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Post by teacher on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:28 am

These are the list of Arabic centers in Morocco:

Study Arabic and Cultural Immersions Programs in Rabat - Morrocco
Rabat - Morocco Our school is an oasis within the city of Rabat. Located in the prestigious residential area of Souissi, our school is only a 10 minute ride by taxi to the center of the city / Medina and 15 minutes' drive from Rabat/Sale airport. The quiet neighborhood streets around the school are wide, with large private gardens and beautiful over grown ... (A964).
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Learn Arabic in Morocco with Projects Abroad
Rabat - Morocco Morocco is a moderate North African country that offers a fascinating first taste of the continent. It also gives you the ideal opportunity to learn more about Arabic and Islamic influences. One of the best ways to develop greater knowledge of Islamic culture is to learn Arabic. You can do this through Projects Abroad on an intensive, two-week ... (A9618).
Projects Abroad

Arabic and North African Studies Program (ARANAS)
Ifrane - Morocco Do you study at an institution with limited instruction in Arabic language? Interested in learning more about North Africa? Do you want to jump-start your language learning with an intensive language ... (A9665)
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI)

Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute, Fez
Fes - Morocco Do you attend a school with limited or no access to Arabic language instruction? Would you like to develop and rev up your Arabic language learning? Are you interested in experiencing various aspects ... (A11244)
Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute, Fez

Languages PLUS Arabic in Rabat, Morocco
Rabat - Morocco Located in the prestigious residential area of Souissi, our school is only a 10 minute ride by taxi to the center of the city / Medina and 15 minutes' drive from Rabat/Sale airport. Other ... (A8957)
Languages Abroad

Amerispan - Learn Arabic in Rabat
Rabat - Morocco Learning Arabic abroad in Rabat, Morocco. (A9341)
AmeriSpan Study Abroad

Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion Programs in Morocco
Tetouan - Morocco Dar Loughat is a professional language center in Morocco providing intensive courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year. Founded in 2004 in ... (A6552)
DAR LOUGHAT - Cross-Cultural Language Center

SACAL - Subul Assalam Centre for the Arabic Language
Fez - Morocco Subul Assalam Center for the Arabic Language is located in the newly built area of Waad Fez in Morocco. We are dedicated to providing the finest instruction in a range of subjects including Modern ... (A9893)
SACAL - Subul Assalam Centre for the Arabic Language

Study Arabic ( Moroccan and Modern Standard)
Fes, Meknes, Casablanca, Rabat - Morocco At DMG we offer courses in Moroccan and Modern Standard Arabic, Tamazight (Berber), French and English for students from all over the world. (A5170)
DMG Arabophon

Al Alamia Institute
Marrakesh - Morocco Al Alamia offers both Classical and Moroccan Arabic year-round. Our brand new building provides comfortable classrooms, a computer lab with free internet access as well as the oportunity for ... (A9059)
Al Alamia

International Language Lab Center
Temara - Morocco International Language Lab Center is located in the heart of Morocco, the beautiful coastal capital of Morocco. It has been established in recent years to meet the demands of the worldwide renewed ... (A9099)
International language lab center

International language lab center
témara - morocco The International Language Lab Center (I.L.L) was established in 2006 in the coastal city of Témara in the kingdom of Morocco. We take a modern lively approach to teaching Arabic. Our teachers are ... (A9094)
International language lab center

Learn Arabic in Tetouan, Morocco
Tetouan - Morocco Learn Arabic Language in Morocco: Located on the Mediterranean and surrounded by majestic mountains, Tetouan (pop. 335,000) is a popular Moroccan resort because of its excellent beaches. The city is ... (A8540)
AmeriSpan Study Abroad

Safi - Morocco The courses will take place on the first Language institute in the city, housed in a large quiet villa. The tranquil residential neighbourhood is only a 5 to 10-minute walk from the city center ... (A6263)

:: Arabic language study programs

A) Programs in the U.S.

1. Middlebury Arabic Summer Language Session

Held at Mills College, CA.
Summer Term: June 4th to August 6th.
Levels: Elementary through Advanced Modern Standard Arabic.
Deadline: Rolling (but this is a very 'in-demand' program, advised to apply early, now).

The Arabic School offers you a unique experience that is virtually unmatched anywhere in the world. Middlebury is much more than textbooks and classrooms. The entire environment shapes your Arabic learning experience. The value of the experience cannot be calculated in terms of semesters and credit hours. You will eat, sleep, study, make friends, interact with professors, watch television and films, and attend lectures given by the faculty and distinguished guest speakers, all exclusively in Arabic. Arabic newspapers, magazines, television and websites will keep you up to date on current events around the world. Additionally, you can enjoy all of your favorite sports at Mills College's state of the art sports facilities, all while learning to challenge your opponents in Arabic.

2. University of Michigan Summer Language Institute

Levels: Elem. Modern Standard Arabic, Intermed. MSA, Business Arabic
Deadline: March 31, 2010

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan will be offering three intensive Arabic courses this Summer 2010:

AAPTIS 103: Intensive Elem. MSA I & II.
June 2-Aug 11. Mon-Fri, 9 am-1 pm.
AAPTIS 205: Intensive Inter. MSA I & II.
June 2-Aug 11. Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm.
AAPTIS 412: Intensive Business Arabic I & II.
June 30-Aug 17. Mon-Fri, 9 am-1pm.

These intensive summer courses are intended to cover a full year of language during 8 and 10-week programs. The courses are offered as either for-credit (normal tuition rates apply) or non-credit (program fee, non-transcript) basis.
3. Georgetown University Summer Arabic Language Institute

Summer Term: June 7 - August 13
Levels: Intensive First Level Modern Standard, Intensive Second Level Modern Standard, Intensive Advanced Modern Standard, Advanced content courses in Arabic, Spoken Iraqi Arabic, Spoken Egyptian Arabic, Spoken Levantine Arabic.
Deadline: 5/7/2010 (first session), 6/4/2010 (second session)
4. University of Chicago Summer Arabic Program

Program Dates: varies
Levels: Elementary Literary Arabic 1, 2, and 3 and Intermediate Arabic 1, 2, and 3. Regular Study and Immersion/Residency Options Available.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2010
For more information, contact Farouk Mustafa, Professorial Lecturer in Arabic (773) 702-7473 or f-mustafa@uchicago.edu.
5. University of California Santa Barbara Summer Intensive Language Program

Program Dates: Summer Term: Session A: June - July; Session B: August-September
Levels: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced Modern Standard Arabic
6. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Residential Immersion
Programs in Arabic and Persian

Application Deadline: March 1, 2010
Program Dates: June 12-August 7, 2010

Operating under the principle that language learning occurs best when instruction emphasizes full immersion, UW-Madison's Arabic and Persian Immersion Program employs a communicative approach that entails student-centered, performance-based, and context-oriented language teaching. To meet the program goals of integrating reading, writing, listening, and speaking with communication strategies and cultural skills, instructors and students sign a contract agreeing to use the target language exclusively within and outside the classroom. At the end of each level of instruction, students will demonstrate a) greater facility of communication; b) broader understanding of how to engage in the historical and socio-cultural contexts in which the target language is used; and c) expanded individual capabilities in learning how to adapt language skills for life-long learning.
7. UCLA (University of California-Los Angeles)

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Intensive Summer Arabic Program
June 21 - August 20, 2010
The Intensive Summer Arabic Program at UCLA offers the equivalent of one year of instruction in only eight weeks. Courses offered include beginning, intermediate, and advanced Standard (written) Arabic, and Egyptian Colloquial (spoken) Arabic. The program includes an Arabic film series, a lecture series, concerts, and field trips to places of cultural interest in the Los Angeles area, including Arab restaurants and bookstores.

Arabic Language Residential Option:
Students have the option of participating in the Residential Program which provides room and board for an additional fee. Residents will live in UCLA housing and have access to an Arabic-speaking tutor. Arabic satellite television will also be provided.

B) Overseas Arabic Study Programs - In The Middle East

*Note: The Only Program Of Arabic Study Abroad For Which You May Receive Transfer Of Credit And Of Your Grades To The University Of Michigan, And Be Eligible To Use U-M Financial Aid, Is The One Listed Below, #3, U-M/CGIS at American University in Cairo. For all other programs of Arabic study abroad, you may receive transfer credit only (must be approved).

1. Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) American University in Cairo (Egypt)

Application Deadline: Jan. 7
The Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) offers four programs: Summer-Only, Full-Year (12 months), CASA II and CASA III.
The Summer and Full-Year programs are designed for graduate and undergraduate students. [For acceptance on Summer and Full Year CASA Program, students must take an entrance examination, generally designed for those who have completed a minimum of two years of Arabic study, usually in early February].

The CASA II program aims to provide further opportunities for CASA fellows, who have completed the CASA Full-Year program within the past five years, to continue to enhance their language skills and advance their Arabic-based research in Egypt.

The CASA III program is designed to meet the linguistic and research needs of professors with specialization in Middle Eastern Studies.

All four programs consist of intensive language, culture, and specialized area studies, with 12 to 20 hours per week of classroom instruction plus homework. In 2009-2010, 5 summer and 24 Full-Year federally-funded fellowships were awarded.

A series of lectures, tours, and visits to places of historical interest, both in and outside Cairo form an integral part of the CASA programs. Efforts are made to provide opportunities for CASA participants to interact with their Egyptian counterparts and experience life in Egypt to the fullest extent.

*There is also a CASA Program in Damascus, information about it is available on the same website.
2. Arabic Language Institute (ALI), American University in Cairo (Egypt)

Application Deadlines:
Full Academic year March 1, 2010
Fall Semester March 1, 2010
Spring Semester September 15, 2010
Summer Session January 1, 2010
Summer-study (Beginning of June - End of July) or Fall and/or Spring Semesters.
Since the inception of what is now the Arabic Language Institute in the 1970s, this program has attracted students from the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe, offering intensive courses in both modern standard and Egyptian colloquial Arabic. Each year, more than one hundred students travel to Egypt from dozens of countries around the world to enroll in the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo. Their backgrounds and interests are as varied as the countries they represent. They, however, share one common desire - the desire to learn Arabic in the best possible setting from the best instructors anywhere as they discover the mystery of Cairo, "the Mother of the World."

**NOTE: As noted above, there is now an option for students to register for AUC programs through the U-M OIP (Office of International Programs), which allows transfer of credit and grades, and which also allows you to apply for regular financial aid arrangements. See below for details. Students may also apply independently to AUC, for transfer credit only.

3. Univ. of Michigan CGIS, (Center for Global and Intercultural Study/Office of International Programs), American University, Cairo
Early June - Mid July
Academic Year
University of Michigan program through AUC. Students can pursue Arabic study through ALI (see above), or other coursework. Includes options for either Summer study or Academic Year study.

AUC Winter 2010 Friday, September 11, 2009
Fall 2010 Friday, January 15, 2010
Academic Year 2010-11 Friday, January 15, 2010
Winter 2011 Friday, September 10, 2010

Cairo ALI (Arabic Language Institute)
Winter 2010 Friday, August 21, 2009
Academic Year 2010-11 Friday, January 29, 2010
Fall 2010 Friday, January 29, 2010
Winter 2011 Friday, August 20, 2010
4. "Arts in Cairo" Special Summer Program at AUC
Curriculum: Specialized courses on arts in the Arab world. See flier for details.
Application Deadline: 3/15/2010
Program Dates: 6/7/2010 - 7/22/2010
5. International Language Institute (ILI) (Cairo, Egypt)
*Not a university program, but may in some instances be approved for transfer credit to U-M if contact hours and course material covered/syllabi are documented and presented to NES faculty for evaluation.*
The International Language Institute (ILI) was established in 1977, in the El-Sahafeyeen neighborhood in Cairo, and is affiliated with the UK-based International House Worldwide Organization of Language Schools. A modern lively approach to teaching Arabic is used, with teachers who are not only qualified but are also native speakers. The advantages of this program, in addition to its high quality of instruction, is that it has a diverse/international student body, and that it offers courses on a more flexible basis than some of the university/semester-based programs.

6. Hedayet Institute for Arabic Studies - Maadi, Egypt

Program Dates: Mid June -- end of July
Curriculum: MSA and Colloquial Egyptian at all levels. Good quality instruction.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2010
7. Fajr Center for Arabic Language - Cairo, Egypt

Program Dates: June 24 - August 22
Curriculum: MSA at all levels, colloquial Egyptian Arabic, various content courses. Good quality instruction.

8. University of Virginia-Yarmouk University Summer Arabic Program (Jordan)

Summer Term: June 11 - August 11, 2010
Levels: Levels: Lower Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced Modern Standard
Deadline: March 1, 2010
The University of Virginia-Yarmouk University Summer Arabic Program has been in operation since 1984, and is an intensive, eight-week Program in Modern Standard Arabic, designed for undergraduate and graduate students currently pursuing a degree program. The Program focuses on all language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. In addition to the course in Modern Standard Arabic, all students will take a course in the Jordanian dialect. All courses will be taught in Arabic. Course instructors will be members of the Yarmouk University faculty. Four levels of skill-based instruction will be provided.

9. University of Jordan/Language Center

Fall Semester: Sept. - Dec.
Spring Semester: Feb. - May
Summer Term: June - July
Six levels of Standard Arabic instruction
Internet/wireless available
Contact email: lancen@ju.edu.jo
*You may apply independently to study Arabic here, cheaper, fewer amenities. If you apply through CIEE (see below) more expensive, but more amenities.
10. CIEE Study Abroad (at the University of Jordan)

This program uses the same teachers/facilities as above, but more inclusive program - organized trips, housing and meals included, etc.).
11. Qasid Institute - Amman, Jordan

Program Dates: Jun 16 - Aug 20; also a Fall Session.
Curriculum: MS and Classical at All Levels; Rigorous instruction.
Website: Study Abroad Director: Abdullah Misra
*They have announced some tuition scholarships, for summer and fall session (valued at $2000 each, and a larger one for longer-term study).
12. Amideast/Summer Intensive Arabic in Amman, Jordan


Two 5-week sessions, (Session 1: May 21-June 25; Sessions 2: July 2 - Aug. 5).
MSA at all levels, Jordanian colloquial.
Instruction partnered with above Qasid Institute.
13. Columbia Arabic Summer Program in Amman, Jordan

Program Dates: Two four-weeks sessions in the summer
Curriculum: MSA Elementary Arabic II - Advanced Arabic II, Colloquial Levantine Arabic.
Application Deadline: 3/1/2010
Internships available

14. American University of Beirut (AUB), (Lebanon)

Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies Summer Arabic Program
Summer Term: June 30 - August 13, 2010
Levels: Introductory, High Introductory, Intermediate, High Intermediate and Advanced
Deadline: March 30, 2010

The CAMES summer program in the Arabic language offers courses at five different levels: Introductory, High Introductory, Intermediate, High Intermediate and Advanced. Placement exams will be administered to all students at the beginning of the program in order to assess the level best suited to their Arabic language ability. Each level provides a six 1/2-week total immersion into the Arabic language that consists of 30 hours a week of intensive classroom instruction. Colloquial Arabic in the Lebanese dialect is integrated in the program. The program combines classroom instruction with cultural field trips within Beirut and around Lebanon. The total of 160 hours is the equivalent of 8 credit hours at AUB, which may be transferred to other universities.

15. Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF) (Morocco)

Email Contact: info@alif-fes.com

The Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF) offers three and six-week courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year. ALIF also has an excellent reputation as the preeminent institution in the Maghreb for the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language. Housed in a large, shady villa, ALIF provides an ideal setting for studying in Morocco's "intellectual capital," and for exploring the historic medina of Fez, one of the world's few remaining medieval cities. ALIF's teachers are highly qualified native speakers with years of experience instructing both independent students and study abroad groups from major universities. Former students include translators, Fulbright, FLAS, NSEP, and SSRC grantees, company representatives, and graduate students from major universities in the US and Europe.
16. Al-Akhawayn University - Ifrane, Morocco

Program Dates: Session One: May 31 - July 23, Session Two: June 28-July 23, 2010
Curriculum: MS and Moroccan Colloquial at all Levels
Application Deadline: 4/21/2010

The ARANAS program offers 4-week and 8-week sessions in the Arabic language at all levels - from beginning to advanced- and a choice from among seven Tracks. For information about the different tracks and the cost of each, please visit
Prices listed on the program's website are for tuition, application fee ($150), housing on campus in a double room (en-suite bathroom) with a roommate, textbooks, all meals, arrival and departure pick ups (Fez Airport and Train Station), all travel expenses associated with scheduled class travel, library, recreational facilities, and basic health insurance. Airfaire is not included.
17. AMIDEAST Summer Intensive Arabic in Rabat; Morocco.

Program Dates: Session One: May 22-June 26; Session Two: July 3 - Aug. 7.
Offering MSA at all levels, and Moroccan Colloquial.
18. Arab American Language Institute in Morocco; Meknes, Morocco

Program Dates: Vary throughout the summer. See website for details.
Curriculum: Arabic language and culture
Application Deadline: March 20, 2010
Program/Sessions: 4, 6, 8 and 10-week programs, starting near end of May.
Contact: aalimorocco@yahoo.com, gshutch@louisville.edu

19. Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages (Tunisia)
(The website is in French, and says you can switch to an English version, but ... it doesn't seem to work; additional contact info is there).

University of Tunis
47 Avenue de la Liberte
Tunis 1002, Tunisia
Telephone: 282-418; 281-923
Deadlines: January-end of May
Six-week intensive summer program in Modern Standard, all levels. 100 dinars ($1 = 1.08 dinars). Dormitory housing available. Full and partial scholarships. Full year program in Modern Standard and Tunisian Colloquial also offered.
*An inexpensive program; better quality of instruction at more advanced levels; lots of French spoken in Tunisia; best for your Arabic if you either don't know French, or make a point of not using it much while there.


20. Institut Francais d'Etudes Arabes Damas (IFEAD)/ (Syria)

Email contact: Eric Gautier e.gautier@ifporient.org
Summer: 18 June - 23 July (5 hours/day instruction)
Academic Year: Oct - June (11 hrs/week of group instruction; 4 hrs/week tutoring) Contact Institute or see website for information on terms of instruction and fees. Each student studies Modern Standard and Syrian Colloquial. Six week intensive summer program or year-long program. Year-long program focuses primarily on individual tutoring to help with established research projects. Limited dormitory housing in the Institute itself. French is helpful. The curriculum at IFEAD focuses on helping you carry out your own research--you must bring a research project with you. Aimed at more advanced students/faculty who have specific research needs.
21. Arabic Teaching Institute for non-Arabic Speakers

Fall: 1 Oct - 15 Jan ($200)
Spring: 1 Feb - 15 May ($200)
Summer: 1 June - 15 Sept ($240)
Very traditional, but good instruction at all levels. Focus is on Standard Arabic, though colloquial is available to advanced students.
22. Arabic Language Center/University of Damascus, Syria

Website: Level of instruction has improved in recent years. See website for details on classes and schedule. Several levels of Standard Arabic offered, and colloquial is offered from time to time as well.
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23. International Summer Program (ISP) (West Bank, Palestine)

Birzeit University
Continuing Education Department; PO Box 14
Birzeit, West Bank, via Israel
Telephone and Fax: 972-2-956229
Deadline: May 31, 2007
Dates: June 18-August 13, 2007

Six-week summer intensive program. Modern Standard and Palestinian Colloquial at all levels. Students must have completed one year of study at an accredited college or university. Intensive course $300. Housing available in dormitories, rented apartments and with families in Birzeit and Ramallah. Established 1986, program in "Palestine and Arabic Studies," instituted in 1993.
24. University of Haifa/Department of Overseas Studies (Israel)

Arabic language offerings in summer, fall and winter semesters. Summer program only offers introductory Arabic. See additional information on their web-site:
25. Hebrew University Summer Arabic Session (Jerusalem, Israel)

Modern Standard Arabic, all levels (2 sessions, app. one month each):
Palestinian Colloquial, beginning to advanced levels:

Office of Academic Affairs
American Friends of the Hebrew University
11 East 69th St.; New York, NY 10021
Telephone: (212) 472-2288
26. Tel Aviv University/Arabic Study on Overseas Study Program:
Combines teaching Palestinian colloquial and modern standard Arabic; use EMSA textbooks. Offers introductory and advanced levels.
27. Yemen Language Center
Summer Term: Various options May-August
Levels: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
Deadline: Rolling
C) Existing Programs/No Basis for Evaluation/Quality Assessment

Below find list of programs of Arabic study abroad that we have received brochures for, but about which we have no additional information, or basis upon which to recommend them.
1. School for International Training - Amman, Jordan

Program Dates: Jun 14 -- Aug 2
Curriculum: MS at All Levels Jordanian Colloquial
2. Darna Educational Services - University of Jordan International Institute

Program Dates: 1-4 months Intensive Courses starting in June
3. The American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon

Program Dates: 7/5/2010 - 8/6/2010
Curriculum: Colloquial Levantine Arabic.
Prerequisite: at least 1 year of MSA
Application deadline: 5/3/2010
Contact ahaydar@uark.edu or nhaidar@aust.edu.lb for more information
4. Connecticut - University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon

Program Dates: July 5 - July 30
5. Lebanese American University - Beirut, Lebanon

Program Dates: Mid June - Early August
Curriculum: MS and Lebanese Dialects at all Levels
Application Deadline: 4/1/2010
6. Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS), Summer Program in Morocco

Program Dates: 5/29/2010 - 7/3/2010
Application Deadline: 2/15/2010
7. Georgia Institute of Technology-Arabic Language for Business and Technology Study Abroad Program in Cairo.

Contact: Director: Dr. Rajaa Aquil: email rajaa.aquil@modlangs.gatech.edu
Dates: May 28-July 23, 2010.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2010
Eligibility: Students who have done 3 semesters of Arabic.

1. Flagship Undergraduate Fellowship. Deadline: 3/12/10.

Funding opportunities for domestic and overseas study (2 years domestic and 1 year overseas)
2. Center for International & Comparative Studies (CICS)

3. David L. Boren National Security Education Program-Institute of International

Education Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships (for Arabic study).
(**Note: These scholarships entail government service requirement).
Undergraduate Scholarships: $10,000/semester; $20,000/full academic year.
Graduate Scholarships: Up to $30,000. See details on website.

Learning Moroccan Arabic

Moroccan Arabic. Peace Corps/Morocco, led by Training Manager Abderrahmane Boujenab, has substantially revised lessons from the Peace Corps’ 1994 Moroccan Arabic book by Abdelghani Lamnanouar, rewrote some lessons completely and added new material to arrive at this new edition. Language instructors Aicha Ait Cherif, Malika Boukbout, Mohamed Mahmoudi and Abdellah Ouhmouch contributed. Layout and design was by former Morocco RPCV Stephen Menicucci.

Trainees use the manual with their LCFs during the PST and with their tutors at their sites. Its competency-based approach made it a reliable tool in learning the basics and survival Moroccan Arabic dialect in some weeks.

Chapters of this 194 page manual are now available the FOM web site. Thanks to volunteer, Bill Day.

A copy of the entire textbook in MS Word is available for download in zip (2,321 kb) and native form (7,433 kb). Complete PDF file (5 mb) of the entire textbook, with illustrations, zipped and suitable for download. Users of this information should credit Peace Corps Morocco.

On a related note, Bab Dar is the Peace Corps Morocco produced phrase book for Moroccan dialectical Arabic. FOM has permission to also transcribe it to the web. The volunteer needs a scanner and skills with word processing/OCR or web software to copy the pages and to work the images/text into a downloadable document or a set of web pages. Contact timresch@gmail.com if you have the skills, equipment and interest.

Tamazight Dictionary: Tamazight - English and English - Tamazight
Peace Corps/Morocco NOV. 2007

A Basic Course in Moroccan Arabic
Richard S. Harrell, with Mohammed Abu-Talib, William S. Carroll, Foreword by Margaret Nydell
$27.50 ISBN: 0878403876LC: 2002033909 Book (Paperback) 6 x 9 416 pages June 2003

A Basic Course is a textbook in spoken Moroccan Arabic written for beginners—those who do not know the Arabic language or alphabet. Written in Latinate transcription for this reason, it is carefully designed to present vocabulary and grammatical points in a useful, cumulative order. After completion of the course, the user will have learned all of the essential information about the structure of Moroccan Arabic and be prepared to continue through real-life practice.

Each of the 130 lessons consists of a text where a small number of phrases and sentences illustrate grammatical points, grammatical notes that provide an explanation of new grammatical material introduced in the text, exercises and drills of new grammar and vocabulary, and vocabulary lists of the new words introduced in each lesson. Each lesson leads the student to a thorough understanding of the structure of Moroccan Arabic.

The course also offers 97 short, conversational dialogs that challenge the student in a variety of social situations. Eleven remastered audio CDs are also available for this course (sold separately, see link below).

First published by GUP in 1962, this book has not been superceded. It stands out for its accessibility to students of Arabic language but also to those ambitious travelers headed to Morocco for business or pleasure.

Of Related Interest:
A Basic Course in Moroccan Arabic: Compact Discs for A Basic Course in Moroccan Arabic
A Short Reference Grammar of Moroccan Arabic with Audio CD
A Basic Course in Moroccan Arabic MP3 Files: Audio Exercises

Moroccan Arabic - a practical guide to learning Moroccan Darija - the Arabic dialect of Morocco (2nd edition) By Aaron Sakulich Rajae Khaloufi, Editor George F Roberson, Publisher and Project Director.
A straight-forward and easy to use primer for the beginner – and now expanded and improved in this new 2nd edition. It incorporates both reader suggestions and grammatical refinements contributed by Abdennebi Elhaloui at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF). It features: more details on the transliteration system; additional words; new word lists; and the text has been extended 20+ pages and has been completely revised and re-edited.

Speak Moroccan helps you learn some basic expressions needed on a daily basis, as well as some easy grammar tips. So whether you’re going to Morocco for holidays, a business trip, or just intending to impress your Moroccan friends, our website is what you are looking for!
Moroccan Arabic Vocabulary explores the etomology and meaning(s) of Moroccan Arabic words
Speak Moroccan Forums: The tri-lingual forum for Moroccan Arabic, Moroccan Darija, Morocco and the Maghreb - Le forum de l'arabe marocain, de la darija marocaine, du Maroc et du Maghreb

Wikipedia on Moroccan Arabic, also known as Darija, is the language spoken in the Arabic-speaking areas of Morocco, as opposed to the official communications of governmental and other public bodies which use Modern Standard Arabic, as is the case in most Arabic-speaking countries, while a mixture of French and Moroccan Arabic is used in Business. It is within the Maghreb Arabic dialect continuum.
Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook) by Dan Bacon, Bichr Andjar

SpeakMoroccan is dedicated to people wishing to learn the Moroccan dialect -Darija- of Arabic and especially meant for English speakers at this first stage. The website will help one learn some basic expressions needed on a daily basis, as well as some easy grammar tips. So whether you’re going to Morocco for holidays, a business trip, or just willing to impress your Moroccan friends, this website may be just what you are looking for. They also have a new-born forum, for Darija learners to write in, interact with other learners and ask their questions.

Arabic Schools in Morocco

Subul Assalam Centre for the Arabic Language is a language school located in Fez. SACAL's programme focuses on using Arabic instruction as a means for cross-cultural dialogue and communication. In addition to a full curriculum of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic courses, SACAL offers a selection of English-language courses on Islam and Morocco.

Colloquial Moroccan Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez

Learn Arabic in Morocco in Fez with CESA Languages Abroad

Arabic and North African Studies Program (ARANAS) at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane Morocco. The Arabic language component is an intensive program involving up to 190 contact hours. In fact, a diligent student, willing to devote himself or herself to preparing and attending the full morning of classes, and then completing homework assignments, can realistically hope to achieve one full academic year of Arabic language by successfully completing the summer program. Students will experience learning Arabic not only in class and through homework, but also through interaction with students, instructors and staff at the university as well as others outside the university in the community of Ifrane. Immersion activities include information-gathering assignments and reports in Arabic on projects involving the local community.

Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM) offers both year-long programs and intensive summer study (4 to 12 weeks) in Arabic language in Meknes. The language program is supplemented by a rich cultural component (lectures, workshops, outings, trips, etc.). Students may participate on an individual basis or AALIM can custom-design a program for your group of students, and even run the program under your institution's name. AALIM also offers cultural discovery programs, educational tourism with no academic credit or prerequisites. You can see a short introductory video about the summer language programs. AALIM is also able to organize conferences, workshops, seminars or meetings for your organization or institution.

Arabic Studies in Marrakech: Two to six-week courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year.
JCM BP 775 Gueliz Principal 40000, Marrakech,Morocco
Phone: +212 670 962 757 info@igomorocco.com

Qalam wa Lawh is a lovely school in Rabat, Morocco, which offers an excellent curriculum in Colloquial Moroccan Arabic as well as Modern Standard Arabic. Contact J. Malaika Freeland, Director of Programs Qalam wa Lawh 31 Rue Qadi Ben Hamadi Essenhaji Souissi, Rabat, Morocco. In Morocco 212 (37) 75-57-90. In the USA (703) 349-1458

Arabic Language & Cultural Immersion Programs in Morocco at Dar Loughat a professional language center in Tetuoan, Morocco providing intensive courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year. Through various immersion and language exchange activities, Dar Loughat provides its students daily contact with Moroccan life, allowing them to expand their vocabulary, improve their spoken language performance and better understand the local culture. Tel. ++212-6666-877-88 Fax.++212-5397-112-40 info@cclc-morocco.org

Arabic language web sites

Arabic For Dummies part of the popular Dummies series published by John Wiley & Sons and written by Moroccan-American Author Amine Bouchentouf. At 408 pages, it is designed for folks who want to discover Modern Standard Arabic and associated culture in a fun and interactive way. Companion web site is

Arabic: A Complete Course, published by Random House, by Moroccan-American Amine Bouchentouf. If you're an intermediate or advanced student, it is the perfect book to help you master the fundamentals of the language. Explore over 270 pages of material that contain hundreds of vocabulary words, realistic sample dialogues, and in-depth and easy-to-understand grammar lessons. Discover new phrases and conversations by listening to more than 3 hours of recorded conversation on 3 CDs, and learn new vocabulary with the help of an invaluable 2-way glossary! Available in bookstores everywhere, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and the Forbes Book Club, Arabic: A Complete Course is part of the best-selling Living Language series which has over 3 million in sales!

Babel: Arabic A comprehensive site for practice with reading, writing, listening, pronunciation for learners of Arabic. Links to cultural material and sites.

Learn Arabic Online Comprehensive online courses in classical Arabic and the Islamic sciences aimed at English speakers

Arabic2000.Com Arabic teaching software (The Arabic Tutor 2.1 CD) and Arabic online learning (free and paid online Arabic lessons); Arabic newspapers online, Arabic internet directories and search engines

Madinah Arabic provides a series of basic courses in Modern Standard Arabic, including an introduction to the Arabic alphabet. These lessons provide a good foundation for Classical and Modern Standard Arabic.

Arabic in Jordan Authentic, country-specific video, audio, and still images for use by language learners around the world. The material covers practical aspects of daily life needed by persons going to a country for the first time. The videos were shot by international students in their native countries. They are completely unscripted and reflect authentic linguistic usage including local dialects, colloquial grammar and figures of speech.

NYC Arabic Language & Culture Social Club

Washington DC Arabic Language & Culture Social Club

French Language web sites

French in Morocco

About.com French Language: Bonjour fellow French lovers, and welcome! I've been here since June 1999, developing the most thorough French language site in the world, including lessons and linguistics, classroom ideas, cultural info, and much more. Look around - you'll be happily surprised by the amount of info for students, teachers, and lovers of French.

Meta Language web site

Freelanguage.org resources for 12 languages (including Arabic, French and Spanish). This website documents and categorizes available resources for learning languages, including podcasts. Most of these are free resources, some are commercial. All are quality.


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