There are many perceived and hidden advantages for the student who opts to further
his studies at BLI. These include but are not limited to the following;
Enhanced Learning in a traditional Islamic society averse to western
'modernisation' and free from many of the ills that plague such western
Learn Classical Arabic in a Arabic-speaking society that has a 1000
year continuous history for Islamic scholarship and erudition.
All classes will be limited to 19 students in order to facilitate language
Solid preparation by teachers proficient in a broad range of Arabic
and Islamic disciplines.
Travel opportunities to many classical Arab and Islamic sites.
Daily opportunities to participate in the many religious and cultural
activities in the amazing city of Tarim.
Computer assisted language-learning software specially developed at
the Badr institute to be made available for use by Badr students in
the state of the art language lab.
Specially written Arabic language texts to aid in student language acquisition.
Specially designed language audio/visual materials to be made available
for use both in and out of class time.
all-round service and assistance which allows the student to focus on
the job at hand.
cuisine specially prepared for students unaccustomed to the dietary
constraints of many a Muslim land.
Access to an excellent Arabic and Islamic Library.
Badr Learning Experience
The Badr Arabic Language Faculty offers you a unique language learning
experience that is virtually unmatched anywhere in the world. Badr is
much more than textbooks, teachers and classrooms. It has been designed
in such a way that allows the entire environment to shape not only your
Arabic learning experience but also your adherance to the lofty principles
of Islam. You will not only live Islam but you will for the first time
in your life live it through the amazing vehicle of the Arabic Language.
Sleep, study, eat, drink, make friends, interact with teachers, attend
gatherings, all exclusively in Arabic. An entire learning experience not
limited to the four walls of the classroom. The nucleus of the program
is language acquisition and it is our aim to ensure that this is kept
at the forefront of everyone involved at Badr, both teachers and students
alike. You will even find the staff right down to the janitors receptive
to this lofty principle. Where else would you find such opportunities
to learn Arabic both inside and outside the classroom.
The heart and soul of Badr is undoubtedly its teachers. Some of the most
proficient teachers that we could find have been recruited from across
the Arab and Islamic world to share their experiences and expertise with
students who likewise come from the world over. In addition to the many
hours spent in the classroom an added advantage is that the teachers at
Badr make themselves available for individual help informally at all hours.
Activities and Cultural Programs
The Badr Language Institute's programs include day trips to sites in and
around the Hadramaut region such as the valley of Du'an and the amazing
Hadrami city of Shibam. A weekly visit to at least one of the many Islamic
gatherings organised in the city of Tarim will also be arranged allowing
students to make use of their newly acquired vocabulary through interaction
with teachers and students of knowledge familiar with Classical Arabic.
In addition, the Badr Language Institute will coordinates two optional
four-day study excursions each academic year. Sites will include the world-renowned
city of the Prophet Hud in Hadramaut, the old city of San'a in the nations
capital as well as the coastal towns of Shihr and Mukalla in the southern
most region of Hadramaut.
Over and above the courses, the Institute also offers other useful facilities
such as access to a vast library of Arabic and Islamic literature, a computer
based state of the art language learning tools and email and phone facilities