Modern Standard/ Moroccan Arabic Courses in Rabat
Program 1: Intensive Arabic
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
|Start Dates||Application Deadline|
|Term 1: January 2nd||January 2nd|
|Term 2: February 13th||February 13th|
|Term 3: March 27th||March 27th|
|Term 4: May 8th||May 8th|
|Term 5: September 11th||September 11th|
Moroccan Public holidays (2018):
|1st January||Monday||New Year’s day|
|11th January||Thursday||Independence Manifesto Day|
|1st May||Tuesday||Labor Day|
|14th June||Thursday||Eid Sghir (End of Ramadan, government only)|
|15th June||Friday||Eid Sghir (End of Ramadan)|
|29th July||Sunday||Throne Day|
|14th August||Tuesday||Allegiance of Wadi-Ed-Dahab|
|20th August||Monday||Anniversary Of The King’s And People’s Revolution|
|21st August||Tuesday||King Mohammed VI’s Birthday|
|22nd August||Wednesday||Eid Al-Adha (Feast of sacrifice)|
|23rd August||Thursday||Eid Al-Adha (Banks and government only)|
|11th September||Tuesday||El-Hijra (Islamic New Year)|
|6th November||Tuesday||Green March|
|18th November||Sunday||Independence Day|
|20th November||Tuesday||Mawlid Al-Nabi (Prophet’s birthday)|
Arabic courses in Rabat, Morocco
Beginning Modern Standard Arabic: MSA 100
This course requires no prior knowledge of the Arabic script. Students are introduced to Arabic sounds and letters through listening, dictation, reading words, short sentences and short paragraphs before engaging in meaningful short dialogue and paragraph writing. By the end of this course, students will be able to read and understand short paragraphs related to daily tasks, express acceptance or refusal of requests and describe human beings or objects through speech and writing. Basic cultural elements will also be introduced and discussed.
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic: MSA 200
The course requires prior knowledge of Arabic (MSA 100 or equivalent). The course is designed to extend the students’ level of Arabic through the integration of the four main language skills (i.e., listening, speaking, reading and writing). Relevant and engaging cultural activities are presented and enhanced through pair and group work. At this stage, students are encouraged to use Arabic as much as possible. The instructor may resort to English for clarification, but only if necessary. Grammar and vocabulary are also expanded through the contextual and communicative methods of teaching.
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic: MSA 250
The course requires a level of MSA 200 or equivalent. This higher intermediate level of Arabic aims to introduce students to short paragraphs from authentic material which are culturally, politically, or socially relevant. Students are encouraged to develop their listening and reading skills using extracts from newspapers, magazines, and Arabic TV channels. Students are introduced to the grammatical features related to the extracts.
At this stage, both students and the instructor abstain from using English in class for communication, or at least limit its use to a minimum.
Advanced Modern Standard Arabic: MSA 300
This course requires a level of MSA 250 or equivalent. It is designed to allow students by the end of the course to reach a level of Arabic proficiency which will allow them to communicate with native speakers through speech and writing with ease and confidence. The students are encouraged to give PowerPoint presentations in Arabic and answer their peers’ and instructor’s questions. The students will also be able to watch and listen to the news and discuss its content.
Arabic Language Textbooks
1. Al-Kitaab fii tacallum al-Arabiyya, Volume II (Third Edition) with Kristen Brustad & Abbas Al-Tonsi. Washington, D.C : Georgetown University Press,January 2013.
2. Al-Kitaab fii tacallum al-Arabiyya, A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Volume I (Third Edition) with Kristen Brustad& Abbas Al-Tonsi. Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2011.
3. Alif Baa, Introduction to Arabic Sounds and Letters (Third Edition) with Kriste Brustad and Abbas Al-Tonsi. Washington, D.C : Georgetown University Press, 2010.
4. Moroccan and North African Cultures.CCLT Additional Materiel
Content Arabic Courses
Aftermath of the Arab Spring : Expectations and Realities
Cultural Identities of North Africa
The History of the Berbers (Imazighen) and Jews of Morocco
Academic/ Cultural Trips
Academic trips are an integral part of fostering cultural knowledge of Morocco. CCLT organizes well-defined trips exclusively for the CCLT students in each program. Each semester, one of these trips is organized by the center taking into consideration the students’ preferences and weather conditions. The cost of the chosen trip is included in the Program Fees.
A trip to the desert or to Fez and a Berber village
Homestay fee : 200 MAD per day. This includes a private room for the student, breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the homes are checked for safety and cleanliness before the students’ arrival. (More information about living with a Moroccan family is included in the Student’s Manual).
Homestay service fee: 300 MAD. This service fee is payable once upon arrival and before joining the host family.
Cheap hotel: 70 to 150 MAD (room only)
Students can choose the option of lodging in a cheap hotel close to CCLT center. The students can choose between staying in a hotel in the medina or in the new city.
For more information about the trips, please contact us at: [email protected]