Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)​

The objective of IH Cairo’s MSA course is to help you read and write at a professional academic level, and to enable you to follow current day-to-day events in the Middle East and North Africa. 

Modern Standard Arabic

Course Description

IH Cairo provides Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which is the written language of Arabic. It is derived from Classic Arabic which is the language of the Holy Quran, and it is a ‘living’ language, used by educated people and scholars. MSA or ‘Fus’ha’ is used in academia and formal media such as newspapers, meaning that as students’ progress they develop the ability to follow Middle Eastern current affairs and read Arabic Literature and Islamic texts.

Course Content

Fun activities

In addition to the classes, the course includes several extra activities such as evening seminars, week-end or day-trips, and language and culture exchange with Egyptian students.

Modern Standard Arabic

Course Structure

IH Cairo’s MSA course programme has 13 levels, ranging from Beginners (Pre-MSA) to Advanced (Level 13).


Our Resources

We use the Lughatona al- Fusha series Published by the American University press in Cairo and Al- Kitaab series published by Georgetown University press which are used at IH Cairo and are commercially available. We have also developed supplementary educational resources to enhance the learning experience and complement our textbook series.

Modern Standard Arabic

Course Info and Details

Course Calendar

The 2-week & 4-week courses have the same start date
  • 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
Course Duration

4 Weeks - 60 hours
2 Weeks – 30 hours

Course Schedule

5 days/week
3 hours/ day

Delivery mode

Face to face
Online via zoom


2 Weeks-USD 385
4 Weeks-USD 765

Payment Instructions

Transferring or depositing the due amount to the following Account:

Arab African International Bank – AAIB Account

  • Account Name: Reach Out Academy
  • Account Number: 521337
  • IBAN Egyptian pound Eg980057088005213373931818001
  • IBAN Pound sterling Eg200057088005213373931826001
  • Branch: Mesaha, Dokki, Giza – Egypt

Commercial International Bank

  • Account Name: Reach Out Academy
  • Account Number: 100035159015
  • Swift Code: CIBEEGCX184
  • Branch: Mesaha, Dokki, Giza – Egypt
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