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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
"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.
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.