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 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 standard modern Arabic (or literal Arabic) and in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic for all levels of language learning: absolute beginners, false beginners, 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.

Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Fees

Bank account details

 

Contact us :

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

Email: deac@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

Please note: due to the global health situation, registrations are exceptionally open till the end of September 2020.

The DEAC offers an annual session from October to June. The course offer for the annual session detailed below, present 616 hours of group lessons spread over 28 weeks of classes (see the calendar of the annual internship 2020-2021), at a rate of 22 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 an additional 112 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, advanced.

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.

Training offer for the yearly and half-yearly sessions

Annual sessions calendar

Annual intensive session 2020 – 2021: from October 04, 2020, to June 17, 2021

Calendar of DEAC 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 standard modern Arabic and dialect Arabic.

Dates of the level tests

Annual session and semester 1: from October 4 to October 8, 2020

We remind you that placement tests are mandatory.

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 cover letter to:
deac@institutfrancais-egypte.com

Registration form for the annual and semestrial sessions

Price list and payment deadline

DEAC RIB / IBAN

Half-yearly sessions

Please note: due to the global health situation, registrations for the first semester are open until September 2020 inclusive and for the second semester until January 2021 inclusive.

The DEAC offers the possibility of registering for half-yearly sessions, within the annual session. The first semester runs from October 4th, 2020 to February 4th, 2021, and the second semester session runs from February 21st to June 17th, 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 308 hours of group lessons spread over 14 weeks of lessons (see the 2020-2021 internship calendar), at a rate of 22 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, advanced.

Training offer for the yearly and half-yearly sessions

Half-yearly sessions calendar

First semester: from 04 October 2020 to 04 February 2021
Second semester: from February 21, 2021, to June 17, 2021

Calendar of DEAC 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 standard modern Arabic and dialect Arabic.

Dates of the level tests

First semester: from October 4 to October 8, 2020
Second semester: February 17 and 18, 2021

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 cover letter to:
deac@institutfrancais-egypte.com

Registration form for the annual and semestrial sessions

Price list and payment deadline

DEAC RIB / IBAN

Intensive summer sessions (July 2020 & September 2020)

Each year the French Institute of Egypte (DEAC) organizes intensive summer sessions in July and September.

To find out about the program offered in July 2020 :
Exceptional remote July session
Summer session training offer
2020 prices

The 2021 summer intensive sessions offer will go live in October.

Exceptional REMOTE ONLINE SESSION OF SEPTEMBER 2020

The DEAC exceptional remote session in September 2020 is divided into 3 programs…

Program 1 Modern Standard Arabic (MSA/or literal Arabic) exclusively
Program 2 Egyptian Colloquial Arabic exclusively
Program 3 Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

…and covers 5 levels:

– Absolute-beginner
– False – beginner
– Post-beginner
– Intermediate
– Advanced

Each program offers 80 hours of collective lessons spread over 4 weeks: 20 hours per week and 4 hours per day.

N.B: In addition to this offer, private courses can be scheduled upon email request.

Course offer for the remote September 2020 session

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.