Egyptian Arabic Absolute Beginner's Workshop

Your first steps to interacting in Egyptian Arabic

Egyptian Arabic is a spoken language that is highly interactive, and the best way to master it is by actually interacting with people. This course aims to give you key expressions and phrases that you can use to immediately begin communicating. You will learn how to engage in simple, friendly conversations that signal respect for the person and the culture, and an eagerness to learn.

Start learning Egyptian Arabic by mastering the interactive, relational building blocks given in this course.

  • Vocabulary that lets you greet people, say goodbye, engage in polite exchanges and ask key questions
  • Information about when to use formal or informal variations, depending on who you're talking to
  • Useful functional words and expressions that you'll need for your next steps, including numbers, pronouns, questions, and requests

Communicate from Day 1 to accelerate your learning of Egyptian Arabic

This course will focus on giving you initial tools that you can use to interact, right away. These are not randomly chosen vocabulary items. They are foundational words and expressions that will allow you to begin to interact in Egyptian Arabic. You will learn the initial Arabic you need to start connecting relationally with Egyptians.

The vocabulary that you will use, once you have completed the course, will immediately signal to the people with whom you are speaking that you appreciate and respect them, you enjoy their language and culture, and that you want to learn more. It will position you to take advantage of the friendliness and outgoingness of most Egyptians, as you interact with them in an open, friendly, interested way.

Your Instructor

Andrew Dempsey
Andrew Dempsey

I teach writing and English at the American University in Cairo and design software in my own private company. I am an Arabic learner and teacher, and have helped several thousand people learn Arabic through my software and courses. Arabic is a part of my everyday life, as I have lived in Egypt for 28 years. I love enabling people to interact with the Arab world. I am originally from Canada.

"Learning is at a good pace and voice over very clear. Also the way the words etc are shown makes it easier for the student to understand."

- Sylvia Oddy

"Very helpful to relate certain sounds in the Arabic language to sounds in the english language to pronounce the words correctly."

- Gabrielle Loeser

"A very well-paced course that is helping to build my confidence in speaking Egyptian Arabic. The explanations and pronunciation are very clear, and there is plenty of opportunity to repeat phrases and practice what you're learning."

- Clare, UK

"I have taken other beginning courses and have used many apps. I find this course to be high quality and based on best practices for language acquisition. I have background and experience in teaching ESL so I notice the supportive aids built into this course."

- Christina Bernal Sati, US

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll. It is a completely self-paced online workshop - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Enjoy the peace of mind of our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. No explanations required (although we would value your feedback as to how we can improve the course).
​Can I access the audio recordings of the Arabic vocabulary?
Every lesson not only includes the teaching video, but also downloadable audio files of every word or phrase that is taught in that lesson. In addition, there are flashcards that you can download in PDF form and print, in order to review the vocabulary that you have learned.
How has the content for this course been selected?

The content of this course is carefully curated to help you, as an absolute beginner in Egyptian Arabic, to fully complete a useful first step in learning Egyptian Arabic. I have selected the words and phrases based on watching hundreds of people learn Egyptian Arabic over 20 years.

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?
- Students need to be able to understand English, the language of instruction - Knowledge of the Arabic alphabet is not needed for this course - No special materials or software are required
Who is the course intended for?
This course is designed for absolute beginners in Egyptian Arabic. It can also serve as an excellent refresher course for people who learned Egyptian Arabic in the past, but have been out of practice. It is also helpful for students of Modern Standard Arabic who want to explore the most-spoken dialect in the Arab world. This course is probably not for you if you're looking to learn more advanced and complex Egyptian Arabic.

"This workshop is well structured and explained, easy to follow and has plenty of material for your revision. I loved that the explanations and new words are supported by pictures, sound and Arabic writing. Great work!"

- Simone S., Switzerland

"This is an excellent course set out in an easy and fun way to learn. Pictures and explanations are clear and having the audio is great to help with correct Egyptian Arabic pronunciation. I would certainly recommend this course for those wishing to learn basic Egyptian Arabic."

- Anita Vicars, UK

If you want to become a growing participant in Egyptian Arabic, join us now for the first step! Your motivation and enthusiasm makes all the difference in how quickly and effectively you are able to learn, so jump right in and complete this first step that will start you on the road to fluency in Egyptian Arabic.

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