Arabisch is een mooie, dynamische taal en het is de moeite waard om er tijd in te steken om het te bestuderen. Afgezien van lessen bij onze deskundige docenten, biedt het instituut vele activiteiten die de mogelijkheid bieden om Arabisch te oefenen. Tijd buiten de stad, frequente bezoeken aan historische sites en markten (suq), taal- en cultuuruitwisselingen, ontmoetingen met lokale mensen en vrienden maken met Egyptenaren zijn allemaal manieren om uw taalvaardigheid te vergroten.
Ongeacht je niveau, Ahlan-Egypt moedigt je aan om het Arabisch te omarmen en te oefenen met het spreken en lezen van de taal binnen en buiten het instituut.
Het hele jaar door hebben we één-op-één lessen en de speciale groepscursussen (40 of 60 uur).
Bij Ahlan-Egypt kun je zowel Modern Standaard Arabisch (MSA) als Egyptisch Arabisch (ECA) leren.
Ons docententeam bestaat uit professionele, zeer ervaren native speakers, gespecialiseerd in het lesgeven van Arabisch aan buitenlanders.
Tijdens elke cursus heeft de student de mogelijkheid om verschillende manieren van lesgeven te ervaren, met onze leraren.
Natuurlijk worden de lessen, zowel in Modern Standaard Arabisch als in Egyptisch Arabisch, georganiseerd met behulp van verschillende lesmethoden, waaronder grammatica, multimedia, literatuur, poëzie, liedjes en films.
Elke les duurt van 2 tot 3 uur, afhankelijk van de cursus, met een pauze in het midden. Gratis thee wordt verstrekt tijdens de pauzes.
In het geval dat er maar één persoon in een niveau is, organiseren we liever privéles van anderhalf uur per dag voor MSA (normaal of lerarenopleiding) en 1 voor privéles van lager of hoger niveau. uur voor ECA.
Je kunt ook een intensieve cursus Modern Modern Arabisch volgen, door je aan te melden voor de cursus Extra Linguïstische activiteiten, naast de normale MSA-cursussen, en dus nog eens twee uur les per dag toe te voegen aan taalactiviteiten, spellen die taalvaardigheid en conversatie testen, in totaal 10 uren instructie per week. Deze cursus is alleen beschikbaar voor studenten die zijn ingeschreven op een van de normale MSA-cursussen, behalve beginners.
In het geval van een feestdag op enig moment tijdens de cursus, worden de gemiste uren gecompenseerd voor extra lessen vóór of na de vakantie, BEHALVE Eid el-Fitr en Eid al-Adha. Deze Eid-dagen worden verrekend met de totale cursusprijs en worden niet vergoed.
Professionele experts verzorgen kalligrafie, media, journalistiek en vertaalcursussen in de
hart van de hoofdstad van Egypte.
Vijf uur per week zijn gewijd aan seminars, workshops en lokale rondleidingen door de smalle, kronkelende passages van het oude Islamitische Cairo rondom de school. Rondleidingen naar interessante plekken buiten de stad worden ook georganiseerd, met aandacht voor Egyptische geschiedenis en erfgoedspots. Deze rondleidingen worden altijd georganiseerd in het kader van verantwoord en duurzaam toerisme.
Het instituut heeft drie takken: Alexandrië, Cairo en Luxor. De school in Alexandrië, de parel van de Middellandse Zee, bevindt zich in het historische centrum van de stad, op de eerste verdieping van een heel oud gebouw tegenover de zee; die in Cairo heeft ook een prachtige locatie, omdat het zich in het oude islamitische Cairo bevindt, tussen Khan el Kalili (de grootste suq in het Midden-Oosten en Bab el Nasr.) De school in Luxor ligt in het centrum van de stad, in de buurt van de beroemde suq.
Alle instituten zijn uitgerust met airconditioning en ze hebben een draadloze internetservice en de mogelijkheid om het beschikbaar te maken voor iedereen wiens computer is uitgerust voor draadloze bediening. Alle studenten van het instituut zijn van harte welkom om deze dienst zonder extra kosten te gebruiken, met hun persoonlijke laptop.
De nationaliteiten- en leeftijden mix in Ahlan Arabic Centre Cairo varieert over verschillende tijd periodes, taalcursussen en niveau's. Gedurende het jaar is de gemiddelde leeftijd 23. Tijdens de zomer is de gemiddelde leeftijd 25.
The offered programs of Ahlan are various, so you can go on learning how ever you like and feel. Also within time classes you are flexible for course changes or time outs for travelling around Egypt. The Ahlan team is so great and nice, you will feel comfortable timely if you are open minded. And if you need help in anyway? You will get it!
Thanks for everything.
When I searched at the first day the location of Ahlan school it was pretty hard to find it.
Finally after asking some people and using my maps I founded the right place.
So as a feedback maybe they could place some signs.
When arrived the welcoming was really niced.
My teacher directly presented herself and I needed to do a test so they could check my level.
After finishing my test there was a kind boy who helped me with pronunciation.
During the two weeks I really enjoyed the lessons.
The teacher was able to speak English very well.
Besides that he had a really positive vibe.
I've heard there a hotels linked to the school but I already had another hotel booked.
Sometimes the students organised activities like having diner together or going to cultural places together.
After all I'am really happy with this experience in Cairo and at Ahlan.
Hope this is enough information.
Tijn van Emmerik
Location is excellent. It’s fun to have lunch in Khan el Khalili. All of the other faculty members seem to be excellent also, as the administrators.Toon details » lees meer...
Very flexible and accommodating: Because of my full-time job, I could only do class on Fridays and/or Saturdays when the school is closed, but they were very flexible in scheduling one-on-one tutoring for those days. They were also very flexible in creating a curriculum that included a blend of MSA and colloquial Egyptian. They were also very flexible in extending my lessons due my frequent travels that caused me to miss class.
Competent teachers: I began with one instructor for the first 20 or so weeks who was very good, but had to depart for a job overseas. My second instructor has also been very good. Ahlan Instructors are patient and especially good with explaining Arabic grammar which, for me, is very important in understanding and retaining the language. Instructors are also very nice and welcoming and enjoy helping students experience the culture of Cairo.
Acceptable location: I live in Cairo about a 20-30 minute Uber ride from the school so the location was not convenient for me in terms of being within walking distance of home. However, the school is located on the backside of the Khan e-Khalili shopping district so it is an ideal location for students to walk outside the school and practice Arabic at shops and restaurants.
Acceptable facilities: The school has separate furnished classrooms (with white boards), outdoor sitting areas, kitchen facilities, bathroom facilities, free Wi-Fi, and A/C (very important in the summer). Flies are bothersome, but that's typical everywhere in Cairo. Feral cats are also frequent visitors slipping into classrooms and meowing loudly for food (students should be careful as they may carry rabies). There was also staff available during my lessons offering tea and keeping the facilities clean.
Housing: Not applicable (I live in Cairo)
Activities: For the most part, my schedule would not allow me to participate in any of the cultural activities that Ahlan offers. I was able to participate in Iftar dinner hosted at the school because it occurred late enough after work. It was very nice. Plenty of good food and an opportunity for me to me other teachers and students that I normally don't have an opportunity to interact with. Very family-oriented feeling at Ahlan.
Ahlan Cairo is a language school that I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to study Arabic in Cairo, as there was a very good balance between studying and doing cultural activities, where you could explore Cairo and learn more about Egyptian culture. The class sizes were perfect for me, as I wanted to do a one on one course and get more personal attention. The classes were then tailored to me, based on what I wanted to learn or study. The school itself is located in Al-Gamaleya, which made the experience feel very authentic, as you get to see the old city of Cairo every single day. The housing was also excellent, as that was one thing I was worried about but I had no complaints or problems.Toon details » lees meer...
Location was perfect and just 10 minutes from metro station. Facilities were excellent and the activities were great. The teacher and manager are super friendly.
I only missed having other students around because I was the only one in my class. It would be more fun to have someone in the same level as me to make homework and practice with in Arabic.
I'm a student of languages and I have studied in several private schools, so I can make a comparison. Ahlan has small classes with few students, divided by level. This was good for learning because the teachers give you full attention and involve you in the lesson. Having different teachers gives different learning methods, such as listening, dictation, grammar etc. The teachers were always available to help you if you had problems understanding, and they incited you to talk and practice the conversation. They had a good method of teaching Arabic to foreigners, which is what is sometimes difficult to find in others Arabic schools.
Talking about the general atmosphere, I never felt excluded; the entire staff had always done their best to make me feel at ease even with the different culture. They treated me with respect and cordiality.
Moreover, the school organized different activities, which allowed you to spend your time outside school, discovering Egypt.
Mr. Hamada, the director, was very helpful; he answered all my doubts and he helped me every time I needed help. He worried about everything until he was sure you had everything you need.
The nice thing about Ahlan is that you can learn and make friends, and feel like being in a big family. Even the cleaning lady was very nice to us. The last thing is the school location: Ahlan is on the old Islamic Cairo, which is the best place to see the real Egyptian life.
I enjoyed my experience at school, especially the fact that I was living in the city where I was studying! The people were very kind and generous. I would however like to make more cultural visits in the city of Cairo. I liked the patience of the teacher. Some were a lot more organized than others in their working methods. The teaching method of Professor Omar was remarkable, because these courses were planned and he tracked back on the material covered in other courses. I believe this is essential to learning.Toon details » lees meer...
The teachers are excellent, very competent and extremely professional. The school is located in a very nice historical area. When you enter the school, the staff makes you feel you are a part of their family. There is a very nice employee who cooks great authentic Egyptian food while helping you do your homework and practice speaking Arabic.
The administrators would do anything to make your stay enjoyable. They actually visit the country with you! They take care of everything. I was living in a nice flat, located about 5 minutes walk from Tharir square. Every single person that I met has become a great friend of mine. It's all about the people. Everyone is so kind.
There are no words to express how grateful I am to have met all these great people.
I liked that the classes were smaller. It was more personal, which helped me learn the language. It was good that the teachers conducted the classes in Arabic as much as possible. This forced me to learn the language. Extra cultural experiences, trips, and lectures outside of class made the experience even more fulfilling. I felt that the location was very good. There were some nice little shops in the area surrounding the school. I walked there every day from the Arabian Nights hostel, which was a very nice walk for me. I liked the Arabian Nights hostel very much, but I think it was a better place for shorter stays.
If you will in Cairo for over a month, do not stay in the Arabian Nights hostel. If you will stay for less than a month, then the Arabian Nights hostel is a nice simple place. As for the teachers, I liked all of them. It felt very family-like, which helped in learning the language. The weekly activities were also amazing and I am glad that I had the opportunity to do some of those. I will hopefully return one day. I connected with a lot of good people.
The staff at school, location and facilities were very nice. I learned a lot, since the school provides classes for every student, no matter which level they are in. What made the experience to study Arabic at Ahlan Egypt even more perfect were the countless activities after class.Toon details » lees meer...
Warm hearty atmosphere. Teaching was well prepared and included intuitive learning which I appreciate. Lessons were held in Arabic only where possible which was really helpful for the learning process. The staff was always very friendly caring and interested. I felt very much at home.Toon details » lees meer...
I am back in Switzerland for a week now. All in all I had a good experience, of which the school was one part. I have relatives in Alexandria which I visited regularly on the weekends and I have friends in Cairo whom I met in the evenings.
I have applied for a class and for a one on one teaching; in the end I was the only student, so I had only one on one teaching. I was welcomed in a friendly way, by Ali the manager and Omar, the teacher.
I am a language teacher myself, so I am probably a very difficult student and in fact I judge the didactic quality varied. On the one hand the teaching material was all in Arabic and did not offer any vocabulary list, but I managed to do one by myself. On the other hand, with the help of the teacher I managed to get through the book quite well, but I must say it is not comparable with what I use in my teaching. As for the didactic techniques, the teacher used a variety of methods through the lessons, gave homework and checked it. But I hardly ever had the impression that he was in any way prepared. I am, of course, aware that I cannot expect Swiss quality.
My Arabic is now on a decent level, I can formulate sentences and speak to strangers who don't speak English, and that is due to the lessons; but I'd like to add that I did my homework and added two hours per day to the lessons, revising and studying.
The school is situated in an area that is considered the historic centre of Cairo, unfortunately that means only to a certain extent picturesque, the area (not the school) is rather dirty, but never dangerous. The call to prayer was extremely loud and disturbed the lessons very much. The house in which the school is in belongs to the FEDA, an organization which gives room to craftsmen. That makes it loud too, for hammering and so, but I liked the idea and I didn't find it disturbing.
The school offers an outing every night, I accepted it once, since I had a lot of friends in Cairo, it was a very nice Sufi dance. Every day, we had a breakfast with local traditional food, which I liked very much.
My main issue concerning this school is the staff, not so much as professionals, but rather their way of thinking: Ali the manager is from upper Egypt, not from Cairo and has a wife there who can not come to see him. He speaks openly about wanting to get married to another woman in Cairo since he is fascinated with their libertine ways, although he cannot understand that women in Cairo walk without men at their side.
Omar the teacher, when I answered to his question, what is east of Egypt, there is Israel, said, no Israel does not exist, it's Palestine.
The (female) servant was veiled with a face cover that allowed to see only her eyes. I didn't like that so much, although the lady was very nice.
I can accept that people think the way they think, especially since this gave me an insight in a way of thinking which seems to be very common in Egypt, but this school is oriented to westerners and it belongs to an Italian. So I expect the staff to be aware about their clients' open minded thinking and not to let their thinking shine through too much.
All in all, I learned a lot in this school, not only linguistically, but socio-politically as well, but that part was not easy to digest.
Dear Mr Hilal,
Having read your feedback, I feel it is my duty to respond to you personally. I am glad to hear that, on the whole, your experience of Egypt was good. As you are no doubt aware, Egypt has been adversely affected by both the revolution and the Middle East conflicts along its borders. As a result, tourism is down and students are few. Therefore, we appreciate your visit all the more and take your comments seriously.
Egyptians are very friendly people, so it pleases me to hear that the staff were welcoming. Your assumption to expect less of the teaching methodology here is correct, although your vocabulary list suggestion is excellent and we shall put this into action for future students.
I was pleased to read that your Arabic has improved as a result of the course and that you also understand the importance of the homework and self-study. Not all students are as diligent. Your comments about the setting of the school will be useful to those people who have never travelled to Cairo before and will let them know what to expect upon arrival.
My main issue concerning your feedback was the personal comments about the staff. The review page should not be used as a forum to make judgements about individuals or their religious beliefs. There are no 'servants' at this school, we are all staff. At Ahlan Egypt, if a woman chooses to wear a nicab then this is her choice. As long as staff are friendly and helpful, they are welcome to work in our school.
With regard to the temporary manager (who was working there at the time of your visit), I accept that his personal opinions may have offended you and that they may have been inappropriate comments. However, to state your understanding of his opinions on a public web page is equally inappropriate. Finally, your statement about the teacher being drawn into a political conversation was alarming. Obviously, I have reminded staff that Ahlan Egypt is not a political or religious institution and therefore no opinions can be expressed on these matters, even if pressed.
I hope we have dealt with the feedback to your satisfaction.
I very much liked studying Arabic in Islamic Cairo and found this to be a much more dynamic and authentic experience. It was great having intensive private classes, and the teachers/staff were very friendly. I was disappointed that there weren't any cultural activities offered (it was a very quiet time at the school) and it was also quite frustrating that I wasn't able to have morning classes every day - but the staff did try to be understanding about this.Toon details » lees meer...
My time here in Cairo is amazing. I am having Arabic lessons in the morning, it is one to one because there was nobody else on my level and therefore very intensive, and in the afternoon we are having each day different activities. I really like my lessons, my teacher is good and patient. The school is really nice, the facilities are very good and everybody is totally friendly and helpful. Any question can be asked and they try to do everything to make you feel good. There is always time for having a tea together, for a talk, for a joke... I am not only learning Arabic, but also a lot about the people, culture and the current situation in Egypt. I am living in a shared apartment with another girl who is also studying at school. The place is really nice.Toon details » lees meer...
Het is mogelijk om in een huurappartement te verblijven gedurende uw studie in Caïro, maar dit kan duurder te zijn. Ahlan Arabic Centre levert enige hulp met appartementen huur of u kunt zelf een appartement huren. Lees meer over appartmentverblijf
Shared apartment - 2-person shared room - No meals
Shared apartment - Single-person room - No meals
We kunnen geen visas voor studenten aanvragen. De school kan u echter wel met alle benodigde documentatie voorzien die u nodig heeft voor uw visa aanvraag.
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Het nieuwe Ahlan Arabic Centre ligt in het hart van het oude Islamitische Cairo. De levendige omgeving van Khan El Kalili ligt op slechts een korte loopafstand en biedt een directe kennismaking met de Egyptische cultuur met zijn soeks, koffiehuizen en restaurants.
We zijn erg trots op ons nieuwe centrum. Het onlangs gerenoveerde 400 jaar oude gebouw heeft zes klaslokalen met airconditioning, een receptie met gratis thee en koffie en een bibliotheek. Wij bieden een warm en vriendelijk welkom aan al onze studenten die worden aangemoedigd om zich onder te dompelen in de Arabische taal en de rijke cultuur en geschiedenis van Egypte.
We moedigen onze studenten aan deel te nemen aan gemeenschapswijsheidsprojecten die vanuit het gebouw werken onder auspiciën van FEDA, een Egyptische niet-gouvernementele organisatie. Dit biedt een uitstekende gelegenheid om Arabisch te spreken met lokale mensen.
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We offer different kinds of accommodations: Shared flat, Hotel or Hostel, but no homestay accommodation! For the shared flat we have the restriction of 4 weeks, but if a person wishes to stay less than 4 weeks he still has to pay the amount for the 4 weeks. The Hotel and Hostel can be booked for a wished period, without any restrictions. But in the period you wish for your student there is no free space in a shared flat, the student can only choose between Hotel or Hostel.
The course is available from 24 November - 19 December 2013 (4 weeks). The daily class schedule from 9 am to 12 pm, and from 1 pm to 4 pm.