International House Cairo Egyptian Colloquial Arabic International House Cairo

ECA is the spoken language of Egypt and the most widely understood Arabic dialect in the Middle East due to its popular usage in media and music. With our participatory teaching methodology, and our focus on small classes, students can quickly progress through our levels to a point where they can really begin speaking to native speakers.

IH Cairo ILI's ECA course program has 12 levels, ranging from Beginners (Level One) to Advanced (Level 12). Two and four week courses in ECA are regularly offered throughout the year.

ECA classes run daily from Sunday through Thursday each week. Each class is two hours per day with total of 40 hours per level running from 09:00 am till 11:00 am. The 2-week course is considered half level of a course and the 4-week course is considered one level of a course. Accordingly, by finishing the 4 weeks level, you will take an exam and be upgraded to a new level.


IH Cairo ILI is part of the International House Worldwide Organization (IHWO), which now has 150 schools worldwide. Established in 1975, we are now an official IHWO specialized Arabic language school. Since opening IH Cairo's doors in 1975, we have had thousands of international students learn with us every year.

We are accredited by two big organizations:

1- International House world organization (IHWO):

It is one of the largest and oldest groups of language schools in the world, founded in 1953. They have a global network of over 150 affiliated private language schools in 52 countries, spanning every continent. Schools affiliate to International House to prove their dedication to quality teaching, facilities and student care.

2- Eaquals Organization:

It is an association of providers of language services with members in 22 different countries. It offers a widely accepted international quality accreditation scheme, and grants its quality label to institutions that meet its high standards in regular and rigorous inspections. Eaquals ensure, by their accreditation, effective teaching, clearly defined curriculum, and learning objectives and assessment are based upon the levels and principles of the common European framework. They also ensure that teachers are well qualified and well trained, and have access to external teaching resources. For more information

We have spent 40 years educating and taking care of students and focused on developing and refining our teaching methodology, textbook resources and overall service standard. Our history and experience is what enables us to deliver the highest quality teaching, resources and services in a historical location.

So, become a part of our history and let us help shape your future.

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