ECA

Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) 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 a working knowledge of ECA, enabling them to accomplish everyday tasks, chat with native speakers and, as a student progresses through the courses, become able to communicate increasingly more complex ideas and opinions. ECA courses at IH Cairo ILI will also give a student a working knowledge of the Arabic script.

 

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

 

IH Cairo ILI's ECA course programme has 10 levels, ranging from Beginners (Level One) to Advanced (Level 10). 

 

Two and four week courses in ECA are regularly offered throughout the year.

 

ECA classes run daily from Sunday through Thursday each week. Each class is two hours long with a total of 10 classroom hours for each student every week.

 

Click here to go to the ECA courses page, where you can register for an ECA course.

 

MSA

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) 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.

 

MSA teaching at IH Cairo ILI focuses primarily on developing reading and writing skills with  listening and speaking components taught alongside. The objective of our MSA courses is to enable you to read and write at an appropriate academic level, and to enable you to follow current day-to-day events in the Middle East and North Africa. Our MSA courses also serve as an introduction to the enormous wealth of Arabic literature.

 

We offer 10 MSA levels. Two and four week courses in MSA are regularly offered throughout the year.

 

MSA classes run daily from Sunday through Thursday each week. Each class is three hours long with a total of 15 classroom hours for each student every week.

 

Click here to go to the MSA courses page, where you can register for a MSA course.

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This letter is addressed to the International Language Institute in Cairo (ILI). I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the founder and the CEO of the institute Mr. Colin Rogers, the director of studies Mrs. Hoda Adib, the teachers, and the students of the ILI, for allowing me to carry out my research at their institution. I am conducting a research, a follow-up study of my Master's Thesis, of the effect of two feedback techniques (Recast & Elicitation) on AFL learners' short-term inter-language development. Due to the importance of the results of this research in terms of the positive effect, it might have on the feedback techniques employed by AFL teachers in their classes, the ILI, as an institute that encourages research was very cooperative in terms of the facilities and the support that were given to me. It was really a unique experience getting to do my research in such a welcoming atmosphere, where I sensed eagerness in helping me see my work to completion on one hand, and in being really keen to get to know the results of my research. Accordingly, I promised to acquaint them with the results as soon as they are out. Finally, I would like to express my deepest thanks to Miss Alia, the class teacher, and her students who participated in my study. Sincerely, Heba El Ramly

Heba El Ramly - Egypt