About ALPS Beirut

ALPS Arabic Beirut

The Academy of Languages and Practical Skills is located in Beirut near the American University of Beirut in Hamra.  ALPS is a program of the Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES) located in Mansourieh, Lebanon.


ALPS adapts to each student’s scheduling needs and caters to students of every level.


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 and not in school it can be difficult to find a good curriculum.  ALPS textbooks have been developed by linguistic specialists, perfected through years of experience, and proven to produce great results.

Personal Instruction

It is our outstanding teachers and small class sizes that truly make the ALPS Difference. All class sizes are 6 or less students.

ALPS is a comprehensive Arabic program designed especially for you. We form our classes around your learning goals, your schedule and your pace. The Vision of ALPS is to use the learning of Arabic as a means to bridge the linguistic and cultural divide between people, increasing understanding and cooperation between individuals and institutions in the Middle East and the World.

As such, the Mission of ALPS is to teach the Arabic language (especially the Levantine dialect of Lebanon) to non Arabs, enabling them to attain a good level of conversation within one year so as to communicate effectively with native Arabic speakers.

The ALPS Method, carefully developed by linguistic specialists, is designed to introduce students to Arabic culture and daily life through the study of language. Courses are offered both in the Lebanese dialect and Modern Standard Arabic


ALPS has a branch in Hamra (Beirut) and a branch in Mansourieh (Maten), which also offers translation services. While our Hamra branch is very central and accessible by public transportation, Mansourieh branch is located on a quiet and green hill overlooking Beirut, in the Blata district of Mansourieh.

Hamra Branch (On Google Maps)
Address: Souraty Street, In the Ras Beirut Center Building, 4th Floor, Beirut, Lebanon.

Mansourieh Branch (On Google Maps)
Address: Sharouk Building, Blata Street (Street 303) Mansourieh, Lebanon.

For More Information Contact us at alps@abtslebanon.org or by phone 961-1-75 50 25 and ask for Joelle (ALPS Director)