During my time at QIAS I devoted myself to studying the Holy Quran, Arabic Grammar, Morphology, Rhetoric and various other Islamic subjects including Islamic Jurisprudence. Furthermore, my teacher played an immense role in conveying detailed subjects in a digestible manner which bridged the gap between myself and classical books.
In conclusion, QIAS is a fantastic centre for learning and more importantly very flexible as it caters for individual requirements productively.
Junaid Dar, United Kingdom
I can not say enough good things about our teacher. She keeps the class fun and interesting pushing us to do well and use the Arabic words we’ve learned on a daily basis. With Qortoba you will learn Arabic at a fast pace and your understanding will be constantly assured before moving forward.
Qortoba is an excellent school with energetic and fun teachers! My teacher is awesome, she makes the class fun.
QIAS is a very professional institute for Arabic. One months study at Qortoba gave me the confidence to communicate in Arabic alhamdulilLaah, the teachers and the curriculum in QIAS are the best.
My first month at Qortoba was an awesome immersion into the Arabic language. From the first day, classes were conducted completely in Arabic, and though I expected it to be overwhelming at first, I found myself learning rapidly and getting more and more comfortable in the language. The school’s location in Alexandria provided phenomenal opportunities for cultural immersion and I would highly recommend it to anybody looking to study Arabic!
Khadijah Hartoush, USA ~
The teachers were very kind, friendly and punctual with charming personalities. They are all very caring about me and my friends. I recommend studying at Qortoba for anyone who wants to learn Arabic.
I loved my teacher because she made sure to hit all goals we set at the start of the course. She is very animated with a good character and easy to understand. She listened to my needs and helped push me to cover the coursework with full comprehension. I was never bored or felt dissatisfied.
Qortoba is recommendable for any student interested in studying Arabic. It is a very good institute that provides a modern and interesting way of studying the Arabic language
QIAS is a school I would highly recommend. You are pushed to your maximum capacity in the best sense of the word. I love Qortoba!
My teacher is extremely knowledgeable, I have learned so much from her and wish I could take her back to America with me. She is one of a kind.
Qortoba has been a wonderful and challenging learning experience for me so far. My teacher is professional and passionate about fulfilling my needs and my progress. I am looking forward to seeing what more I can achieve.
Qortoba teaches well with qualified teachers that make lessons both fun and productive.
Abdul Rahman, England
QIAS is a very nice school. The staff and the teachers have been very helpful and supportive. They are very knowledgeable. I have learned a lot after just one month and I look forward to my class every day.
The management and staff at QIAS are very helpful and doing their job very efficiently. Keep up the good work!
The learning at Qortoba is very good, I feel comfortable in all areas of my study, the teachers are kind, caring and responsible.
Nur Masitah, Malaysia
Qortoba is the best place if you want to improve in the Arabic language. They have good and knowledgeable teachers. In addition to learning Arabic you can learn Qur’aan and Islaamic studies. Its a good way to increase your attachment to Islaam in your life. I want to recommend Qortoba to others.
I came to Qortoba to study the Arabic language with my family. They have accommodated us at all ages and levels. AlhamdulilLaah...two thumbs up!
Qortoba forever! Super people!
My first month at QIAS was a challenge, I has to speak Arabic in order to express my views, so I had to try my best to speak fusha. Its a place where one has to pull their socks up to meet the challenge. My teachers were so patient with me and encouraging. I felt at home away from home
Abu Sharjeel, South Afric
I came to Qortoba Institute with no background in Arabic. I could not write or read the language, nor did I have any prior understanding of anything related to it. after 3 weeks, I am very comfortable with the alphabet, I know how to ask basic questions, my writing isn't great but I can write clearly enough to make myself understood, and I've learnt a lot of words. If you want a really intense (hard work for sure) but beneficial experience, I would highly recommend QIAS
Geertjan Wielenga, Holland
What I like about the studies at Qortoba is the complete freedom you have to study what you want – after completing the beginner levels. After finishing the first Kitabul Asasee book I decided I didn't want to complete that program and jumped to the Ibn Saud course and because within the Ibn Saud program there are more than a dozen books you can choose to study from, like Hadiyth, Qur'aan, and even Fiqh. I'm able to study Arabic in the context that I prefer.
Sana Ali, America
I think because Qortoba is a smaller institute than others, students are able to get better teaching. This should benefit the students' study of Arabic.
Altaf Ismail, Britain
I studied at Qortoba 3 years ago and have returned to continue my studies and I really benefited in my Arabic studies and Islamic studies. The Islamic curriculum helps us to understand meanings of words in daily use and also to give us good understanding of the Qur'aan, Hadiyth, and Islaamic history. Private tutoring has helped me to progress faster and has helped me to a level that I can teach Arabic.
Umm Hidaayah, Pakistan/America
For the past five years I have attempted to study at various places, including the US, Saudi Arabia and Egypt . The program at Qortoba has proven to be the most organized, gradual, and productive. I'm extremely satisfied with what I have studied so far. I highly recommend brothers/sisters to take a minimum of 6 months break from the rat race of daily life to come and jump start their knowledge about the language. Many people have tons of questions about the conditions of living, cost, etc. However it’s not very difficult to get adjusted here. Put your trust in Allaah.
Ismail Shiah, America
As a non-Muslim American (Christian) I have to recommend Qortoba whole-heartedly for anyone who would like a complete linguistic and cultural experience. You will learn classical Arabic very well and you will learn about Islaam.
Theron Tingstad, America
Qortoba's three-week winter program in Alexandria was the perfect mixture of work and pleasure. The small class size and entertaining teacher made learning easy, and the location in a neighborhood untouched by the sort of parasites who prey on tourists made practicing Arabic and learning about the culture happen naturally. It was a good use of my time and money, and a great way to get away from the snow.
Louis Ruppert, America
I started at QIAS knowing Arabic well enough to speak Egyptian slang but I had very little knowledge of classical Arabic (fusha). After a short while, I was able to replace a lot of the dialect with classical Arabic, and my vocabulary improved. The students and teachers converse in classical Arabic and the environment is great for learning.
Qortoba Alexandria is a good place to study. My experience overall thus far (1.5 months) has been good. The city and people are welcoming and warm, Alhamdulillah.
In my opinion Qortoba is doing well MashaAllaah. I studied at another school in Egypt but it was not like Qortoba. I feel that in one level, I have really achieved a lot. I pray that Allaah makes it easy for all the believers. Amiyn.
ABibi B. Rassia Hussain, Guyana/America
Qortoba's method of teaching was excellent. I have learned to speak very basically in a short period of time. My writing has dramatically improved. I enjoyed the experience and In shaa Allaah, I'm sure it will benefit a great deal.
A huge part of my time in Egypt was spent studying at the Qortoba Institute when I came to Alexandria with my husband in 2006. Not only was I impressed by the teaching methodology, but also by the Islaamic atmosphere at the Institute itself. It is such a peaceful environment and all the people teaching and working here embody the Sunnah in their words and actions. It has been an amazingly unique experience and I would recommend QIAS to everyone.
Saffiyyyan Qurershi Khan, Holland
Although my time at Qortoba was very short, I found the institute extremely organised, welcoming, helpful and most importantly their teaching at the highest standard. I feel my time here has been very productive and I would recommend everyone who has the opportunity to to spend as much time as possible studying at Qortoba.
Humaiyunrs Qureshi, UK
QIAS picked me up from the airport and arranged a flat for me. The staff and teachers were always helpful and friendly. The lessons were great. I learned a lot & hope to come back in the future.
A lovely experience, very dedicated people to their teaching task. I would recommend it to everyone.
Nina s, Spain
I am very pleased with the professional quality of the teaching and management from QIAS. After starting with no Arabic 2 months ago, I am now speaking only Arabic in class and in the city. QIAS has an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. I highly recommend the program to young professionals like myself.
I think QIAS is an excellent institute to study Arabic within an Islaamic curriculum. I highly recommend this program
Maria Hafiz, USA
I was very pleased to have spent time at QIAS. The administration and management were very easy to deal with. The management coupled with an excellent teaching staff makes QIAS a very good place to Learn.
Abdelhameed Khafaga, USA/Egypt
QIAS is one of the best institutions in Egypt for those who really want to understand Islaamic teachings through the Qur'aanic language itself. Before QIAS, I could not even understand, read or speak the Arabic language, after studying approximately four months at QIAS, everything changed. I'm able to have conversations and understand quite a lot of what I'm reading, especially in the Holy Qur'aan and Hadiyth. The combination of an excellent Arabic curriculum from Ibn Saud University and professional lectures attached my heart to Qortoba. JazakumAllaahu khaiyr
Aimar bin Hashem, Malaysia
I was always interested in studying Arabic. Allaah blessed me with the opportunity to study at Qortoba. The method of teaching and the books used was very good. Allowing the student to choose the books that they prefer to study is also very great. We have just completed a level and I have learned a lot more than I expected to learn in one month. I really enjoy studying Arabic and having a good teacher makes it even better. Thank you Qortoba keep up the good work.
I seriously believe Qortoba is the best place to learn Arabic. I started my studies at another school, one that is extremely popular and expensive and I regret not starting at Qortoba. The set of books at Qortoba are very good and Islaamically based. The school has good teachers, anyone serious about learning Arabic should look at Qortoba as their first option.
Ahmed Billoo, America
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