The American University in Cairo
Thurs 23, 8-9pm: “Free Online Core-Strength Class”,
a strong core leads to better balance and stability making daily activities much easier. Don’t miss this core strengthening hour with Sara Ali.
Sun 26, 12-1pm (AUC-connect): “Free Online Hatha Yoga Class”, enjoy this beginner to intermediate level Hatha yoga flow with Rana Hafez.
Wed 29, 10-11pm: A needed hour of meditation to clear your mind in the midst of it all. Class by Rana Hafez.
Arab Critics Centre
Thurs 23, 6pm GMT, Egypt and Sudan at 8pm, UAE at 10pm, Tunisia at 7pm, Morocco at 6pm, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait at 9pm: Director Abu-Bakr Shawky is the guest of the Arab Film Centre’s meeting on Instagram. The Egyptian critic Amal El Gamal interviews Abu Bakr Shawky, director of the film Beit Aldeen (Day of Religion), which won a large number of awards, including the best movie in last year’s edition of the Critics Awards for Arab Films.
The Virtual Reading Club of Cervantes Institute, which provides the opportunity to read and discuss a literary book via the Internet, continues in July.
The reading club is a platform to read a set of distinguished works from the Spanish and Latin American literature that speak the Spanish language.
TheInstitute in Cairo has also modified its course programme to suit the current circumstances by offering its courses online.
The French Cultural Institute
The Instituteadvisesyou tostay at home to prevent coronavirus and to protect your loved ones.It offers you a variety of entertainment and educational proposals to do in your home alone or with your family.
The institute offers new remote distance French language courses for adults(Semi-intensive course on Friday and Saturday (two lectures / 3 hours per week): from 7 Augustto 26 September) and children (All summer from 2pm to 4pm) at Mounira and Sheikh Zayed branches. To register for placement tests call 0122 7484951 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm or email the institute on email@example.com.
General French courses online for adults at Heliopolis and New Cairo branches (Extended course from 9 August to 18 October and Intensive course from 9 August to 9 September, registration period starts from Tuesday 21 July to Wednesday 29 July on firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition, new remote distance French language courses for adults at Alexandria branch, for reservation go to email@example.com
The institute announces a new course for children online, from 7 to 17 years old at the Heliopolis and New Cairo branches (Intensive course from 9 August to 9 September, Registration period: Thursday 23 July to Wednesday 29 July Please send the registration request to the following e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can send your phone number and e-mail in a message on the institute's Facebook page.
Goethe InstituteCairo offers its courses online. Try it for yourself and make sure that online courses lead to the same success as traditional classes. You can enjoy the institute’s home-learning offers on its official website. On Onleihe, you can find German films, music and books for free. All information is readily available on the Corona page. The Goethe Institutewebsite is at
The Italian Cultural Institute
The Institute in Cairooffers daily multimedia content in several categories representative of the best of the Italian cultural industries, including literature, language, art, cinema, and archeology. To stay updated follow these digital contents and connect to the institute’s official Facebook page: Italian Cultural Institute and Archaeological Center and it’s other social channels: Instagram and Twitter.
As for the teaching of the Italian language, the Institute continues to provide its students at home with courses covering all levels of the language taught.
“Parla come mangi” (Speak as you Eat) is the first video series created by IIC Cairo and dedicated to students of the Italian language which was edited by the institute’s professors of the Italian language courses, which search and even display various expressions of the vernacular Italian language, which is often similar to the Egyptian one, in addition to gestures, sayings and lifestyles.
In addition, registration for the online conversation course (August 2020 summer course) is open from 19 July to 2 August.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 23 July, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly