Learning Arabic with NaTakallam is a unique experience. Choose from Modern Standard Arabic to any of our dialects offerings across the Arab world.
NaTakallam offers both Modern Standard Arabic as well as colloquial Arabic.
At NaTakallam, language is life-saving
In 2015, NaTakallam was born out of Lebanon to support highly-skilled Syrian refugees access an income by teaching Arabic to learners online. It was also at that time that Syrians, fleeing the violence from the civil war, were pouring into Lebanon, where today, roughly 1 out of 4 people are Syrian. Syrians in Lebanon, and many other neighbouring countries, cannot easily get work permits, making their capacity to work and earn an income incredibly difficult.
Thus, the idea of NaTakallam came to life, pioneering the concept of leveraging the digital economy and refugees’ language skills to provide language services to users worldwide, who, through their engagement, help support displaced persons’ livelihoods.
Today, besides Syrian refugees, NaTakallam has expanded its reach to displaced communities from Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen, as well as host communities in Lebanon – which hosts the highest density of refugees per capita – to support ecosystems as a whole.
Looking for a bit more structure?
Check out our Integrated Arabic Curriculum for beginners & intermediates.
Developed in partnership with the Head of the Arabic Department at Cornell University, this program is completely unique, based on the textbook ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas and integrates colloquial Arabic with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) in a way that reflects the use of the language by native speakers.