Professional Teacher
Arabic (Levantine)
Arabic (Modern Standard)
معلّمة معتمدة بخبرة تزيد عن 11 سنة أونلاين للعربية الفصحى والعاميّة والقاعدة النورانية، والقرآن
From Syrian Arab RepublicLiving in Other, Turkey (23:26 UTC+03:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Apr 20, 2015
Interest topicMedical & HealthcareReadingTravel
My name is Rafah and Arabic is my native language. I teach both Modern Standard Arabic and Levantine Arabic. I have a bachelor’s degree in Arabic Literature from the University of Aleppo in Syria and I obtained a certificate in a course that prepared teachers to teach Arabic to non-native speakers from the American University in Cairo. I am currently taking part in a master’s degree program in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers at a university in Istanbul where I have also given several lectures on the topic. I started teaching Arabic in person in 2003 and online in 2013 and I have since completed over 5600 online lessons with students from all over the world.

Arabic (Levantine) Lessons

Arabic (Levantine)
Arabic (Modern Standard)
Trial Lesson
315 lessons completed
USD 15.00+
Syrian Dialect Arabic
A1 -  C2


2,579 lessons completed
USD 15.00+


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1,127 Reviews

Arabic (Levantine)
Angélo Schuurmans
384 Arabic lessons
Teacher’s pick
I have been taking classes with Rafah for almost two years through Italki! She is the absolute best of the best. She knows how to motivate you and keep the lessons exciting and fresh. Her method is well developed and it doesn't matter if you start from scratch or if you are more advanced. By now, I am well able to have conversations in Arabic on various topics with my Arabic friends and I'm proud grateful of all the progress I've made with the lessons I took with Rafah!
Jan 9, 2022
Guangtian Ha
394 Arabic lessons
Teacher’s pick
Highly recommend! I started with Rafah because I wanted to improve my reading. We covered a wide range of poetry and prose, both classical and modern. Recently we have decided to work on my listening and speaking intensively. I cannot recommend Rafah high enough. She’s knowledgeable, patient, and absolutely professional. The longer you work with Rafah, the more she tailors her teaching in a way that benefits you the most because she knows you more — to the point where she knows exactly what words to use to help you understand. Hands down *the* best Arabic teacher I’ve had in the past ten years.
Jan 7, 2022
259 Arabic (Levantine) lessons
Teacher’s pick
Rafa is a great teacher. I have been learning the Syrian dialect with her for about 9 months and my classes with her have helped me improve my Arabic a lot during this time. She is flexible and is willing to focus on what you want to focus on. She is very knowledgeable about the Arabic language (both MSA and dialect) and is also good at explaining the cultural elements associated with the language. She is a very likable and caring person and I always enjoy my classes with her.
Dec 22, 2017
6 Arabic (Levantine) lessons
Very pedagogic and very patient, She is an ocean of knowledge in Arabic language and its history.
Nov 25, 2023
Rasha Zain
61 Arabic lessons
She amazing teacher
Nov 18, 2023
Ambra D'Antone
192 Arabic lessons
Rafah is always great. We are reviewing grammar now and it's always super helpful to do that, while also practicing speaking. Thank you Rafah!
Oct 22, 2023
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