Introduction to the workshop

Welcome to the Egyptian Arabic Absolute Beginner's Workshop! Here I introduce myself to you, tell you a bit about the course, and launch us into our journey together.

Summary of the lecture

Our focus is on building relational connections.

The vocabulary in this course will focus on interaction and communication.

Using the vocabulary taught will:

  • Communicate appreciation and respect
  • Make your listeners feel appreciated
  • Show that you want to learn more

I (Andrew) have lived in Egypt 25 years, and am functionally fluent in Egyptian Arabic.

A non-native speaker teaching Arabic works because:

  • I’ve been there and know what it’s like to learn Arabic
  • It shows that you can learn Arabic


Extra resources:

Egyptian Arabic online resources:

About me (the instructor):