Our mission at ALLC International House Beirut is to provide high-quality education hat is affordable and accessible.
Known around Beirut as ‘the American Center’, the American Lebanese Language Center (ALLC International House Beirut) has become a local legend. The center has played a key role in enabling thousands of students to reach their goals and build their careers – and we’ve been doing this for over 30 years now.
We welcome people from all walks of life and from all backgrounds. As an ALLC International House Beirut student, you are treated as family. Your ambitions will be our ambitions; your dreams will be our dreams.
Whether you study at our main center in Beirut or at one of our centers elsewhere in Lebanon, you will have the opportunity to benefit from a wide range of computer and language courses. We offer you the opportunity to learn practical and comprehensive skills, and to enrich and expand your existing knowledge.
Whatever your goal, your dream or your ambition, together we can make it happen.
At International House Beirut we want you to achieve your full potential by being motivated and actively involved in your own studies. Our teaching style encourages regular practical use of your new language skills with fellow students; becoming more confident when speaking, listening, reading and writing.
IH Beirut’s teachers are here to offer you guidance on how to improve your language skills. Our teachers are all qualified teachers, knowledgeable about their subject and able to answer any questions that you may have. All members of staff genuinely care about your progress and respect your opinions.
Our average class size is 12 students, however lower level classes tend to attract more students and higher levels less. Your teachers are trained to work with classes of all sizes and will make sure your learning is maximized, no matter the size of your group. Lessons are intensive and task based; typical activities may include roles plays, pair work with a fellow student and class discussions based on texts. You can also supplement your class learning with one-to-one tuition.
We cater for a range of different levels of language ability. You can take an online test, which gives a good indicator of your level, or come to IH Beirut and take the test here. Before joining class at IH Beirut we will also give you a speaking test to ensure that you are studying with students of a similar level. The levels break down as follows and are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
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