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