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4 Arabic Language Schools in Cairo 2024

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How our students rated their experience in Cairo


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Cairo
117 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Cairo

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 2.2/5.0


Rating: 4.5/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0


Rating: 4.1/5.0

What our students said about Cairo

Best season in autumn, avoid high summer if possible. If necessary, book course at Ahlan Alexandria (coastal city) in summer.


Rating: 4/5

Sami Germany

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


Rating: 5/5

Lennart Germany

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cairo


Amazing teachers and great en environment! Also very helpful for students to have these social events, loved it!

2 January 2024
Course: Modern Standard Arabic Basic - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years


Rating: 4.3

| 25 reviews

The commitment of the teachers and their high level of expertise.

19 November 2023
Course: Modern Standard Arabic + Egyptian Colloquial Arabic - 4 weeks
Student age: 48 years


Rating: 4.3

| 25 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


Rating: 4.3

| 25 reviews

The other students were by far my favorite part of the experience. Very international and relatively young (~22-25). Although a bit more expensive than Egyptian hostels, I would recommend a room at Ahlan. At least there are no employees from the school living in Orabi St. and there is a very relaxed atmosphere. People do a lot together, help each other with homework (yes homework) and there is the possibility to walk to school together in the morning.
The quality of the teaching is very good. All teachers (mostly female) speak good English and are very competent. The only drawback is that at Ahlan you always have the feeling that the school wants to make an extra profit. In summary, they offer Egyptian service at European prices. Sadly, neither the teachers nor the local management are well paid. Would also advise against organized tours with Ahlan. Prices for buses and hotels are doubled (literally) and there is hardly any co-determination. If possible, just organize something with a few students. Living and traveling in Egypt is extremely cheap.

15 November 2019
Course: Modern Standard Arabic Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.3

| 25 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 Basic - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years


Rating: 4.3

| 25 reviews

Information about Cairo

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.
Population: XL  9,607,000
Time zone: +12h. (GMT +2)
Region: Muḩāfaz̧at al Qāhirah,
Currency: EGP (1 EGP = 0.0210 USD)
Name of city in Arabic: القاهرة
Visa: Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in Egypt. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 04 Jun. 2024 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Egypt in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Egypt on the official website - US Arab Chamber of Commerce in Washington.
High season: July
Low season: November
Average course price per week (High season): 94 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 145 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 48* (52% cheaper than New York)
  • 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): 115.58 EGP
    (53% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Cairo
6th of October
6th of October

06 October 2024On the 6th of October, to commemorate the victory of the October war, there is a military parade and air show.

Sun Festival at Abu Simbel
Sun Festival at Abu Simbel

22 October 2024The Sun Festival is a spectacular event that celebrates the phenomenon of the sun aligning perfectly with the temple's inner sanctum twice a year, on the 22nd day of February and October.

Al-Azhar Mosque
Al-Azhar Mosque
Nile River Cruise
Nile River Cruise
Al-Azhar Park
Al-Azhar Park
Cairo International (CAI) - 16 km. from Cairo city center

Public transportation to city center:

, 17 minutes.

Main stops:

Every 5 minutes, 30 minutes.

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

Taxi: 18 minutes drive to city center of Cairo

Q&A - Questions and answers about Cairo

  • In Cairo, we have an excellent partner school Ahlan, Cairo, Egypt. They offer intensive Online One-to-One Lessons.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 25, 2024
  • We have many partner schools in Cairo offering Arabic courses and can offer conversation lessons as well.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 21, 2023
  • Yes, our partner schools in Cairo can offer you an intensive Arabic course and they can also arrange accommodation and airport pick up for you.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 16, 2023
  • Our partner schools in Cairo offer courses in Arabic only. But we have another partner schools in Taiwan and China offering courses in Mandarin.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - May 17, 2023
  • Ahlan school offers Arabic courses throughout the year, not just in April, June, July, and August. Therefore, you can choose any time range that suits your schedule.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 26, 2023

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