Arabic Winter Intensives 2023-24

Cairo, Egypt

Achieve important goals through focused, immersive, and interactive short courses.

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SMALL GROUP CLASSES

Benefit from an intimate and supportive learning environment that helps you reach your potential 

INTERACTIVE LESSONS

Interactive lessons to keep you engaged

CONTINUE LEARNING ONLINE

Whether your stay in Egypt was long or short, continue studying your coursebook online at your own pace via live lessons. 

TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

Get a chance to explore Egypt besides your studies through trips organised by us. 

AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP OFF

We’re here for you from the moment you land, until the time you leave

AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Have your housing sorted by us so you have one less thing to worry about.

About Us

At Explore Arabic we are dedicated to guiding you to discover the depths of the Arabic language and the beauty of the Quran. With a passion for teaching and a commitment to excellence, we offer a wide range of courses to help you reach specific goals in a structured and organised way.

Our team consists of specialists in the Arabic language, Quranic, and Islamic Sciences; graduates from institutions in Egypt (such as Al-Azhar University, Cairo University, Furqan Centre) and the UK in the UK (such as the School of Oriental and African Studies, University College London) to form a dynamic and understanding team. Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors are here to guide you on your learning journey, whether you’re a beginner or seeking to deepen your existing knowledge. We provide a supportive and interactive learning environment, enabling you to progress and reach your potential.

Our in-person programmes in Egypt operate in three locations in Nasr City (Districts 8 and 9).

Join our community of learners and embark on a transformative educational experience that will bring you closer to your goals of seeking knowledge and developing yourself.

AVAILABLE COURSES

Quran For Beginners

Start your journey of reading the Quran from here! You’ll start with the Arabic alphabet and work through the Qa’idah (Arabic reading primer) until you are able to read verses from the Quran in Arabic independently with good pronunciation. You will also memorise selected short Surahs through repetition with the teacher in class.

LEVEL 1

  • Complete learning to read Arabic words and sentences.
  • Memorise selected short Surahs (Al-Fatihah, An-Naas to Al-Kaafirun)


LEVEL 2

  • Develop your confidence and fluency in reciting Quran by reading from the Mushaf.
  • Memorise selected short Surahs.

Intensive schedule: 40 hours over 2 weeks (4 hours daily). 

Note:
Memorisation of Surahs is optional for the intensive course.
– The Quran for Beginners Programme consists of 2 levels in total, you will complete 1 LEVEL of 2 LEVELS during one course. So to complete both levels, you would need to attend two courses.
– The regular schedule to complete a level for this programme is 40 hours over 4 weeks (2 hours daily). 

COURSE DATES

COURSE 1: 23 Nov – 06 Dec 2023 (40 hours, 2 Weeks)
COURSE 2: 08 Dec – 21 Dec 2023 (40 hours, 2 Weeks)
COURSE 3: 23 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024 (40 hours, 2 Weeks)

  • Course dates include arrival and departure dates.
  • 40 hours (2 weeks) – Completion of 1 level of 2 levels
  • More than one course can be booked to extend study duration and to complete more levels

 

Arabic Language

This is a general Fusha (Standard) Arabic programme that develops all four language skills: listening (comprehension), reading (comprehension), writing (expression), and speaking. It teaches grammar (Nahw, Sarf, and Balagha) and vocabulary related to a wide range of topics and themes (modern and classical) is applied practically and introduced gradually throughout the levels

This course is ideal for those looking to:

  • Understand the Quran without translation
  • Seek knowledge independently and study the Islamic sciences
  • Use Arabic at university for academic purposes
  • Use Arabic in a professional environment
  • Learn Arabic holistically and interactively

Intensive Schedule: 50 hours over 2 weeks (5 hours daily)

NOTE:
– The Arabic Language programme consists of 18 levels in total. During one course, you will complete 1 LEVEL out of the 18 levels.
– The regular schedule to complete a level for this programme is 50 hours over 4 weeks (2.5 hours daily).
– The course will boost your current level of Arabic or help you get started if you’re a complete beginner.

COURSE DATES

COURSE 1: 23 Nov – 06 Dec 2023 (40 hours, 2 Weeks)
COURSE 2: 08 Dec – 21 Dec 2023 (40 hours, 2 Weeks)
COURSE 3: 23 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024 (40 hours, 2 Weeks)

  • Course dates include arrival and departure dates.
  • 50 hours (2 weeks) – Completion of 1 level of 2 levels
  • More than one course can be booked to extend study duration and to complete more levels

 

Arabic Speaking

This Arabic Speaking Programme is specifically designed to improve your verbal communication skills in Fusha Arabic through a variety of activities such as (but not limited to) structured dialogues, debates, presentations, interviews, and role-play. 

There is also a wide range of topics covered across the levels giving you a well-rounded exposure to the language. Intermediate and advanced levels also give students the flexibility to choose topics tailored to their interests and needs. 

The programme is perfect for you if you:

  • Are currently studying an Arabic course which doesn’t have sufficient speaking practice (e.g. the main focus is on grammar)
  • You studied Arabic previously and want to brush up on your speaking skills.

Note: This course differs from the General Arabic Language course which focuses on all 4 language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). The speaking course focuses mainly on improving your speaking. There is some grammar, but it is mostly functional and for practical purposes.

Intensive Schedule: 50 hours over 2 weeks (5 hours daily)

NOTE:
– The Arabic Language programme consists of 6 levels in total. During ONE course, you will complete 1 LEVEL out of the 6 levels.
– The regular schedule to complete a level for this programme is 80 hours over 8 weeks (2 hours daily).

COURSE DATES

 17 Dec 2023 – 14 Jan 2024 (80 hours, 4 Weeks)

  • Course dates include arrival and departure dates.
  • 80 hours (4 weeks) – Completion of 1 level of 6 levels
  • More than one course can be booked to extend study duration and to complete more levels

Kickstart your learning journey, boost your existing level or reawaken past knowledge

PACKAGES

2-Week Course

QURAN FOR BEGINNERS *Intensive*

PACKAGE 1

Course Dates
23 Nov – 06 Dec 2023
08 Dec – 21 Dec 2023
23 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks
Class Type: Group

PACKAGE FEATURES:
☆ Quran for Beginners – 40 hrs (1 level)
☆ Coursebook
☆ ONE trip
☆ Airport pick-up and drop-off

 

£230

2-Week Course

ARABIC LANGUAGE *Intensive*

PACKAGE 2

Course Dates
23 Nov – 06 Dec 2023
08 Dec – 21 Dec 2023
23 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024

Duration: 50 hours (2 weeks)
Class Type: Group

PACKAGE FEATURES:
☆ Arabic Language – 50 hrs (1 level)
☆ Coursebook
☆ ONE trip
☆ Airport pick-up and drop-off

 

£310   £280

4-Week Course

ARABIC SPEAKING *Intensive*

PACKAGE 3

ourse Dates
17 Dec 2023 – 14 Jan 2024

Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks
Class Type: Group

PACKAGE FEATURES:
☆ Arabic Speaking (80 hours, 1 level)
☆ Coursebooks
☆ ONE trip
☆ Airport pick-up and drop-off

 

£390

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

(Add accommodation to your package)

2 WEEKS
£145 (Shared Room)
£205 (Private Room)

4 WEEKS
£255 (Shared Room)
£350 (Private Room)

6 WEEKS
£355 (Shared Room)
£450 (Private Room)

Accommodation

WiFi & Utility bills included
General maintenance
Furnished
Shared room

TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

Full-day Trips 

The Nile river
Alexandria
Port Said
Islamic Cairo

The Red Sea
+ others

These are examples of the trips we offer. Extra trips not included in the programme have additional charges

30% OFF ACCOMMODATION

Valid until 20 Nov 2023.
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LIMITED SPACES

(Registration open until places fill up)

Book your Evaluation

During the evaluation, we will conduct a placement test and assess your needs.

Why Egypt?

Visit the ancient city of Cairo, home to many scholars and specialist of the Arabic language and Quranic sciences…

Egypt has always been a learning hub for Arabic, Quran and Islamic sciences being where scholars in these fields and their students reside and teach.  

Areas like Madinat Nasr are buzzing with foreigners from all corners of the world in their journey of studying Arabic, Quran and Islamic studies so you'll not only meet locals, but people of other cultures who probably only share one language with you (Arabic).

Although the language of the streets is the Egyptian colloquial dialect (known as  'Aamiyyah), it is still relatively easy to pick up as it has been minimally influenced by the language of its  colonisers. Many words are derived from fusha (Modern Standard Arabic) so it is possible to understand what is being said over time.

The Islamic atmosphere, friendly people and hospitality leaves everyone with memories that  gives them a longing to return back.

What students have said...

"A strength of the Arabic programme is the group discussions and creative activities. e.g. plan a business idea and pitch it."

Anonymous (UK)
Arabic & Quran Programme 2022, Egypt

The teachers are very precise when it comes to reciting correctly

Aziza Yusuf (UK)
Arabic & Quran Programme 2021, Egypt

"I ... can definitely see improvements in my recitation"

I loved studying at the partnered institute, the staff were extremely supportive and encouraging. I benefited a lot and can definitely see improvements in my recitation.

Khadijah Adbullah (UK)
Arabic & Quran Programme 2022, Egypt

"I enjoy how interactive the lessons. are.."

I enjoy how interactive the lessons are and how we do a lot of speaking practice and play a lot of games.

Anonymous (UK)
Arabic & Quran Programme 2022, Egypt

"The supervisor is very easy and comfortable to speak to"

The supervisor is very easy and comfortable to speak to. She made us feel welcome in Egypt and that we could come to her for help at any time which was very comforting. Upon meeting our landlord we told him all of our problems and the supervisor was very supportive of the situation and would speak on our behalf which eventually led him to agree to replace damaged stuff in the house such as mattresses and door handles.

Anonymous (UK)
Arabic & Quran Programme 2022, Egypt

"...helped me to settle in"

Well-organised program. Student noticeboard was useful & helped me to settle in. Information is usually communicated to us promptly.

Nasra Omar (UK)
Arabic & Quran Programme 2022, Egypt

"Class sizes are small which make the lessons more focused."

Soumaya Mahdi (UK)
Arabic & Quran Programme 2022, Egypt

Very good experience with explore Arabic from start to finish ! Loved all my teacher . Great atmosphere. I had the best experience ever ! Can’t wait to go back ????

Naouel Bourbia (France)
Quran for Beginners Programme 2023, Egypt

"...strengthens my connection with the Quran"

I love the tajweed side as well as the tibyan of imam an nawawi. Reading the Tibyan with the quran course js great because it builds a sense of gratification to Allah and strengthens my connection with the Quran. The sheikh explains the Tajweed rules very easy for me to understand and remember which I appreciate a lot.

Anonymous
Arabic & Quran Programme 2023, Egypt

What are you waiting for?

Contact us if you have any queries or get started by registering. 

FAQ

Frequently Asked

How can I apply?
  1. Book your Evaluation – we will conduct a placement test to get an idea of your current level. No need to revise for this.
  2. You’ll be sent a link to book your course and accommodation after the Evaluation.

    Note: accommodation places are limited
Are flights included in the package fees?

No

Are accommodation and classes mixed?

Accommodation and classes for males and females are separate.

What other expenses should I think about?

Flights, visas, food and drink, mobile data/credit, and groceries. 
Click here for more information on living costs in Egypt.

I want to stay for more than 2 weeks

You can book more than one course to increase your stay. 

Can under 18s attend?

Under 18s must have a parent/guardian responsible for them during their stay in Egypt.

Although the classes are intended for adults, mature youth from 12+ years are permitted to join the classes given they are mature and able to handle the intensive nature of the programme.

Is this programme for males and females?

Yes, it is open to both males and females.

How much will I learn in one course?

You will complete 1 level of your chosen programme. Each programme is made up of levels. You can complete more than one level by booking additional courses which will extend your study duration.

I want to come, but I can't make it for those dates?

You can take lessons privately – contact us to know your options and discuss what you would like.

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