ALPS Blog

November 8, 2017

How to use the verb صار in Spoken Levantine Arabic

This is the first post in a new 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 learning this verb. See the other posts here. “Saar” means to happen. However, the meaning can vary according […]
September 7, 2017

Taking Bus 4 in Beirut – to and from ALPS Beirut

For many students coming to classes at ALPS Beirut, taking Bus 4 is the easiest and cheapest way to get to Hamra. Bus Fours are usually 12 person mini vans with a “4” in the window. Like this: And no matter where you get on or off on the cost is the same 1000 Lebanese Lira […]
July 12, 2017

How much should you tip in Beirut?

This is a question everyone asks when they arrive to Lebanon. Giving a tip, or bakhshish in Spoken Lebanese Arabic, is pretty common here, but the amount you tip depends on the situation. Let’s go through the most common situations you will find yourself in: eating out Let’s say you […]
June 23, 2017

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 […]
June 9, 2017

Uber in Beirut? If and when you might want to take an Uber instead of a service or taxi in Lebanon

Can Uber work in Lebanon? Before we begin, you should know that this post is based on personal experience and is not endorsed by ALPS or sponsored by Uber. Also Uber in Lebanon may have changed after the date of this post.  In Beirut, Uber is a bit different. First […]
January 13, 2017

Our Monthly Course Schedule

At ALPS Beirut you can start anytime with private tutoring and we typically a have a course or two that start mid-month. If you are interested in a more fixed monthly plan then make sure to check out when most of our classes will start each month in 2017 below:   […]
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!
December 19, 2016

Hvilke råd ville du give til en der kommer for at studere arabisk i Beirut?

Kan du fortælle os lidt om dig selv? (såsom.. hvor er du fra? Hvad laver du her? Hvordan fandt du på at vælge ALPS? Studerede du levantisk arabisk eller moderne standardarabisk?) Jeg er fra Arhus og studerer Arabisk- og Islamstudier. Jeg er i Libanon som et led i uddannelsen, hvor […]