Arabic Program

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Program Description

A student’s level is determined by a free placement test.

Beginning Levels:

This course designed for beginners focuses on dialogue, grammar and basic sentence construction. It covers different topics related to daily life such as greetings, introducing oneself and others, shopping, and hobbies. The participant will discover the use of different tenses (present, past and future) for mainly regular verbs. Students will build basic skills in reading, writing, and speaking through studying the articulation and pronunciation of sounds, assimilation of letter positions and word construction, and new vocabulary. Students are expected to do exercise such as: connections, dictation, reading and pronunciation, and short writings.

Intermediate levels:

At this level, the overall objective is the communicative approach, but with more focus on the syntactic, semantic, and stylistic levels. The aim is to help students read advanced texts, newspaper articles, specialized writing, etc. The students will learn more in-depth about daily life through topics such as travelling, relationships, ceremonies, services, and speaking about careers. Furthermore, the course also looks at some abstract subjects as an introduction to cultural and literary themes. Hence, the focus is on the lexicon necessary for the production and understanding of texts related to these fields. The course tackles syntactic structures useful to drafting paragraphs that consist of a variety of grammatical complex sentences. In this regard, participants are responsible for finding new vocabulary words and expressions matching the assigned field exercises through the use of dictionaries or carrying interviews with people.

Advanced Levels:
This course addresses the very advanced issues related to abstract topics of culture, literature, politics, society, sociological studies, gender, etc. The emphasis falls on the structural and syntactic pursuits of language as these are very necessary linguistic tools for the improvement of the learners’ proficiency and fluency. The course, therefore, is a completion and review of previously learnt rules and development of grammatical analysis. The overall intended objective of this course is to endow students with ability and a sense of critical thinking and analytical skills through the use of different language functions. The course focuses on reading excerpts of articles from journals, magazines and other materials such as samples of songs and advanced texts; listening to TV programs and songs; written assignments aim to reinforce the students’ stylistic and structural competencies.

In 1995, the Department of Moroccan Languages and Culture (DMLC) was created to provide quality language instruction that would help CCCL program participants immerse themselves in Moroccan culture. Since then, the department has gained respect for its courses and textbooks, and attracted over 300 students annually of diverse backgrounds from all over the world. The DMLC provides and coordinates all language courses that are part of study abroad programs and classes requested by individuals that are interested in language and cultural learning.

The Department offers courses in Standard Arabic (Fus’ha), Moroccan Arabic (Darija), and Tamazight (Berber). Students can also opt for the Language for Special Purposes (LSP) which is designed for students wishing to study specific topics such as politics, economics, or religion in one of the three languages mentioned above. Classes are available for students of all levels, and range from one-on-one instruction to a maximum of 10 students per class. Individual levels are determined through oral and written placement tests. In conjunction with its language courses, the DMLC hosts cultural events for all its program participants. Examples of previous culture sessions include lectures on current events and culture, music and dance performances, and Arabic film screenings.

For more information about the classes schedule and costs, please inquire.


Reasons to study abroad with our program:

1- Live and study in Rabat!
2- Learn in and outside the classroom.
3- Be a family member through our homestay.
4- Take advantage of our continuous support and assistance.

What`s Included

Arabic classes
Registration fees
Pedagogical material

Program Locations

Rabat, Morocco

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Program Details

Center for Cross Cultural Learning (CCCL)
  • Morocco: Rabat
6-12 months
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American, Asian, Canadian, European, WorldWide

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