Lebanese Arabic Group Classes

L.A.I. students in classroomThe Lebanese Arabic Institute offers group classes in Lebanese Arabic throughout the year. These classes follow our comprehensive and structured curriculum, Lebanese Arabic from Scratch. Blending practical and theoretical approaches, our program is designed to help students learn spoken Lebanese while developing a solid Arabic foundation.

Learn more about our program and curriculum:
Courses in Lebanese Arabic
Lebanese Arabic From Scratch

Please note that all group courses and private lessons are currently online only.


Regular group courses are four contact hours per week. Classes are scheduled two days per week, and each class is two hours. They are scheduled at various times of the day.

Intensive group courses are at least ten contact hours per week. Classes are scheduled five days per week, and each class is two hours or more, depending on the course. They are scheduled in the afternoon Beirut time.

One contact hour is defined as a 55-minute teaching session and a 5-minute break. For each contact hour, students should expect to spend at least one homework hour outside of class.

Students who are not complete beginners are required to take a placement test prior to registration. This test is free and ensures that students are placed at an appropriate level.

Our small class sizes ensure that each student is able to participate fully and receive plenty of personal attention.

Students normally register for a group course one term at a time.

See the term dates and current timetable of courses:
Schedule – Lebanese Arabic Group Classes

Fees and Payment

The cost of a group course depends on the total number of course hours, and is calculated at the rate of 10 USD per course hour per person. Thus, for example, the cost of a 72-hour course is 720 USD. Each student is required to make payment in advance for the total cost of the course, regardless of how many class sessions they actually attend.

We do not provide price reductions for any classes students may miss, whether because of illness, late arrival, early departure, or any other reason.

The course materials are included at no additional charge for students registered in an intensive course. The course materials are not included in the cost of a non-intensive course, but are provided at a discounted price (10 USD for the Arabic alphabet book and 30 USD for each of Books 1-5) for registered students.

Please note that students have not completed their registration and are not permitted to attend classes until payment has been received in full.

How to Apply

If you would like to join a group course at the Lebanese Arabic Institute, please fill in the application form below. We recommend that you apply early, as our courses are organized in advance and in accordance with the interests of registered students. However, there is no general deadline to apply. Late registration is possible at our discretion, and subject to availability.

We are currently accepting applications to start in the following terms:

2024 Summer: June 3 to August 2
2024 Autumn 1: August 21 to October 18

Please note that all group courses and private lessons are currently online only.

For more information, please contact admin@lebanesearabicinstitute.com

Application Form

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