Our online Arabic conversation courses offer an opportunity to those studying Arabic at the beginner, intermediate or advanced levels to master your speaking and listening skills with native Arabic speaking instructors from Egypt. This is an exciting opportunity not only to improve your Arabic language skills, but also to engage in intercultural exchange through one-on-one interaction with a qualified Arabic language instructor. By taking this online interactive course, taught by local teachers in real time, you can ensure your Arabic skills are suitable for real-life situations, including professional environments, and can improve your understanding of the local culture as well.

In addition to benefiting from learning and making connections with local people from another culture, by signing up for HANDS’ Arabic conversational classes, you contribute to supporting some great causes, such as empowerment of women and persons with disabilities, economic inclusion of youth, and health care services for the poorest of the poor in Egypt and the broader Middle East and North Africa region. After paying the instructors, all the proceeds from this language program support HANDS’ development and intercultural understanding work in Egypt and in the region.

About the classes

Based on your learning needs and goals, we will match you with a qualified Egyptian teacher, and you will receive detailed instructions on how to access the web-based class portal and connect with your teacher. All classes are conversational, intended to polish learners’ listening and speaking skills. Classes will be conducted mostly in Arabic though the teachers are fluent in English, as well. Each class is 45 minutes long, and classes are available every day of the week and weekends (but must be scheduled in advance). The frequency and final schedule of classes for each student will depend both on the needs of the student and availability of teachers and could range from one to several classes per week or month. All scheduling and teacher-student matching is overseen by HANDS staff.

Price

The price of one 45-minute class is $25.

Monthly subscriptions at a discounted rate are also available:

4 classes per month: $90

8 classes per month: $170

10 or more classes: $20 per class

To set up your first class, or if you have a question about the classes, you can register online, or contact the HANDS office by phone at 703-875-9370 or by email at classes@handsalongthenile.org.

Teachers

You can see the list of our teachers and their profiles if you click here.