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ALPS Beirut: Spoken Lebanese Arabic Books and Curriculum

Here’s an overview of the different books we have at ALPS Beirut to help you learn Spoken Arabic. These books are available to anyone at our branches in Hamra or Mansourieh – you don’t have to be a student here to study Spoken Lebanese Arabic with our curriculum. We also ship our books internationally if you order them online here

The Verbs Reference Book – all levels

A must for anyone studying Arabic. Use this book as a reference or pick a verb a day to study. You’ll find over 1000 Spoken Lebanese Verbs arranged by how frequently they are used.

USD $30 buy it online or at ALPS Beirut 

 


Alefba – Total beginner 

20 average class hours to complete

This is the place most students start with us. You’ll learn how to read and write the Arabic alphabet in Modern Standard Arabic and Spoken Lebanese Arabic which gives you a good foundation in Arabic no matter where your studies will take you. If you already know the MSA alphabet, we’ll oftentimes go through this book quickly to help you see the difference between how Spoken Lebanese words are written and pronounced – this helps makes your transition from MSA to the Spoken Language easier.

USD 24 buy it online or at ALPS Beirut 

 


Lebneini w 2aktar©, Volume 1 – Beginner

60 average class hours to complete

You will learn to introduce yourself and interact with native speakers as you master short and simple sentences from daily life. The first part of the book includes a phonetic transcription in Levantine of the Arabic vocabulary in addition to the Arabic text and the translation into English. This allows you to improve you newly acquired reading competence. At the end of this book, you will have learned new vocabulary and can form sentences in the present tense. This book includes an easy to use index of the vocabulary covered. 

USD $24 buy it online or at ALPS Beirut 

 


Lebneini w 2aktar©, Volume 2 – Upper beginner

60 average class hours to complete

This book equips you to use every verb tense in conversation. In addition to the present continuous tense, you will be able to narrate what you did yesterday (el maaDy), what you used to do (el maaDy el ba3iid), and communicate plans with the future tense. You will also get a good grasp of the active participle (Ism el faa3el), learn the interrogative sentence structures and cardinal numbers. Thanks to the dialogs and exercises, you will also increase your vocabulary and gain confidence in your conversations with native speakers. This book includes an easy to use index of the vocabulary covered. 

USD $24 buy it online or at ALPS Beirut 

 


Volume 3 – Intermediate

60 average class hours to complete

You will continue to practice using the verbs you have already learned as well as study the comparative/superlative terms, ordinal numbers, body parts, how to ask and give directions, express the conditional and direct and indirect pronouns attached to the verb. All of this is taught using dialogues about specific situations such as being at the travel agency, the clinic, the pharmacy and at the bank.

USD $20 only available at ALPS Beirut 

 


Volume 4 – Upper intermediate

60 average class hours to complete

You will learn new vocabulary and have conversations about things like booking at the hotel, choosing services at the post office, renting a flat, having a phone conversation, cooking Levantine dishes and more. These stories will introduce you to the use of imperative forms, adverbs, the passive participle (ism el maf3uul) and to the  origin Arabic word for all the verb forms (the maSdar).

USD $14 only available at ALPS Beirut 

 


Volume 5 – Advanced

60 average class hours to complete

Through a selection of  stories you will practice speaking Lebanese in situations like visiting a friend at the hospital or getting your car fixed. This book also has legends and exercises to help build your vocabulary and  audio material in MP3 format.

USD $40 only available at ALPS Beirut 

 


Volume 6 – Upper advanced

60 average class hours to complete

You will get more mastery in conversation and be able to tell stories, speak about your family and relationships. This book is also full of  idiomatic expressions and local traditions.

USD $32 only available at ALPS Beirut 

Please note: Time is an indication of the average time needed in classroom to acquire the competences targeted by the book. It can vary depending on the learner’s skills and does not include the time needed for homework and practice outside the classroom.

The average time needed to complete the curriculum up to Advanced level: 380 hours. For proficiency and high proficiency, the time depends on the learner’s skills and commitment, as well as on their total immersion in an Arab country.

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ALPS Beirut – Vælg moderne standardarabisk (MSA), levantisk arabisk, eller begge.

ALPS Beirut
The Academy of Languages and Practical Skills har til huse nær American University of Beirut i Hamra, og tilbyder undervisning i arabisk på alle niveauer. ALPS er en underafdeling af Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) i Mansourieh, Libanon.

Praktisk information
Al arabiskundervisning inkorporerer almennyttig viden om Beiruts kultur og det daglige liv i byen, hvilket gør den studerende i stand til gøre brug af undervisningen allerede fra den første dag. Eftersom libanesere ikke lærer libanesisk arabisk i skolen, men kun i hjemmet, kan det være svært at finde egnede lærebøger til dette. Fortvivl dog ikke, da ALPS’ undervisningsmateriale er udviklet af lingvistiske eksperter, forfinet gennem flere års erfaring, og har vidst sig at producere fremragende resultater.

Privatundervisning
Det er vores enestående undervisere, samt vores små klassestørrelser, der i sandhed gør ”ALPS forskellen”. Dog tilbyder vi også privatundervisning mandag til fredag fra 8:00 til 20:00.

Fleksibilitet
ALPS tilpasser sig den enkelte studerendenes daglige tidsplan og imødekommer studerende på alle niveauer.

Vælg dit kursus
Vælg moderne standardarabisk (MSA), levantisk arabisk, eller begge.

MSA bruges i alle arabisktalende lande, i bøger, aviser, nyhedsudsendelser, formelle taler osv. Læs mere om MSA og mediearabisk kurser.

Levantisk arabisk tales i Levanten (Libanon, Syrien, Jordan og Palæstina) i uformelle sammenhænge, såsom derhjemme og blandt venner. Lær mere om levantisk arabisk kurser.

Vælg dit tempo
ALPS kurser varer typisk én måned ad gangen, hvor du selv vælger hvor mange undervisningstimer du vil have per uge. Undervisningen kan begynde når som helst i løbet af året.

Online arabiskundervisning via Skype
Studér arabisk ligegyldigt hvor du bor

Tilmeld dig privatundervisning over Skype, og lær moderne standardarabisk eller levantisk arabisk. Hver lektion består af 45 minutters undervisning, udelukkende med dig og en af vores undervisere. Vi vil fokusere på hvad du ønsker at lære, samt give dig personligt feedback og vejledning. Undervisning via Skype er tilgængelig for alle niveauer af arabisk.

Pris
Prisfastsættelsen er baseret på antallet af studerende i din klasse. Fra $8 per time i en klasse bestående af seks studerende til $23 per time for privatundervisning.

For mere information kontakt os på alps@alpslebanon.org eller på telefon +961 1755925 og spørg efter Joelle (lederen af ALPS).

The ALPS Beirut Spoken Arabic Curriculum

Here’s an overview of the different books we have at ALPS Beirut to help you learn Spoken Arabic. These books are available to anyone at our branches in Hamra or Mansourieh or online – you don’t have to be a student here to study Spoken Lebanese Arabic with our curriculum.

The Verbs Reference Book

A must for anyone studying Arabic. Use this book as a reference or pick a verb a day to study. You’ll find over 1000 Spoken Lebanese Verbs arranged by how frequently they are used. Learn more or buy it online.

The Arabic Alphabet – Spoken and MSA Arabic

This is the place most students start with us. You’ll learn how to read and write the Arabic alphabet in Modern Standard Arabic and Spoken Lebanese Arabic which gives you a good foundation in Arabic no matter where your studies will take you. If you already know the MSA alphabet, we’ll oftentimes go through this book quickly to help you see the difference between how Spoken Lebanese words are written and pronounced – this helps makes your transition from MSA to the Spoken Language easier.  Learn more or buy it online.

Spoken Lebanese Book 1

As you go through this first book you will learn the Arabic you need to meet people, get around Beirut and to have basic conversations. Learn more or buy it online.

Spoken Lebanese Book 2

As you study this next book you will learn essential verbs, tenses, how to use them in daily life, and important new vocabulary words.  Learn more or buy it online.

Spoken Lebanese Book 3

In this book you’ll use common dialogues to help you learn new vocabulary and verbs as you improve your conversation skills. This book is currently only available at ALPS Beirut.

Spoken Lebanese Book 4

Building on Book 3, you’ll study longer dialogues filled with new words. We’ll also study adverbs and the subjunctive tense in-depth.  This book is currently only available at ALPS Beirut.

Spoken Lebanese Book 5

In Book 5 the focus in on learning new vocab and improving listening comprehension as you listen to a series of stories about Abu Ali. This book is currently only available at ALPS Beirut.

Spoken Lebanese Book 6

In our most advanced book, you’ll practice using all of the grammar and words you have learned in different situations and conversations along with advanced listening comprehension exercises. This book is currently only available at ALPS Beirut.

Spoken Lebanese Advanced Options

We have films, projects, and personal conversation options for you to choose from. Fill out the form below if you are interested in learning more about these options.

ALPS Beirut Language School Reviews

We recently asked our former students to share why they chose to study Arabic at ALPS Beirut. Here are the most common factors that mattered to them when selecting an Arabic language program. Is this the type of Arabic program you are looking for? If so, contact us in the form below and we’ll send you more information.

 

`why students chose to study Arabic at ALPS Beirut


ALPS Announces 3 Levels of Media Arabic Classes

If you already have a foundation in reading and writing MSA, these classes are a great way to improve your comprehension and vocabulary as you read different articles.

What makes these classes practical?

  • The centerpiece of the curriculum is actual Arabic articles. This allows you to go beyond a textbook and improve your Arabic by using a variety of real world examples. You will still study some grammar, but the focus will be practically understanding and reading various articles.
  • In addition to the written articles, you’ll hear each one like you are listening to it on the radio. This will help you improve your listening comprehension, pronunciation, and master the topic.
  • You’ll read multiple articles from different topics: politics, business, culture and literature. So for example, if you are reading and talking about elections, you will read several articles about various elections. As you read the articles, you will see certain words repeated in each article: voting, candidate, names of parties etc and this will help you become more comfortable with the vocabulary and the topic.

alhayat_newspaperIntro to Media Arabic (Level 1)

This class is for students who have a foundation in MSA and want to improve listening, reading, and conversation skills in Modern Standard Arabic. You’ll cover a variety of topics from business and economics, politics, culture, and sports.

These articles are a great place to start; they are short, but full of useful vocabulary.

Arabic Articles (Level 2)

These articles cover a variety of topics and are longer and more advanced than level 1. Along with the articles you’ll also have audio recordings.

Arabic Literature (Level 3)

These articles focus on culture and literature and are the most advanced. Just like the other two levels, you’ll also have audio recordings.