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AUI is located in Ifrane, Morocco in the Middle Atlas Mountains, at an altitude of ,m. Ifrane is just kms from Meknes, kms from Moulay Idriss Zerhoun and the Roman ruins of Volubilis, kms from Fez, and kms from Rabat. Winters in Ifrane can be cold with significant snowfall, and summers are pleasant. Oak and cedar forests, the springs, streams and lakes around Ifrane have made it a very popular resort for all seasons.Run through the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at AUI, The ARANAS program grants academic credits which can be applied to an individual’s degree program in his/her home institution. The Arabic language component is an intensive program. A diligent student,
Come and learn Arabic in the heart of Morocco ! Dar Loughat is a professional language institution providing intensive Arabic courses and cross-cultural education to international students. As an institution, we strive for excellence in an environment where faculty, staff and students are valued and respected. Ideally located in the center of downtown Tetouan, Morocco, which has been declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, we offer our students the best of Morocco. While studying Arabic in Tetouan, students can enjoy the city’s excellent beaches, its evergreen Rif Mountains and its five-century-old Medina. About Us Location Courses / Programs Contact Us
The centre is dedicated to offering education in Arabic and Islamic studies. Through its academic and cultural activities, Subul Assalam’s unique programme strives to provide a good understanding of Islam and Moroccan culture. About Us Location Courses / Programs Contact Us
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The Arabic School of Morocco is an Arabic language School specifically geared to non-Arabic speakers from all over the world. We are proud to be the only center in Morocco exclusively devoted to promoting Arabic as a foreign language to students from all around the world. Through its academic and cultural activities, A.S.M’s unique program strives to provide a good understanding of Arabic and Moroccan culture. About Us Courses / Programs Contact Us - Modern Standard Arabic- Moroccan Colloquial Arabic - Combination Courses- Cultural immersion (Last Posted: --)
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Our brand new building provides comfortable classrooms, a computer lab with free internet access as well as the opportunity for interaction with local Moroccans who study English. Our program caters to all language levels. The standard program is three hours a day/ hours per week. For more intensive hours, please contact us. All of our instructors are university degreed in the teaching of MSA and CMA Arabic. Our schools are well equipped, our teachers are well trained and experienced, and our lessons have a small number of students. With this, we ensure you will receive very effective Arabic language training with individual attention to meet your needs. About Us Location Courses / Programs
Kasbah of OudayaSometimes reffered to as Chella's "sister" fortress, the Kasbah of Oudaya was built by Moulay Yacoub Al Mansoor, an Almohad Caliph. Inside the walls students visit an ancient military prison, gardens, museum, and the famous blue and white rues of Oudaya.SpeakMoroccan is dedicated to people willing to learn the Moroccan dialect: “Darija“. No Arabic knowledge is required to study the lessons on our website.SpeakMoroccan helps you learn some basic expressions needed on a daily basis, as well as some easy grammar tips [check lessons and vocabulary lists]. 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!
Learning Arabic: four weeks in TunisRosemary Behan gave herself one month in Tunisia to learn the Arabic language and alphabet. How did she do? Mumtez!Half the fun of exploring Tunis is getting completely lost Photo: GettyRosemary Behan:PM BST Apr Comments"Masmuki?” “Malakabuki?” It was eight o’clock in the morning and our teacher’s questions drew nothing but blank stares. Far from being deterred, Naila seemed to find the ignorance of our class positively motivating. The longer the silence, the louder she shouted. Slowly and methodically, she continued to bark at us in what sounded like Japanese. In fairness, she had only asked for our names.
Don’t pack your prejudices Apr Almost before I knew what was happening, I was standing at the front of the class. I had to shout “Isme Rosemary! Lakabi Behan. Ana min London, ana Britania!” Naila had elicited the first response by jabbing at my name on a sheet of paper and the second by repeating the question “Min ayna anti?” (where are you from?) over and over and over, with increasing levels of exasperation.
Remarkably, within a week we were comfortably writing and reciting al huruf al-arabiya – all consonants of the Arabic alphabet – in the correct order. This was aided by the fact that we had to sing it, exaggerating the letters so that they sounded familiar. The last seven letters translated as “Ra Zay Sin Shin Hair Wow Yeah!” Within two weeks we could read shop signs, directions and basic printed dialogue. It was hard, but the constant drilling worked.Back in Naila’s class, we moved on to the use of greetings and basic descriptions of ourselves and our families, helped by listening to some ridiculous dialogue on poor-quality DVDs. The skills I developed, however, were immediately useful. The first time I conducted a conversation entirely in Arabic, the restaurant owner could barely conceal his delight. “You speak Arab? More! Marhaban, biki!”
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The biggest challenge was not the sounds - only about four consonants are particularly difficult for non-native speakers - but the fact that many vital parts of speech, including demonstrative words such as “this” and “that” and nouns, verbs and adjectives, usually have gender-specific prefixes and suffixes that must be learnt and modified according to the situation. This made constructing long sentences seem more like algebra.Yet by the end of the course we could understand basic conversations, read text, speak clearly and authoritatively about ourselves and our friends, write letters and count from one to ,. In four weeks, this was something of a miracle.
Halfaouine is an underrated and under-visited district well off the tourist trail but immediately next to the Medina on its north-western side. Place Halfaouine and Bab Souika, surprisingly elegant squares filled with cafés and fruit and vegetable markets, were once the centre of nationalist demonstrations against the French. Rue Halfaouine is a stinking rollercoaster ride of freshly decapitated sheep, piles of goats’ feet, dripping sheepskins, fish and all manner of entrails.The Bardo Museum contains one of the most impressive collections of mosaics in the world. The interiors of all of Tunisia’s main Roman sites, including Carthage, Dougga, Bulla Regia and El Jem, are here, in a suitably airy palace to the west of the city.Where to stay
The biggest bargain in town is the Tunis Medina Youth Hostel) at rue Saida Ajoula, in a former palace with a grand, glass-domed courtyard. Clean double rooms just over £ per night, including breakfast.Villa Didon, villadidon) in Carthage, a new, -room hotel set on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Tunis, is minutes from the airport: from about £ per night, excluding breakfast.For a break from the city, stay at the exquisite Dar Said ( , darsaid.tn) in Sidi Bou Said and enjoy the beauty of the town after the daytrippers have left. This converted villa has large old rooms, elegantly tiled internal patios with ornate glasswork and fountains: doubles from about £ per night, including breakfast.Where to eatThe Dar Bel Hadj ( ) at rue des Tamis in the Medina is a refined th-century palace close to the Zaytouna mosque . It has slightly stiff service, but the fish kebabs make it worthwhile. Main courses from £.The th-century Dar El Jeld ( ) at rue Dar El Jeld has a cavernous dining room in an internal courtyard, surrounded by private alcoves.
Arabic Schools in TunisiaOur Arabic schools in Tunisia provide a fun and dynamic learning environment in a beautiful and interesting location.We have a well-equipped facility, highly trained and professional teachers, a range of courses and small class sizes to ensure that the instruction is personally tailored to meet your needs. You can be sure that our Arabic language courses will improve your skills quickly and effectively. We are completely dedicated to your language learning, as our accreditation by the Tunisian Ministry of Education will attest to.Arabic Courses in TunisiaOur Arabic courses in Tunisia use a mix of tried and traditional methods of language teaching, as well as the latest in multi-media techniques. Language games, interviews, pair and group exercises and role-plays employed by our skilled teachers ensure that the process remains lively and entertaining. You won’t be simply sitting there and listening to the teacher. Of course, you have to use the language to learn it, and that is exactly what we will help you to do.Free Time Activities
Learn ArabicIt may surprise you to learn how inexpensive it can be learn Arabic in Tunisia. We make sure our courses are competitively priced and the cost of living here can be kept very low.Please take a little time to learn more about our Arabic courses in Tunisia. You can see complete details of course offerings, accomodations available as well as pricing here.Click below for school, course and accomodation details or here for an overview of our fees for Arabic Courses in Tunisia.Speaking "Tunsi"Help, I need to learn Tunisian?
French plays a major part, taught currently from the age of , the majority of the Tunisians are fluent in the language and shop signs, road signs, menus in restaurants, important documents etc are all written in French as well as Arabic.Language teaching is excellent in Tunisia and there are many opportunities to learn a host of languages, either for school children or for adults with private lessons or at language schools where both classical Arabic and conversing in the Tunisian dialect are offered.
English is set to become Tunisia's third official language, after Arabic and French. It is a compulsory subject, taught from the age of , and most of Tunisia's official documents are being translated into English now, as well as French.
The PhrasesPleasantries / GeneralAslemma - HelloBislemma - Good byeBye Bye - Yes this does actually exist and is said all of the time!Aye/na'am - YesLeh - NoMin fathlik - leaseShokrun/barrakaloveek/ascent - Thank youIlelyacar - See you againSbakhir - Good morningAla Khir - Good nightMessa el Khir - Good EveningShniya ahwalek? - How are you? Lebes? - How are you? Lebes, winti? - I'm fine and you?
Labes elhamdulillah - I'm fine thanks (thanks to God)Asia cullock! - Come here and let me tell you something/pay attention and listenSahmahni - Excuse me or sorry
Aloush - LambDjege - ChickenHhooter - FishPotartah - PotatoesSenaria - CarrotsBrigdenna - Oranges
Tafeh - ApplesRoze - RiceMacarouna - PastaSulk - SpinachMagnoose - Flat leaf parsleyTaebal - Fresh corianderTay - Tea Kahwah - CoffeeKahwah blairshee helib - Coffee without milkGahli Barcha - Too expensiveumbers wehud ahadesh Thlehtheen ithneen uthnage arabah een thehther thletage khamseen arabar arabartage sitteen khamser khamstage sabah een sitteh sittage thmehneen sabahr sabartage tsah een ithmenier thmontage miyeah tisah tsahtage khamser ou ashereen ahsharah ashereen Arabar ou arabah eenNOTE : When asking/ordering of something use "zouz"Miscellaneous/Dubious!\\Many French words such as docteur, dentiste, lycee, banque
Imshee feesah! - Go quickly!Rowetha - Nursery schoolMukteb - Primary schoolLycee - Secondary school
Yizzy - StopWallah - Believe me/I swearBearhee - OkEnhebbeck - I love youHabibi - Babe/darling
Imshee al habs - Go to prison!Barrra imshee hadeh enna shnooklik inti!! - Go away or I'll kill you!!!
Still feeling antisocial??!!!Try this phrase suggested by Pat (ideal for over-zealous market traders or in my son's case .....the bully down the road!)Pat was told that "metta keesh maiya" meant "Stop bothering me" so she usually puts that together with "min fahdlek, imshi" and finds it works a treat!
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\They are intensive sessions that include hours lessons, in addition workshops in Tunisian Arabic, Theatre and eloquence, Arabic Calligraphy, Civilization and the Cooking Club. The Cooking Club is held in a special kitchen at the school, where students learn to cook Tunisian recipes and special dishes!
There are also excursions and trips to various attractions and historical sites inside Tunisia.
Because of the increasing demand on the Arabic program from students all over the world, Bourguiba School is planning to build a new international student accomodation, in addition to expanding collaboration wih Tunisian families who are willing to host international students of arabic, in a homestay program.
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The recent revolution in TunisView Complete Photo GalleryCheck out the SIT Tunisia Facebook page featuring photos of the program, including of excursion sites and other important locations!Learn more about studying abroad with SIT in Tunisia through the words of a recent student, Maureen McKamey from Drake University.Study abroad where “East meets West”Strategically situated at the tip of North Africa, with close ties to Europe and deep roots in the African and Arab worlds, Tunisia has long been a cosmopolitan, cross-cultural location making it an ideal site from which to study the twin tensions shaping Arab communities today: tradition and modernity. This immersive study abroad program gives students the chance to study Arabic while examining issues of identity, culture, and globalization in a multicultural context. Why Tunisia? Learn more here.
Learn or advance language skills in Modern Standard Arabic or French (beginning in fall )
Students in this program can study either Modern Standard Arabic or French, the latter of which continues to play an important role in Tunisian society, especially in the fields of education, media, and business. Students can also improve their language skills through daily conversations with their host families in either or both languages. Learn more about living with a Tunisian family.Market day in the town of Douz
Discover Tunisia’s place at the crossroads of civilizationsThe program’s excursions allow students to witness the diversity of Tunisia’s landscapes. Students typically experience multiple regions of the country, including the desert, mountains, and coastal cities along the northern Mediterranean coast while learning about the past civilizations—Phoenician, Roman, Berber, Arab, Turkish, and European—which have shaped Tunisia’s identity.You want to learn Arabic Language ... Ahlan Wa Sahlan
You want to learn Arabic language and discover our Arabic language school ... Click Hereod place to stay. Attending an Arabic school gives you the best circumstances to learn a language in a country that speaks it. Finding Arabic all around you gives you a good way to apply and practice the things you learn in class.
Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes offers courses in both Standard Modern Arabic and the Tunisian dialect. The Standard Modern Arabic can be followed both in an intensive program and in a semi-intensive way. An intensive program gives you hours of class in weeks for dinar. The semi-intensive program costs dinar and gives hours of class in weeks. After weeks there is an exam in which you can test your own progress in the lessons.

Study Abroad in AlgeriaVisiting Algeria, Africa's second largest country, tourists are awed by the magnificence of the Sahara Desert, comprising of the country. Westerners amazingly observe the goat and camel herds of the region's nomadic tribes. Tourists are fascinated with a newfound knowledge and reverence of Islamic tradition and culture, and dabble in the usage of the Arabic language. For those seeking a European flavored social scene, Algerian cinemas feature French and English films, and numerous coastal town restaurants serve mainly French and Italian-style food. For the sports and leisure enthusiasts, horseracing and football are popularized in Algeria, while the Northern coastline offers fishing, swimming, sailing and water-skiing. Algeria offers tourists the opportunity to immerse themselves in a rich Islamic culture, and to pleasure in a European sampling of fine dining and entertainment.


Classical Arabic - the language of the Qur'an and classical literature. It differs from Modern Standard Arabic mainly in style and vocabulary, some of which is archaic. All Muslims are expected to recite the Qur'an in the original language, however many rely on translations in order to understand the text.
Modern Standard Arabic - the universal language of the Arabic-speaking world which is understood by all Arabic speakers. It is the language of the vast majority of written material and of formal TV shows, lectures, etc.Each Arabic speaking country or region also has its own variety of colloquial spoken Arabic. These colloquial varieties of Arabic appear in written form in some poetry, cartoons and comics, plays and personal letters. There are also translations of the Bible into most varieties of colloquial Arabic.


Most letters change form depending on whether they appear at the beginning, middle or end of a word, or on their own. (see below)Letters that can be joined are always joined in both hand-written and printed Arabic. The only exceptions to this rule are crossword puzzles and signs in which the script is written vertically.The long vowels /a:/, /i:/ and /u:/ are represented by the letters 'alif, ya' and waw respectively.Vowel diacritics, which are used to mark short vowels, and other special symbols appear only in the Qur'an. They are also used, though with less consistency, in other religious texts, in classical poetry, in books for children and foreign learners, and occasionally in complex texts to avoid ambiguity. Sometimes the diacritics are used for decorative purposes in book titles, letterheads, nameplates, etc.
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Ethnic make-up: Arab-Berber , European less than note: almost all Algerians are Berber in origin, not Arab; the minority who identify themselves as Berber live mostly in the mountainous region of Kabylie east of Algiers; the Berbers are also Muslim but identify with their Berber rather than Arab cultural heritage; Berbers have long agitated, sometimes violently, for autonomy; the government is unlikely to grant autonomy but has offered to begin sponsoring teaching Berber language in schools
Religion: Sunni Muslim (state religion) , Christian and Jewish Language in Algeria


In the Sahara, more conservative Bedouin dialects, grouped under the name Saharan Arabic, are spoken; in addition, the many Sahrawi refugees at Tindouf speak Hassaniya Arabic.Most Jews of Algeria once spoke dialects of Arabic specific to their community, collectively termed "Judeo-Arabic"; however, most came to speak French in the colonial period even before emigrating to France after independence.Algerian Culture and SocietyIslam


o Among certain obligations for Muslims are to pray five times a day - at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and evening. The exact time is listed in the local newspaper each day. o Friday is the Muslim holy day. Everything is closed. Many companies also close on Thursday, making the weekend Thursday and Friday.
o During the holy month of Ramadan all Muslims must fast from dawn to dusk and are only permitted to work six hours per day. Fasting includes no eating, drinking, cigarette smoking, or gum chewing. Expatriates are not required to fast; however, they must not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum in public.


o Honour can be lost in many ways, for example Algerians believe that turning down a friend's request for a favour causes the other person to lose honour. Therefore, they will agree to do something rather than risk either party losing face.o Things to watch out for are criticizing others, insulting them, or putting them in a position that will be uncomfortable. Byind us on Facebook!The SIT Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies program is an intensive, field-based Arabic language immersion program held during the summer. Based in the capital city of Amman, students are fully immersed in an Arabic-only environment and learn through a combination of classroom instruction, field exercises, and meaningful homestay experiences.


Students at an advanced proficiency level may opt for a unit in Media Arabic. This component focuses on the acquisition of specialized vocabulary used in print and electronic media in the Arab world. Students read, listen to, and analyze stories from the local Jordanian press and other Arab media outlets.DescriptionOur language program is located in the foremost language teaching institution in Jordan and the Middle East region. It was established, upon Royal Decree, in to provide language learning for all of the individuals interested in learning Arabic.


HighlightsOriginally spread over seven hills, or jabals, the capital of the Hashemite kingdom now sprawls over hills and is home to well over a million people, almost half the country's population.
Known as the White City, the hills are covered in a jumble of light-colored stone houses, consistently box-like in shape with flat roofs characteristic of a typical desert city.Faded minarets, pavement markets, Arabian sweet shops and the crumbling remains of ancient civilizations contrast wonderfully with the contemporary edifices, fashionable boutiques and international restaurants. This blend of the old and the new combines in the noisy and chaotic downtown area where the city's extraordinarily friendly residents go about their business.



Languages Abroad's Mission StatementWe offer language immersion in many different cities and countries. Each year over , students of all ages travel with us and our various specialized divisions. Our programs are designed to give students from around the world the unique experience of LIVING and LEARNING a language in a foreign country. We offer undergraduate academic credit, teen summer camps, add on adventures, programs for mature adults and much more.Learning Arabic In Jordan sepI was reading this AP piece today and it occurred to me that it’s actually pretty reflective of something I’ve observed recently: there are a lot of foreigners learning Arabic in Jordan. Casual visits to areas like Rainbow Street feel like study halls. Most of them are American. The numbers are increasing to the point of notability and you can’t help but run into someone of such background every now and then.


LostWithin on Sep nd, said:Hahaha!U sound just like me !I am just torn between being impressed and falling for the conspiracy theory !My father befriended an American couple who are here to study Arabic , at the beginning I felt there was sth fishy about the but when they started being regulars at our house , I just think of them as any other family friends of ours .Amjad Mahfouz on Sep nd, said:I met one who was learning Arabic to help him in Iraq….mjwells on Sep nd, said:
Hey you dont need to worry about us language students going back to work for the US government. Many branches wont take you if you have lived to long in an Arab country or traveled to places like Syria or Iraq cause the background checks take to long and the US government wants people it can mold into representing their policies. Chances are if you’ve lived in the Middle East and pay any attention at all you are not going to agree with US policies and they know that. Most of us are just looking for something different to do and thought Jordan sounded cool.

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I used to be alert around “those potential-future-spies learning arabic”, until I befriended so many of them here, and now I totally believe, like MJ Wells says above, they just think “jordan sounded cool”
now, when I can order Grits in Amman, that would be scary… ahh…, grits!Hareega on Sep nd, said:There is a definite lack of Arab-speaking Americans who are willing to work for givernmental institutions in the US. Also in Iraq there’s a scandeolus lack of Arabic translators, and a lot of Arab-Americans are not willing to work for the CIA especially aftert the war in Iraq.


hasab ra’i.AldenM on Sep nd, said:Not all of them!I will admit that I’m a pre-/ Arabic learner, and that I think there are slightly more post-/ learners who got into it to protect their country from “furners.” But: ) Still not all of them, and I’m not even willing to argue “most” — certainly not most of those willing to live abroad and learn it there; and ) even among those who *do* get into Arabic because they fear Muslims, there are going to be a sizable number who learn to love Arab culture and people in the course of their studies. Isn’t that a good thing?


Sometimes our nativity can be so freighting.Mapless on Sep nd, said:That’s an intersting discussion! Learning Arabic is not just getting famous in Jordan… it’s also getting more familiar in the states… I was in a roundtable few months back and an American who’s learning Arabic in the US argued with me ( I’m a pure Arab) about a meaning of a word. and she insisted that I didnt know the correct term! and that i’m mixing up between modern Arabic and ancient arabic!!!(What the hell is ancient and modern arabic??!!) and she told me ” Well, you don’t have masters in Modern Arabic like I do!!” She was arguing with me and another Jordanian until we both decided since she’s the one with the “Arabic Degree” lets end the discussion!!and now between us both we have this joke, whenver a term comes up from someone who we feel is slow we ask “was this modern or ancient arabic?!”for me… I respect whoever decides to learn through experience… learn language from the people because language isn’t about a degree or words , its about a whole culture, which you can never speak its language in a classroom! and btw, those who learn Arabic can work in MANY MANY MANY places in the US! They can work in Disney land as well contrary to what some think, i think our language is impressive and it does sound like music , and its worth learning…. not just for a job agenda but its just enriching more than any other language….Lina on Sep nd, Nas, George W. Bush initiated a program that allocates a lot of money for scholarships that go towards the studies of critical languages - Farsi, Arabic, and Chinese being on top of the list.

Also, Middleburry College in the US has a highly acclaimed summer language program, and Arabic has the highest demand. We ran a piece about that in Venture. The business of teaching Arabic to foreigners here is booming, and Jordan is competing with places like Syria, Egypt, and Morocco… all of which have well-established programs.Over here, I’m thinking of making some money out of it myself, doing some Arabic for beginners classes or something the number of students in the journalism school interested in learning Arabic is very interesting!


Lina’s comment made me smile. Arabic is quite a cash cow these days. In fact, I studied at the Language Center at the University of Jordan for three months, and I concluded that it was mainly just that–a cash cow. The classes were overcrowded because anyone who could pay was let in, at any point in the semester, and very little homework was assigned or graded–probably because our teachers didn’t want to grade it (and probably they were underpaid to teach such a large class). It was my impression that unless they took great personal initiative to study, very few of the foreign students there came out any better at Arabic than they had been…so I wouldn’t actually worry about them being of much use to the American government.
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On seeing these students in Rainbow street, everyone from the Arabic program hung out in the same places! At a Ramallah underground gig over half the people there were students learning Arabic.Rob Richer on Sep rd, said:“poking fun of our conspiracy-theory state-of-minds.”Brilliant.
You make it sound that Jordan is NOT both a center and a bridge for major activity for the CIA and American troops. The funny part is why bother recruit Arabic-speaking Americans when you have natives at the highest levels who are welling to volunteer for free (or sometimes charge as little as two million a year [Shadow:Bob Woodward])


Dave on Sep rd, said:Nas, imagine the security threat if all of those expats were carrying cameras! Now the CIA has Amman’s desperate and best kept secrets…spelling errors and all!
Andrew on Sep rd, said:Don’t worry, I won’t join the CIA! I actually want to continue my Arab/Islamic studies in Grad school and then hopefully continue studying in Jordan (I’m currently studying at Villanova), from there who knows, maybe development projects or something


Meanwhile, there continues to grow opportunities for outsourcing and trade between the Middle East and the U.S. that are greatly facilitated by both sides understanding the other better … but guess helping each other make a living is a bit too altruistic.aseena on Oct th, said:I am also a south african muslim gal and LOVE the Language .Adila on Nov th, said:Hahaha. I get where you’re coming from… still, the type of douchebags that end up in that type of work are the Blind Patriots that view trips up to the mall in Edmonton, Canada as a Foreign Experience. I guess I felt like responding because I’m one of those “post-/? (i hate that term. it’s viewed as so pivotal, {may the , that died that day rest in peace} but isn’t it pivotal that over THREE MILLION [low estimate} are now deadinraq/Afghanistan as a result of a couple decades of sanctions/occupation/state-sponsored terrorism?!? may they rest in peace) reverts to Islam that wants to learn how to read the Qur’an.


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understanding an all-Arabic university course to be within reach, and translating general texts to be manageable. Our graduate-level modules prepare advanced students to teach Arabic and Middle East Studies, something that a number of our alumni now do at universities throughout the US and Europe. To indicate something about its level of rigor, Qasid’s Summer Intensive Program (SIP) has a higher percentage of Ivy League students vis a vis the rest of its student body than any other private Arabic language institute in the Middle East. About Us Location Courses / Programs Contact Us
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Ali Baba International Center is an Arabic language school located in the heart of Amman; the beautiful capital of Jordan. It has been established in recent years to meet the demands of the worldwide renewed call to learn Arabic, which has resulted from the increased global importance of Arabic in the social and professional spheres.


Ali Baba International Center offers Modern Standard Arabic courses and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic courses throughout the year. The courses cover different levels; entry level, beginners-level, intermediate-level, and advanced courses. (Last Posted: --) . Al Thuraya Language Center, Amman Reviews Courses / ProgramsAl Thuraya Language Center is an Arabic language school located in Amman, the capital of Jordan. It has been established to meet the demands of the worldwide interest and infatuation for Arabic language.


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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.ALIF resources include an extensive library collection focusing on Arabic linguistics, the Maghreb, Islamic Art and Architecture, and Islam. In addition to language courses, ALIF offers cultural tours, lectures, and classes on Maghrebi literature, media and Islam. Private courses in any number of subject areas can be arranged. The modest ALIF tuition, low cost of living in Morocco, and widely available discount air fares, also render ALIF a cost-effective alternative for the study of Arabic abroad or domestically.


The core textbooks for regular six-week MSA courses are Alif Baa & Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya, Volumes I, II and III (Georgetown University Press). All course materials for CMA are ALIF publications.
Enrollment & Placement: Students are requested to indicate their preferred course and level on their application, but are required to complete the ALIF Placement Test before arrival. The Arabic language coordinator may adjust placement according to the student's Arabic ability. The language coordinator may also conduct an oral interview for placement purposes upon arrival.Click the to see course descriptions for Modern Standard Arabic or Colloquial Moroccan Arabic.Private/specialized lessons


"Everything was sorted out well in advance (with CESA) and it was really easy to book on to the course... I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who was interested in getting away from a typical Western society and seeing a different and wonderful culture in Morocco." Merryn ( week Arabic Language Course)How can YOU learn Arabic in Morocco?Whether you are considering joining a group Arabic language course for just three weeks or for several months or taking private Arabic lessons for one or more weeks, CESA can guide you in selecting the ideal solution for your Arabic studies.

The country is renowned for its cities; Tangiers, Marrekesh, Casablanca and Fez. All of which evoke rich images of medieval tradition and architecture steeped in an Islamic heritage, many centuries old. Cities where the donkey still has a working role and the souk is a living place, not a tourist pastiche. Here you can still see children carrying rounds of dough to a communal oven or the tanners and skin dyers plying their trade in scenes that have barely changed since the 's.Arabic is an important world language and over million Arabic speakers live in Morocco, enabling you to improve your Arabic in a truly fascinating country. For somewhere so close to Europe there is a strong sense of mystery, drama and for many first time visitors a real likelihood of culture shock.

The Arabic language school in Fez is located in the Oued Fes quarter of town. The school is within walking distance of the Marjane shopping center and a quick taxi ride to the Medina or Old Town. The school in Tetouan is situated in the heart of downtown, overlooking the city’s most beautiful square in the old Spanish quarter. We are near the main banks, Catholic Church and the post office. About Us Location Courses / Programs Contact Us Moroccan Colloquial Arabic (CMA) and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) in individual or group courses; Intensive Arabic training; private Arabic lessons; Arabic Immersion Homestay program - stay with a Moroccan family. Also Advanced Arabic Grammar; Arabic for Business, Commerce, Diplomatic Studies; Islamic Studies; Tajweed (Quranic Arabic and Quranic reading); Hadith; Women in Islam; Arabic Literature. (Last Posted: --)
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- One to one immersion homestays- Multi-country adventure program (Last Posted: --)
. Qalam Center Reviews Courses / ProgramsQalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies is an oasis in Rabat, the capital city of Morocco. Located in the up scale neighborhood of Souissi, it is a minute ride by taxi to the center of the city and the Medina. Housed in a spacious (, sq ft) facility and enclosed within it's own tranquil garden, our school is an ideal place to learn Arabic. Each class is led by an experienced and enthusiastic native-speaking Arabic teacher. Our teachers are all former Fullbright scholars. They have previous experience teaching at American universities during a Fullbright exchange program. They also have held positions as Professors of Arabic at distinguished Moroccan Universities.
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Spend your Holiday in Marrakech and take part in cultural significant activities. You will take part in Modern Standard Arabic lessons which will give you the opportunity to learn common phrases in the Arabic language, visit museums and historical sites. This program enables you to get a real inside view on the Moroccan culture. About Us Courses / Programs Contact Us
Arabic Language & Cultural Immersion Program in Marrakech - Our program offers the chance to experience Moroccan culture, see historic sites throughout the country, meet people from all over the world and most importantly, make a difference in the lives of the local community. (Last Posted: --) . Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane Reviews Courses / Programs


willing to devote himself 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 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. About Us Location Courses / Programs Contact Us Arabic Language Courses; North African Studies Courses. (Last Posted: --) . Dar Loughat, Tetouan Reviews Courses / Programs


Modern Standard Arabic; Colloquial Moroccan Arabic; Spoken Arabic and Specialized Courses. Specific contact pages:Curso árabeCours d'arabe(Last Posted: --) . SACAL - Subul Assalam Center for the Arabic Language Reviews Courses / ProgramsSACAL is an Arabic language institute, set up primarily for non Arabic-speaking people from all over the world. Established in early , we are located in the city of Fez, a sanctuary of spiritual and intellectual traditions in the Northeast of Morocco.


ILCS Arabic Language School (Centre de Langues de ILCS) is located in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, which is a beautiful city on the Atlantic Ocean and the Bouregreg River. The center of Rabat is within a -minute walk from the beach. The climate of Rabat is a moderate one, with long periods of sunny days and mild winters. About Us Courses / Programs Contact Us Arabic, French, English, Spanish, Business language, Marketing, communication. ILCS hosts University of Virginia, Charlottesville French program in summer. (Last Posted: --) . The Arabic School Of Morocco (ASM) Reviews Courses / Programs


Arabic language for foreign students is an Arabic language school in Marrakech, Morocco, North Africa. We offer short or long term language courses and total cultural immersion. Students can choose between Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) or Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (CMA) with courses available year-round. Studying in Morocco, in the country a language is spoken is the most effective way to learn Arabic language. In addition to our Arabic language program for adults, we offer junior summer language camps & programs for teenagers.


Course Excursions\There are two local excursions included every week for all Arabic courses taken at Qalam Center. These excursions are led by an Arabic speaking tutor and include relavent vocabulary lists and a site tour.Chellah Souks of Rabat Mausoleum Mohammed VHassan Tower Royal Palace Kasbah of Oudaya Villa Des Arts Oulja/Sale National Archeological Museum
The BeachChellah Believed to be the earliest human settlement on the Bou Regreg, Chellah was established in Pheonecian times before eventually becoming a Roman city. At the fall of the Roman empire, it was abandoned until aproximately CE when the Arabs repopulated the area. The city was finally abandoned in the late th century.



To browse our website, we invite you to start by reading the general indications carefully, to get a better insight on the transliteration system we adopted. As for those of you who are familiar with the Arabic script, it’s also integrated to the lessons. are trying to simplify things as much as possible to make learning Moroccan Darija enjoyable for you; simplicity without falling in the trap of simplism.Remember that you can find us in the forum, and that we are here to help you become a better Darija speaker.

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Rosemary Behan fits in a little revision in a Tunis cafeIt was the first day of an intensive Arabic course at the Bourguiba Institute in Tunis, a language school that promised to have me reading, writing and speaking in four weeks.I had gone to improve my experience of travelling in North Africa and the Middle East and to enhance my understanding of Arab culture. It cost only £ for a month, including tuition and accommodation, so the challenge was too good to refuse.I was one of participants from all over the world. Most were university students studying Arabic; others were professionals - diplomats, lawyers, teachers and retired people from all over Europe, America and Japan who were using their holidays to attempt to learn a language that most Westerners consider too difficult.Complexity is a factor even at the most basic level (a-hel-lan-wah-sa-hel-lan is a convoluted way of saying “hi”) but it’s surprising how much comes naturally after a bit of repetition. Many words and phrases - la fatura, for example, when asking for the bill - are surprisingly European-sounding.RELATED ARTICLESTunis: My kind of town Feb Axis of adventure: Syria Apr Axis of adventure: Iran Apr

To her chagrin, it often wasn’t until several days after a phrase or sentence was introduced that we finally understood what she was talking about. This was mainly because no language apart from Arabic is allowed in the classroom – apparently it slows the learning process – so it was possible to go for days in a complete mental muddle. It was only thanks to the clarity of the initial enunciation that the phrases stuck in our heads.The second part of our five-hour daily class was dedicated to reading and writing. For that we had Hanan, a much more bouncy, cheery woman who greeted all our efforts with a smile and the words “mumtez!” (great) or “jeddan!” (excellent). Given that she had to teach us the shapes and sounds of an entirely new alphabet, a positive attitude was probably essential.


Suddenly I felt like the most important customer in the world. Tunisians are so used to addressing foreigners in the colonial language, French, that any attempt at Arabic brings instant happiness. Even very modest efforts are prized. I lost count of the times I was assisted, encouraged and genuinely welcomed by people all over the city.Knowing Arabic also helped to deflect unsavoury cat calls from men on the street, and it stops you being cheated. When getting into taxis, I found that a friendly greeting followed by a carefully delivered address brought speed, accuracy and change, as well as further lessons in Arabic and inquiries as to my family’s health.


The Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages, Avenue de la Liberté, Tunis ( , iblv.rnu.tn) runs intensive summer courses in Arabic in July and August, and non-intensive courses the rest of the year. A month’s intensive tuition costs dinars (just over £) including textbooks and other materials.Accommodation in university halls of residence costs dinars for a single room for a month. Rafiia is the cleanest, most charming residence, with rooms set around a courtyard. Accommodation with a host family, starts at dinars (single room, half-board).British Airways operates five flights a week to Tunis from London Gatwick ( , ba), with return fares from £, including taxes.Tunis at a glanceWhere to visit

The Medina of Tunis, a World Heritage Site, is the city’s main attraction, a vast network of residential buildings and souks in various stages of decay. Rather than trying to follow a map, why not enjoy getting hopelessly lost.Public hammams (steam baths) are a fun way to soak up the atmosphere of the city. The most impressive is the Hammam Sahib et Tabaa, behind the mosque of the same name in rue de Salut, Halfaouine. The interior, which dates from , is a spectacular arrangement of pillars and arches and was used extensively in Férid Boughedir’s film Asfour Stah.





Learn Arabic in TunisiaLearn Arabic in Tunisia, a land of hospitality, colors and contrasts, spices and scents. Come bask in Tunisia’s natural beauty, ancient cities, lively festivals, and enjoy the warm friendliness of its people. Welcoming visitors to its shores has long been an honored Tunisian tradition.
Whether you prefer a long walk along miles of sparkling beaches, wind surfing the cool Mediterranean breezes, exploring ancient sites and legendary cities, or just a long lazy day relaxing on the warm golden sands, learn Arabic in Tunisia - a country that has it all.



By attending an Arabic school in Tunisia, you will be availing yourself of the best circumstances under which to learn a language - by living in a country that speaks it. Simple day to day activities such as shopping, asking directions, and ordering food in a local restaurant all immerse you in the culture and give you endless opportunities to apply what you’ve learned in class.Our school gives your further opportunities to directly experience the culture and practice your language skills by offering a program of fun and educational activities and trips. Some examples of these activities are excursions to the fascinating and ancient sites in the vicinity and a once a week conversation club, where you can speak with an Arabic speaking person who is also interested in learning your language.



It can sometimes seem like a mountain to climb, when trying to learn the language in Tunisia! There are main languages spoken. The local Tunisian dialect is spoken everywhere, but not used in written iterature. Children at school are taught to speak, read and write in classical Arabic. I have been told by my year old son that he must go with his friends to the far end of the playground if he wants to speak in the Tunisian dialect, so that the teachers cannot hear him!!


It is difficult to offer people a list of Tunisian phrases. As well as a completely new alphabet to learn, many of the sounds from the Arabic alphabet, do not exist at all in the English language and can prove very difficult to pronounce.Below are some phrases, taken from different sources; Hajer's phrases on tunisia and the website mizyana/I also had a lot of help from Emil, my year old boy. You can probably spot some of his rather dubious phrases!!If anybody has learnt any other phrases and would like them included please email me with them





IntroductionsShismik? - What is your nameIsmi - My name is........Tikallem Angleez? - Do you speak English?Ma nifhimsh - I don't understandMa nitkallamsh arbi - I don't speak ArabicKaddesh omrek? - How old are you?Asking for SomethingEt - GiveAttini min fathlik - Please may I haveAndixshee? - Do you have?Leh, mandeesh - No there is/there are noneAttini zeed shwayer ?- Could I have a little more?
Shwire shwire - just a little (for example in answering Do you speak any Arabic?)Hattashay - Nothing
Tushrub Haja? - Can I get you a drink?Schnouwa? - What?Alesh/Aleh? - Why?Attini zouz miyet gramme buggarah hashay? - Could I have g of minced beef?Food and DrinkDe bousa mer - A bottle of water
Hhobs - BreadHelib - MilkAthum - Eggszibteh - ButterBuggarah hashay - Minced beef\



Nhib nsarraf el flous - I'd like to change some moneyKaddesh el wakt? - What time is it?
Taktooka - AshtrayKaddesh/Kaddeh - How much?Shnouwa ma’ena hadha? - Can you translate this for me?Ween mechi? - Where are you going?Ween? - Where are you?Wehnoowa John - Where is John?
Wehneeya Jane - Where is Jane?Asia - Come hereAsia leh neh toe! - Come here NOW!Chef, brabbi atina zouz kahawi bel helib. - Waiter, give us two cups of coffee with milkEl ftour bneen barcha barcha - The lunch is deliciousBarcha - so muchKaddesh essabaat? - How much do these shoes cost?Mandiksh haja okhra? - Do you have anything else?Chouff! - Look!



Food In TunisiaRape cheese (This grated cheese is pronounced Rapay! From the French language)El Bastardo - Yes I actually saw this brand new cheese in Monoprix the other day!Tunisian Arabic xplained By Wikipediahank you Helmi from Tunisia for taking the time to send in the following link :-en.wikipedia/wiki/Tunisian_ArabicExplanations on how the language formed, pronunciations, vowels, verbs and many new words!Home Living In Tunisia Beni Khiar Our TownI Moved To Hammamet

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Bourguiba School of Languages is one of the most important tunisian public educational institutions. It belongs to Tunis Al Manar University. In addition to providing foreign language courses to tunisians, it also specializes in providing arabic lessons to expatriate tunisians and foreigners who wish to learn arabic or improve their arabic proficiency.The Arabic Language Program is attended annually by around foreign students, belonging to different natinalities. This program has annual sessions, the most important and successful ones are held in July and August each year.


In this rsepect, this is the link of a good Student Guesthouse in Tunis, that provides students an independent room equipped with Wifi. You can contact them to book a budget accomodation:
The SIT Tunisia program has been an incredible experience for me, academically as well as personally. The design of the program allows students to overcome the academic distance between the student and the local culture that traditionally exists in many study abroad programs, and forces you to fully immerse yourself. But perhaps what makes this program so unique and rewarding is the people; both the extraordinary staff members and the welcoming and generous host families."
-- Colleen McNamara, Spring student, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Examine the dynamics between modernity and tradition in Tunisian and Arab culture
Tunisia may be the first Arab country to achieve a western-style democracy and constitutes a fascinating case study of Islam’s compatibility with democratic processes. Students consider the country’s secular tradition; multicultural population; and recent resurgence of popular Islam. In addressing radical versions of Islam, Tunisia—like many Muslim countries—has been promoting a “national” version of Islam that is tolerant, moderate, popular, and interpretive. Students closely investigate these and other cultural, social, and political trends.Lecture topics include: the state and Islam; relations between Islam and Jihad; youth unemployment and emigration; mass media and popular identity; impact of tourism on popular culture; Raï and hip hop in youth culture; religion, language, and identity. Learn more about the program’s coursework.


Learn from Tunis University academics, civil society leaders, artists, and NGO activistsLecturers include experts and community leaders from across Tunisian society in order that students are exposed to many different perspectives. Lecturers come from institutions such as Tunis University, Manouba University, the Cross-Cultural Dialogue Research Group, Société Civile Orient-Occident (OROC), Center for Maghrib Studies in Tunis (CEMAT), and Association les Anges, an NGO working with the mentally handicapped.


Welcome to our website.Our Arabic language School is a Tunisian school dedicated to providing quality language instruction using a logical and sequential approach.Our accredited, intensive Arabic language immersion program emphasizes spoken Arabic but we require students to keep pace with nternationally recognized writing, listening, and reading benchmarks. Our Arabic language School is ideally situated in Tunis' garden district. Our location provides students the opportunity to learn Arabic language both inside and outside the classroom. It also affords our students the chance to experience the rich, ancient Tunisian culture, climate and cuisine in our welcoming seaside location.
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