Arabic is allowed sis, as far as I recall.
Just thought I'd share what I have been told by reliable people. Al Fajr Center in Cairo is really good, although not free. Someone else, however, said that Alex. is better. Also, I forgot what city but the masjid where Shaykh Usama Qoosee teaches is good. He teaches in fusha.. and it's free, i.e. if you want to study the deen there.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.gawaher.com/topic/1306-islam-in-egypt/