Morocco Summer Program

Language(s): Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Dialect
Duration: Six weeks
Age of Students: High School Students ages 15 to 18
Class Hours: 120 hours
Target Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Overseas Partner: MEARN: Moroccan Education and Resource Network, Rabat, Morocco
Overseas Language Center: QALAM Center for Arabic Studies, Rabat, Morocco
In-Country Accommodations: Host families in the Rabat area.
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Course and Program Description

Qalam wa Lawh Center for Arabic Studies is an institution with a reputation for excellence in providing a comprehensive program for the study of Arabic as a foreign a language to students from around the world. Arabic courses taught at Qalam wa Lawh emphasize building a solid foundation in communication skills and are designed to ensure learners are confident while using the language that they are being taught. The Summer Arabic Language Intensive Program is suitable for students of all language levels who want to focus on acquisition and communication skills. In addition to the intensive language courses, students will visit the cities of Casablanca, Fes, Meknes, and Marrakech as well as the Roman ruins of Volubilis during their time in Morocco.
Curriculum Highlights
  • 25 hours of classroom instruction per week for three language levels;
  • 10 student maximum class size;
  • Daily content based language activities including music, calligraphy and cooking classes;
  • Structured tutoring and homework assistance;
  • Bi-weekly guest lectures;
  • 2 guided local cultural excursions per week;
  • 4 weekend exploration trips to Fes/Meknes, Casablanca/Marrakech, Tangier/Chefchaoun, Errachida/Merzouga,
  • Access to an on-site high speed internet laboratory