Egyptian Arabic is the most common language in Egypt. The official literary language is Arabic and this is used in most written media. Egyptian Arabic is commonly spoken and is occasionally written in Arabic script or Latin script. English and French are widely spoken, with German also used in business and education circles.
There are many language schools with different styles of teaching and requirements. There are full-time and part-time courses, as well as residential courses (where they offer accommodation). Most offer sample lessons or let you sit-in for free before signing up. Shop around before choosing.
Alazhar Language Institute - almoshreq.com
Al Bashaer Schools - www.albashaerschools.com
Alexandria House of English - www.soliman.com/ahe
Alexander Language School - www.als-alexander.orgwww.als-alexander.org
Al Farouk Islamic School - alfaroukschools.com
Alsson British and American International School - www.alsson.com
Berlitz - www.berlitz.com
Brilliance International School (BIS) - www.brillianceschool.com
British Council Egypt - www.britishcouncil.org/egypt
Cairo American College - www.cacegypt.org
Cairo English School - www.cesegypt.com
Cairo Modern School - cmsamerican.com
Canadian International School - www.cise-eg.com
Egyptian Language School (ELS) - www.elsegypt.com
ELS Language Centers - www.elsmea.com
Farabi International School -
Futures Educational Systems - www.futuresnet.net
Green Land International School - www.greenlandschool.org
Green Valley School - www.gvs.edu.eg
International House - www.ihworld.com
Janadan International School - www.janadan.net
Kids Planet Preschool - www.kidsplaneteg.com
Leaders Language Schools - www.lls.edu.eg
Maadi British International School - www.mbisegypt.com
Manarat EL Mostaqbal - www.manaratelmostaqbal.com
Manor House Schools - mhsegypt.com
Mansoura College - www.mansouracollege.com
Memphis International Schools -
Mercy Tree Academy - www.mercycom.com
Mobica - www.mobica.net
Modern Schools of Egypt - www.mseschools.com
New Cairo British International School - www.ncbis.org
New Generation International School -
New Hope For Special Needs - www.hope-if.com
New Horizon Junior and High School - www.newhorizon-eg.com
New Vision International Schools - www.newvisionschools.com
Nozha Language Schools - www.nozhaschools.com
Oasis de Maadi - www.oasisdemaadi.com
Ramses College For Girls - www.ramsescollege.com
Sadat Academy for Management Sciences - sadatacademy.edu.eg
Salahaldin International School - SIS www.salahaldinschool.com
Smart International School - sis-egypt.com
The American International School in Egypt - www.aisegypt.com
The British International School - www.bisc.edu.eg
The German University - www.guc.edu.eg
The Learning Resource Center - www.lrcegypt.org
The Modern Education American School - www.mes-egypt.com
The New Cairo British International School - www.ncbis.org
Zohour el Yasmeen Language School - www.zys-egypt.com
Private lessons are another option. More expensive than language courses, these can be very effective. Expect to pay between 30-120 EGP euro per hour depending on the tutor's qualifications and experience.
You can search for opportunities in a local newspapers, on message boards at pubs, copy centers, supermarkets, universities, and cafes, or on online boards such as EasyExpat's classifieds or Job Listings for tutors and classes.
An exchange partner is an excellent resource for practicing a new language with a native speaker. As an added bonus, language exchange partners can help you understand the culture of the area and inform you of local happenings. Questions about gift giving, festivals, nightlife, and greetings can be addressed without worry. In the best case scenario, an exchange partner is not only your ambassador, but a friend. You can find friends and contacts through the forum and networking tool.
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