The linguistic situation in Morocco is diverse and culturally enriching. The languages spoken in Morocco are Tamazight, Moroccan Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, French and English. Modern Standard Arabic and English are spoken most of the time with foreigners from the Middle East or the western world. Although French is not considered an official language, it is the language of businessmen and academics and is widely used by Moroccans in big cities.
In Morocco, it is very difficult to get an administrative job if you do not speak French. Proficiency in French remains a major way for carrier and professional promotion. Many Moroccans consider French as the tool that reinforces Morocco as an open minded and modern society.
In recent years, there is more interest in English as the international language of communication and business transactions but French is so deeply rooted that its status in Morocco will continue to be the most dominant, “prestigious” language in the years to come.
The impact of the French language and culture is very noticeable in Morocco. Moroccans switch from Moroccan Arabic to French in their daily conversation without paying attention to the shift from one language to another. French is also the dominant language of banks and business transactions, Radio and TV channels, and newspapers and Magazines.
CCLT offers French courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. We also offer emersion programs which include content courses in French such as, “Sub-Saharan immigration”, “The Aftermath of the Arab Spring”, “The History of Morocco and North Africa”, “Gender Studies”, and “Maghrebian Francophone Literature”. Students will live with French speaking host families and enjoy French cultural activities, lectures and trips. The main objective of this program is to immerse students in a rich environment that will enhance their French learning and intercultural understanding.
Tuition for 6-week courses: $1,070
Tuition for 3-week courses: $615
Tuition for 1-week course: $200
Homestay: $20/day. A private space + 3 meals included
Homestay Placement Fee: $30, paid before joining family