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 19-27 September Farah and Mina will take us on a trip to Alexandria and Cairo, the two largest cities in the land of the Pharaohs. Just three hours apart, these two metropolises are equally fascinating but totally different.
We will start in Alexandria, known as ‘the Pearl of the Mediterranean’. This coastal hub was founded by Alexander the Great and is famous for its 19km coastline, or ‘El Corniche’ as the locals call it. Here we can enjoy the wonderful breeze and laidback atmosphere, while smoking a shisha from one of the many terraces.
In Alexandria, 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 that, we head over to Cairo by train. This mega city is full of hustle and bustle, history and has an active nightlife.
Join us in exploring this magnificent labyrinth that never sleeps!
Overview Trip Schedule:
|September 19||Arrival Cairo / Transfer to Alexandria|
|September 20||Alexandria – Classes Day 1 – Excursion 1|
|September 21||Alexandria – Classes Day 2 – Excursion 2|
|September 22||Alexandria – Classes Day 3 – Excursion 3|
|September 23||Alexandria – Classes Day 4 – Excursion 4|
|September 24||Alexandria – Classes Day 5 / Departure to Cairo by train|
|September 25||Cairo / Excursion 5|
|September 26||Cairo / Free Day / Joint Farewell Dinner|
|September 27||Departure Cairo|
We will have a small group for beginners and intermediates. Are you an advanced speaker or not sure of your level? Contact us and we’ll do an intake with you and discuss the options!
The excursions are a combination of learning and fun, providing you with out-of-class experiences to practice your Egyptian-Arabic skills and learn about modern Egyptian life. You can, for example, think of an Egyptian cooking workshop, a boat trip with a local fisherman or an Arabic calligraphy workshop.
Trip package: € 875,-*
• 15 hours of Egyptian-Arabic classes
• Learning materials
• 5 excursions
• 8 nights of accommodation (based on a double-room**)
• Daily breakfast
• Farewell Dinner
• Transfer to and from Cairo airport as per schedule above
* The flight and meals that are not listed above are not included in the price.
** Extra fees will be charged for a single room.
*** A minimum of 6 participants is required for this trip.
Register before 1 July, 2020. Yalla bina!