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Learn Arabic in Rabat: Language Courses

Modern Standard Arabic

MSA is the standardized literary Arabic understood throughout the Arab speaking world. It is a modernized version of Classical Arabic, which is the language from which all Arab dialects get their roots. Classical Arabic is also the language of the Qur’an as well as the language of all Arab historic and religious texts. This is the main language of the Arab world communication (and of the written word). The majority of language students follow the MSA language course. There are nine courses offered across Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Standard MSA Arabic Course    2 wks+ duration  

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
18
2+ weeks
20 group lessons per week
45 minutes
12 students
  • Focusing on general Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)
  • Timetable: Starting at 08.30 or 14.00 hrs

The programme is divided into 4 week sections, and it takes 12 weeks for most students to complete a full level (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced). Students are tested to assess if they are ready to progress on to the next class level. Classes are offered on set dates across all language levels.  Students are placed into a specific language ability group and can then progress through the various levels offered for as long as they wish.

Start dates 2021

  • Apr12 26
  • May10 24
  • Jun7 21
  • Jul5 19
  • Aug2 16 30
  • Sep13 27
  • Oct11 25
  • Nov8 22
  • Dec6 20

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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Intensive MSA Arabic Course    2 wks+ duration  

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
18
2+ weeks
30 group lessons per week
45 minutes
12 students
  • Focusing on general Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)
  • Timetable: 08.30 to 16.00 hrs or 10.30 to 18.15 hrs

The programme is divided into 4 week sections, and it takes 12 weeks for most students to complete a full level (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced). Students are tested to assess if they are ready to progress on to the next class level. Classes are offered on set dates across all language levels.  Students are placed into a specific language ability group and can then progress through the various levels offered for as long as they wish. Ideal for students who want to learn Modern Standard Arabic more intensively. The additional 10 Arabic group lessons give students the opportunity to focus on various aspects and contexts of the Arabic language.

Start dates 2021

  • Apr12 26
  • May10 24
  • Jun7 21
  • Jul5 19
  • Aug2 16 30
  • Sep13 27
  • Oct11 25
  • Nov8 22
  • Dec6 20

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Academic Term MSA Arabic Course    14 wks duration  

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
18
14 weeks
240 Arabic lessons/over 14 wks
45 minutes
16 students
  • Focusing on general Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) in 240 lessons over 14 weeks
  • With an additional elective course in Arabic studies (60 lessons)
  • Plus an additional Subject Course (30 lessons)

Offered twice a year, students can follow a programme that covers both the Arabic Language and North African Arabic culture. An ideal for beginner to intermediate level students wishing to develop a detailed understanding of the language.

Elective Course options:
One elective course (60 lessons) is automatically included.
A second elective course can be added at extra cost – please consult CESA staff if interested.

a/ Classical Arabic – 04 levels
b/ Moroccan Arabic – 06 levels
c/ Media Arabic – 04 levels
d/ Arabic Literature – 04 levels

Subject Course options:
These subjects are taught by professors from Mohammed V, Ibn Tofail and Hassan II Universities and are available in Arabic or English.
One Subject course (30 lessons) is automatically included.
A second or third course can be added at extra cost – please consult CESA staff if interested.

a/ Art: Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy ART111
b/ Art: Advanced Arabic Calligraphy  ART112
c/ Sociology: Gender and Society in Morocco  SOC111
d/ Politics: Political Systems in the Maghreb  POL123
e/ History: Contemporary History of Morocc and North Africa HIS111
f/ Economics: Introduction to Islamic Finance ECN001
g/ Religion: Sufis, Saints and Salafis: Tradition and Modernity in North Africa REL112

The school organises various clubs to enable students to gain the most from their time in Rabat; Arts, Cookery, Media, Volunteering and Sports. Details will be provided on arrival in Rabat.
Weekend trips: The school offers weekend trips (including an overnight stay, travel by minivan, meals and local guides) to Casablanca/Marrakech (1 night), Fes/Meknes/Oualili (1 night), Tangier/Chefchaouen (1 night), Moroccan Sahara/Merzouga (2 nights)

 

Arabic MSA Private Tuition    1 wk+ duration  

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
18
2+ weeks
20 or 30 private lessons per week
45 minutes
12 students
  • Focusing on general Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)
  • Timetable : To be agreed upon individually

The quickest and most intensive way to learn Arabic, individual tuition is based on the student’s learning needs and interests. The content is agreed upon between the student and the teacher, and the Arabic course is not dependent on published course starting dates. Individual  Arabic tuition will also focus on the Arabic dialect spoken in Morocco and certain parts of Algeria.

Start dates 2021

  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13 20

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Colloquial Moroccan Arabic:

CMA, also known as “darija,” is the spoken dialect of Morocco. CMA is grammatically simpler and has a more limited vocabulary than Modern Standard Arabic. While most CMA words find their root in MSA, many CMA words are borrowed from Spanish, French, and Berber. CMA is only of use to students planning to live in Morocco. There are six courses offered across Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Standard CMA Arabic Course    2 wks+ duration  

Levels offered
Minimum age
Course duration
Number of lessons
Lesson duration
Maximum per class
Beginner to Advanced
18
2+ weeks
20 group lessons per week
45 minutes
12 students
  • Focusing on Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (CMA).
  • Timetable: Starting at 08.30 or 14.00 hrs

The programme is divided into 4 week sections, and it takes 12 weeks for most students to complete a full level (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced). Students are tested to assess if they are ready to progress on to the next class level. Classes are offered on set dates across all language levels.  Students are placed into a specific language ability group and can then progress through the various levels offered for as long as they wish.

Start dates 2021

  • Apr12 26
  • May10 24
  • Jun7 21
  • Jul5 19
  • Aug2 16 30
  • Sep13 27
  • Oct11 25
  • Nov8 22
  • Dec6 20

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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