We have an exceptional team of motivated Administrators. All our teachers are native Arabic speakers. They are enthusiastic, friendly, professional and most importantly, they share ALC’s passion to pass the language on to future generations. We fully train our teachers in the Maliha Wehbe method to maintain our structured classes. They are the key people that make the learning fun and effective.
Mrs. Shireen Sinno, Lebanese. Shireen joined ALC in October 2011. Shireen brings with her more than 10 years of experience in the advertising industry in the MENA region, in which she was involved in building corporate images and launching advertising campaigns for different sectors. Shireen has also been involved in teaching Arabic as a foreign language to individuals and families in KSA, teaching English as a second language to newcomers to Canada as part of the LINC program, as well as general administration within corporate environments in the region. She holds an A.A. degree in Advertising from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon as well as a B.A. in Liberal Arts, Women's Studies Option from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada and a TESL Canada certificate from the Canadian Centre of Languages and Cultural Studies in Toronto.
Mrs. Letitia Cruikshank, Australian. Letitia moved to Dubai in 2008 and joined ALC at the start of 2009. Letitia holds a Diploma in Business Administration and a Diploma in Information Technology Network Engineering from the Australian National University in Canberra. Prior to moving to Dubai, she spent 12 years in the banking industry and 10 years working as a Business Manager and IT Coordinator at Torrens Primary School in Canberra, Australia. In addition to being an Administration Manager, she has completed 3 levels of Arabic with ALC since working here.
Mrs. Dipa Jaggi, Canadian. Dipa moved to Dubai end of 2010 and joined ALC in January 2012. Dipa has about 4 years of experience in project coordination in the logistics and services industries as well as in client relationship management in the banking industry in Canada. She has also done 6 years of volunteer work in social groups such as the Women in Need Society in which she was involved in management and general administration. Dipa speaks 3 languages and plans on learning Arabic at the ALC to maximise her cultural experience in the UAE. Dipa holds a BCom in Finance and Risk Management from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada.
Mrs. Lina Yazbeck, Lebanese. Lina joined the ALC team in 1988 and teaches all levels from Beginners I to A-Level. One of our senior lecturers, she specializes in Classical Arabic and helps preparing material for the courses and contributes immensely to the ALC programme. She has two degress, one in Business Administration and a Bachelor in International Affairs from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. She has experience of being both a journalist and a language teacher.
Mrs. Amira Brair, Palestinian /Lebanese. One of our senior teachers, Amira joined the ALC team in 1993 and teaches all levels from Beginners I to A-Level. She also works with many of our corporate clients, including teaching specialist courses, such as Medical and Media Arabic.
Mrs. Angela Bannayan, Jordanian. Angela joined the ALC team in 1998. She teaches all levels from Beginners I to Intermediate III. Angela has a degree in Sociology from the University of Jordan, Amman. Angela had started her career as a teacher in the Montessori school in Jordan before moving to Dubai with her husband. She continues to teach children at our sister school dar el-ilm, but finds her passion at the ALC teaching Arabic to Adults using the Maliha Wehbe method.
Mrs. Gehan (Geena) Fahmy, British/Egyptian, Gehan is married. She started working for ALC in March 2011 and teaches Beginners I, Beginners II and corporate classes. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
Mrs. Camelia Khoury, Palestinian/Lebanese. Camelia has been teaching Arabic at ALC since 2001.
Mrs. Hanin Babi, Syrian/Canadian. Hanin has been teaching Arabic at ALC since 1997. She teaches Beginners I to GCSE levels.
Mrs. Hanan Asmar Judeh, Jordianian/British. Hanan joined ALC in 2012 and teaches in Abu Dhabi. Her previous experience includes teaching English and Arabic to Adults in the UAE & Saudi Arabia.