Arabic School

About The Course

International House Cairo is the only IH school in Egypt that provides different Arabic courses. IH Cairo is regularly inspected, supported and updated by IHWO (International House World Organization) to guarantee high quality courses and learning. Our teachers and staff strive to provide quality Arabic training in a welcoming and safe learning environment. IH Cairo offers well-structured courses, a positive and enjoyable learning environment as well as educational support for thousands of international students every year.

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IH Arabic Programs

Arabic is the sixth most spoken language in the world, 420 million people around the world are speak it. To learn a new language that doesn’t share roots with your native tongue is very difficult unless you learn from qualified teachers who simplify the language for you. With our Arabic courses you will learn vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, verb conjugation, and you will practice a lot.

We don’t only teach Arabic, but also, we let you live the language through watching movies, listen to Arabic music, and through meeting people who speak Arabic so you can practice your conversational skills over and over and immerse yourself in Arabic.

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People around the world speak Arabic

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Arabic Courses

Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA)

Egyptian colloquial Arabic is the spoken language of Egypt and the most widely understood Arabic dialect in the Middle East due to its popular usage in media and music.
We aim to give students working knowledge of ECA, enabling them to accomplish everyday tasks, chat with native speakers and as a student progresses through the courses they will be able to communicate increasingly more complex ideas and opinions. ECA courses at IH Cairo will also give a student working knowledge of the Arabic script.

12 Levels

Beginners to advanced

2-&4- Week Courses

Offered throughout the year.

Daily Classes

from Sunday to Thursday

2 Hours

Per session

ECA is taught in a highly participatory manner using situational language teaching methodologies with an emphasis on communication allowing students to focus on pronunciation and vocabulary.

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)

Modern standard Arabic is the written language of Arabic. It is developed from Classical Arabic which is the language of the Holy Quran. MSA or ‘Fus’ha’ is also used in academia and formal media.

Course Info

13 Levels

Beginners to advanced

2-&4- Week Courses

Offered throughout the year.

Daily Classes

from Sunday to Thursday

3 Hours

Per session

In addition, Our MSA courses serve as an introduction to the enormous wealth of Arabic literature.

Combined MSA & ECA

IH Cairo offers a combined course that covers both the MSA and ECA content.

This programme:

  •  enables students to gain more rounded exposure to the language and culture.
  • aims to help students acquire the skills to interact with the written form of MSA.
  • has various levels that present and revise the grammar and morphology of MSA.
  • provides activities directed toward developing the skills and strategies necessary for the effective reading, listening and discussing of authentic materials.
  • is designed to ensure effective recycling of vocabulary and the transfer of linguistic knowledge between the 4 skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing).
  • improves your communication skills by utilizing grammar and vocabulary structured in the context of real-life day-to-day situations.

Media Arabic Courses

IH Cairo Media Arabic courses offer students the ability to further develop their Modern Standard Arabic skills.

These courses are particularly useful for those with an interest in the region and who wish to understand the local and regional media – be it in print, on screen or on the TV/radio.

4 Weeks

5 Days/Week

2 Hours/Day

IH Cairo offers two courses in Media Arabic, depending on your current Arabic language proficiency level. Note that a certain level of proficiency is required to undertake either of the Media Arabic courses. Contact us for more information on course availability and enrolment requirements. 

Private Courses

The aim of these classes is to reduce the student-to-teacher ratio for more individualized learning while still adhering to the learning programme as set out in our general curriculum for both ECA and MSA.

Private tuition prices are:


One-to-one Private Tuition


two-to-one Private tuition


Three-to-one Private tuition

Where a student would like private tuition focusing on a particular topic or area of the language, the cost is $ 40 to account for the additional time need to design specialized lessons.
This service is available upon request, so if you are interested in private tuition send us an email at
Once availability is confirmed we will work together on a timetable that suits you.
• Small group private tuition is for a maximum of three students.

Tailored Arabic Courses

IH Cairo are professionals at designing and tailoring different programmes especially for your needs. For tailored programmes please send us your desired requirements to and we will reply back with a proposal.

Arabic Course Calendar

  • 9th January, 2022 to 3rd February, 2022
  • 6th February, 2022 to 3rd March, 2022
  • 6th March, 2022 to 31th March, 2022
  • 10th April, 2022 to 21th April, 2022 (half course)
  • 8th May, 2022 to 2nd June, 2022
  • 5th June, 2022 to 30th June, 2022
  • 3rd July, 2022 to 4th Aug, 2022 (One week break)
  • 7th August, 2022 to 1st September, 2022
  • 4th September, 2022 to 29th September, 2022
  • 2nd October, 2022 to 27th October , 2022
  • 30th October, 2022 to 24th November, 2022
  • 27th November, 2022 to 22th December, 2022

Watch How Is The Life In Egypt

Cairo is a mega-city of around 20 million people. It is a bustling, energizing city – a global center.
As the largest city in the Middle East and North Africa region and acting as a bridge between cultures, Cairo is alive with diversity as a result of its unique geographic and social situation.

Old Cairo with its bazaars, dusty alleyways and coffee shops is encircled by the ever-expanding modern city with its five-star hotels, fashionable cafes, shopping malls and cinemas. There is always something to do in Cairo – watching the sunset from a felucca on the Nile, walking through history at the Cairo Museum or checking out the local music scene!

The River Nile dissects this metropolis, with the old city center and Old Cairo on the east bank and newer residential suburbs on the west bank.

The city’s expansion has led to the development of new desert cities where modern Cairo is emerging. This modern Cairo has become the home of hi-tech industries in the new ‘Smart Village’: factories producing Mercedes, BMW, Suzuki and General Motors as well as tech companies like Toshiba, multinational foodstuff companies, and facilities producing pharmaceuticals, textiles and weaving, clothing and other industrial products of top brands under license in Egypt.

With its rich cultural history, modern Cairo is the place to be. Enjoy studying at the heart of a global, cosmopolitan location and benefit from learning Arabic in an immersive environment. Living and learning in Cairo provides you with exciting opportunities to use your Arabic language skills from day one, navigating this colourful city and communicating with locals.

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