Interested in an internship to sharpen your Arabic? To maximize your exposure to the culture and develop your career in Arabic culture you can combine your Total Immersion Program with volunteer internship training. You can choose up to 6 hours of community-based course instead of content-based course, out of your 40 hours of 7 week […]

Spring Total Immersion Program

The Spring term I Total Immersion Program starts 8 January! The program is an intensive Arabic program designed for study abroad students and those serious to master Arabic and enjoy a total cultural immersion experience. It offers 140 contact class hours over a period of seven weeks. You may combine two or more terms in […]

Coming up in February: Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Training

As part of our commitment to academic and teaching excellence, Hedayet Institute for Arabic  Studies announces its upcoming Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language training workshop for qualified teachers who want to develop their teaching skills and knowledge in the field. The training will be delivered by highly qualified instructors and professors in TAFL. The […]

New evening classes

The Hedayet evening Arabic term is finally here. Developed by the same certified TAFL instructors and experts, the program brings Arabic learning experience to the expatriate community and working students living in Cairo. The non-intensive program of Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial Arabic takes places on Mondays and Wednesdays (4 hours/week) Please check our […]

Farewell Lecture on Arabic Music

Our end of summer term lecture was delivered by maestro and vocalist Dr. Mustafa Ahmed who gave an overview of Arabic music on Oud and percussion. Students were introduced to the principles of Arabic maqam, its origins and development, Arabic percussion and to the main differences between western and Arabic musical systems. Led by the […]

School trip to Alexandria

The Hedayet Institute total immersion program students took their Arabic language skills to the streets of Alexandria during their visit of the city last weekend. The students visited the Roman Theater, the catacombs of Qum Al-Shokafa and Alexandria library before they finally enjoyed the fabulous views of Montaza Palace. The palace was built in by […]

Embracing Old Fatimid Cairo

Last weekend, the Hedayet institute total immersion program students visited the fabulous sites of old Fatimid Cairo. Guided by a local tour guide, the students enjoyed the views from the palace of Saladin, discovered the history of mosque of Ibn Tulun before they had Arabic tea at Al-Fishawi cafe. Weekly trips are part of the […]

Upcoming TAFL Training Workshop

Hedayet Institute for Arabic Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming of this Spring 2017 TAFL Training Workshop for instructors who have some experience in language teaching with good command of the Arabic language. The training includes 30 hours on the state of the art in TAFL field with hands on materials, group activities and  practical […]

Contemporary Arab authors

This week Hedayet Institute for Arabic Studies hosted a lecture by Egyptian author Dr. Reda Attia رضا عطية on creative and innovative contemporary young Arab authors, with focus on Iraqi works written in exile. “This was a very interesting and well explained view on how these authors describe their sentiments of being in exile and […]

Cairo International Book Fair

Hedayet Lecturer Discusses New Book at the Fair: Arabic Language students of our Hedayet school attended a seminar on Arabic literary critique, which took place at the 48th Cairo International Book Fair. The seminar, given by Dr. Etidal Osman – Hedayet school’s Arabic Literature lecturer – discussed Dr. Reda Attia’s new book – titled ‘Al’aa’sh […]

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