Basma Najjar

Basma N.

Torrance, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
أنا أعلم الانكليزية للطلاب الراغبين بتعلم كافة مستويات اللغة: مبتدئ، متوسط، متقدم. أنا حاصلة على شهادة بكالوريوس بالترجمة الفورية من الانكليزية إلى العربية وبالعكس وقد عملت بالترجمة لأكثر من 12 سنة. وعلمت اللغة للطلاب من الكثير من البلدان والثقافات.

I teach English for students who want to learn all levels of the language: beginner, intermediate, advance. I have BA in Arabic/ English Translation and Interpretation and worked in Translation for over 12 years and taught the same for students from many countries and cultures.

About Basma N.

I am a professional English/ Arabic teacher and translator/ Interpreter. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Arabic/ English Translation and Interpretation and Master of Education in Educational Leadership.

Language students can expect to improve week to week in their conversation, reading and writing techniques. Every student has a unique way of learning; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundation techniques in order to unlock their own individual talent. I can help any student to speak with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach Arabic and English students of all different ages and experience levels. I am native Arabic and studied English for 16 years, and English/ Arabic university level language for 4 of those. I can teach students to speak, write and read Arabic and English and pursue communication excellence, to learn how to speak colloquial Arabic, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

As a professional interpreter, I frequently take trips within California to provide interpretation services. I have interpreted and translated for well-known entities in the United Arab Emirates like Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Dubai Education Council and Abu Dhabi Police.
I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic speakers.

My personal passion is reading but I firmly believe that writing is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better linguist!

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Emma
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Basma really cares about results. She sets specific goals with you and you work as a team to achieve them.

Posted Jul 26, 2020
Mason
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Basma teaches all levels. I've been studying with my children with her and she is able to teach us all. The kids really love learning with her. They started speaking Arabic since day one and they are improving by the lesson. She builds solid blocks for them through her fun filled activities.

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Elijah
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Basma is an excellent teacher. I ask her any questions and she has the answer. I looked before and I never saw a teacher who is that capable and knowledgeable.

Posted Jul 21, 2020
William
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Basma taught me basic and intermediate Arabic. I can have conversations now without any struggle thanks to her.

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Liam
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I developed my Arabic with Basma as she was able to take me from my intermediate level into advanced Arabic very fast. I loved the way she lead the lessons. Very informative and entertaining.

Posted Jul 7, 2020
Olivia
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I only had few lessons so far with Basma but I feel I am confident enough to have a conversation and be able to understand anything. Basma taught me techniques in order to help me understand conversation and engage in specific topics. I love learning with her.

Posted Jul 5, 2020
Noah
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Basma really makes Arabic very easy to understand and learn. I started with her a few months ago and now I am able to have a conversation and understand most things.

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Elijah
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Best teacher ever.

Posted Jun 30, 2020
Emma
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Really understands the student's expectations and exceeds them.

Posted Jun 28, 2020
Melissa
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She is the right instructor

Posted Jun 24, 2020
Shirley
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Thank you

Posted Jun 16, 2020
Amanda
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Really understands student's needs, thank you.

Posted Jun 12, 2020
Stephanie
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Basma answers all my questions. Thank you.

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Deborah
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I learned a lot. thanks.

Posted Jun 6, 2020
Donna
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Understands student's needs. Highly recommended.

Posted Jun 3, 2020
Jacob
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Excellent instructor. Really understands the student's needs.

Posted Jun 1, 2020
Ryan
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Basma is an excellent teacher. She taught me Arabic with all its complexity! I was so scared of it and she made it so easy and enjoyable. I recommend her for anyone who wants to excel and have a good time learning Arabic.

Posted May 30, 2020
Gary
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Basma really understands student needs. She's an excellent teacher.

Posted May 21, 2020
Betty
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Excellent teaching. Thank you.

Posted May 19, 2020
John
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Helps you achieve your goals. Excellent teacher. I recommend her.

Posted May 18, 2020
Robert
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I've tried many teachers. Basma is the best. She really tailors her lessons to cater your specific needs. She answered all my questions and added a lot to my knowledge. I was beginner. I am advanced now thanks to her.

Posted May 17, 2020
James
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Basma is a teacher that knows what she's doing. She teaches you the basics as well as the advanced. Highly recommended.

Posted May 16, 2020
Michael
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Basma is a great teacher.

Posted May 15, 2020
Timothy
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Basma gives you the best value for your time. Every minute you learn something new. Very efficient and understands the value of time. She teaches you the culture and the values as well as every day speech. I highly recommend her.

Posted May 13, 2020
Patricia
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Basma has very a flexible way of teaching. She goes to the most advanced grammar and explains everything very clearly and at the same time she teaches you practical ways of speaking the language and communicating on daily basis. You've got to start learning with her Arabic if you want to learn the language.

Posted May 10, 2020
Mohammad
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Good teacher

Posted May 9, 2020
Randy
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Excellent instructor. Thank you Basma

Posted May 7, 2020
Philip
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Basma is a superb teacher. She goes with your pace whether you want a fast-paced study or deep highly advanced education. She's very thorough and will tailor her lessons to match exactly the student needs. I highly recommend her.

Posted May 4, 2020
Mark
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Very experienced teacher. I love her lessons.

Posted May 2, 2020
Jonathan
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Basma is an excellent teacher. She's very knowledgeable and tailors her lessons to the student's needs and level.

Posted May 2, 2020
Linda A
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Basma keeps lessons interesting by adding something new every time- but still reviewing the basics!
I feel more confident with each new lesson. If you want a teacher who is a real partner with you in your learning journey...it's Basma.

Posted May 2, 2020
Janet
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Excellent experience learning Arabic. Thank you so much. Highly recommended

Posted May 1, 2020
Tony
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I learned Arabic with Basma. She has an excellent way of getting you grasp the language naturally without feeling you're actually crossing borders! You feel you're into the culture. I speak and write Arabic fluently because of her. I started reading books and communicating with my Arabic gf. She loves it now. We have conversations now and she doesn't say anything in Arabic without me interfering to tell her what's she's talking about. She's amazed. I liked Basma's teaching. She's an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her.

Posted Apr 30, 2020
Susan
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I went to Jordan last year and Basma helped me speak with my friends there. I knew no Arabic at all before I met her. I was able to communicate with them and understand most of their conversations. She teaches you how to make the conversation as well as giving you tools to understand every topic that is flying around you. I loved studying with her. She's very detailed and thorough. Thank you so much Basma. Your lessons are amazing and I love spending time studying with you. It's fun and informative. I highly recommend you for anyone who wants to speak Arabic. Basma is also an interpreter and translator so you also learn to translate and interpret if you want to learn that as well on the side. Keep the hard work Basma. Thank you so much again for the brilliant methods.

Posted Apr 30, 2020
Brian Logan
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Well done Basma. Your lesson is excellent. Well structured and full of useful information. I love these lessons. Basma organizes her lessons in a very logical and friendly way that you learn Arabic very quickly. She gives you tools that you can use from day one until perfection. You can ask her anything and she has the answer. I highly recommend the lessons with Basma. Thank you. Great teacher.

Posted Apr 24, 2020
LA
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Basma is a wonderful teacher and takes the time to put together quizzes that help reinforce the lessons - this was a confidence booster!!

Posted Apr 24, 2020
Ahmed *.
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She explains everything clearly

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Linda
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Basma prepared an excellent lesson that really helped me to make connections and recognize word families.
The extra effort she puts into the lessons really shows she cares about progressing my learning and keeping me focused!

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Linda
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Basma is helping me to make important connections in word families which is exactly what I need to fine tune my listening comprehension. Basma has done a lot of work to prepare lessons that are so helpful.

Posted Mar 26, 2020
LINDA
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If you are looking for a teacher who explains things very well, Basma has the patience to help you understand. She is prepared, organized and patient. I recommend her. - L.A.

Posted Feb 20, 2020
Berj
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I just want to say that Basma is an amazing teacher. She makes learning a new language fun and easy. She explains everything very clearly and most of all she is very patient.

I strongly recommend her to all those who want to learn or improve their Arabic language. Basma is the right teacher.

Posted Feb 18, 2020
Linda
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I recommend Basma to anyone who would like a teacher that is well-prepared and ready to be flexible to your needs.

Posted Jan 19, 2020
Fadi
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amazing teacher

Posted Dec 21, 2019
Fadi
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great teacher
great approach with kids

Posted Nov 23, 2019
Fad
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Great teacher
Kids loved her
Highly recommended

Posted Nov 17, 2019
Lilly
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Good teacher who understands adult learning of foreign languages.

Posted Nov 11, 2019
Nadja E.
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Basma is a wonderful instructor! Her lessons are clear and well planned to help me reach my goals. She puts me at ease with her patient and positive attitude.

Posted May 10, 2019
Aneesah E.
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Very friendly informative and I loved it thank you

Posted Apr 29, 2019
Jeremy
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Basma is a great teacher! I'm planning a trip to Jordan, Egypt and Dubai and Basma has taught me so may basic phrases and words that I should know while on my travels. I highly recommend her!

Posted Mar 29, 2019

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Experience

Translator Interpreter
Sep 2016 - Present

Transperfect

Translator/ Interpreter
Mar 2006 - Jan 2019

Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

Education

MBA in Education
Aug 2016 - Aug 2018

Abu Dhabi University

BA In Translation/ Interpretation Arabic/ English
Sep 2001 - Mar 2006

Homs University

Languages

Arabic

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

IOSH Managing Safely
May 2017

IOSH

BA In Linguistics
Jun 2001

Homs University

Awards

Excellence in Service in Space 2015 Conference
Oct 2015

Dubai Municipality

Excellence in Service
Apr 2015

Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

Affiliations

National Education Association
Apr 2018
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
California Language Teachers’ Association, The
Apr 2017
CLTA’s mission is to provide support, leadership and vision for quality World Language and Culture teaching and learning in California.

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