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Ahlan , Cairo, Egypt

Among the Top 20% most popular Arabic schools in Egypt in the last 12 months
4.1/5

Rating: 4.1/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Rooftop terrace

Ahlan

The language school Ahlan was founded in Cairo, Egypt in 2010. Situated in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo. The vibrant area of Khan El Kalili is just a short walk away and offers an immediate introduction to Egyptian culture with its souks, coffee houses and restaurants.

The school address is: 1 Bab El-Nasr Street, 115 - Cairo, Egypt (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Ahlan World| Tax registration ID: 262094150

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Copy machine

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in most classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

6

Number of public PC workstations:

5

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Welcome dinner
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 20
  • Junior courses in summer: 10
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 10

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8
  • Junior courses in summer: 8
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 20 years
  • 15 years for specific Junior courses

Arabic teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 80% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

5
25
10
15
10
5
5
15

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cairo international airport.

Cairo International Airport:
15 € pick up
25 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 07 Jan. 2020, 25 Jan. 2020, 19 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 24 May 2020 - 28 May 2020, 30 Jun. 2020, 23 Jul. 2020, 30 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 20 Aug. 2020, 06 Oct. 2020, 29 Oct. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Arabic Courses

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Free cancellation up to 45 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 170 162 340 323 510 485 680 646 1020 969 1360 1292 2580 2451 3670 3487 5200 4940 6520 6194 170 162
Price in US$ 183 366 549 731 1097 1462 2773 3945 5589 7008 183
Starting dates
2020: 05 Jan. 2020, 19 Jan. 2020, 02 Feb. 2020, 16 Feb. 2020, 01 Mar. 2020, 15 Mar. 2020, 29 Mar. 2020, 12 Apr. 2020, 26 Apr. 2020, 10 May 2020, 31 May 2020, 07 Jun. 2020, 21 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 04 Aug. 2020, 16 Aug. 2020, 30 Aug. 2020, 13 Sep. 2020, 27 Sep. 2020, 11 Oct. 2020, 25 Oct. 2020, 08 Nov. 2020, 22 Nov. 2020, 06 Dec. 2020, 20 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 45 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 90 86 180 171 270 257 360 342 540 513 720 684 1360 1292 1940 1843 2750 2613 3450 3278 90 86
Price in US$ 97 194 291 387 581 774 1462 2085 2956 3708 97
Starting dates
2020: 05 Jan. 2020, 19 Jan. 2020, 02 Feb. 2020, 16 Feb. 2020, 01 Mar. 2020, 15 Mar. 2020, 29 Mar. 2020, 12 Apr. 2020, 26 Apr. 2020, 10 May 2020, 31 May 2020, 07 Jun. 2020, 21 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 04 Aug. 2020, 16 Aug. 2020, 30 Aug. 2020, 13 Sep. 2020, 27 Sep. 2020, 11 Oct. 2020, 25 Oct. 2020, 08 Nov. 2020, 22 Nov. 2020, 06 Dec. 2020, 20 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 45 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 105 100 210 200 315 300 420 399 630 599 840 798 1590 1511 2260 2147 3210 3050 4030 3829 105 100
Price in US$ 113 226 339 452 678 903 1709 2429 3450 4332 113
Starting dates
2020: 05 Jan. 2020, 19 Jan. 2020, 02 Feb. 2020, 16 Feb. 2020, 01 Mar. 2020, 15 Mar. 2020, 29 Mar. 2020, 12 Apr. 2020, 26 Apr. 2020, 10 May 2020, 31 May 2020, 07 Jun. 2020, 21 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 04 Aug. 2020, 16 Aug. 2020, 30 Aug. 2020, 13 Sep. 2020, 27 Sep. 2020, 11 Oct. 2020, 25 Oct. 2020, 08 Nov. 2020, 22 Nov. 2020, 06 Dec. 2020, 20 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 45 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 180 171 360 342 540 513 720 684 1080 1026 1440 1368 2730 2594 3880 3686 550 523 6900 6555 180 171
Price in US$ 194 387 581 774 1161 1548 2935 4170 592 7416 194
Starting dates
2020: 05 Jan. 2020, 19 Jan. 2020, 02 Feb. 2020, 16 Feb. 2020, 01 Mar. 2020, 15 Mar. 2020, 29 Mar. 2020, 12 Apr. 2020, 26 Apr. 2020, 10 May 2020, 31 May 2020, 07 Jun. 2020, 21 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 04 Aug. 2020, 16 Aug. 2020, 30 Aug. 2020, 13 Sep. 2020, 27 Sep. 2020, 11 Oct. 2020, 25 Oct. 2020, 08 Nov. 2020, 22 Nov. 2020, 06 Dec. 2020, 20 Dec. 2020.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Private
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 45 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 150 143 300 285 450 428 600 570 750 713 900 855 1050 998 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 150 143
Price in US$ 162 323 484 645 807 968 1129 1290 1613 1935 162
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 45 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1800 1710 2100 1995 2400 2280 3000 2850 3600 3420 300 285
Price in US$ 323 645 968 1290 1613 1935 2257 2580 3225 3870 323
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 15 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Public holidays will be made up for EXCEPT Eid el-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. These days will not be made up for or discounted from the final price.

Please note that in case there is only one person in a level, the school will organize private tuition (One-to-One) for half of the course hours.

One-to-One classes are taught on from Saturday to Thursday and are normally held after 3 pm.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- 300 375 450 525 600 750 900 75
Price in US$ 340 425 510 594 679 849 1019 85
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Friday
Price per person
Price extra night:
15 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- -- -- 150 187.5 225 262.5 300 375 450 37.5
Price in US$ 170 213 255 297 340 425 510 43
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Friday
Price per person
Price extra night:
10 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
33 minutes walking (average reported by 6 former students)
Includes:
TV, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Music 
Sailing 
Volleyball 
Yoga 

Reviews

4.1/5.0

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0 
Other
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Students liked about Ahlan , Cairo
The teachers are what make the school great.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Apartment
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Make realistic expectations about your time there. Understand that it will take a couple of weeks to get used to the city and study if you’re not already a student.
Social activities and teachers.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Apartment
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don't just sign up for MSA, take some Egyptian Coloquial Arabic as well. It will make your life in Cairo so much easier.
Other comments: It is amazing. I highly recommend the school, you won't be dissappointed.
Teachers, location, external trips & value for money
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: Great experience!
Wonderful people. I felt I had come here not to study, but to a family - we were all like a big family. The quality of teaching is really high, everything is explained very well and clearly, they will help you with any problems any time, day and night.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Apartment
5.0/5.0
Yahia is an excellent teacher.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take time to explore Cairo. A cheap place to stay downtown is Dahab Hostel. Uber to school at Khan el Khalili is cheap (prepare to learn how to cross the street and walk a bit of a distance).
Other comments: excellent staff and location.

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    FAQ about Ahlan , Cairo

  • Arabic courses at Ahlan start at 86 € for Egyptian Colloquial Arabic course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Ahlan
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cairo International Airport (15 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Ahlan varies from 1 students (One-to-One Lessons 10) to 8 students (Modern Standard Arabic Intensive)
  • 100% of teachers at Ahlan hold a university degree. 80% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Ahlan comes from Germany with a 25% representation, followed by students from France (15%) and USA (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Ahlan offers courses from 20 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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