For the first time I dared speaking Arabic in autumn 2018 in Cairo, after almost a year of lessons and learning in Bern. I was so happy with the teachers’ professional, yet personal approaches, and the smooth organization of the classes. They gave me the safe space, which I still need, because learning Arabic is somehow embarrassing for me, unlike other foreign languages, Egyptian Arabic is the language of my identity. That is why I am so grateful to Mohamed Megahed and Yalla Araby for not only teaching me the grammar, but also answering my questions about the historical and social background of this language, and being patient and strict at the same time, shukran giddan “Yalla Araby

Tarek Naguib

Legal Scholar, Zurich University of Applied Sciences