Our Team

The LEVIT team will do everything to make sure that your learning experience with us meets the highest standards in the region. Coming from different Academic backgrounds and nationalities, we represent the diversity of the Levant. All teachers at the LEVIT hold at least a BA in literature or social sciences and most of our staff possess a Master’s Degree in fields such as Arabic Literature, Philosophy, Law or History. 

At the LEVIT we make sure that all teachers went through an intensive training before starting with us, new teachers always find the support of seniors and our Education Coordinator gives the department coherence and dynamism. 

Our team is professional, young, motivated, friendly and ambitious, as former students at the LEVIT will tell you, the teachers build a very strong bond with our students and are always present to assist them. They will gladly give you any tips you might need about the city.

Marina, Director

She is a Lebanese/South African who has lived and worked in different countries.  Her passion for learning new cultures and experiences led her to become involved in the education field. With over 20 years of experience in education, she is currently the director of the Levantine Institute where she has been working since 2019.

Under her leadership, the Institute has expanded its Arabic language programs to reach more students both in-person and online. She is always looking for innovative ways to promote the Institute's education model and Arabic language programs. Her diverse work experiences ranging from software consultant to career consultant and school management helped shape her holistic approach to education. Her computer science education and background in technology further enable her to integrate new technologies into the Institute's programs. Her love of travel and experiencing other cultures have given her a global mindset and outlook that she brings to her work in education.

Ahmad, Deputy Director

Ahmad is currently the Deputy Director, he’s overseeing our operations in Beirut. With over 16 years of experience in management and logistics, Ahmad brings invaluable expertise to our team. His exceptional leadership and profound knowledge of quality management systems make him an indispensable asset to our organization. Ahmad actively contributes to the cultural and artistic environment in the city, including initiatives like Riwayat Cinema. His passion and dedication to promoting related cultural events further enriches our institute's offerings.

Meet Our Teachers

Amani, Teacher

Amani, holds a teaching diploma from the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), a TAFL certificate from IABC Institute, and is currently researching for a master’s degree in Teaching and Pedagogical Counselling at USJ. She has vast experience in teaching languages following the most active and up-to-date approaches. Her motto in life is inspired by Goethe J.W, "Everything is hard before it is easy," so she will be there to make your Arabic learning as easy as possible.

Fatima, Tripoli Language Coordinator

Fatima holds a Master’s degree in History and has been teaching Levantine Dialect and MSA for the past 8 years. She has substantial knowledge in international and regional politics, Levantine grammar, local culture and teaching Syrian refugees.

Jamila, Teacher

Jamila, an Arabic Copywriter and Arabic teacher with 5 years of experience. She is  currently a student doing a Master's Degree in Conference translation at USJ (Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth).  Jamila's lessons are carefully crafted to meet the needs of each student, taking into consideration their individual learning styles and abilities

Julie, Teacher

Julie is an Arabic teacher with more than 5 years of experience. She holds a BA degree in Education from the UOB (University of Balamand). She has a unique approach to teaching that will surely make every class you have with her as valuable as possible.

Malak, Teacher

Malak , is our teacher of Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Dialect and has been teaching with our institute for more than 4 years. She is a certified lawyer in Lebanon and holds a Master's degree in Public Law.

Manal, Teacher

Manal, our Arabic teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching Arabic literature in Lebanon and 4 years Arabic as a foreign language. Manal is a qualified teacher with strong skills in MSA, grammar, and literature.

Mariam, Teacher

Mariam, an Arabic teacher with more than 5 years of experience. She holds a Master degree in comparative literature Arabic/ Spanish, Bachelor degree in Arabic language and literature, and Psychology from Beirut Arab University and a Teaching Diploma from Canada, she's also an official member of the International federation of Arabic Language. Mariam has a passion for teaching the Arabic language with a keen to spread positivity and genuinely enjoy teaching and engaging with students.

Maya, Teacher

Maya holds a teaching diploma from the USJ (Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth) and has been teaching since 2011. With more than 11 years of experience, her creative approach to teaching will surely make any lesson as memorable as possible.

Sherine, Teacher

Sherine, an Arabic teacher that holds a Master’s in Arabic literature and has prior experiences working with NGOs and has strong skills in Modern Standard Arabic grammar. Her smile and positivity will make you go through the most challenging part of ”qawa3ed” (Arabic grammar).

Zeina, Beirut Language Coordinator

Zeina, holds a Master's degree in Arabic Literature. With a deep passion for the language and culture, she has dedicated her career to teaching Arabic to students of all ages. Her unique background in literature allows her to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the language, its history, and its cultural significance. She also has 5 years experience teaching in NGOs.