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Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Riyadh

I found Omar an excellent teacher and achieved more in the limited time available to me than I had expected. I learned the alphabet, and am now able to read and write; we covered some basic grammar; I gained a reasonable vocabulary (perhaps 300 – 400 words) in areas relevant to my forthcoming job as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Riyadh and to live there; and I feel I have an understanding of the way in which Arabic works – sentence construction, etc. All in all, this should help considerably as I assimilate the culture in Saudi Arabia, and gives me a sound framework for further study in-country. Omar was friendly, patient, and clear, understanding my needs and pitching the lessons appropriately. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a teacher of Arabic. I should be happy to be contacted direct ([email protected]) in case of need.


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You have access to over 1000 interactive video and audio recordings from beginner to advanced levels. Learning the Arabic language online has never been easier than this

Nassra Arabic Method is available to deliver Arabic lessons online via mobile and tablet. this way, you can learn free arabic lessons whenever you want.

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Main Office: 

VICARAGE CRESCENT LONDON  SW11 3LX. UK

Mobile: If you are calling us from abroad, you can call or text us on WhatsUp.

Omar Nassra WhatsApp: +38267447230

Khaled Nassra WhatsApp: +447552233597

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Viber: +38267447230

Landline: (+44) 01438940117

 

Learn Arabic Online With Simple & Powerful Lessons

We are Teaching Levantine Arabic (Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, and Palestine dialect)

At Nassra Arabic Method, we have experienced and qualified tutors online who help students, beginners, intermediates, and advanced level speakers learn the language. We will help you improve your skills and confidence level, be it for personal use or to facilitate a future career. So if want to learn the Arabic language online then Nassra Arabic Method program is amongst the leading providers of online Arabic courses. We have an extensive range of Spoken Arabic dialects courses depending on your experience and interests. Whether you are willing to improve your own skills or are already an expert in this language, we have prepared an Arabic lesson online to suit you.

What is the Nassra Arabic Online Method

N

Stands for the “natural way” of learning Arabic.

A

Stands for “Approach” effective way to learn Arabic in hours, not in years.

S

Stands for “simple way” to learn Arabic online. Learning Arabic is simple and is not complicated as many teachers claim.

S

Stands for “Systematic method” step by to step to master learning Arabic. Clear Road Map.

R

Stands for “repetition”. Repetition is a very important tool to learn Arabic.

A

Stands for “achievement”.

 

Nassra Arabic Method will give you the tools to become a confident Arabic speaker.

  • If you don’t have anyone to practice your Arabic speaking with, we can help you.
  • If you’re looking for exciting lessons that use real Arabic, we can help you.
  • If you’re ready to challenge yourself to talk in Arabic about interesting topics, we can help you.

Over the years we have seen three main problems for Arabic learners: boring materials, ineffective learning methods, and lack of time to attend classes. We decided to make something different.

We wanted to create something new and meaningful for people like us. People who love to learn, love to laugh, and are always looking to experience the world with fresh eyes.

Our mission is to get you passionate about using Arabic to communicate and understand real, meaningful ideas. To do that, we created The Nassra Arabic Online Method.

 

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You can contact us 24 hours If you have any questions 

Main Office: 

VICARAGE CRESCENT LONDON  SW11 3LX. UK

Mobile: If you are calling us from abroad, you can call or text us on WhatsUp.

Omar Nassra WhatsApp: +38267447230

Khaled Nassra WhatsApp: +447552233597

Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Viber: +38267447230

Landline: (+44) 01438940117

 

 

My Qualification

School of Oriental and African Studies

Omar Nassra is a fully qualified teacher of Arabic, holding an Arabic teaching certificate (CTFL) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, a recognized and highly regarded school of languages and language teaching. The School of Oriental and African Studies is a constituent college of the University of London and is ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the United Kingdom according to the Complete University Guide. The 2016 QS World University Rankings places SOAS 46th in the world for Arts & Humanities and 11th globally for Development Studies. The school boasts the first established linguistics department in the UK, founded in 1932 as a center for research and study in Oriental and African languages as well as one of the best student-staff ratios in the country.

The School of Oriental and African Studies is known for training government officials from all over the world and acts as a consultant to government departments and large businesses on matters concerning Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

This high standard of education means that Omar does not only have expert knowledge of the Arabic language but also has a deep understanding of the best teaching methods and most effective methods when approaching a new language. This means that the courses offered, such as the Nassra Arabic Method, are designed to have students speaking Arabic quickly and confidently, in a way that will be useful to them, whether it’s doing business with overseas clients or simply being able to talk to a spouses’ relatives.

Certificate in Teaching Arabic

The Certificate in Teaching Arabic is designed:

  • “to meet the rapidly growing demand in the UK and elsewhere for trained and qualified teachers of Arabic as a foreign language.”
  • “To equip trainees with the knowledge and skills which will enable them to teach Arabic to a broad spectrum of Arabic learners in the UK, European and worldwide educational contexts.”

This qualification is recognized among language teachers as a reputable and highly regarded certificate. The training includes an in-depth study of the way people learn languages, how to measure learning progress as well as how to recognize which teaching techniques will be most effective for an individual person, and how to apply those techniques.

As a result of his comprehensive training and own passion for teaching Arabic, Omar is now able to pass on his knowledge and expertise, offering his students top-quality tuition in both MSA (Modern Standard Arabic)  and spoken Arabic for students of all skill levels. Omar uses a combination of his teaching skills developed at SOAS and his personal knowledge of Arabic to provide his students with a unique and practical approach to learning the Arabic language.

You can read more about the qualification here.

You can find out more about The School of Oriental and African Studies here.

 

Our Story

How Fake flowers Died and How London’s First Arabic Language Dialect School Was Born

You might ask what have fake flowers got to do with founding an Arabic Language School in London and how we became Arabic tutors in London? It was our ownership of a fake flower shop thousands of miles away in Syria’s capital, Damascus that began an incredibly challenging yet exciting journey for Khaled and I, to positions as joint managing directors of one of the leading Arabic Language Schools in the United Kingdom and pioneers of a methodology to teach Arabic Language dialects, the spoken forms used to communicate day to day.

From unorthodox beginnings, our Arabic Language school www.londonarabictuition.com and the online Nassra Arabic Method provides students with Arabic Language lessons in the Egyptian, Gulf, and Levantine Arabic dialects for communications purposes. Furthermore, Modern Standard Arabic, is taught to enable students to create and understand official documents and speeches; Also, lessons in cultural awareness are offered to understand the context of our language; as well as masterclasses in language teaching techniques for teachers of all languages.

All this attracts a broad spectrum of wonderful and talented students that wish to learn to speak Arabic. High-level government officials, diplomats, members of royal families, and all manner of inspirational people take lessons face to face with our Arabic tutors in London and via our online classroom and learning materials.

We smile when we look back and think this all started with fake flowers

The miraculous thing of course about fake flowers is that no matter how long you leave them out in the sun or try to crush them they refuse to be beaten. They outlive most things. Indeed, in our many quiet hours waiting for customers in our first business venture, we put this to the test, by stamping on them, bashing them with a hammer, soaking them, and pulling at their petals. Their vibrant colors and perfect contours remain intact no matter what adversity befalls them. Given their resilience, you could say that there was something practical, even reasonable about the decision to specialize in the sale of them when we found ourselves as owners of a little shop in the back streets of Damascus which had neither air-conditioning or running water. My twin Khaled and I were 18, and as teenage boys had little knowledge of fresh flowers let alone fake ones.

It was a series of events, at times beyond our control

Which led to a tsunami of perfect flowers being dumped by a small and overladen Damascus pick up truck outside our newly acquired shop one day in August 15 years ago. We had decided not to follow in the footsteps of most other men in our mountain in the village of Al Tal to become farmers or builders and decided some might say on a whim to declare our intent to buy a shop in the big city of Damascus. Whilst, this may seem reasonable in isolation, we were penniless at the time, had no idea what we were going to sell from the shop, and were known as the rooftop dreamers. We loved lying on the roof of our house to look up at the stars and to visualize our futures which were, of course, destined to be intertwined as twins. Furthermore, it didn’t help that we broadcast throughout our mountain village that we were great fans of Tony Robbins, a leadership and psychology guru. Moreover, let it be known that we were planning to follow his mantra “ We all have the ability to make a positive impact on the world, and it’s up to us, as individuals, to overcome our fears and foibles to reach that potential.”

As you can imagine this was radical and even revolutionary, to the mountain villagers

Some even thought unhinged coming from 2 inexperienced teenage members of a remote conservative Muslim village in Syria. We knew we wanted all of that, that Damascus was part of our journey and so forged ahead and often against the wishes of our close relatives to go all out for Damascus. If you don’t dream and on occasion act, on those dreams, you don’t go anywhere in life. We wanted to buy a shop in Damascus but no one believed that we were a safe investment. Maybe they had a point.

We didn’t have a business plan and for that matter no long term plan at all

We had almost given up, when Umm Omar, the old lady who lived in the flat below our cramped family flat had heard about our campaign to escape and decided not to listen to our detractors and invested in us. Our friend’s father followed but had a stipulation that we set up a business to sell fake flowers. Our family were both embarrassed and frightened by our plans to leave the village and turn our backs on village culture which is a more extreme, more conservative version of mainstream Arabic culture. No wonder a number of Tony Robbins books went up in smoke, as we forged ahead to leave.

The first day of our adventure did not start well

We were met by a furious crowd outside our new shop, a group of shop owners whose entrances had been blocked by the arrival of a rainbow. Ali owner of the fake flower factory had decided to drop off a double the order of luminescent flowers, he said to free up space in his shop. We could pay for the extra flowers when we’d sold the first lot but it was only later that we realised that this was a way for him to guarantee repeat custom and this was our first business mistake to believe him! Later he refused to take back the surplus when we realised that actually despite their hardiness there was really very limited custom for neon plastic flowers among all the souvenirs, gifts, and antiques that drew tourists to the old quarter of Damascus plus all the day to day goods that local women bought for their households. For the few that were fans of fake flowers, there was rarely any need to replace them. They seem to last longer than the rocks on the mountains around the city.

So we were trapped by the double delivery, the durability of our product, and the business deal we’d made which had led us to optimistically agree to sell fake flowers in the first place. Our business partner pulled out in disgust as he realised that his plan to push us into selling plastic flowers was doomed. Freeing ourselves from our business partner was at once good and bad.

We now had the interest to pay with no means of paying it. Worse still, no means of feeding ourselves

After a few weeks, we’d managed to at least persuade Ali to pick up his colorful creations when he realized that the money was just not there to pay for the first order let alone the second one. So, thankfully we were now free of the fake flowers, yet had the challenge of feeding ourselves and of course finding a way to pay back our investors remained!

Khaled had a simple solution. We and many of our friends had been regular customers of street traders selling CD’s, so knowing there was a huge market for this commodity, decided to turn our hands to selling CD’s and so the flower shop evolved into a music shop. We played music day and night in our shop. Some of our neighbors said they preferred the days when we just blocked their entrances with fake flowers.

It was a German tourist, a visitor to that shop, who changed the course of our lives

One late Sunday afternoon he hung around outside, we thought initially to listen to our music, then plucked up the courage to enter. He was nervous and so were we. What did he want? Why had he hesitated so long before entering our shop? He stood in front of us, a menacing 6ft 5 inches with a blond ponytail and took a deep breath and we wondered what is going to happen now? When it happened, it took all our will power not to run.

He produced from his mouth what we can only describe politely as an original sound, not our kind of music!

Imagine Shakespearean English spoken with a South German accent and you would be close to the sound he produced. It was Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), classical Arabic, with a heavy Bavarian accent. Although, we tried our utmost to persuade him to buy one of my music CD’s and kept straight faces whilst he produced his sound we gave up after half an hour and sat down with him to smoke shisha and let him talk at us. We managed with great difficulty to ascertain that he’d visited London, a place we had longed to visit maybe even live one day and be Arabic tutors in London ourselves. It was exhausting, despite being in his 3rd year of an Arabic MA degree, to listen to our German friend speak Arabic.

He didn’t speak the day to day language of our people

Through gritted teeth, two hours dragged on, we made our excuses and closed the shop for the day. Yet in spite of our challenges in communicating with him, we liked our new German friend and so, let him know that he was welcome to come back any time to practice speaking Arabic. He was outside our shop the very next day, at the same time, to challenge us all over again! Word spread and more Arabic language students followed.

Soon, it seemed that all foreign Arabic language students had learned that there were 2 young brothers waiting to listen and talk to them within the walls of a tiny dusty music shop in the backstreets of Damascus. Although we were happy to do this, we just couldn’t go on letting these students speak Arabic in a way, which is not the language of day-to-day communication in the Arabic world.

And that is where a career and our mission to bring the Arabic of our people to those learning the language started

We created a place where people wanted to hang out, spread out on colorful cushions and Arabic carpets, drink tea, smoke shisha, and talk, and get close to a different kind of music – the language of Arabic. So, the shop was transformed once more. This time into a place for students to talk Arabic. It became an Arabic Language teaching centre and later also a bookshop.

Many students arrived in Damascus laden with Arabic Language textbooks, wonderful history books, and great classics, and rather than haul them back to their countries or onto remaining countries on their travels around the world they left them with us to do what we liked with them.

Its amazing to think that within a matter of 8 months we had been left with over 2000 books! These books were then either borrowed or bought by students that followed. We became well known for offering often high brow books appealing to intellectuals, you might say a cross between Waterstone’s and Heywood Hill.

And all of this because one German student chose us to practice his Arabic

Not only did that German tourist open a pathway for other students, but he also gave us a map, for our lives, the way sometimes strangers do by a chance encounter. Our reputation grew, we learned English through our contact with all of the students and we found ourselves at the centre of a teaching movement. I began an Arabic Translation degree at Damascus University, wrote the first Arabic Dialect Grammar book, and then moved to London for my Masters's degree in translation and teaching at SOAS.

Whilst, I was at SOAS my brother Khaled took the same translation degree in Damascus whilst simultaneously running our book shop and setting up an Arabic Language school in a traditional Arabic house in Damascus in which our parents now live.

In 2011 when war broke out in Syria, Khaled moved to London

We then joined forces, created an Arabic school website and found ourselves teaching a vast array of people to speak Arabic, within the highest levels of the diplomatic service, business as well as to people who just had a curiosity and later love of the language. If I look back on the last 15 years, our early beginnings with fake flowers, a chance encounter with a German Arabic Language student and further encounters with remarkable and talented people; We have learnt just as much from other people, as they have they have learnt from us.

One student, in particular, made a lasting impression on me

Athena Stevens, my first student in London who has cerebral palsy and is one of the cleverest people I know. Teaching her so speak the Arabic dialects stretched my teaching skills to the limit and probably improved them more than any other student. We have been language educators for over a decade now and have found that people learn to speak Arabic for all sorts of reasons including to boost career prospects  or for holidays and have their own stories that connect them with the language.

What they have in common is that they learn to speak Arabic above all to communicate in the language. The truth is, no one in the Arab world speaks Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Whilst, you might encounter it in formal situations, speeches, newspapers and television news, people speak Arabic dialects to communicate with family, friends and colleagues. This is our story with the teaching the Arabic Language so far and how we became Arabic tutors in London

 

 

What People Are Saying:

I found Omar an excellent teacher and achieved more in the limited time available to me than I had expected. I learned the alphabet, and am now able to read and write; we covered some basic grammar; I gained a reasonable vocabulary (perhaps 300 – 400 words) in areas relevant to my forthcoming job as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Riyadh and to life there; and I feel I have an understanding of the way in which Arabic works – sentence construction etc. All in all, this should help considerably as I assimilate the culture in Saudi Arabia, and gives me sound framework for further study in-country. Omar was friendly, patient and clear, understanding my needs and pitching the lessons appropriately. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a teacher of Arabic. I should be happy to be contacted direct ([email protected]) in case of need.

Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Riyadh

My experience with Nassra Arabic Method has been amazing, I am so happy to have learned so much and thank you for it!! I would definitely recommend these courses to others.

Adil Khan

Khaled’s major strength is his ability to connect, to understand how to help me learn (what’s important, strategies for daily learning, how to recognise obstacles and overcome them, reviewing this regularly). He focuses on communication, which is brilliant – we speak a lot and this really helps my confidence. I find him a really intuitive, encouraging and patient teacher.

James Eyre Foreign Office diplomats

Omar skilfully balances academic focus and strong professionalism with a lively and engaging teaching style. I would highly recommend London Arabic Direct for those looking to become conversant in Syrian Arabic in a short period of time.

Anna-Marie McManus PHD student at Yale University