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    Arabic language schools in Riyadh

    I know it's a long shot posting on here, but I'm looking for a decent Arabic Language centre in central Riyadh and am having some difficulties finding them through a web search and most expats I know can't be arsed.

    Thanks if you can help.
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    That's a good question. Even here it's a bit difficult to find language schools as they don't really advertise, you need to ask around. I checked on the net for Riyadh. there are a couple of links, but they're a couple of years old.
    Riyadh Institute Offers Arabic for Non-Arabs

    Here's a link from a forum. Not sure how helpful it is. arabic language course in Riyadh - any advice? : British Expat Discussion Forum

    Worst case scenario, you could do what I did - pick up a home study course that has a CD and book and do it on your own time at your own pace. Let us know how you make out.

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    I'm on the independent study buzz already and my own students and a couple of Jordanians in the office a helping but I really need an interactive classroom immersion going on if I am to get off to the right start. Left to my own devices I will get bored and end up studying other things of interest of you know what I mean.

    The BC way out in the DQ zone is a long way from where I am so I will just keep on asking around. Shukran!

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    ...some compounds offer survival Arabic lessons as an extra for bored housewives...a company I worked for paid for a Syrian to give us the basics and I used that to move on to reading, writing, and getting to know the guy behind that bush...my contacts with local color gave me amazing insights into local dialects, slang, and how truly bored everyone is...
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    I knew some guys back in the day that took lessons at the first place Nat linked. They seemed happy enough with it.

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    Dear Loxley,

    I hope this email find you well.

    My name is Hussein Assaf and I work at the Arabic Institute For Arabic Language.

    We teach Arabic Language for the non Arabic speakers.

    I read your post regarding you want to learn Arabic, and I noticed that you are interested in learning Arabic Language, kindly send me your mail and then I will send you our new batches with our profile.

    Our institute located at Al Saudi Arabia - Al Riyadh Area - Diplomatic Quarter.

    My email is: h.assaf@arabi.com.sa
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    Cell Phone: 0550013719

    Don't hesitate to conrtact me any time...

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    Thread is two years old Hussein me old son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    Thread is two years old Hussein me old son.
    Yes, Loxley must be fluent by now.
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    Your easiest and fastest way to learn Arabic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    Thread is two years old Hussein me old son.
    And now it's three years old to the month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8 View Post
    And now it's three years old to the month
    Which has to be to the writer's credit. He's been doing his thing for a year at least. He seems to be pretty well established in his field and not a fly-by-night outfit.

    Can I do my Amy Winehouse gag again now? Please? Pretty please?

    Go on, Nat.
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    You can, but I have to tell you first that whenever I hear about Riyadh, I sing that version of her song. Great minds think alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8 View Post
    You can, but I have to tell you first that whenever I hear about Riyadh, I sing that version of her song. Great minds think alike.
    Aw! I'm not sure that I want to now...but, what the hell...the last time, I promise.

    (Clears throat. Slaps knees rhythmically with both hands.)

    "They tried to make me go to Riyadh, I said, no, no, no."

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    Please go on, I've been hooked now.

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    It's a very old thread so I suppose there's no harm in posting the video, Mati.

    It's a cool song. It's just that I can't help but sing 'Riyadh' for 'rehab'. Same with Nat.

    Here you go:


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