Arabic in Egypt: Cairo & Fayoum (21-29 October 2023) - Taalhuis Amsterdam

Arabic in Egypt: Cairo & Fayoum (21-29 October 2023)

Where better to learn a language than in the country where it is spoken? Each autumn, Taalhuis travels to Egypt for a special language trip. Dive into the language and culture with us and find out why Egypt is called umm iddunya – mother of the world.


From October 21-29 we will take you on a trip to explore different sides of the land of the Pharaohs. We will start in Cairo, Egypt’s capital, where we can enjoy the hustle and bustle of a mega city, its history and nightlife. Here, we will have five days of language classes, in which the teachers will guide us through the Egyptian dialect. Special focus will be given to speaking skills, so that we can immediately put our new knowledge into practice on the Egyptian streets.


After this, we travel 2,5 hours southwards to the governorate of Fayoum for some relaxation. We will spend a night in the desert under the starry sky and visit the famous pottery village Tunis to get a glimpse into Egyptian rural life.


Overview Trip Schedule:
October 21 Arrival in Cairo
October 22 Cairo – Classes Day 1 – Activity 1
October 23 Cairo – Classes Day 2 – Activity 2
October 24 Cairo – Classes Day 3 – Free afternoon
October 25 Cairo – Classes Day 4 – Activity 3
October 26 Cairo – Classes Day 5 – Departure to Fayoum
October 27 Desert Trip (+ overnight stay)
October 28 Tunis Village (+ overnight stay)
October 29 Departure to Amsterdam


We will have a small group for beginners and intermediates. Are you an advanced speaker or unsure of your level? Contact us and we’ll do an intake with you and discuss the options!


The activities are a combination of learning and fun, providing you with out-of-class experiences to develop your knowledge of the Egyptian dialect and modern Egyptian life. You can for example think of a Downtown walking tour, an Arabic calligraphy workshop or a cooking workshop.


Trip package: € 875,-*. This includes:
– 15 hours of Egyptian-Arabic classes
– Learning materials
– 3 Activities
– Fayoum trip
– 8 nights of accommodation (based on a double-room**)
– Daily breakfast
– Farewell Dinner


* The flight and meals that are not listed above are not included in the price.


** Extra fees will be charged for a single room.


– Availability is limited and offered on a first come first serve basis.
– To secure your spot we ask you to pay a (non-refundable) deposit of EUR 175,- The remaining amount should be paid before October 1, 2023. If Taalhuis Amsterdam unexpectedly has to cancel the trip, we will of course refund you.


NEW! This year we also offer the option to only register for the language course. The Egyptian-Arabic classes will take place in the morning in Downtown Cairo from October 22 – 26 (5 days; 3 hours per day). This course consisting of 15 hours of classes and learning materials costs 250, – EUR.


The deadline has already passed, but you can still join this trip! Register through this form. Yalla bina!


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See you in Egypt!

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