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Student Testimonials

EXCELLENT
80 reviews on

daniel boehm
daniel boehm
2023-10-03

The best school in Beirut to learn arabic by far. Excellent system, good teachers and a nice armosphere.

Gabriella D'Elia
Gabriella D'Elia
2023-09-24

Saifi was the place that first turned Lebanon into home, many, many years ago. I went for a five-weeks term, and didn't leave anymore.
All the teachers I had were wonderful, well prepared and dedicated, making learning Arabic from scratch as an adult a pleasant challenge. I went from zero to discussing environmental policies in a little over a year, and I still don't understand how ????.
And such wonderful people!

(And yes, I used to go to the Gemmayzeh school, my heart breaks when I pass by now)

garrett gundlach, SJ
garrett gundlach, SJ
2023-09-19

I've studied over 350 hours of Arabic at Saifi and I couldn't be more grateful. Saifi's textbooks are the top of the top, the teachers I had were committed, kind, challenging and passionate, and I literally wouldn't be able to do my job today were it not for the education I received through Saifi. I began with the in-person intensive summer program (SIASP) and continued with online courses and vocabulary over the subsequent years... Whether you're at home far from Lebanon or want to immerse in Beirut, go Saifi!

Lieke De Jong
Lieke De Jong
2023-09-18

I participated in the Intensive Beginner course, taught by Khaleel. Saifi uses a great method/book and Khaleel's teaching style is very structured and clear, ensuring we could get through a lot of material in 5 weeks. Highly recommend the course.

houssam nassif
houssam nassif
2023-09-18

I am a native Lebanese speaker. I live in the US and am teaching my daughter the Lebanese language. She speaks fluently, but doesn't know how to write and read. We tried the standard school books, and she hated all of them.

Until we found the saifi institute books. My daughter loved them, as they are meant to someone whose primary language is English. She learned all the letters, and can now read and write phonetically. The books approach to diacritics, applying them first on English language, made so much sense to her.

Without Saifi, she wouldn't have learned to read. This book transformed our Arabic lessons. Thank you Saifi institute!

Mark Saber
Mark Saber
2023-09-15

I highly recommend Saifi Institute for any student willing to learn Arabic from scratch or even Arabic speakers eager to sharpen their writing and communication skills. I had the privilege of studying for multiple programs, and its unique culture stands out from any institute I have ever seen. Not only do you enjoy learning the language, but you also become part of it's amiable community.

The instructors were professional, incredibly knowledgeable, and articulate. They provide the learning environment needed to grow and ask questions. You feel the added value after each class because it is a community that fosters your improvement according to your level.

As soon as you sign up, they have a system in place as they begin with a consultation to notice where you stand, and accordingly, they work with you because they care about your improvement. It is for that reason that it is your go-to Arabic language center.

Ron Hamelin
Ron Hamelin
2023-09-14

I went to this school for 3 months in 2019. It was an incredible experience. The teachers were so helpful. They had regular events for students to meet and greet and learn culture. I highly recommend it.

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