General presentation

The Department of Contemporary Arabic Language (DEAC), created in 1982, provides courses allowing students in Arabic of all levels to acquire solid linguistic skills in this language, both oral and written, as required to carry out their studies, research, or professional projects. The DEAC teaching program covers levels from absolute beginner level to advanced level (A1-C1).

The DEAC is included in the training framework of students in Arabic and Arabic studies and students whose university program requires mastering this language. Thus, the DEAC has many partners in the universities all over the world, such as the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, the National Institute of Foreign Languages ​​and Civilizations, the Institutes of Political Studies (IEP), the ENS, etc.

The DEAC also welcomes interns from both the professional and research worlds each year. The missions of the DEAC include the training of embassy staff, and large companies established in Egypt, as well as the staff of cooperation organizations, NGOs, etc.

 

With nearly 40 years of experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language, the DEAC offers a variety of courses and programs in both Modern Standard Arabic (or literal Arabic) and in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic for all levels of language learning: absolute beginners, false beginners, intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. DEAC offers courses tailored to various needs and levels and develops in oral and as well as written skills. Courses rely on varied resources, which are regularly updated, in connection with news, written and audiovisual media, social networks, contemporary Arabic literature, contemporary dialect literature, etc.

The aim of the DEAC is to make its students both proficient in Arabic and cognizant of Egypt and the Arab world.

All DEAC lessons are delivered exclusively in Arabic.

 

Contact us :

Adress: 1 rue Madrasset El Huquq El Frenseya Mounira – Le Caire

Emaildeac@ifegypte.com

Phone number: +2001279525696 – +2001222392146

Facebook page

Diplomatic pouch address: IFE – DEAC, French embassy in Egypt, 13 Louveau Street – 92438 Chatillon Cedex

 

Annual sessions

 

The DEAC offers an annual session from October to June. The course offer for the annual session detailed below, presents 598 hours of group lessons spread over 26 weeks of classes (see the calendar of the annual internship 2021-2022), at a rate of 23 hours/week with a daily volume of hours varying and depending on the day of the week between 4 and 6 hours of lessons.

 

In this mandatory core course for all groups, optional courses are offered, representing about a hundred additional hours.

The annual program includes lessons in Modern Standard Arabic (literal Arabic) and lessons in the Egyptian Colloquial Arabic and offers programs adapted to all levels: beginner, false-beginner, post-beginner, intermediate, high intermediate and advanced (A1-C1).

 

In addition to this offer, the annual session includes (sanitary context permitting) a one-week internship in total immersion in Luxor in southern Egypt, supervised by the administrative and educational team of the DEAC. This immersion course, which traditionally takes place in February each year, offers a cycle of conferences and visits led by professionals from the world of health, agriculture, construction, tourism as well as notorious local personalities, speaking on themes specific to the region (agriculture and farm visits, tourism, town planning, culture and traditions, etc.), associated with a specific daily course program. In case the Luxor internship is cancelled for sanitary reasons, this week will be replaced by an ordinary courses week.

 

Training offer for the yearly and half-yearly sessions

Annual sessions calendar

Annual intensive session 2021-2022: from October 10th , 2021, to June 16th , 2022

Registration deadline for the annual session 2021-2022: July 15th,2021.

Download the calendar of DEAC 2021-2022 sessions

Placement in level groups

 

Written and oral placement tests are carried out before the start of each session, so as to constitute the level groups.
We remind you that the level tests are not registration tests but tests of placement in the appropriate level groups.
With the exception of the beginner level, all candidates will be tested to know precisely their level in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

 

Dates of the level tests for the annual sessions

 

Annual session and semester 1: from October 3rd  to October 6th , 2021.

We remind you that placement tests are mandatory and will be held in Cairo.

 

Group capacity

 

The groups formed after the placement tests will welcome a maximum of 12 students. Changing from one group to another level group is possible throughout the year, depending on the teaching staff’s opinion.

 

Evaluation

 

Two evaluation sessions are organized during the year, the first is scheduled after the first semester (end of January) and the second after the second semester (in June). The assessments give the right to a transcript of records and an attestation of the CECRL level.

 

Registration and fees

 

To register, please download the registration form below and return it with a c.v to:

deac.inscription@ifegypte.com copying wadia.abdelmessih@ifegypte.com

 

Registration form and payment deadline for the annual and semestrial sessions

Price list  2021-2022

DEAC RIB / IBAN

 

 

Half-yearly sessions

 

The DEAC offers the possibility of registering for half-yearly sessions, within the annual session. The first semester runs from October 10th, 2021 to February 3rd , 2022, and the second semester session runs from February 20th  to June 16th , 2021.

The immersion course in Luxor scheduled as part of the annual course is not included in the semester training offer.

The half-year sessions offer detailed below, offers 299 hours of group lessons spread over 13 weeks of lessons (see the 2021-2022 DEAC calendar), at a rate of 23 hours/week with a daily hourly volume varying according to the day of the week between 4 and 6 hours of lessons. In this common core, which is compulsory for all groups, optional courses are offered, representing 56 additional hours.

The semester program includes lessons in Modern Standard Arabic (literal Arabic) and Egyptian dialect lessons and offers programs suitable for all levels: beginner, false beginner, post-beginner, intermediate, high intermediate and advanced.

Training offer for the yearly and half-yearly sessions

Half-yearly sessions calendar

 

First semester: from October 10th,2021 to February 3rd 2022

Registration deadline: July 15th ,2021

Second semester: from February 20th, 2022, to June 16th, 2022

Registration deadline: January 15th,2022

Download the calendar of DEAC 2021-2022 sessions

Placement in level groups

Written and oral placement tests are carried out before the start of each session, so as to constitute the level groups.
We remind you that the level tests are not registration tests but tests of placement in the appropriate level groups.
With the exception of the beginner level, all candidates will be tested to know precisely their level in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic.

 

Dates of the level tests

First semester: from October 3rd,2021 to October 6th , 2021
Second semester: February 17th  and 18th , 2022

We remind you that placement tests are mandatory.

 

Group capacity

The groups formed after the placement tests will accommodate a maximum of 12 trainees. Movements from one group to another level group are possible throughout the year, at the discretion of the teaching team.

 

 

Evaluation

An evaluation session is organized at the end of each semester, the first at the end of the first semester (end of January), and the second at the end of the second semester (in June). The evaluations give the right to a transcript of marks and a certificate of the CEFR level.

 

Registration and fees

To register, please download the registration form below and return it with a c.v to:
deac.inscription@ifegypte.com copying wadia.abdelmessih@ifegypte.com

 

Registration form and payment deadline for the annual and semestrial sessions

Price list 2021-2022

DEAC RIB / IBAN

 

Intensive summer sessions (July 2021 & September 2021)

 

The DEAC offers two intensive programs in July and September 2020-2021:

  • Intensive teaching program in Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic in July and September.

This program offers 104 group hours at a rate of 26 hours / week with a daily hourly volume depending on the day of the week, to vary between 4 and 6 hours of lessons. (18 hours of modern Standard Arabic and 8 hours of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic)

These courses are aimed at all levels: absolute beginners, false beginners, post-beginners, intermediates, high intermediate and advanced.

Download Registration form for the July 2021 session from June 27th , 2021 to July 29th , 2021

Download Registration form for the September 2021 session from September 01st to 28th, 2021

 

Download Training offer July 2021 session

Download Training offer September 2021 session

 

  • Specific program for the preparation of the Arabic exams for

COMPETITION FROM THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Required level: high intermediate to advanced

The specific program for the preparation of the Arabic tests for the competitions of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs is offered remotely in July only.

Download Registration form for the July 2021 session from June 27, 2021 to July 29, 2021

Download Training offer for the July 2021 session specific to the preparation of the MEAE Arabic tests

  • Individual and on demand lessons

Likewise, individual lessons can be scheduled on demand as a part or independently of these sessions.

Please note that the teaching of Arabic at DEAC, all levels combined, is teaching of Arabic as a foreign language, and that the courses are taught in literal Arabic or Egyptian Colloquial Arabic.

 

Calendar of courses for July and September 2021

 

  • July 2021 session: from June 27th , 2021 to July 29th , 2021
  • Remote session in July 2021 specific to the preparation of the MEAE Arabic exams: from June 27th , 2021 to July 29th , 2021
  • September 2021 session: from September 1st , 2021 to September 28th, 2021

 

Placement in level groups

Written and oral placement tests are carried out before the start of each session, to constitute level groups.

We remind you that the level tests are not registration tests but placement tests in the appropriate level groups.

With the exception of the high beginner level, all candidates will be tested to know

Precisely their level in both Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Egyptian Arabic.

 

Placement test dates (remote)

 

Remote placement test for the July 2021 session from June 20th 2021  to 24th , 2021

Remote placement test for the September 2021 session from July 25th 2021  to 28th , 2021

Group capacity

 

The groups formed at the end of the placement tests will welcome a maximum of 12 trainees. Movements from one group to another level group are possible throughout the year.

 

 

Terms of registration and prices

 

To register you must send us as soon as possible a registration file containing:

  • The registration form corresponding to your choice (to download below).
  • The written test of Arabic language in a single PDF document (to download below).

If you are a complete beginner, you should not send us a test.

Download the training offer for July 2021 session Program 1

Download the training offer for July 2021 Specific program for the MEAE Competition

Download the training offer for September 2021 sessions

 

Download price list 2021-2022

Download the registration form for the July 2021 session

Download the registration form for the September 2021 session

You must send one of the four placement tests below corresponding to your level:

Download the level 1 placement test (false beginner)

Download the level 2 placement test (post-beginner)

Download the level 3 placement test (intermediate)

Download the level 4 placement test (advanced)

and send them back to: deac.inscription@ifegypt.com and in copy wadia.abdelmessih@ifegypt.com

Deadline for sending the complete file for registration at the intensive session of July 2021:

 June 10, 2021

Deadline for sending the complete file for registration at the intensive session of September 2021: July 15, 2021

Incomplete applications will be rejected

Evening classes
The evening classes are aimed at an audience of foreign residents in Egypt (French and other nationalities) wishing to acquire basic skills for daily oral communication and/or the basics of literal Arabic, a mainly written language. Evening classes are open to all levels from the beginner level. We provide literal Arabic as well as Egyptian dialect Arabic, using audio or phonetically transcribed media, in the case of learners who do not have any knowledge of the graphics system. In fact, knowing the Arabic graphics code is not required.

Evening classes are organized on demand, on the IFE site in Mounira, or remotely on Zoom.