“ Great people! ”
— Thomas N. on Sep 18, 2014.
“ I was introduced to this nice group by Hicham Zerhouni. I like what this group does and I would like to be part of it and help with achieving successful programs. CALCC club can be the bridge between East-West cultures ,civiliazation. ”
— Bakr, Y. on Jul 26, 2014.
“ Hi , I went last week it's great love it ,and inshallah I will try my best to go every month . Thanks Hicham ”
— Safa on Jul 18, 2014.
“ The best ”
— Kenneth C. on Aug 22, 2013.
“ its nice group ”
— Mohammed O M. on Feb 14, 2013.
“ Always very nice people to meet and enjoy. And learning something new. ”
— Beth B. on Dec 26, 2012.
“ would love to have a subsection of beginning Arabic speakers for a little practice ”
— Peg G. on Nov 22, 2012.
“ It's a great idea. The organizer "Hicham" is a very nice and welcoming guy. ”
— Yasir on Jul 18, 2012.
“ This Meetup Group gives you a wonderful opportunity to meet with native Arabic speakers to practice your Arabic, interact with them, build new and healthy bridges between you and them, which hopefully will lead to a better understanding of who they are, ( away from the media), and, make new friends. Hicham, thanks a lot, this is an awesome group. ”
— fay on Feb 16, 2012.
“ It was only my first time, but I am encouraged to go again, so it was a good experience. ”
— Marco C. on Jan 18, 2012.
“ That's great I learned a lot with very nice people ”
— Jacques on Oct 20, 2011.
“ It's a great idea and one that should be more publicized. ”
— Angie E. on Apr 21, 2011.
“ En fait, une grande communauté et excellente et j'ai aimé beaucoup ”
— laarit on Mar 12, 2011.
“ The meetup group is awesome. it's a diversified group of people, anyone can join. There are many countries in middle east and i met people from different countries with different cultures and flavors of Arabic language, which i was not aware of. I like to learn more about the people and their cultures. i was always fascinated by the middle east and i see it all here. ”
— Khan on Jan 14, 2011.
“ Friendly! ”
— Saad Y J. on Oct 17, 2010.
“ It's a wonderful group ”
— DIANE G. on Sep 24, 2010.
“ Regardless of your level of Arabic, come and join this group and just talk. Open your mouth and start to speak. There is no pressure and no one is grading you. How else are you going to improve your speaking and listening skills than to be with a group of native speakers? You can ask about grammar and vocabulary, hear other folks' language experiences, and also learn about life and customs in the Arab world. See you soon! ”
— Michael M. on Jun 16, 2010.
“ Because the world of Arabic learners in Chicago is not that big, and this is a great way to get excited about the language, culture (wherever your focus), and possibilities for travel and study abroad from other enthusiasts. ”
— Kathleen on Jan 13, 2010.
“ have good relashon ship and nice pepole and ”
— mohamed on Nov 13, 2009.
“ Welcoming group ... open and non-judgmental. Great opportunity to practice Arabic with no fear of making mistakes. ”
— Cynthia B. on Jun 16, 2009.
“ Get inspired, meet new friends, try a new cafe ”
— Bridgette on Sep 16, 2008.
“ If you want to meet people and socialize, this is a good place. ”
— Huggy on Jul 22, 2008.
“ It was a great event. Thank you guys for showing up. I hope to see you all again. Thank you ”
— Hicham Z. on Jan 22, 2008.
“ I would love to hang with you guys more!! ”
— Tracy on Nov 21, 2007.
“ Very pleasant and rewarding. Had a great time. ”
— Donald H. on Sep 24, 2007.
“ I would like to thank every one who worked to did this meeting. ”
— Mohammed on Jun 19, 2007.
“ Personable, helpful people. ”
— Shelley O. on May 22, 2007.
“ I loved hearing other peoples' interests and experiences... looking forward to the meeting next month! ”
— Linda on Jul 18, 2006.