Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

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Egyptian Colloquial Arabic courses

Egyptian Colloquial Arabic is the spoken language used by Arabs in their everyday lives. Unlike modern standard Arabic (MSA) that is uniform in all Arab countries, colloquial Arabic is subject to regional variation. These regional variations not only exist across countries, but also across regions in the same country.

Here are Arab Academy’s Egyptian Colloquial Arabic course offerings:


Colloquial 101 - Egyptian Arabic I

Course Description

This course is designed for students who know little or no Egyptian Arabic and those who need a refresher of the basics. It is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of modern standard Arabic before taking this course. This basics course will cover daily life situations that a foreigner living in Egypt is likely to encounter. The course focuses on oral communication skills, listening skills and cultural skills which will be developed through situational discussions and dialogues.

Learning outcomes for the course

By completing Egyptian Arabic 101, students will be able to:

  • Initiate social interactions, ask for basic information, and be aware of basic cultural aspects of social interaction in the Arab world.
  • Talk about themselves, their education, and their family with native Arabic speakers.
  • Understand and engage in simple conversations on familiar topics.
  • Interact and communicate with Egyptians on the streets of Cairo on issues related to daily life.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Self and family
  • Habits and traditions
  • Self as part of a group
  • Social interaction

Assessment Overview

The following are the components of the evaluation criteria for the course:

  • Online Activities 50%
  • Tests 50%
  • Total Course Score 100%

Colloquial 102 - Egyptian Arabic II

Course Description

This course is for students who know the Arabic alphabet and some basic communicative functions of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. It aims at developing oral communication skills through presenting daily life situations that a foreigner living in Egypt is likely to encounter such as ordering food, taking a taxi, and socializing. Cultural skills are developed through discussions of the situations and the dialogues.

Learning outcomes for the course

By completing Egyptian Arabic 102, students will be able to:

  • Interact and communicate with Egyptians on the streets of Cairo on issues related to daily life.
  • Partake in social interactions, with sensitivity to cultural aspects.
  • Comprehend simple conversation on familiar topics.

This course covers the following topics:

Culture of Egyptians especially as relates to:

  • Self and family
  • Habits and traditions
  • Self as Part of a Group
  • Social Interaction

Assessment Overview

The following are the components of the evaluation criteria for the course

  • Online Activities 50%
  • Tests 50%
  • Total Course Score 100%

Colloquial 103 - Egyptian Arabic III

Course Description

This level is for intermediate learners who are able to speak with a fair degree of fluency on topics related to daily life. It presents diverse topic including lunch Invitation with the Family, Marriage Habits, Traveling, Carelessness and Road Accidents, In the Street, Housing Problem, Health, Poverty and Wealth, Love Affairs and Education. By the end of the course, you will be able to discuss social issues quite easily. You will also have a deep understanding of the social problems that contemporary Egyptians face in the different facets of life. Cultural skills are developed through discussions of the situations and the advice to give.

Learning outcomes for the course

By the end of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic 103 you will be able to:

  • Discuss social problems with locals and exchange points of views.
  • Talk about your own problems with native speakers of Arabic.
  • Comprehend conversation on a variety of topics that relate to social life in Egypt.
  • Recognize of basic cultural aspects of social interaction in the Arab world.
  • Identify some of the differences between formal and spoken Arabic.

This course covers the following topics:

Culture of Egyptians especially as relates to:

  • Self and family.
  • Habits and traditions
  • Self as Part of a Group
  • Social Interaction

Assessment Overview

The following are the components of the evaluation criteria for the course

  • Online Activities: 50%
  • Tests: 50%
  • Total Course Score: 100%

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