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T3allam 3arabi
for Absolute Beginners

Speak and understand Levantine Arabic, learn reading and writing the Arabic script


​​Learn reading the Arabic script, speaking in Levantine Arabic (Lebanon, Syria dialect) and build a vocabulary of 300 words!


In this course, you learn Arabic the way Arabs use their language: you learn reading and understanding Modern Standard Arabic, while speaking a colloquial variation of Arabic: Levantine Arabic (which is the dialect of Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and North Jordan). Levantine Arabic is one of the most popular dialects in the Arab world because of the music, movies and series which are produced in this region and are very popular throughout the Arabic world. Levantine Arabic is also generally considered as a soft and musical language.

Active participation is required in order to practice speaking, reading and interactive games.

Part of the lesson is dedicated to the Arabic alphabet, using a unique method developed by the “iMasterArabic” language institute. You practice reading words, then sentences. You also learn the rules of writing; how to connect the letters together to form words.


In parallel, you learn and practice basic conversation in Levantine Arabic (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, North Jordan): greeting and formalities, talking about yourself and getting to know someone, offering and asking for a drink, and counting.


1. Read and understand a short text in Modern Standard Arabic.


2. Write words using the Arabic script.


3. Build a useful vocabulary of around 300 words.


4. Count till 10.


5. Greet people and answer basic formalities.


6. Introduce yourself, ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, where you learn Arabic, and what you do in life, and offer and order drinks.


On Tuesdays 
19:00-21:00 CET

Online via Zoom

€288 euros , excluding books


Total of 32 hours at €9 per hour !

This cost includes:

32 hours of 'live' course time with the teacher, and active student participation for a total of 16 weeks.

Recorded lessons to watch later at student's own pace.

Weekly homework with digital vocabulary sets.

This cost excludes:

Two required books


No previous knowledge required.

This course is required if you cannot read the Arabic script.


  • Learning new vocabulary and sentences.

  • Practicing with speaking and listening to recordings.

  • Reading, listening, and writing exercises.

  • Practicing with app Learnarab

About the tutor


Levantine Arabic (native)

Ojen Dahdal

English C1, Dutch C1


" Yaa hala! I'm Ojen – your potential Arabic maestro. Originating from the heart of Damascus, I now reside in Leiden, the Netherlands, ready to immerse you in the beauty of Arabic. By day, you'll find me in the dynamic world of the medical field, and by night, I transform into your dedicated guide through the wonders of language. Join me on this exciting journey of unlocking the magic of Arabic! "

Books and Material

1. Book Learn Lebanese Arabic by Nayla Chebli.

2. Book Master Arabic Reading and Writing.


1. ebook: Learn Lebanese.

2. ebook: Master Arabic Reading and Writing.

Both include:

  • audio recordings

  • hundreds of Quizlet vocabulary sets

Total cost of books and material:


Paperback books bundle:  €50




OR:  ebooks bundle: €30

Payment Options

1. In advance for the whole course: €288

€50 for paperback books or €30 for ebooks.


2. In two instalments:

   €150 upon registration+ €50 for paperback books or €30 for ebooks.

    - €145 halfway, in week 8

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