New and noteworthy items developing at ALPS and in Beirut.

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) […]
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 […]
December 22, 2017

ALPS Beirut Holiday Schedule

ينعاد عليكن Merry Christmas from Alps Beirut! Our last day of class at the Hamra branch is Friday December 22nd and we will reopen on January 2nd at 8:00 AM for private tutoring. Also our weekly free conversation sessions will start back on the 2nd. Then group classes begin on […]
December 27, 2016

Free Arabic Conversation Sessions Next Week

Start off your Arabic learning in the new year with our free conversation sessions Are you looking for an opportunity to speak Lebanese? Stop by ALPS Beirut for a cup of coffee and conversation with our Arabic teachers and other students. This is a time for anyone who is studying […]
December 22, 2016

ALPS Beirut Holiday Schedule

ينعاد عليكن Merry Christmas from Alps Beirut! We will be closed from noon on Friday December 23rd and reopen on January 3rd at 8:00 AM Here’s how to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Years in Spoken Lebanese!
February 22, 2016

Trip to Saida and Mleeta

Who wants to go with us to Saida and Mleeta – see the flyer below and then make sure to register!
November 6, 2015

English Speakers in Beirut

Lebanese people are proud to speak several languages; among them are Arabic, French and English. Many students come to Hamra and hear English spoken at cafes and assume that English is the primary language. However, they don’t realize that within a ten minute walk from Hamra there are areas where […]
October 30, 2015

The Secret to Learning Arabic

Learning Arabic is difficult and so is living in a foreign country. It’s easy to think that your environment and location are what determines your success. Here Sugata Mitra talks about his experiments with education in poor, rural areas and what he found are the keys to learning. He says […]