Tayyibun Institute arabic course - anyone recommend it?

Discussion in 'Arabic Language' started by Umar247, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Umar247

    Umar247 Haters Gonna Hate

    salam alaykum,

    Inshallah I was looking at doing the tayyibun arabic level one course this september, as it looks very good and basically I need to stop kidding myself im going to learn arabic at home by myself, I need to be in a committed classroom environment.

    Can anyone recommend this course? Its very cheap and inshallah seems good, but a little voice in my head says maybe its cheap for a reason. Inshallah if anyone has good experiences with them, or even better a successful graduate who is now able to converse in arabic, please let me know.

    Walaykum salam,

  2. Fajr

    Fajr ذكرى للعابدين

    Wa `alaykumusalam wa rahmatullah

    Yeah, go for it!

    Levels 1, 2 and 4 of Tayyibun's Arabic courses are based on the 3 Madinah Books - so you'll gain a lot of insight into the structure of the course if you flick through Madinah books before enrolling. See if it's the kinda thing for you etc. As you'll find, grammar is introduced early but there is also a lot of focus on vocab - something which builds up through the chapters.

    As for the classes, they are once a week, and the prices are low not because of any low quality or anything (I believe it's one of the few places, if not the only one, that has very good quality and professionalism) but they're low because the Institute doesn't believe in demanding unreasonable sums (may Allah reward them). Students come from incredibly various backgrounds - you get your uni/college students, mothers, working professionals, the unemployed etc, so the prices were set taking all that into consideration.

    If you decide to enrol, I just want to give a piece of advice, if you'll accept it:

    As mentioned, classes are once a week. Now, this is where some students suffer a pitfall: there's no way a person will gain tremendous ground by just turning up once a week, so you really need to put in some extra effort at home. These are intensive courses, so each time you come to class, the teacher will go through a number of chapters (2 or 3) according to the syllabus, break down the rules that are covered, give definitions/vocab, and discussions will ensue etc. However, after that, it's really up to the student to go home, review everything that's learnt, really make sure that content is understood and finally, carry out some practise exercises/homework until the next class. I always recommend students to read up on the next chapter so it's not too overwhelming when it comes to studying it in class. Always be a step ahead and ask lots of questions, do all the exercises (don't miss a single one!), homework and go the extra mile to gain maximum benefit.

    I think I'll stop here before I end up writing an essay! Please feel free to ask any further questions, otherwise I'm sure there are Tayyibun students lurking around here who'll chip in with their 2 cents.
  3. Umar247

    Umar247 Haters Gonna Hate

    Salam alaykum,

    Alhumduillah that was just what I was looking for, you've made my mind up sister! What you're saying about not just attending but swotting up at home is good advice too, its like any course you always need to revise and study also.

    Walaykum salam,

  4. FlagBearer

    FlagBearer Allow the drama...

    AsSalaamu 'alaykum

    I think Fajr is being a tad biased here so I'll offer my advice as someone impartial.

    Go for it insha'Allaah. The course is structured well, and the quality of teaching is top masha'Allaah. Even though it's only once a week for three months, you cover a fair bit provided you put in the effort required.

    ^There's nothing more I can add to that.
  5. Fajr

    Fajr ذكرى للعابدين

    Lol. I tried sis, I really did... :)
  6. Wild Wild West

    Wild Wild West لا تعتذر اليوم

    Yes, it is cheap for a reason!

    It's because they are a good bunch of brothers and sisters who are working hard to provide excellent quality Islamic education for a very fair price.

    I would do istkhara and go for it - not only would you be getting a great course but your money would be a sadaqa supporting such initiatives.
  7. Abu Treika

    Abu Treika Magoo

    good people in tayyibun, definately recommend it
  8. Umar247

    Umar247 Haters Gonna Hate

    Salam alaykum,

    Ok inshallah thats a ringing endorsement from bros / sisters on the forum, and a couple of brothers offline as well, so inshallah im off to sign up :) Jazakhallah khair everyone , i'll keep you posted how I get on.

    Walaykum salam,

  9. Aboo Shayba


    Plus if you get 'Abdul 'Aleem Alomgir as your teacher - he is mashaAllaah top!
  10. Wild Wild West

    Wild Wild West لا تعتذر اليوم

    Umar, did you sign up?

    How is it going?
  11. Umar247

    Umar247 Haters Gonna Hate

    salam alaykum,

    Apologies I didnt see that anyone replied!

    Yes I did sign up and alhumduillah its really good. I feel i've learnt quite a bit as well particularly the writing. The teachers really good as well and you get some free fiqh lessons at the same time. I forget the brothers name now, hes a swiss brother.

    All in all i'd highly recommend it, I guess the only pain is having to make it all the way down to "saaf" london afterwards, i think i would have liked a day class at weekends but you can't have it all your own way!

    Inshallah i'll keep everyone posted once i finish the 12 week course ( i think its lesson 7 this week coming ), and then inshallah the test is if I know more arabic or not!!

    Walaykum salam


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