The British colonized Egypt from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s, which explains the reasonable prevalence of English in some schools and culture. French has also been an important language from colonial times, and still remains and important foreign language in the country.
Is English spoken in Egypt?
Most educated Egyptians are fluent in English or French or both, in addition to Arabic. There are also other minor linguistic groups. The Beja of the southern section of the Eastern Desert use an Afro-Asiatic language of the Cushitic branch known as To Bedawi (though some speak Tigre and many use Arabic).