• I  can only recommend Yalla Araby and Mohamed’s fantastic teaching: with his patience, knowledge and passion for the Arabic language he is a great teacher. Time always flies during my lessons – I keep looking forward to the next one!

    Michal Harari
  • The face-to-face lessons are always interesting and funny. I learn a difficult language with fun because of the humor of the teacher. He has the talent to know which learning-type you are and you get the feeling that he tailors the lesson just for you. If you want to learn the Arabic language with variety and fun, go to Yalla Araby!

    Melanie Megrt
  • I was working with Mohamed from Yalla Araby during my PhD research program. I had to read two old XVI century Arabic manuscripts and I needed some assistance in doing so, which was really helpful. During our meetings, he helped me to read the manuscripts, to retrace the meaning of words and sentences explaining me all difficult passages we found both, in prose and poetry. I learned a lot from his wide knowledge of Arabic language both ancient and modern. During the classes, he was really patient, serious, professional and always very nice. I really recommend Mohamed and Yalla Araby for all levels of Arabic from elementary to advanced.

    Danilo Marino PhD in Arabic Language
  • Arabic lessons with Mohamed Megahed from Yalla Araby are really enjoyable, as he does not merely focus on linguistic issues – and this in a very competent manner – but also develops on cultural aspects related to this wonderful language. His passion for the Arabic language and its idiosyncrasies is highly contagious. He also strikes a perfect balance between challenging me and showing the necessary patience when I struggle – oh so often - with the difficulties of this language.

    Dominik Heinzer Programme Manager Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA
  • In his classes, Mohamed from Yalla Araby uses a wide range of didactical tools and I therefore not only learn to read and write, but also to speak and understand the Egyptian dialect. The lessons are varied and adapted to the needs and interests of the students. Having a long experience in studying Modern Standard Arabic myself, I was very pleased to find an excellent and highly motivated teacher at Yalla Araby.

    Monica Corrado Director Fondation suisse / Pavillon Le Corbusier Paris
  • I have been attending the Egyptian Arabic course of Yalla Araby for three years. Thanks to the great commitment, flexibility, didactical competence, cultural expertise and humor in the lessons, my passion for the Arabic language and culture have arisen again and again. In consequence, the spiral of obligations, stress and lack of discipline did not dominate during the rest of the week.  The lessons are adjusted with great sensitivity to my situation, no matter whether I had a tough week of work behind me, was concerned by private issues or had not done the homework. The teacher always challenges me and madkes sure, that I make the maximum possible progress. The well-structured and varied lessons are enriched with cultural background knowledge and anecdotes about the Arabic world, and in particular about Egypt. I’ve brought along the passion for the Arabic language and culture. But that I didn’t give up, but was able to acquire the linguistic foundations, and that can now realize my dream of an extended stay in Egypt, is due to Yalla Araby! Thank you Mohamed, you’re the best! I am looking forward to continuing with conversation lessons upon my return!

    Stefan Röthlisberger State Secretariat of Migration
  • I have been taking Arabic classes with Mohamed from Yalla Araby for about six months. I appreciated a lot the dynamism of the classes, the content was varied what made it more interesting. Furthermore, the teacher really understood what the student needs and is able to adapt to it. Yalla Araby is truly a great school!

    Marie Di Petrantonio Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA
  • I’ve attended Arabic lessons with Mohamed during two and a half years, initially in a small group and later I’ve attended individual lessons. Hereby, I have learned a lot about the language and its cultural background. The relaxed and humorous teaching style has always motivated me to tackle this challenging language with ease.

    Michèle Truttmann
  • The teacher at Yalla Araby shows a great degree of flexibility, varies teaching methods and adjusts the content of the courses according to the needs and requests of the students. Lessons are fun and learning effect has been big - highly recommended!

    Thomas Kocherhans United Nations Mission Bangui
  • Our teacher Mohamed at Yalla Araby is very patient (and doesn’t hesitate to repeat things again and again when he recognizes that we still did not understand). He adapts the lessons to our level and rhythm, while encouraging us to go ahead. He corrects the pronunciation, what I really appreciate (and is not often the case with other teachers…). The lessons are never boring!

    Aude Schönenberger
  • This is probably the best Arabic course for all those who want to learn Arabic in an efficient and joyful. Each lesson with Mohamed from Yalla Araby has motivated me to remain committed and to go on. Moreover, the lessons go far beyond a standard language course and offers interesting insights into the history and culture of the Arabic world and laughter is always guaranteed!

    Rukan Manaz Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Political Directorate, Human Security Division
  • Our kids (11 and 14 years old) have made enormous progress in Arabic, since they have been joining Arabic lessons once a week, not only progress in their pronunciation and vocabulary; they also lost their inhibitions and are now much more at ease with the use of Arabic.  The lessons bring them much closer to the Arabic language, and the culture of the different Arabic countries. For us it was also key, that our kids learn the language and expressions of the daily life, what one normally only learns when growing up in an Arabic country. Also this was successfully realized. Many thanks!

    Sally Mobasher/Marawan Alqusy Teacher/Doctor
  • What I appreciate the most is Mohamed’s passion for the Arabic language. I enjoy his deep understanding for the subtleties, the finesse and the secrets of the language, for how the vocabulary is interconnected and how the words interact with each other. I like how he perceives the Arabic language as a way to frame the world and change usual point of view to look at things.  It is amazing how he is able to guide a non-native speaker through all of this and to lead him into a deeper understanding of the language. But he never gets lost in these excursions into the depth of the language, because he is clear and structured in the way he teaches, in giving explanations and in separating the essential from the marginal. Mix all of this with a very Egyptian humor and easy going attitude and you get a great immersion into Arabic language and culture.

    Lorenz Pfrunder Deputy regional coordinator - Directorate of Political Affairs DP - Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA
  • I was taking lessons for about two years with Yalla Araby in Bern. I wanted to learn the Arabic language because of the magic of its calligraphy and because I wanted to understand more about the Arabic culture. In order to do so, one  one must start to learn the language of a culture, however you also need to have an idea about the ways of life, history, food, music, arts and last but not least about the things "between the lines". In this regard, the lessons were just perfect, because the teacher didn’t only explain the alphabet to me, the letters and the grammar, but we also had a lot of conversations about the Egyptian culture, history and current events in the Arabic countries. All this made me better understand the different way of expressing yourself in Arabic, the metaphoric terms, etc.I appreciated the teacher’s flexibility in the lessons. He kept on teaching me the basics, focusing on the curriculum, but was also open when I was keen to jump into something that was actually not for beginners.

    Christina Badertscher
  • Mohamed from Yalla Araby is the most energetic language teacher I’ve ever had! This translated into a very dynamic way of teaching, with lots of humor and anecdotes about Egypt and the Arabic culture. He manages to teach even the most complex language aspects (of which there are many in Arabic J) in a way that is actually fun. Furthermore, he has a perfect mix of being laid back and strict. I would highly recommend Mohamed and Yalla Araby to anyone who wants to learn Arabic!

    Benjamin Frey Deputy Director of Cooperation - Embassy of Switzerland in Egypt
  • The Arabic classes of Mohamed are clear, practical and entertaining. They are tailor-made and specifically adapted to my wishes, which allows me to progress at my own rhythm. Moreover, the teacher shows great flexibility regarding the schedule of the classes and always takes time to answer my questions. Thanks to the singularity of the classes, it is a pleasure learning Arabic and I believe to be progressing well and fast regardless of the complexity of the language.

    Samantha Frechin Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA
  • Yalla Araby is a very professional language school. My teacher is always well prepared for classes. He explains the logic and roots of the language in a comprehensive manner without getting lost into grammatical details and comes up with proposals according to the student’s preferences (e.g. newspaper texts, audio/video material). He knows how to challenge and motivate his students, but remains always patient and flexible. Finally, he is a very pleasant and reliable person, always in good humor, open to the students’ wishes and needs. Having regularly taken private classes with him during almost two years, I can highly recommend Mohamed Megahed and his school.

    Alexandra Häfliger Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • The teacher’s enthusiastic way of teaching and permanent good mood were very motivating. He made me feel at ease, which helped me to progress quickly. I also really enjoyed the kind of personalized texts received. Only after few lessons, we already began to have some small talks in Arabic and that was the thing I appreciated the most.

    Raphael Wirth Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Political Directorate
  • My stay in Cairo was unfortunately only very short, but very intensive, interesting and instructive. To be surrounded by the Egyptian environment and to permanently be confronted with the language helped to benefit a lot during that week. You gradually get more confident and memorize new words faster.

    Carol Hausammann Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
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