Ahlan wa sahlan!

Spoken Arabic studies (Levantine colloquial) designed especially for you!

ALPS caters to students of every level and offers instruction in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Spoken Lebanese Arabic. All Arabic lessons incorporate the daily life and culture of Beirut, enabling students to put their learning into practice right from the first day. Since the Lebanese learn Spoken Arabic in the home, not in school, it can be difficult to find a good curriculum. As a result, ALPS textbooks have been developed by linguistic specialists, perfected through years of experience, and proven to produce great results.

The Academy of Languages and Practical Skills has two branches; one in Hamra (near the American University of Beirut) and one in Mansourieh, Maten. ALPS is a program of the Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES).
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"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 am a former language instructor, so I feel I am qualified to say that the Arabic language training we received at ALPS was truly top-notch.” AE
“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