Raghad Makhlouf

Raghad M.

Alexandria, VA
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Lesson Details

Arabic

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Can you imagine an actress giving Arabic lessons! Well that’s me. Are you wondering what could make an actress give Arabic lessons? The answer is love. I love that the Arabic language is built up on emotions and is poetic. Through my work as an actress I have to use perfect language as well as perfect skills in delivering the language. Actors in Syria need to have very good Arabic, especially Fusha. Being an Arabic native speaker doesn’t mean that your Fusha is good. My Fusha is good because I’ve always loved reading both novels and poetry, and because I used to write in Arabic newspapers, and beside all of these things, I had the chance to practice my Fusha through my work as an actress.
I started tutoring Arabic four years ago. I teach both Fusha and Syrian dialect for children and adults. Through the years I’ve worked on making my lessons full of fun and energy. My lessons are definitely unconventional with a lot of activities in and out the class. Sometimes I cook Syrian food with my students to let them learn new vocabulary in a creative way. Other times I pick an Arabic movie to watch together and then we discuss it. With children I use Drama games and games in general to allow them to enjoy the learning process. Learning through playing helps children to develop their skills and to have more self confidence towards new experience. My classes with are not only about words and sentences, they are also about learning Arabic with a lot of passion and enthusiasm.
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Raghad delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
February 2014

I am a well known Syrian actress, I have a Bachelor degree in acting and I was a teacher's assistant acting in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria for six years, that is why I have teaching skills. And with both my teaching skills and love for Arabic language I decided to be an Arabic tutor four years ago. I have a very good experience in Arabic tutoring both in Lebanon and the United States of America.

I arrived to the United States of America recently, and this is a great thing because my Arabic is still fresh and strong. I try my best not to use English during my classes to help students learn as much as they can, and to do so I love my lessons to be challenging but at the same time full of fun and energy. I use my experience as an actress to deliver language in a creative way. while taking a lesson with me you are not only learning language but also you are learning how to have a perfect pronunciation and to know how to improve your Arabic speech skills.

I give an unconventional Arabic lessons with a lot of activities such as cooking Arabic food with my students, watching Arabic movies and discuss it and many other activities related to Arabic language and culture. With children I use drama games and games in general to make learning Arabic a fun thing to do. I try my best to make my classes full of passion and enthusiasm. I am currently a fellow teacher with GLN (Global Languages Network), GLN is an NGO located in Washington DC. I also give Private Arabic tutor both in Virginia and DC for children and adults.

I chose to tutor Arabic not because it was my specialization at university but because I love Arabic, I really enjoy tutoring Arabic but what makes me continue is my students feed back, and the feeling that they are enjoying my class, and the moment I lose this is the moment when I quit tutoring.

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Experience

Arabic tutor
May 2014 - Feb 2018
Free Lance

Education

Bachelor degree in acting
Sep 2000 - May 2004
Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts

Languages

Arabic
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency

4 Reviews

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Josh Apr 15, 2018
Arabic · Online

She is a very good instructor with a lot of passion for teaching arabic.

Sara Feb 22, 2018
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Raghad’s lessons are awesome. During her lesson you don’t feel the time, it is ful of a lot of extra ordinary activities. My Arabic has improved a lot sience I started taking lessons with ber.

Mohamad Feb 22, 2018
Arabic · In studio

Raghad is an amazing teacher, fun, and full of energy.

Dani Feb 21, 2018
Arabic · In home

Raghad taught me the Arabic Language 2 years ago in Lebanon, she is full of energy and very loyal.
she makes learning Arabic easy and exciting in spite it is very difficult language.
Her class is full of fun.

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