Project Description

Arabic Classes and Tutoring

Arabic is one of the most widely used languages in the world; spoken by 400 million people, many of them are in The Middle East and North Africa. Like all languages, the Arabic language reflects the rich and very interesting history and cultures of its people. I enjoy meeting people of different cultures and languages, and I am very excited to join Bend Language Institute to share my culture through my language with others.

Individual Tutoring

Don’t let the current climate limit your language learning progress! Given concerns around COVID-19, our teachers are happy to meet with you digitally for one-on-one instruction. Over your phone or computer, you can speak face-to-face while sharing files, video clips, short stories, written exercises and more. Meeting with a teacher is a great way to improve your language skills through interactive conversations and exercises.

Our language tutoring rate of $43 dollars per hour is the best you’ll find in town, and when you purchase your time in advance you can reduce that rate down to just $37 per hour. With individual tutoring, you can work with your teacher to find a time that works for both of you. We also offer semi-private tutoring for 2-4 youth and/or adults at an affordable price, so you can have fun learning with your friends.  You can see more information about this by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

If you are new to Bend Language Institute, send us an email at bendlanguageinstitute@gmail.com or give us a call at 541-728-3022 and we will be happy to put you in touch with a local teacher. You will have the opportunity to speak with a teacher about your language learning needs and get set up to learn a language from the comfort of your own home.

The Language of Arabic Food

We have no workshops scheduled at the moment. Check back for an upcoming summer workshop! 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Sabah Hassounah

Arabic Instructor

Sabah Hassounah
Sabah HassounahInstructor — Arabic
I was born in Gaza (Palestine). I earned my BA in Psychology and Sociology from the American University in Cairo (AUC). After graduation I moved to Kuwait and worked with one of the leading daily newspapers as an English/Arabic translator and subsequently became an editor and columnist for 16 years. After the Kuwait invasion, my husband and I moved to Dubai where I was the managing editor of a weekly magazine for 5 years. We moved to America 22 years ago and settled in Connecticut. I worked as a political adviser at the United Arab Emirates Mission to the United Nations in New York for 15 years. I moved to Bend two years ago.
Abdelkader Berrahmoun
Abdelkader BerrahmounInstructor — Arabic
I grew up in Oran, Algeria. I became particularly interested in the pedagogy of second language acquisition, and the intersection of culture, history and politics with content-based language learning. Before joining Bend Language Institute, I taught French and Arabic to both youth and adults at several institutions.
Through my work as a language educator and historian, I aim to contribute to a climate of increased intercultural understanding and tolerance. I enjoy working with students one-on-one immensely to not only improve their language skills but their broader knowledge of cultural practices and values.

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