I am an Egyptian certified teacher of Arabic as a Foreign Language with a master’s degree from the American University in Cairo (AUC). I enjoy communicating with people and learning more about different cultures.

During the past three years, I have taught students from different nationalities and levels (especially beginner and intermediate). My favorite teaching approach is the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach, in which language is taught through meaningful contexts.

In my free time, I enjoy reading and traveling.


For over 25 years and I have enjoyed teaching all language levels and helping students of different ages, as well as mid and high-level professionals, ambassadors and businesspeople, master their Arabic skills.

I studied Arabic literature and grammar and presented papers at language conferences on language methodology. I am the author of five volumes on colloquial Egyptian Arabic and six books on modern standard Arabic. My “Kallimni ‘Arabi” series, for example, is widely used as a favorite teaching resource by many institutions and teaching professionals.

My tailor-made courses use files, books, and teaching aids to deliver the target language to students. In my free time, I enjoy reading literature, singing classic songs, and giving lectures about women’s rights.


I’m Gihad. I majored in English literature & the English language. Additionally, I got a general diploma in education.

Back in 2018, I started teaching the Egyptian dialect at HANDS. Being a member of the early team allowed me to experience teaching a wide range of students spanning all age groups and different cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds.

I’m offering you a personalized class full of fun based on what interests you the most, be it music, movies or TV shows. I will enjoy helping you understand and sing the songs you like. We will pick lines from hit Egyptian movies to get you familiar with the culture and help you interact more with native speakers. The materials for the classes will be continuously updated by us to meet your language goals.  During your learning journey, we’ll gradually reduce the amount of English spoken in class and aim towards using Arabic mostly, as our long-term target.

A bit about me: I love reading books about changing mindset and its’ psychology. I watch movies and enjoy talking about them. I spend my free time writing or working on my podcast on Anchor. Come check me out!


My name is Nermine Habib. I am from Cairo. I am a professional online Arabic teacher with five years of experience. I have a Master’s Degree in Linguistics, focused on tackling Egyptian slang.

As for my earlier educational background, I have an undergraduate certificate in English language and my mother tongue is Arabic.

I really enjoy teaching to have the chance to interact with people from different cultures and learn from them. I am patient with my students to help them acquire the Arabic language. I use different interactive tools, such as flash cards, photos and games, to enjoy the sessions.

I am a very energetic woman who loves traveling, swimming, cycling and interacting with people from different countries.


My name is Mohammed Gad. I am from Giza, Egypt but I teach in Cairo. I graduated with honors from the Faculty of Education with a Bachelors in Arabic Studies and Literature.  I have been teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers for more than 15 years and hold a certification for teaching Arabic to English speakers.

I am happily married with two daughters. I enjoy playing football (soccer) and swimming and am also an avid reader and a nature enthusiast.


My name is Nabila ElSayed. I am from Cairo, Egypt. I graduated with honors from Dar AlUloom University with a Bachelors in Arabic Studies and Literature. I have been teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers for more than 17 years and hold a certification for teaching Arabic to English speakers.

I am happily married with two daughters. I enjoy spending time with family, poetry, and gardening. I am an avid reader and a nature enthusiast.

Alaa Arabic Teacher (002)ALAA RIAD

My name is Alaa Riad. I have been teaching for five years now besides working as a translator and teacher trainer.  I prefer teaching beginners and pre-intermediate students where I feel all the real learning happens. Cross-cultural communication is my passion.  I enjoy reading, cooking, traveling and learning languages, of course.   Can’t wait to meet you and hear your native-like Arabic.  I assure you that, studying with me, you will get to know things that are not found in books!


My name is Heba Mussad. I have more than 15 years of experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language to non-native speakers (Modern Standard Arabic MSA, Egyptian ECA, & Sudanese Colloquial Arabic SCA, Media, Literature & Translation, from novice to advanced levels) in both the USA and Egypt. I am a native Arabic speaker and fluent in English as well.

I worked as an Arabic Language Instructor and ECA coordinator in International Language Institute, IH Cairo, Egypt. I worked as Universities’ Coordinator in the same institution as well. I have developed various materials for teaching at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, including tools for online lessons. While teaching Arabic to foreigners, I also help them gain better understanding of Egyptian and Eastern cultures.


I am Nashwa from Cairo. I have been teaching Arabic for over 17 years to non-native students. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic language and 3 diplomas in education and in teaching Arabic. I teach all levels of general and special courses in Modern standard Arabic (MSA) and Egyptian colloquial Arabic (ECA).

I enjoy exchanging culture with my students and in my free time I enjoy drawing, reading and singing.


I have taught Arabic at all levels and I have experience with learners of all ages. In addition to Modern Standard Arabic, my expertise includes Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and Egyptian literature and culture. I have taught at various institutions, including University of Minnesota, Middlebury’s Summer Arabic School and Utah State University.

I hold a Master’s degree in Second Language Teaching from Utah State University and a B.A. in Islamic Studies from al-Azhar University. My research interests include Arabic linguistics, Arabic diglossia, code-switching, and cross-cultural communication. My goal is not only to teach language, but also to provide students with the tools and resources they need to learn autonomously in their own time.

In my free time, I enjoy reading and traveling.


My name is Afnan, and I live in Alexandria. I have a B.A. in Arabic from Al-Azhar University. I consider teaching my passion, and I have been teaching Arabic since I was at university 7 years ago. I specialize in teaching non-native adults and have undertaken many courses in this area. 

I have taught students of many different nationalities and levels through both in-person and online classes. I love traveling, reading, writing poetry and learning new skills.  I use engaging materials such as slides, videos and language games and tailor my lessons to each student to help them achieve the best results. 

I’d be glad to help you on your journey to learning Arabic.


My name is Mohammed Hasan, and I am a teacher from Alexandria. I have been working as an Arabic teacher for non-Arabic speakers for over 17 years, and my experience includes both online and conventional classes. I graduated from Dar al-Ulum University with a master’s degree in Arabic Literature. I then got a Diploma in Teaching Arabic for non-Arabic speakers, and now I am a Ph.D. candidate at Alexandria University. 

During my journey teaching Arabic, I had students from around the world at levels varying from beginner to advanced. I like focusing on helping learners speak Arabic and correctly use it in various contexts, in addition to practicing reading, listening, and writing with them. 

In my free time, I enjoy reading and watching sports. 

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