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Our Team

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Nayla Chebli

Founder, Author, Teacher

Ahlen! Allow me to introduce myself - Nayla, a proud Lebanese native who has called the Netherlands home for more than 20 years. As the founder of iMasterArabic and the author of our books and method, teaching has remained my  passion throughout my 20-year career. Nothing quite compares to joy of being in the classroom with my students, where all worries fade into the background. My ultimate goal is to ignite the same passion for learning Arabic within my pupils and make every moment of their language journey a joyous one. By immersing them in the rich culture of this fascinating language, my students will be able to apply their newly acquired knowledge with ease and confidence.

Ines Bejaoui

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Coordinator

Hi there, nice to meet you, I'm Ines Bejaoui!

 

As the operations manager at iMasterArabic, my role involves overseeing the day-to-day operations of the school. I work closely with our team of teachers to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

  

In addition to my work as an operations manager at iMasterArabic, I also have my own coaching and therapy practice. I've always been passionate about making things better, and it's something that drives me in all aspects of my life.  So, if you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to support you in any way I can, and I look forward to helping you achieve your language-learning goals.

Lena Dahdal

Teacher - MSA and Levantine Arabic

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Mar7aba! I'm Lena from Syria and I have been living in the Netherlands since 2013.


In Syria I studied Arabic literature. With over 25 years of experience, I have taught at both primary and secondary levels, in addition to my involvement in developing educational resources tailored to different age groups.
I have also had the opportunity to share my knowledge and expertise on the Arabic language with a diverse array of students of different ages and backgrounds in the Netherlands. 

To me, the Arabic language is a true work of art, and I find great joy in passing on its beauty to others. An excellent example of this is the phrase "Insha'Allah," which, though translated as "God willing," encompasses much more than that. This expression conveys a sense of hope and optimism, serving as a reminder to trust in a higher power.

 

Should you or anyone you know be interested in learning more about the Arabic language, I would be delighted to share my knowledge and expertise.

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Loren Trad

Teacher- MSA, Levantine Arabic, and English

"Sabaho! I'm Loren, originally from Lebanon and residing in Melbourne, Australia. With more than 25 years experience teaching English and Arabic as second language, I'm thrilled that Arabic is gaining momentum again. Some learners are actively connecting with their heritage and are keen on arming themselves and/or their children with the language that completes their identity construction. Others want to learn a new language for other purposes. It makes me extremely happy that I can help learners fulfil their goals through immersion be it either in Arabic or English."

Christy Bitar

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Teacher- Levantine Arabic

Welcome! Ahla w sahla!

I am happy you are interested in learning my mother tongue arabic, let me tell you a bit about myself. I am a Lebanese scenographer by day and a teacher by night. I have been teaching Arabic with iMasterArabic for 3 years and I have found joy in every class I’ve given. The priority in my classes is that you feel good, are comfortable to make mistakes, challenged to push your limits and happy to share the journey with a like-minded group. I love teaching Arabic because it keeps me connected to my home country, and what a joy to share that adventure together!

​ I am currently based in France and give online group courses as well as 1-on-1 lessons.

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Christian Hajj

Teacher- Levantine Arabic

Nawwarit! Welcome!

Arabic is a unique language, you definitely made the right choice and my job here is to make sure you realize it. I’m a Lebanese astrophysicist based in France where I embraced cultural exchange at it’s best. This gave me the opportunity to share my language and culture with my colleagues and friends, I love teaching Arabic because of that. My classes are gonna be focused on simplifying the language to a point you feel comfortable expressing yourself and come back a week later enthusiastic to learn more! Ready for the journey?

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Latifah Ammar

Teacher- MSA, Egyptian and Moroccan Arabic

Salaam! I am Latifa Ammar, a certified Arabic teacher with three years of experience in teaching the Arabic language. I hold a Master's degree in teaching non-Arabic speakers through the use of animal stories. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of instructing over 70 students from various countries, taking them from a beginner level to
advanced proficiency in reading and speaking Arabic. My teaching approach is designed to break down the language into manageable steps, ensuring a smooth learning journey.
My primary focus is on pronunciation and articulation, allowing my students to enhance their speaking skills in a relatively short period. I specialize in teaching Modern Standard Arabic as well as Egyptian and Moroccan Arabic. 
Teaching for me is a process of fun and experience. If you decide to join my classes, you can look forward to lots of activities and engaging stories to discuss. Learning Arabic will become an enjoyable journey.

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Ojen Dahdal

Teacher- MSA and Levantine Arabic

" 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! "

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Christina Yazbeck

Teacher- MSA and Levantine Arabic

Hi! Ahla w sahla!

 

I'm a UX designer originally from Lebanon, now residing in Amsterdam. Embracing the saying "Kel legha bzalame," which means every language shapes a new person in you, I've immersed myself in Dutch culture, history, and music, gaining a profound understanding that extends beyond the language itself.

 

In my teaching approach, I believe in a holistic learning experience. Drawing inspiration from my UX design background, I make sure to not only cover Arabic language essentials but also provide insights into the cultural nuances. This unique blend of language and cultural exploration will help you not just learn a language but truly embrace a new perspective. Join me on this exciting journey as we delve into Arabic and my rich cultural heritage together!

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Lauren Dahdal

Teacher- MSA and Levantine Arabic

"Hey there! I’m Lauren, your Arabic teacher! Originally from Syria and now happily settled in the Netherlands. Arabic holds a special place in my heart and even after moving here, I couldn’t let it go. So, I earned a certification in Arabic language and literature, and now I’m here to share the beauty and richness of this amazing, culture-filled language with you! "

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Shinaz Jaafar

Teacher- MSA and Levantine Arabic

"Salam! My name is Shinaz Jafar and I am from Syria. I studied Arabic at the University of Aleppo. It is my mother tongue and I am very happy to be able to teach this language to others. I have practiced my profession and passion for 8 years teaching Arabic to both adults and children in high schools in Aleppo. Because of the war I came to Amsterdam. Today, with Master Arbeck, I continue my beautiful journey with them, and I am almost overwhelmed with happiness when I find the fruit of this education in the speaking and reading skills of my students. The Arabic language, for me, is music that, with its rich and varied words, masters the expression of the soul and the spirit.

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Zakia Aitbelaid

Teacher- MSA, Quran and Islamic studies, Moroccan Arabic

"Hello, lovely souls! I'm Zakia, your dedicated guide through the realms of Arabic, Quran, and Islamic studies. With 4 years of experience, I bring a big heart and a passion for spreading knowledge and joy in these beautiful subjects, where we'll learn, laugh, and grow in a space filled with positivity, curiosity, and lots of love. I can't wait to explore these amazing subjects with all of you!"

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Randa Alkhous

Teacher- English as a second language, MSA and Levantine Arabic.

Marhaba … I’m Randa from Syria and have been in Nederlands for about 6 months. I have more than 20 years of experience in teaching English and Arabic as a second language. I'm committed to student-centered teaching with a focus on tailored lesson plans and understanding students’ unique challenges with language learning. 
Teaching is not only my job, it is my passion. Every time I make sure to leave an impact on my students, touching their minds and their hearts.

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