Middle Eastern Literature

In this course, the student will learn about modern Middle Eastern Literature. By first getting an introduction to Middle Eastern Literature with its history. And then by studying samples of Middle Eastern Literature such as short stories, novels, and poetry by the most famous writers (Taha Hussein, Naguib Mahfouz, Taoufik El Hakim, Youssef Edris …) and get to do critics, all in Arabic.

N.B. : Students need to have a certain level in Arabic to be able to apply to this course.

Islamic Culture Program

If you need an easy access to Islamic culture, it pleasures us to be your bridge via our teaching way which adopts the Holistic approach in teaching all aspects of the Arabic language.
We teach Arabic via Islamic content that enables the student to understand the main basics of Islam in pure Arabic without any translation. We teach a lot of commonly used Islamic vocabulary through selected Qur’anic verses, Prophetic sayings, original Islamic text and poetry.

Our program contains the four basic language skills, listenning, speaking, reading and writing with focusing on understanding standard Arabic.

Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA)

The Egyptian Colloquial Arabic programme (ECA) aims to provide students with the skills to interact in the spoken form of Arabic used in Cairo. The ECA levels present and revise the essential grammar and morphology of ECA and activities are directed toward developing the skills and strategies for effective communication in the Egyptian culture. Structures and vocabulary are presented in the context of situations in which they are naturally used.

For more information, see ECA Course Details

Combined (MSA/ECA)

The longer you study and live in a country, the more your vocabulary grows, the more accurate your pronunciation becomes and the better you can communicate.

After studying Arabic for a number of months at Kalimat Language and Cultural Centre you will not only have a good command of the Arabic language, you will also have gained a profound understanding of the culture and way of life of the country.The courses are scheduled so that it is possible to follow a twenty hour per week combined programme of MSA and ECAinstruction. This programme enables students to gain more rounded exposure to the language and culture.

The MSA lessons aim to help students acquire the skills to interact with the written form of MSA. The various levels present and revise the grammar and the morphology of MSA. Activities are directed toward developing the skills and strategies necessary for the effective reading, listening and discussing of authentic materials. The MSA Programme is designed on topics to ensure effective recycling of vocabulary and the transfer of linguistic knowledge between the 4 skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing).

The main emphasis in ECA lessons are placed on improving your communication skills, structures and vocabulary are presented in the context of real-life day-to-day situations. Listening, reading and writing activities are integrated into the course content and a variety of approaches are used to develop the language skills.