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Aubree standard

When I first came to Shababeek I was very nervous about language learning.  I figured the process would be discouraging and difficult.  By the first orientation I realized that Shababeek and the GPA process was going to be quite different.  These past 8 months of learning Arabic have been encouraging, fun, empowering and have opened doors to a new world.  I could not have asked for a better language learning experience.  On top of the incredible fact that I already can have basic conversations in Arabic, I feel Shababeek has also given me amazing friendships.  The nurturers have been my brothers & sisters who continue gently bringing me further into their culture.  I can say I love Arabic and never ...

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Esther standard

I consistently find Shababeek’s approach to language and culture inspiring and spot-on. Often times, Shababeek management and staff put words to experiences and processes of learning that I had not previously been able to articulate but that speak to my feelings 100%. The most important thing I think when living in a new culture, and the thing to which Shababeek shows unparalleled dedication, is the process of learning to put ourselves aside, to observe rather than judge, and to try to look, with clear eyes, at what surrounds us. Thank you so much for advocating for this approach and for supporting others in doing this.

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