Several language schools in Lebanon provide courses in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Urban (Lebanese) Levantine Arabic. For an overview of language schools in Beirut, see below.
Saifi Institute for Arabic Language
Throughout the year, Saifi Institute offers five-week Urban Arabic group courses at all levels, with the intensity ranging from twice a week (total 30 hours) to daily (total 75 hours). It also provides classes in MSA, using the al-Kitaab curriculum; conversation classes; private tutoring; and e-learning courses.
Saifi Urban Gardens Building
Pasteur Street, behind Coral station
+961 (0)1 560 738
ALPS teaches MSA and Urban Arabic in all levels by one month courses of 6 or 12 hours a week spread over 3 or 4 days. It also organizes conversation classes (5 days a week) and private tutoring.
Ras Beirut Center Building, 4th floor
+961 (0)1 755 025
American Lebanese Language Centre (ALLC)
The ALLC International House Beirut offers mainly beginner courses in both Urban Arabic and MSA.
Confidence Centre 7th floor
Dimitri Hayek Street
Sin el Fil
+961 (0)1 500 978
Bayt El Arabi
Founded by the enthusiastic Nadine Ahmad, Bayt El Arabi provides both group and private tutoring at all levels in Urban Arabic and MSA, including conversation classes. The five-week group courses vary from twice a week to daily (total 20, 30 or 50 hours).
+961 76 682 248
American Language Centre (ALC)
The American Language Center offers monthly Urban Arabic courses at beginners, intermediate and advanced level. For more information, contact them by phone.
+961 (0)1 741 262