Unforgettable! I had an unforgettable time at Arabeya. We stayed in the apartment close to the school (Muhandseen), so every morning we only had a short walk to go to class. I studied ECA and the teacher was very good, and friendly, and patient, too. I love Egypt and I long to speak the language. When not at the art school, we would go to the Al-Azhar Park, Khan-el-Khalili, Tahrir, Downtown, or we just studied at home. We also went to the White Desert and the Red Sea. It was a good mix of study and pleasure.
After my return home I took online lessons, which also are very good. Again, I had a patient teacher (which I need, because the language is difficult), and I learned a lot. I sure hope to go to Arabeya again soon, Inshallah next year!
I came to Cairo with two very specific language goals in MSA and ECA and 3 years prior experience with the language. Most language institutes specialize in teaching beginners, so finding one that can determine your prior level and work with you to improve it in ways that help you meet a specific goal is fairly difficult in my experience. However, through one-on-one classes with Hasnaa I was able to meet my goals in a relatively short time thanks to the great job she did working with me to find my exact weaknesses in both MSA and ECA and address them in appropriate ways. The totally personalized lesson plan and real study materials she created for me (not just stock handouts) made for an all-round exceptional learning experience. Perhaps you could say as much for other tutors around the world, but I've studied at other language schools in Cairo and the greater Middle East and I am yet to find a place with the same educational value per hour that you receive at Arabeya.
I have really enjoyed my time at the school and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wishing to come here. I came without knowing any dialect, although I had studied some Fusha at university before. Everyone here is so friendly, warm and welcoming, and the atmosphere at the school is great for learning. The teachers were really helpful and patient and everything we did in class was really practical and useful allowing me to go out and apply it straight away. I really hope to come back soon and see everyone again.
I want to thank the centre for the wonderful lessons here in El-Mohandeseen. I stayed for two weeks in the accommodation offered by the school. I have been studying Arabic slowly over the last year but here I learned much during this short time. The teachers here know how to bring all the knowledge together so that learning is not only fun, but an experience that will help me to further my studies in Arabic. The school provided an excellent service by providing me with everything I needed to get by in El Mohandeseen. I would like to come back again. Thank you for making my stay in Egypt an enriched experience!!
The school is really professional and well organized. The small groups and flexibility of creating the program according to individual needs of the students are great. I really enjoyed my stay at Arabeya and I learned a lot in a very short time!
Arabeya is a really friendly school, working hard to provide interesting and effective Arabic courses. I always enjoy coming back to continue this learning experience. Learning the language, I know more about the culture. Understanding the culture, I can better enjoy the company of the people. It`s a nice place to be!