Language courses in Cairo


Languages in Egypt

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.

Language Courses

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.

    You should consider:
  • Price
  • Current knowledge of the language
  • Time you have available
  • How fast you want to learn

Alazhar Language Institute -
Al Bashaer Schools -
Alexandria House of English -
Alexander Language School -
Al Farouk Islamic School -
Alsson British and American International School -
Berlitz -
Brilliance International School (BIS) -
British Council Egypt -
Cairo American College -
Cairo English School -
Cairo Modern School -
Canadian International School -
Egyptian Language School (ELS) -
ELS Language Centers -
Farabi International School -
Futures Educational Systems -
Green Land International School -
Green Valley School -
International House -
Janadan International School -
Kids Planet Preschool -
Leaders Language Schools -
Maadi British International School -
Manarat EL Mostaqbal -
Manor House Schools -
Mansoura College -
Memphis International Schools -
Mercy Tree Academy -
Mobica -
Modern Schools of Egypt -
New Cairo British International School -
New Generation International School -
New Hope For Special Needs -
New Horizon Junior and High School -
New Vision International Schools -
Nozha Language Schools -
Oasis de Maadi -
Ramses College For Girls -
Sadat Academy for Management Sciences -
Salahaldin International School - SIS
Smart International School -
The American International School in Egypt -
The British International School -
The German University -
The Learning Resource Center -
The Modern Education American School -
The New Cairo British International School -
Zohour el Yasmeen Language School -

Private Lessons

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.

Language Exchange

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.

Update 4/12/2011


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