With Abdulwahab's help, I have reached a point at which I can comprehend most of what is said by non-English-speaking senior officials of the Saudi Arabian Government before interpretation. I have been able to monitor the accuracy of the interpretation with steadily increasing confidence. I have to come to consider him not just a teacher but also a friend. I recommend him highly to anyone wishing to study conversational Arabic.

Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

In the slightly more than six months, we have been working together, Abdulwahab Qadri has increased my fluency from nothing to the point where it was of considerable professional use to my position as Deputy Chief of Mission. Indeed, I have now arrived at a point where I dare to insert some Arabic sentences into an extemporaneous public speech such as the one I gave at the opening of an art exhibition at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh. I cannot imagine a more capable Arabic language teacher, and I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone who, as I did, suddenly acquires an interest in learning Arabic."

David J. Dunford

Former U.S. Ambassador to Oman

Houda's teaching style is very effective. She uses Arabic exclusively in class with a great deal of confidence and she does so by using a variety of techniques to make sure the students understand her, including repetition demonstration gestures visuals aids among others."

Dr. Salah Ayari

Head of Arabic Department at Texas A&M University

Ms. Alrihawi is an exceptional teacher of Arabic, producing outstanding results with students. A large part of this is due to the energy and enthusiasm she brings to the classroom. Ms. Alrihawi uses a highly performative method of instruction, relying on the body and facial language, intuitive prompts, and vocal intonation to illustrate how the language functions. Working like a skilled dramatist, she performs the language in a way that helps students learn vocabulary and the rules of grammar.

Benjamin Claude Brower

Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin

What also was great about Houda's teaching style is that she did not strictly follow an outdated and ineffective textbook oriented teaching style. Instead, she would bring in current news items as well as cultural items that would introduce the students not only to current political news but also to the culture of the Arabic speaking world.

Esen Kirdis

Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College

He is fully conversant with all aspects of the media having worked for both local TV and Radia and written for Arabic newspapers. He also has the ability to master different Arabic dialects and has a vast knowledge of Arabic literature. 

Simon C. H. Wilson

Former British Deputy Ambassador to Bahrain

The intensive classes that you led for the students of our Arabic language program were not only incredibly engaging and informative but truly enjoyable for all those who had the chance to participate in them. Your deep insights and enthusiasm about the language as well as your sincere desire to share it with others gave your classes and seminars a unique and refreshing authenticity that I am sure will motivate to engage themselves with studying the language for quite some time to come. Within the short span of your visit, the noticeable progress that many of the students made was truly remarkable. I believe I can speak for all the students who had the chance to attend that we are all looking forward to another occasion to work with you in the future."

Dr. Bassam Frangieh

Professor of Arabic Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

I have studied with Ms. Al-Rihawi for four months, and my comprehension and speaking skills have improved tremendously.  Ms. Al-Rihawi has tailored our classes to address my specific goals, and has also made the process of learning Arabic fun!  I highly recommend Ms. Al-Rihawi to anyone interested in learning Arabic.r officials of the Saudi Arabian Government before interpretation. I have been able to monitor the accuracy of the interpretation with steadily increasing confidence. I have to come to consider him not just a teacher but also a friend. I recommend him highly to anyone wishing to study conversational Arabic.

Monica Sawyer

Lawyer & Diplomat

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