Intensive Summer Arabic 2019

Are you interested in learning Arabic this summer in Beirut? Are you looking for high-quality instruction at an affordable price and in a friendly and encouraging environment?

In July and August 2019, the Lebanese Arabic Institute (LAI) is offering students various course options in two different programs: Lebanese Arabic (all proficiency levels) and Modern Standard Arabic (beginner level).

The Lebanese Arabic Institute opened its doors in 2016, and has quickly acquired a reputation for curricular and teaching excellence. Blending practical and theoretical learning approaches, we aim to help all our students build a strong foundation in Arabic, whether they are learning colloquial or formal varieties of the language.

Our programs are well-structured, yet flexible enough to meet the needs of individual students. We offer courses at seven different proficiency levels, from complete beginner to advanced, and place students into small group classes (typically two to six students per class, with an absolute maximum of ten), thus ensuring that each student has plenty of opportunity for personalized attention.

Adrienne Clermont,
Medical Student at Weill Cornell Medical College
"I took the Level 4 intensive Arabic class at LAI this summer and had a fantastic experience! It is so hard to find colloquial Arabic classes that focus on grammar and have clear explanations of all the rules -- LAI does such a great job with this. The classes are well structured and fun, the teachers are excellent, and the books (written by the Institute) are such valuable resources for understanding colloquial Arabic. The classes are a great value for money. I can't recommend LAI highly enough, and I hope to go back!" (
Evelyn Richardson,
PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago
"The Lebanese Arabic Institute is an outstanding educational establishment, run by brilliant people. I’ve studied Arabic at several renowned universities (Oxford, University of Chicago, SOAS), and I’d go so far as to say that LAI provide the best instruction in Arabic that I’ve received anywhere... I highly recommend studying here. You won’t find a better Arabic language school." (