IH Cairo Arabic School
The Only IH School in Egypt
International House Cairo is the only IH School in Egypt that teaches different Arabic courses. IH Cairo is regularly inspected, supported, and updated by IHWO (International House World Organization) to guarantee high-quality courses and learning journeys.
IH Cairo Arabic Programs
Arabic is the sixth most spoken language in the world with 420 million people around the world speaking the language. To learn a new language that doesn’t share similarities with your native tongue is very difficult unless you learn with experienced teachers who can simplify the language for you. With our Arabic courses, you will learn vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, verb conjugation, and you will practice a lot.
Our Arabic course standards
coincide with the Common European Framework and the American ACTFL standards, and most universities accept our assessment as part of their student grading. Where prospective students wish to obtain a grant or scholarship to attend IH Cairo, we shall endeavor to assist them as much as we can, including the provision of documents in support of their application.
At IH Cairo, we don’t only teach Arabic, but also, we let you live the language through movies, Arabic music, and by meeting people who speak Arabic so you can practice your Arabic in conversation over and over and immerse yourself in the language.
Who these Arabic courses are for
IH Cairo Teachers
IH Cairo offers quality teaching supported by excellent teaching and administrative management with regular monitoring and training to provide a welcoming and safe learning environment that accommodates thousands of international students every year. All IH Cairo teachers are TAFL (Teaching Arabic as a foreign language) certified Arabic language specialists and acclaimed in-house textbooks help make learning this complex language simple.
The educational management of our Institute includes a Director of Studies, coordinators, qualified teacher trainers, and a Head of Teacher Training. The Education staff is supported by dedicated administration and finance teams. The strength of the IH organization is the quality and training of its teachers. Since the organization began some 13 years ago, IH Cairo has been a pioneer of modern language teacher training. Today, IH is still one of the largest language teacher training organizations in the world and IH Cairo is the ONLY IH teacher training centre for Arabic teachers.
IH Cairo Teaching Methodology
At IH Cairo, we focus on small classes and adopt a cross-cultural communicative approach which helps students to easily advance through our levels and develop their speaking skills from beginner to advanced levels of fluency. We follow the situational language teaching methodology where the spoken language is presented through situations that do not require translation, and this help students to:
The course is organized using the most updated teaching methods, including grammar, multi-media, literature, movies, songs, and poetry.
The teaching methodology is highly effective, focusing on student participation and engagement to enhance the Arabic language learning experience.
Meet Our Students
Our Students Say
Name: Julie -Country: France
I choose to study MSA to improve my classical Arabic before studying any other dialect. I wanted first to discover this language to better understand Middle East countries' society.
I chose Cairo because it was an authentic city I didn’t know before with a rich cultural life.
I booked a private class so I quickly gained fluency, and I learnt a lot of new and useful words from different and interesting topics.
Nashwa, my teacher, was incredible. It is a hard task to train someone on a daily basis, with many hours. She is very professional and enthusiastic and she manages to diversify the course with various contents, always interesting. Time was flying during the class!
The course material was good and the book “Media Arabic” was useful but I would have been glad if it was directly provided by the institute.
I loved the Dokki neighborhood, the communication with people was not always easy as I didn’t know the Egyptian dialect but people were always really kind and helpful to me and I always succeeded in getting what I wanted.
I spent a lot of time visiting Cairo alone and I didn’t get in any trouble or get annoyed. Cairo is a great dynamic country and I’ll be glad to come back!
I also would like to thank the administrative staff who are really helpful, reactive and very nice. I also loved the cafeteria and the garden. The staff there was really nice and I had wonderful meals, really well-cooked, which completed perfectly my experience of Cairo’s delight.
Name: Patricia - Country: Spain
My name is Patricia and I’m an archaeological photographer from Barcelona (Spain). I’m studying Egyptian Arabic because of my job (I work in Egypt six months per year) and also I love languages. After the course in IH Cairo of 50 hours I feel that my level of Egyptian Arabic has improved in many ways, I gained more vocabulary, I structure sentences in the present, past and future more correctly, I’m able to communicate better with Egyptians and I understand much better not only when Egyptians talk to me but also when they talk to each other.
My teacher Mai is the best one can get, I’m extremely happy with her classes & her teaching techniques. She makes classes not only fun but also interesting and very productive for the student.
The school is located in a beautiful building with a small but gorgeous garden, and all the staff is very kind.
In Cairo I live in Zamalek which is a very clean and safe area not very far from the school. The Egyptians in the stores, supermarkets and restaurants in the area are also very kind and eager to help in any way they can.
When my job allows it, I would like very much to continue in IH Cairo.
Definitely a school I will recommend to all my friends and acquaintances that want to study Arabic.