Egyptian Arabic - Introductory Course I

Beginners' lessons by a native Egyptian to help you learn the Arabic spoken by over 90 million people in Egypt.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

Introduction to Arabic A1

In this 1-hour introductory course we will learn & practice together the fundamentals of Arabic to get you started in running basic-level conversations and dialogues.

This absolute-beginners course also presents some training on conversation and pronunciation to help you practice saying the words with a clear and easy-to-understand accent like native Egyptians.

Once you complete this intro course, I would be really if you can send me a detailed feedback on the content & what to develop. I will also be dedicating office hours for online discussions and support in practice for students enrolled in the course.

What are the requirements?

  • Students need to dedicate 3 to 5 hours in their calender during one single week to watch the videos, do the quizzes & have an online skpe conversation with myself after that.
  • All study materials are provided including powerpoints, pdfs, videos, audio podcasts, quizzes & FREE one-to-one lessons online.
  • Feel free to e-mail me for a copy of the pdfs materials for this course & other levels provided.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the Arabic letters and sounds in both Standard and colloquial forms including a variety of example words.
  • Learn & practice together the greetings, introducing yourself, getting to know the other person besides the most common polite phrases to use.
  • Learn the most popular polite and survival expressions used in daily situations explaining when & how to use them with the knowledge on the levels of formalities.
  • Learn the basic grammar lessons used in daily situations such as yes/no questions, negations, pronouns..etc.
  • As a bonus lecture, you will learn about the history of Egyptian Arabic, its components, the similarities and differences from the standard Arabic.

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners and students of Arabic language
  • Anyone who is interested to learn how to speak basic Arabic with the right pronunciation within 3 to 5 hours of study & practice.
  • No previous knowledge of Arabic is required for this course as it is designed for total beginners.

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Section 1: Introduction & Alphabet

This is an introduction to the whole course structure and what to expect from this course.


In this lecture we will learn together some important things that you should know about the Arabic Alphabet before we tackle the Alphabet themselves. Things like the number of letters, vowels, direction of writing..etc.


In this lesson we will learn together the first part of the Arabic Alphabet, specifically you will learn the name of the letters, their sounds, their equivalents in English as well as examples on each letter so that you understand how is it said clearly.


In this lesson we will learn together the second part of the Arabic Alphabet, specifically you will learn the name of the letters, their sounds, their equivalents in English as well as examples on each letter so that you understand how is it said clearly.

Section 2: Greetings & Introducing yourself

In this lecture you will learn how to greet people using the most common and general greetings in Arabic, this is in any formal as well as non-formal situation.

  1. Ahlan wa Sahlan
  2. MarHab or MarHaban
  3. Assalamu Alaikum

Here I will show you how to respond to a greeting in Arabic, with all the 3 different variations when speaking to a

  1. Man
  2. Woman
  3. Group of people

In this lecture you will learn how to use specific greetings used during the day & their response such as;

  1. SabāH il-kheir
  2. Masā' il-kheir
  3. TesbaH ala-kheer

Together with the different ways of responding to each one of them as well.


In this lecture you will learn how to introduce yourself & get to know the other person by asking about their name in Arabic;

  1. Whole phrase, then words separate
  2. Two ways of asking; short vs. long
  3. Gender differences; asking a man or woman
  4. key vocabulary & a bit of a grammar

In this lecture we will learn together how to express our gratitude to meet someone using different expressions while addressing both, men and or women.

Section 3: Polite - Cool & Survival Phrases

In this lecture we will learn together different words to use when you want to thank somebody whether talking to a man or a woman;

  1. Thank you, different expressions
  2. Gender differences
  3. Expressing different degree in gratefulness

In this lecture we will learn together how to respond to 'thank you' phrases;

  1. you welcome/ no worries
  2. different contexts and different words

In this lecture you will learn how to apologize to other people for inconvenient situations or mistakes and also the gender distinction.


In this lecture you will learn how to respond when someone apologizes to you and also what to say in some slightly uncomfortable situations in order to make someone feel at ease.


Here in this lecture I will teach you the most positive, cool, and fantastic expressions to use in situations where you need some rapport & breaking the ice with the speaker.

Section 4: Basic Grammar

In this lecture you will learn the personal pronouns;

  1. I, We - You (man, woman, plural) - he, she, they
  2. Examples using all the pronouns
  3. a hint on verb 'to be' briefly

In this lecture you will learn how to point at things using the demonstratives in Arabic;

  1. dah - di - doul
  2. useful examples
  3. verb 'to be'

In this lecture you will learn how to ask yes and no questions in 2 different ways;

  1. Raising your voice at the last word
  2. Using the word 'hal'


In this lecture you will learn how to make negated sentences and phrases using the word 'mish or mush'.


In this lecture you will get to know the following about the Egyptian Arabic;

  1. Brief History of Egyptian Arabic
  2. How many People Speak it?
  3. Its similarity to the standard Arabic
  4. Its components; other varieties & mixture with European languages.
  5. Is it written or Spoken Only?
  6. Its indication & mixture with the standard form

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Instructor Biography

Tharwat Wasfy, Educational Technologist, Author & Entrepreneur

Educational Technologist & Entrepreneur, Certified by Cambridge University in Teaching with Masters Degree in Learning & Education Technology by University of Oulu Finland. Previously worked as an HR Senior Recruiter for Engineering Sectors.

With five years in delivering training & evaluation of Business English & HR Soft skills followed by 2 years in Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Supporting worldwide companies; Rolls Royce & Baker Hughes.

So passionate about Learning & Development in Languages & Human Resources. I studied 9 different languages, was teaching 2 of them then moved to HR & Talent Management. I love building Learning Solutions to help people develop their skills in various areas.

To gain more insights about my previous achievements, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

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