IH Cairo About Us

Our History

IH Cairo ILI is part of the International House Worldwide Organization (IHWO), which now has 150 schools worldwide. Established in 1975, we are now an official IHWO specialized Arabic language school. Since opening IH Cairo’s doors in 1975, we have had thousands of international students learn with us every year.

All sorts of students come and study with us from all sorts of backgrounds, including:

Academics , Aid workers, Archaeologists, Diplomats, Egyptologists, Journalists, Researchers, Students, The Military

We can have up to 30 different nationalities learning with us at any time, and so we find ourselves at the center of a diverse and cosmopolitan community.

Our clients include:

-Members of the New Zealand Embassy Middle East mission.
-Diplomats from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
-Spanish missions.
-United Nations.
-European Union.
-Members of the Ministries of Education in Brunei and Malaysia.
-Personnel from the British Army in Beaconsfield.
-The Naval Academy.
-Defense Language Institute of the USA.
-Hundreds of businesses and individual students from all walks of life.

All successful students are issued with detailed course certificates with clearly defined course objectives and assessment information. Our course levels are matched to the Common European Framework and the American ALTE standards and most universities accept our assessment as part of their student’s 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 providing documents in support of their application.

We have spent 44 years educating and taking care of students and focused on developing and refining our teaching methodology, textbook resources and overall service standard. Our history and experience is what enables us to deliver the highest quality teaching, resources and services in a historical location.

So, become a part of our history and let us help shape your future.

What our students say about us

Watch our students talking about what they have learned in the Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic courses at the end of March’s round 2018.

Our Accreditation We Are Accredited By Three Big Organizations

International House world organization

It is one of the largest and oldest groups of language schools in the world founded in 1953. They have a global network of over 160 affiliated private language schools in 52 countries, spanning every continent. Schools affiliate to International House to prove their dedication to quality teaching, facilities, and student care.

Eaquals Organization

It is an association of providers of language services with members in 22 different countries. It offers a widely accepted international quality accreditation scheme, and grants its quality label to institutions that meet its high standards in regular and rigorous inspections. Eaquals ensure, by their accreditation, effective teaching, clearly defined curriculum, and learning objectives and assessment are based upon the levels and principles of the common European framework. They also ensure that teachers are well qualified and well trained, and have access to external teaching resources. For more information visit www.eaquals.org


The official Bildungsurlaub recognition of a school guarantees high quality language courses for students from all over the world. It is a way of proving that your courses have been officially checked to meet the standards of professional teaching which is valued by clients of all ages. Thus, the accreditation for Bildungsurlaub offers your language school great opportunities to attract a new customer segment. According to our experience, clients are more likely to opt for a language school that is accredited for Bildungsurlaub even if they are not applying for it! In Germany, the institution of Bildungsurlaub allows employees from any sector to apply for up to an extra 5 days of educational leave that are to be used for professional advanced training.. Language courses have become a popular option for Bildungsurlaub as it allows employees to travel and advance their foreign language skills abroad.

Meet The Team Board of Directors and Management Team

Meet The Team Teaching Staff

Your Comfort Comes First Our FACILITIES

IH Cairo Building

The IH Cairo Building lies in Mohandeseen just off Ahmed Orabi Street. A highly active spot with all means of transportation available. The 3 floor premises have a 24 hour modern security system in place where our customer service team is always there to listen to and answer your inquiries and help you as best as we can. Free WIFI is also available.

Dokki Residences

The 26 bedroom Dokki Residence is located about a 15-minute drive from IH Cairo ILI. A free shuttle bus transports students to and from IH Cairo ILI in the morning and afternoon.The Residence has 24-hour security and come fully-furnished serviced apartments with satellite television and free WIFI, phone and are completely air-conditioned. The residence is also well-equipped kitchen facilities and non-smoking communal areas, and are regularly serviced. Fire safety systems are in place.

Study Area

IH Cairo building is well equipped and maintained with air-conditioned classrooms. Our class sizes vary from small group units to spacious classrooms with maximum 14 students per class to ensure quality teaching.Our student self-access computer area has plenty of seating for private study and practice. If you need to read over your notes or relax and chat with friends, there’s a café area which includes a student lounge, study spaces and an open area terrace. It serves snacks and hot and cold drinks throughout the day.