ECA / MSA - 2-weeks course

  • ECA - 2-week course

    Egyptian Colloquial Arabic or (Aameya) is the most widely understood dialect of Arabic in the Middle East. With our communicative approach, and our focus on small classes, students can quickly progress through our levels to a point where they can really start speaking. Classes are held daily from Sunday to Thursday, from 9.00 a.m -11.00 a.m.

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  • MSA - 2-week course

    Modern Standard Arabic or ('Fus'ha') is used in educated conversation and the media. The course will enable you to develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking. As you progress, you will be able to discuss cultural and current affairs in the Middle East, be able to understand radio and television programmes and read newspapers and Arabic literature (including Islamic texts). Classes are held daily from Sunday to Thursday, from 11.30am -2.30pm.

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  • Combined - 2-week course

    Combined ECA and MSA courses are scheduled so that it is possible for the students to study both ECA and MSA simultaneously, which is of particular interest to the many committed students that we serve. Doing the two courses together not only gives you a balance between speaking, reading and writing, but it also means that you are a full-time student, putting 5 hours of tuition a day for 5 days a week.

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"I learned more here in three months than the year and a half of Arabic classes I had taken before coming here. " I am so happy with my experience at ILI. All of the teachers have wonderful, energetic personalities, and somehow manage to make learning even the most difficult grammatical concepts seem fun and manageable. The classes are very fast-paced, but incorporate a lot of review so that the students are able to retain all of the information that they take in. I think that by far the best thing about the institution is the teachers. Not only are they experts in Arabic language, all of them are just great teachers that know how to teach, in addition to the language itself. It's a lot harder to find language teachers with actual teaching skills than it sounds. I would definitely recommend ILI to anyone who is considering taking Arabic courses in Egypt.

Rosa Klein-Baer - United States