Egypt is well known as one of the best countries to learn arabic and memorize quran.
But taking an -at least 6 months long- immersion trip isn’t given to everyone.
Many tried learning in their own area, at the mosque or with an association; sometimes they even study for years without real results… And motivation leaves … but why ?
Among the principal reasons of this lack of results:
🗣 Learning arabic through English which is an educational disaster (below, we are telling you why)
🚨The lack of teaching skills, experience and ability of the person who teaches. It’s actually not enough to be an arabic speaker to transmit ones knowledge… nor to teach without error (you couldn’t guess the “jewels” we find during our hiring tests… )
🚗The distance.. Yes, having to go outside isn’t always motivating.
Based on this observation, Al Kunuz has been launched in 2006, pioneer in e-learning and first institute of it’s kind.
The courses are given live per internet and are aimed for Adults and Kids.
Our teachers, Egyptians for all of them, are graduated and trained in teaching non arabic speakers.
And not only that, Al Kunuz is an entire team dedicated to take you to the achievement of your learning goals :
You cannot go to egypt ? Al Kunuz comes directly to you.
I know merkez Al Kunuz since its opening, which means 10 years allahumma baarik, and it must be noted that this merkez really showed to work through its reliability, its effective organization and the quality of its courses; and that, despite of its prices which are among the lowest on this market.
First, a full team of well trained secretaries, listening to students requests and quickly giving answers and solutions is a real asset compared to lots of other marakiz.
But especially, I would like to draw attention on THE most important asset of the merkez which is the level and the richness of their programm; Indeed, I had the chance to note that persons who studied at Al Kunuz had a good level and that, even before finishing the programm !!
The Al Kunuz programm is in my opinion among the most suitable for non arabic speakers because it covers reading, grammar and conjugation as well as speaking and writing. How could it be more complete ?
That’s why i always recommend Al Kunuz to the ones who REALLY want to move forward in the arabic language.
Enjoy our experience and method showed to work since 2006.
Like thousands students before, follow our Arabic and Quran curriculum.
Go in for the immersion method and see effective progress
We are proud to have been a cause of the complete quran memorization for several students.
we support, advise and motivate our students to bring them as far as possible in their learning.
Al Kunuz is for the whole family. Lessons for men, women and kids.
We are convinced supporters of the immersion method in language learning.
That’s why our courses are 100% in arabic.
We sincerely believe that learning a language through english or any other language is an educational disaster...
It’s easier for the student (and the teacher), it’s pleasant but it turns out to be a handicap..
By learning Arabic through English, the beginning will be extremely prompt, the student will immediately see progress (counter to the 100% immersion method) but he will come to stagnate (at a beginner level), he will not understand the deep meaning of a speech/text and will be unable to “think in arabic”, nor to speak arabic...
He will use the translation mode, and that is a calamity..
The bravest who will pass this difficult stage will fully understand that.
📌 But what if I don’t understand anything?!
Yes, at the beginning it is difficult to adapt, it is frustrating to feel lost in the teachers speech, but don’t panic (or at least don’t feel dejected) Hundreds(yes hundreds! ) of students have been there before!
It’s normal to start with guessing what the teacher is trying to say, then after a while you will begin to understand some words, then sentences and after that full speeches…Your understanding rate will rise gradually with your progress.
It’s a difficult but essential stage to get used to “think in arabic”.Once this stage is achieved, new doors will open for you in your arabic learning,, and you will be pleased to discover those pleasures in your higher levels.*The grammar and translation method is outdated and obselete, but still way too much used ( for sake of convenience...)
[...] Before starting to study with the merkez, I took classes once a week at the mosque for two years, and one of my teachers, who also studied with Kunuz, suggested us to register for the merkez, which I didn’t right away, because "I needed physical contact" ... what a mistake !!!!!
Then I enrolled in Kunuz half-hearted, I started directly at level two and I really felt a difference, since it was necessary to speak, understand and be understood exclusively in Arabic and this is THE KEY TO SUCCESS !!! But it was very very hard to the point I sometimes said to myself that it is not for me.
But alhamdulillah, I persevered and the really one thing I regret is that I did not start earlier !!!! So there is really no doubt to have, and do not say "I prefer to be in front of the teacher rather than behind a screen"subhan Allah we live in countries where we cannot choose to have teachers in front of us. .
Al hamdulillah, I understand Arabic well now, I no longer need translation (just the dictionary sometimes ) I can even ask questions directly to the scholars, I read religious books in Arabic ( no more in French) and Maa sha Allah, that is a real delight!!
I really wonder what level I would have if I did not study with Kunuz !!????
So I am very grateful to the merkez, especially since they really want you to succeed, and you can feel it !!!!! And I am grateful to all the teachers I had during these two years. BARAKA ALLAH FIKUM FOR ALL
[...] am converted and I started learning in al Kunuz knowing only the alphabet: I therefore started at level 0.Today I finished the general program and I no longer stopped learning : )
I would like to say , in my opinion, that the merkez Al Kunuz is the best way to learn Arabic, for someone who is in non-arabic countries...because the merkez is an institute now established since 2006 so it is possible to learn, then to stop, then to resume at the same level that we finished and not always repeat the same books again and again (e.g. book 1 of Medina without ever ending it ...)
[...] Do not be discouraged by the fact that everything is in Arabic: This is the main strength of the Merkez! You will understand Arabic directly without having to translate in your mind, you will listen to it and understand it naturally insha Allah as if you were an Arabic speaker : )
I live in England today and I learned English in France at school. When I arrived here I spoke English and understood it only by translating everything in my head It was a disaster lol, but with Arabic it was much easier Al Hamdulillah.
In a nutshell, I recommend the merkez to all and I advise you to persevere in your efforts. You will be amazed by the professionalism of the administration and the teachers..
[...] I started at level 0 and currently I am at level 10 alhamdouliLLAH. The beginnings were a little difficult, because I only knew the letters of the alphabet,but over time with very pedagogical, very patient, and very courteous teachers, Allahumma barik we finally get there.
The advantage with the merkez is that it promotes a lot speaking and therefore to have a fluency fast enough to communicate. In any case I am so happy to understand and speak with Arabic speakers it was not possible at all some time ago. [...]
I do not intend to stop after level 12 in any case bi idhniLLAH, because for me Kunuz became like a a family member, I can not live without))). The fact is that the courses as well as the administration are serious so this motivates me even more,because I know that at the appointed time, my teacher is waiting for me.
I also studied the 4 levels in tajweed alhamdouliLLAH, the teachers hear very well the outputs of the letters Allahoumma baarik 3alayhounna.