The Summer Arabic Program is for university students or professionals wanting to improve their language skills, live in the Arab world, or complete a study abroad requirement.
Al Bayt Al Arabi
Center Sidi Bou Said is glad to announce the opening of Al Bayt Al Arabi in the DMV area in the United States.
Students are able to have a full immersion experience in the Arabic culture without leaving the USA. They are able to experience living in a Middle Eastern family to practice the Arabic language.
We are welcoming new students for the summer of 2016. We are happy to have a diverse student body from different international universities.
Our teachers are highly-qualified native speakers certified for teaching both Classical Arabic and Tunisian dialect. They have years of experience in providing top-class group and individual courses for companies and individuals, as well as university students on their year abroad.
Tunisians are adept at languages, and schools promote this study. Mode
I found studying with Abulwahab Qadri to be a rewarding experience. His knowledge of Arabic as a second
language as well as Arabic Literature and history is both comprehensive and up-to-date. He also demonstrates an
exceptional enthusiasm for teaching. As an individual, he has a calmness and patience that are invaluable assets in
teaching of a foreign language. I highly recommend him as an Arabic language instructor.
Patricia B. Dennis Hayes, Ph.D, Center for University Women Studies, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
I studied modern standard Arabic with Ustaza Houda for four months both in-person and via Skype. My ability to
speak clearly, confidently, and coherently on a range of topics greatly improved as a result of our sessions. All of
our sessions were fun and challenging and covered practical subject matter and utilized functional, applicable
grammar. I would highly recommend studying with Ustaza Houda to students of Arabic at all levels.
I have studied with Ms. Al-Rihawi for four months, and my comprehension and speaking skills have improved
tremendously. Ms. Al-Rihawi has tailored our classes to address my specific goals, and has also made the process
of learning Arabic fun! I highly recommend Ms Al-Rihawi to anyone interested in learning Arabic.
Monica Sawyer, Lawyer
I attended the Centre Sidi Bou Said des Langues et d'Informatique in Tunisia for an summer session under the expertise of Abdulwahab Qadri. This intensive training exceeded my expectations in every way. In a short time, he moved me from beginner to intermediate level and increased my fluency a great deal. I moved up from roots and words to phrases and sentences, thanks to his unique, intense, energetic teaching method. His classes are small and focused on the students' needs. As a colleague of mine commented, his courses offer more bang for the buck than other schools. His classes are academically rigorous, but punctuated with laughter due to his personable and creative teaching style. I am trying to find a way to return and study with him again, and would recommend his teaching to any serious, dedicated Arabic student.
David C. Maness, Foreign Affairs Officer
Mr. Qadri … eats, breathes, and drinks teaching. He is a born teacher and he infects his students with his excitement. He knows how to bring out the very best in his students and makes learning a fun and interactive process. Learning Arabic language and culture is an absolute joy and adventure with him! Mr. Qadri is extremely talented and has my highest professional respect and recommendations.
Laura Calabria, Middle East Foreign Policy Analyst