpful and friendly, my teachers are very professional, the best I could hope for, and the lessons are proceeding very well. I’m overall very satisfied with the arabic course!” FM “I had a great experience at ALPS – my teachers were friendly, enthusiastic, and took a genuine interest in my improvement on a week to week basis. The emphasis on studying Spoken Lebanese was also something I liked and I thought the ALPS textbooks were very good and instructive aids to learning. Additionally the small class sizes is a massive plus in speeding up the learning curve as it means that you get a higher degree of personal interaction with your teacher and classmates than you would in a larger class.” MA “Thank you very much for such a rich and comprehensive course at ALPS. The on-on-one tuition was very intense, which was what I was looking for, and my progressed has allowed me to continue with the language now I am back home. It added another dimension to my trip to Lebanon and I doubt I could have appreciated the country properly without the language skills that I learnt.” DC “Thank you very much for the organization of the 2 weeks in Lebanon! I really enjoyed it and learned a lot!! Everything has been perfectly organized and I had not a single negative experience although traveling through the whole country.” CG, Austria
Setting Description:
The Academy of Languages and Practical Skills is located in Beirut near the American University of Beirut in Hamra. Hours Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 9 PM 12 Hours a week-3 hours a day/4 days a week 6 Hours a week-2 hours a day/3 days a week Other Hours-If you would like less than 6 hours or more than 12 hours a week, we can create a class for you. Contact us with your specific needs and we will work to match you with at least one other student who is on the same track.
Cost:
Cost Pricing is based on the number of students in your class. From 8 AM to 4 PM prices are as follows: 3-4 Students-$8 per student, per hour 2 Students-$12 per student, per hour Private Tutoring-$20 per hour From 4 PM to 9 PM prices are as follows: 3-4 Students-$8.50 per student, per hour 2 Students-$12 per student, per hour Private Tutoring-$21 per hour *Prices are accurate as of January 2, 2012 and are subject to periodic reevaluation due to changes in cost of living.

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