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Luxor, Egypt Arabic school

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Why learn Arabic in Luxor?

Luxor is a small and safe village with a unique atmosphere. It is very easy to walk around the city, and transportation is even easier with the free bicycles that we offer to all our students. You will feel immediately at ease when communicating and dealing with the local citizens who are more than happy to speak to you in Arabic, help you and advise you on anything you need.

We offer comfortable accommodation in the center of Luxor, in the same building as our school. Studying at Ahlan World in Luxor will give you a unique cultural experience in an ancient Egyptian capital, known today as the “largest open-air museum in the world.” Here you will find Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings, magnificent sunset views of the majestic temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor and the breathtaking beauty of the Nile, all of which make our city the perfect choice to come and visit. And while your are here, you can join us on cultural trips that are organized by the school to visit some of these unique places.

Thanks to Luxor’s strategic location, we are well connected to Egypt’s other major cities by public transportation (Aswan, Red Sea, Cairo, Oasis). Our alumni have long-established friendships with people they have met in Egypt, which makes them miss the family atmosphere and return to Luxor.

Learning Arabic with Ahlan Luxor will make you feel like you are part of a unique growing Egyptian-International family that will be difficult to leave behind.


Courses offered at this school:

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) courses give students the linguistic essentials of the Arabic language, with a focus on the foundations of Arabic structure, grammar rules, and key vocabulary. MSA is primarily used is in Arabic media, academic texts, literature and in formal settings, rather than on the streets and in everyday conversations. Most Arabs will nonetheless understand and be able to use MSA, regardless of where they are from and which dialect they use most frequently. MSA is most closely related to the classic, original form of the Arabic language upon which the many different dialects were initially based and formed. For this reason, many students choose the study of MSA at the start of their Arabic careers and then later take on a specific dialect that fits with their particular interests or location in the Arab world. MSA courses are 3 hours per day, 5 days per week.
Ahlan World’s intensive MSA course encompasses all of the material in the standard MSA course listed above, but with an additional focus on vocabulary and grammar specifics, comprehension activities, games that test various linguistic skills, and conversation practice. The intensive course is one of the best options for those students wishing to make the most out of their time in Egypt. Intensive MSA courses are 5 hours per day, 5 days per week and are not available to absolute beginners.
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) courses offer students an immersive study of the Egyptian dialect, which is used by locals for everyday interactions and conversation. The Egyptian dialect is understood by most of the Arab world as a result of Egypt producing many movies and songs. The study of ECA focuses less on universal aspects of the Arabic language (which would be found in an MSA course) and instead provides the essentials of navigating life in an Arab country, including important vocabulary, phrases, and sayings that students may hear on a daily basis while living abroad. ECA courses are 2 hours per day, 5 days per week.
The Ahlan Linguist Package combines the advanced linguistic study and universalism of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) with the specific knowledge of the local Egyptian dialect (ECA), providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the Arabic language and its varied uses. Students in the course will gain unique proficiency in the language as well as flexibility regarding future study, as they will have experience with both MSA and a local dialect. Ahlan Linguist Package MSA classes are 3 hours per day, 5 days per week, while the ECA classes are 2 hours per day, 5 days per week. The Ahlan Linguist Package is not available to absolute beginners.
One-to-one and small group classes (2-3 persons) are also available year-round at the school and via Online, upon request. These classes can be held at a time that best suits the student (between Sunday and Thursday, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm), but will also depend on teacher availability. Students wishing to request specific times for one-to-one classes must do so during registration or at least one week before the course begins. If preferences are not expressed ahead of time, Ahlan World will select the class times.

Have unanswered questions about this school? Contact us at luxorfdn@ahlan-world.org

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