CCLT is committed to providing high quality instruction in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (CMA), English, and French, as well as academic content courses in French and English. Instructors are familiar with the communicative and interactive approaches required when teaching Arabic as a foreign language and place a high importance on student participation in order to facilitate effective learning and boost students’ confidence using their target language.
Meet Our Dedicated Staff!
Ghizlan El Ghandouri
Ghizlan is CCLT’S Assistant to the Director. She has been working with CCLT for almost three years. She attended University Mohammed V Agdal where she studied computer science and earned a degree in economics. Ghizlan speaks Arabic, French, and English. She enjoys reading books during her free time as well as experimenting in photography!
Damia is an expert in teaching Arabic as a foreign language. She previously worked with SIT abroad before joining CCLT in 2014 as an Arabic professor. Damia received her master’s degree in semiotics research and methodologies of speech analysis and is currently working towards earning a PhD. In addition to Arabic, she speaks French, English, Russian, and Tashelhit. Some of her hobbies include reading and traveling!
El Habchi El Asri
El Habchi is a professional inspector and supervisor of the Arabic language. He taught intermediate and advanced Arabic as a foreign language in 2008 with IES Abroad Rabat before he joined CCLT in 2015. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic Literature, and has has traveled throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East for work. He is fluent in Arabic and French. He also helped write Al Assass Fi Allugha Alarabia, which is an Arabic language textbook that is used widely in middle schools throughout Morocco!
Ali has extensive experience teaching Arabic as a foreign language. He specifically taught Arabic to American students on the Arabic Flagship and CLS programs and was as a visiting Arabic professor at the University of Oklahoma in the US before joining CCLT. Ali is currently completing his PhD in Amazigh Poetry at the University of Hassan II in Casablanca. He speaks Arabic, French, English, and Tashelhit (dialect of the south of Morocco language)!