Visiting Giza, Egypt with Ayat Al-Tawel

SphinxThis week we invited language teacher, Ayat Al-Tawel (@ayatawel), to introduce us to Giza, Egypt.

Shelly: Which landmark is a must for visitors?

Ayat: It’s a must to visit the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx where you can see a thousand year old civilization, ride horses and camels . You should also visit the Khan El Khaliliy market where you can find a variety of souvenirs from pharaonic medals and mirrors to small camels, T-shirts and more. A cruise on the Nile is another perfect afternoon, evening or night out.

Shelly: What are popular local dishes?

Ayat: Koshary is a very popular dish sold in restaurants in almost every street, and cooked in all Egyptian homes. All tourists love it as well. You can check the recipe here.

Shelly: Describe an activity your English learners enjoy!

Ayat: Most of my learners are teens and young adults , so they enjoy using mobile apps, or websites to practice the language in an easy and accessible way. In class, they love competitions and games so much.

Thank you, Ayat, for introducing us to Giza, Egypt!

Ayat Al-Tawel (@ayatawel) Bio:
I am an EFL teacher from Cairo, Egypt. I have been teaching different age groups and levels for more than fourteen years in different schools and institutions. I’m currently teaching adults and young learners at the British Council in Egypt. My main interests are blended learning, using web 2.0 tools in teaching and enhancing creativity in the classroom. I have conducted some successful international collaboration projects with teachers from different countries around the world, worked closely with leading members of the technology in the classroom field and presented in online and f2f local and international events and conferences.

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