I was very impressed with my experience at 4 u and would strongly recommend the school to others interested in studying Arabic in Cairo. I have been in and out of various Arabic language programs since 2004 and have studied with a wide range of teachers from top universities in America and the U.S department of state's foreign serine institute. Of the more than 20 teachers with whom I have studied, Manal ranks among the absolute best of them. I wish that I would have had more time to study with her as I'm sure that I would have continued to benefit greatly from her instruction. Manal 's ability to keep conversation going and keep me interested in the subject matter even when I would have otherwise disengaged . There was never a dull moment. I feel that my conversational skills improved a lot. I have absolutely no complaints about the class, but would have appreciated a more regular schedule like 3 hours each day. I was very impressed with my experience at 4U and would strongly recommend the school to others interested in studying Arabic in Cairo.