Spoken Arabic of Cairo (Lower)
These courses are offered based on demand
Fees: A proposal is sent to the client upon request
Course Dates: The Schedule is set as per the learner’s preference
Location: New Cairo or Tahrir campus, organizations, and corporates
Number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 3 CEUs for each level.
This is a course in conversational Egyptian Arabic for learners with limited introductory exposure to Arabic. The course introduces the fundamentals of spoken Arabic of Cairo including basic interaction skills in a communicative setting.
1. Handle greetings and self-introduction.
2. Introduce more greetings.
3. Respond to greetings.
4. Ask about the names of items.
5. Express possessiveness.
6. Introduce family members and others.
7. Make polite offers.
8. Express one's basic needs.
9. List numbers (1-2000).
10. Use numbers in different situations.
This is a conversational Egyptian Arabic course for learners with little prior exposure. The course introduces the fundamentals of spoken Arabic of Cairo. It helps learners handle most normal, frequent social conversational situations and develops
the appropriate vocabulary to meet that purpose.
Grammar structures such as:
participles, modals, base forms of verbs in the present tense, future tense and habitual present simple tense, ordinal numbers (masculine and feminine), compound sentences, conjunctions, adjectives and comparatives, is practiced.
1. Offer guests a soft drink.
2. Express one’s preferences for a soft drink.
3. Express appreciation.
4. Make polite departures.
5. Talk about the weather.
6. Extract information about restaurants, hairdressers, etc.
7. Deal with different occasions such as birthdays.
8. Deal with a misunderstanding in a taxi situation.
9. Shop for clothes, shoes, etc.
10. Order food at a restaurant.
Students have to successfully complete the Elementary Spoken Arabic of Cairo (Lower) before joining this one.
This is a course in conversational Egyptian Arabic for learners with some prior exposure. The course helps learners communicate, interact and conduct longer conversations with native speakers and with greater facility. Skills attained include the ability to ask and answer predictable and some unpredictable questions in the workplace; elicit information and express opinions. It introduces vocabulary that is appropriate for high-frequency utterances. Learners can accurately form and understand more complicated grammar structures. They can handle conversations dealing with situations in a wider scope of issues.
1. Request a home delivery.
2. Identify personal belongings.
3. Talk about vacation plans.
4. Give specific information about a certain occasion.
5. Reconnect with old friends.
6. Make suggestions.
7. Describe one’s apartment.
8. Describe one’s or someone’s day.
9. Talk about habits.
10. Discus a profession and its activities.
Students have to successfully complete the Elementary Spoken Arabic of Cairo (Upper) before joining this one.
This is a course in conversational Egyptian Arabic for learners with substantial knowledge. In this course, more complicated grammar structures are widely covered and learners use structural devices in a flexible and elaborate way. The expanded
vocabulary enables learners to speak, fluently and accurately in their communication and interaction. This level covers a wide range of interactive situations ranging in occurrence from the daily to the occasional.
1. Justify one’s choice.
2. Give orders or instructions to subordinates or family members.
3. Politely respond to instructions.
4. Give a brief résumé about oneself.
5. Elaborate on one’s previous experiences.
6. Make wishes.
7. Report yesterday’s activities.
8. List accomplished tasks.
9. Express anxiety and worry.
10. Offer sympathy and reassurance to a friend.
Students have to successfully complete the Intermediate Spoken Arabic of Cairo (Lower) before joining this one.
This course develops the speaking skill to reach a high level of fluency in the learners’ ability to effectively express themselves. A variety of topics are included with a wide range of social, cultural and personal topics ranging. Free discussions emphasize
cultural characteristics and differences. Learners develop debating skills presenting and supporting their opinions. Other topics include social and domestic problems, moral and immoral conduct, and imaginative situations. Issues discussed range in the
frequency of their occurrence. Learners get to advance their knowledge of grammatical structures.
1. Present personal expectations.
2. Give detailed instructions.
3. Express opinions about an imaginative situation.
4. Justify his/her attitude and position in an imaginary situation.
5. Discuss the outcomes of certain actions.
6. Relay others’ instructions or opinions.
7. Sequence attitudes.
8. Talk about Egyptian cultural events.
9. Express disappointment at behavior/actions.
10. Discuss proper behavior/actions and their results.
Students have to successfully complete the Intermediate Spoken Arabic of Cairo (Upper) before joining this one.
This course develops the speaking fluency of the learners whereby their ability to express themselves effectively is highly emphasized. Issues relevant to Egyptian culture are emphasized. Learners get to compare different cultures; express their
opinions through simulations and debates. More advanced grammar structures are targeted. Learners are exposed to more authentic material. In addition, the learners’ ability to get the gist of jokes, use proverbs, and sing songs are the focus in this course.
1. Share experiences about sightseeing in Egypt.
2. Speak about near future plans.
3. Suggest some solutions to an awkward situation.
4. Talk about advantages and disadvantages of sales.
5. Share personal experiences in different situations.
6. Criticize and/or defend someone’s actions.
7. Express satisfaction or dissatisfaction with something.
8. Use proverbs to personal experiences and other situations.
9. List reasons/purposes for the necessity of financial planning.
10. Describe pictures and caricatures.
Students have to successfully complete the Advanced Spoken Arabic of Cairo (Lower) before joining this one.