ALPS Blog

April 15, 2019

The best way to get to and from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport

Like most cities, there are a few things you need to know when you land at the airport in Beirut. If you don’t have a friend or relative who can help you, here are your other options… Getting from the Airport Here are your options: The Official White Airport Taxis […]
February 4, 2019

Laundromat / coin Launderette in Beirut for students, tourists and back packers

If you are in Beirut and staying somewhere without a washer and a dryer or if you don’t have time to do your own laundry, consider Pressto. You have probably seen many places that offer dry cleaning, but it can be difficult for find an affordable and easy place to […]
December 19, 2018

“Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” in Lebanese Arabic from ALPS Beirut

ALPS Beirut wishes you happy holidays and a wonderful 2019. Please note our last day of class is December 21st and we start classes again on January 2nd. If you want to wish a Lebanese friend merry Christmas or a happy new year here’s how: ينعاد  عليك Yin3aad 3leyk (3leyki-3aleykon) […]
November 2, 2018

At a restaurant in Lebanon – How to ask for the bill in Arabic and other tips for eating out

When you go out for a meal or a cup of coffee, in addition to knowing what to say in Arabic, it is also important to know culturally what to do. So, in this post we will cover what to do and say in Spoken Lebanese Arabic  and contrast that […]
October 1, 2018

Free conversation sessions each Tuesday in October at ALPS Beirut in Hamra

Are you looking for an opportunity to speak Lebanese? In addition to our small, personal classes and private tutoring that give ample opportunity to speak in class, make sure to stop by ALPS Beirut on Tuesdays in October for a cup of coffee and conversation with our Arabic teachers and […]
July 11, 2018

2019 Monthly Course Calendar

Below you will find the dates for when our term begins each month. To sign up for a group course or private tutoring for one of these terms please use the form at the bottom of the page. Please note: the cost is US$8.5/hour (for a class of 5 or more […]
May 21, 2018

ALPS Beirut – Cost for Courses

After managing to maintain our fees at the same rates for the last three years, we are making these slight adjustments ($0.50 to $1.00 per hour) in order to accommodate recent national hikes in cost of living. We look forward to continuing to serve you with professionally and competitively in […]
April 11, 2018

How to use the verb nizil / نزل in Spoken Levantine Arabic

This is the 3rd post in a series about the different ways you can use the most common verbs in Spoken Lebanese Arabic so that you can make the most out of all the Arabic you learn. See the other posts here. “nizil” is a verb that you will use all […]
March 29, 2018

Easter Greetings and Traditions in Lebanon

It’s one of two holy weeks for Easter in Lebanon.  Easter is a big deal in Lebanon and, depending on the neighborhood, you can feel the جو in the streets the entire week leading up to Easter Sunday. Offices and schools are typically closed on Friday and Monday for both the […]