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2 Best language schools in Cairo (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Cairo? Every visitor in Egypt comes to Cairo, to gasp at the outstanding Pyramids and the sprawling immensity of this city. Cairo boasts bazaars, mosques and the city Citadel and an extraordinary antiquities Museum. It is equally impossible not to find yourself carried away by the street life, where medieval trades and customs co-exist with a modern, cosmopolitan mix of Arab, African and European influences.
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What our students said about Cairo

Rating: 5/5


Negative comments aren't supposed to mean 'don't go there' because it is an awesome experience anyway.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cairo

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

The teachers are what make the school great.

22 December 2019
Course: Modern Standard Arabic + Egyptian Colloquial Arabic - 4 weeks
Student age: 27 years

New Zealand

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

The reviews about Ahlan are not accurate. It seems to be amazing and it needs lots of improvement.

4 August 2019
Course: Modern Standard Arabic - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years

United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

Hanan the teacher and the students here are fantastic.
Get rid of the manager who is never serious.

30 July 2019
Course: Modern Standard Arabic Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years

South Korea

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

Social activities and teachers.
It is amazing. I highly recommend the school, you won't be dissappointed.

30 October 2018
Course: Modern Standard Arabic - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

Teachers, location, external trips & value for money
Great experience!

29 July 2018
Course: Modern Standard Arabic - 4 weeks
Student age: 27 years

England UK

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

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.

1 July 2018
Course: Egyptian Colloquial Arabic - 4 weeks
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

Yahia is an excellent teacher.
excellent staff and location.

29 April 2018
Course: Modern Standard Arabic - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

United States

Key Facts about Cairo

Quality of life was ranked in recent report of Mercer in position 177 (2019).

Population: 7,735,000

Time zone: +12h. (GMT +2)

Region: Muḩāfaz̧at al Qāhirah,

Currency: EGP (1 EGP = 0.0636 USD)

Name of city in Arabic: القاهرة

Cairo quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.3

4.3 (109 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in Egypt. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 5 (rankings of universities in Cairo)

High season: July

Low season: November

Average course price per week (High season): 129 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 140 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:48* (52% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:39* (61% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Egypt average):39.80 EGP (56% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Cairo

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Events in CairoBest time to take a language course in Cairo

6th of October
6th of October

06 October 2021On the 6th of October, to commemorate the victory of the October war, there is a military parade and air show.

What to do in Cairo

Al-Azhar Mosque
Al-Azhar Mosque
Nile River Cruise
Nile River Cruise
Al-Azhar Park
Al-Azhar Park
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Arrival Airport

Cairo International (CAI) - 16 km. from Cairo city center

Public transportation to city center:

, 43,00 EGP, 17 minutes.

Main stops:

Every 5 minutes, 35,00 EGP, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Kolyet el Banat, Cairo Fair, Abbasia, Abdou Pasha, El Geish, Bab el Shaaria, Ataba

Taxi: 42 EGP, 18 minutes drive to city center of Cairo

Direct international flights from:
  • South Africa: Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International

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