June 12, 2011
I appreciate Roula's professionalism; every lesson is prepared in advance with a content that is appropriate to my level and needs. She is flexible and motivating, and last but not least, very pleasant!
Dec 15, 2014
The teaching methodology used by Roula in her courses has completely changed my perspective about learning the Lebanese dialect. With strategies adapted to my needs, Roula has overcome my expectations regarding my listening comprehension and oral expression level. Her great grammatical proficiency and knowledge of etymology in Romance languages has greatly facilitated my everyday vocabulary retention, allowing me to communicate in a more fluid manner. I am convinced that I’ll be able to express myself naturally in Lebanese dialect with the help of Roula.
Jul 12, 2016
She's just the best!
I had lessons with Roula- she's just the best. She's very accommodating, thorough, patient and keen to help you learn in any way possible- I'll hopefully be back very soon for more lessons.
Ap 28, 2017
La mejor escuela del Líbano
Una escuela espectacular, profesional, estoy muy feliz. Me encanta el equipo de trabajo, y muy feliz de saber que mi maestra habla español. Roula es preciosa y me fascina su técnica para enseñar.
La mejor escuela del Líbano!
Jul 13, 2017
My course at the Lebanese Dialect Academy gave me some great linguistic survival skills in Lebanon - I started having daily conversations in Arabic with my Lebanese friends, colleagues at work, and on the Lebanese street. Roula knows how to make Arabic easy and accessible, while tailoring the course to the needs and interests of the student. Highly recommended!
Jul 20, 2017
Diverse and interesting topics
Studying the Lebanese Dialect with Roula at the intermediary level was very rewarding: we naturally continued to revise and learn some grammatical points but we would really spend most of the class focused on enhancing my speaking skills, which allowed me to significantly improve my pronunciation and fluency. Our conversations would almost always be based on a specific theme which Roula had prepared beforehand, with a couple of videos I would have to watch and a short Arabic text I would have to write before coming to class, alongside a list of relevant verbs and words to learn. The issues we tackled in our conversations were therefore very diverse and interesting. We learnt and discussed about the education system, Lebanese politics, the economy, the war in Syria, the history of Tripoli, food, or again societal topics such as drug consumption, the state of prisons , psychological illness and disability issues. So, beyond simply improving language skills, the really satisfying part of doing Lebanese Dialect at the intermediate level with Roula really was to be able to learn about the important issues which affect society - discussing and debating them, of course, in Arabic!
Feb 23, 2019
An experienced teacher
Lebanese Dialect Academy is my attempt number 4 in trying to learn Arabic language. Having tried to learn online, alone with the books and one to one with the native Arabic speaker, I gave up being sure that its totally way too difficult and impossible.
My friend recommended me to get in touch with Roula from The Lebanese Dialect Academy and to give it another try.
Im so happy that I did!
After 10 sessions with Roula I achieved much more than after all my previous attempts and lessons combined.
What I like the most about studying with her is that being an experienced teacher she can totally adjust the rhythm and the way of the learning process as per my needs and abilities.
I am very motivated and excited to study with Roula.
I always recommend Lebanese Dialect Academy to whoever inquires about Arabic language studies.
Mar 20, 2019
Classes are pleasant
Every lesson with Roula is worth it. She prepares meticulously for every class, and adapts their content to the desires of the student. Her way of teaching ensures that the needs of the student are best met and learning progress is as fast as it can get. Classes are pleasant, but ultimately very rewarding. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to become fluent in Arabic.
Dec 23, 2011
Awesome, flexible and perfectionist
Roula loves to teach. Extremely gracious and professional. Will tailor lessons to specific needs or requests.
I am an American of Lebanese descent and have been studying 6 months with Roula. I recently traveled to Lebanon with my sisters. It was our first time to Lebanon (definetly not our last). We had the chance to meet Roula. She was the most AWESOME host one could ever have. We spent the day in Tripoli Lebanon with her. Memories of a lifetime.
I did not grow up speaking Arabic - At Beirut Int'l Airport, Customs was very confused as I spoke their dialect with a U.S. passport. The same when ordering at restaurants, getting a cab or navigating our way through crowds in Beirut.
It was of such benefit to speak the language; as I do not look Lebanese in the least bit. Roula made this possible.
Bottom line, if one wants to learn Arabic - she is THE BEST.
July 01, 2013
Roula is a very professional teacher. You have a rather serious amount of homework to do, but she does too! She adapts every lesson to your performances last time, to your weaknesses, etc. She alternates grammar with colloquial learning, with vocabulary to keep you focused and never surrender. It is very rewarding to see that she is as involved in this as you are, and that your progress in learning makes her as happy as you. She is flexible in scheduling. Punctual. Professional.
Sept 15, 2013
Passionate about her work
Roula gets involved in students. She enjoys teaching. She is patient, kind, flexible and resourceful. She adapts to student needs and provide access to materials. She is well prepared for every session and keeps the students focused and motivated.
Jan 17, 2014
Classes are great fun!
The Lebanese Dialect course exceeded my expectations. The professor, Ms. Roula Naboulsi is extremely professional and highly knowledgeable. The course was very well organized, and structured, and great fun as well. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Lebanese dialect, its history, and the culture of Lebanon in general.
Jan 24, 2014
I really enjoyed attending Roula's classes. She is a very active and motivating teacher. I wish I had more time to study at home between lessons but I will for sure keep practicing what I have learned! Thank you!
Feb 23, 2014
Lebanese dialect academy has an excellent method to learning a new language. Roula has created a unique and effective outline for each lesson that incorporates grammar and vocabulary in a way that new words and rules are learned through communication instead of memorization. She has done a great job of making a relatively difficult language, Arabic, much easier and I recommend her academy to anyone desiring to learn the language.
Oct 24, 2014
Classes are enjoyable
I studied Arabic at university several years ago. However my spoken Arabic has never reached the level of fluency I wished. The lack of practice for a long time gave me the impression to have lost all my knowledge and capacity to communicate. So last year I decided to study spoken Lebanese online with Roula.
Roula is an excellent teacher and her tutorials were enormously helpful. She's interactive, enthusiastic and motivating. Classes are enjoyable and the material interesting exploring a large range of topics related with Lebanese Culture, traditions and habits. The course met perfectly my special needs and expectations and I think it represents a unique, effective approach for all the people willing to learn how to communicate in this difficult language. Roula is helpful and always concerned with students learning. She encouraged questions and used many different methods to encourage a good and active learning.
Nov 16, 2014
The success of her students is personal!
I really consider myself third time lucky when it comes to learning arabic! Prior to meeting Roula, I had taken private, face to face arabic classes for about one year with 2 different teachers. Sadly with both times came little success. But all of this changed when I found the Lebanese Dialect Academy! Living in Qatar, I have my classes via Skype and in just the 3 months I have been studying with Roula to date, I have learnt more and gained greater confidence with my new language than the entire time I had studied arabic previously! And I believe that what makes the difference, is that Roula is as much invested and committed to my success as I am! For Roula, the success of her students is personal! Roula doesn’t just teach me to “get by” with arabic, she keeps the standards consistently high and meticulously and patiently works with me until I get it right! Roula is the definition of professional, committed and hard-working and she takes a great deal of time outside of lessons to prepare activities and review homework. She tailors the content, pace and style of lessons to meet my specific learning needs and keeps lessons challenging, fun and really relevant. Roula’s thoughfulness and passion for teaching really shines through and despite me living overseas, she has gone over and above to include me and make me feel part of the wider Lebanese Dialect Academy community. One year ago, I was painfully learning arabic because I needed to. Thanks to Roula, I’m now learning arabic because I want to, it’s fun, I look forward to every lesson and success has finally become realistic and achieveable!