Dar Loughat cross-cultural language center

Introduction

Dar Loughat is a professional language center in Morocco providing intensive courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year.


Founded in 2004 in the heart of the city of Tetouan in northern Morocco, Dar Loughat has rapidly established a strong and well-respected reputation as a cross-cultural center in the Arab world. What has helped us have such a great start has been:


Our Location

Ideally located in the center of downtown Tetouan, which has been declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, we offer our students the best of Morocco. While studying Arabic in Tetouan, students can enjoy the city’s excellent beaches, its evergreen Rif Mountains, and its five-century-old Medina.


Our Quality

Member of the Forum on Education Abroad, Dar Loughat has consistently been delivering the highest quality of educational services. At Dar Loughat, students benefit from small-sized classes of between three and eight students and a wide range of excursions and social and cultural activities allowing them to get the most out of their international experience.


Our Teachers

Our language courses are given by enthusiastic, multilingual, qualified and experienced teachers, exclusively dedicated to teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.


Our International Atmosphere

We welcome a very diverse and international student body throughout the year, creating an interesting, stimulating and highly multicultural learning environment.


Our Social Program

Through various immersion and language exchange activities, we provide our students daily contact with Moroccan life, allowing them to expand their vocabulary, improve their spoken language performance and better understand the local culture.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Courses

Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (CMA) Course

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment Morocco Tetouan + 1 more

Depending on students interest, CMA may be taught utilizing either Arabic or Latin script, though the former is highly recommended to make life easier for daily tasks such as reading signs and getting around. [+]

CMA or “darija” is the most widely spoken dialect in Morocco.

While most CMA words find their root in MSA, a part of the lexical is borrowed from Spanish, French, and Berber.

Depending on students interest, CMA may be taught utilizing either Arabic or Latin script, though the former is highly recommended to make life easier for daily tasks such as reading signs and getting around.

Like the MSA program, this program consists of three levels of studies.

***We have tailored our materials to serve the functional aspects of the dialect in day-to-day interactions with Moroccans rather than the structural aspects of it.

Dates & Course Options

All classes start every Monday, year round... [-]


Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Course

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment Morocco Tetouan + 1 more

Our MSA program is tailored to meet the needs of all students interested in learning or improving Standard Arabic. It provides them with the necessary knowledge and training to acquire a full and clear understanding of the Arabic language system. [+]

Also known as “al-fus’haa”, MSA is the language used throughout the Arab world for specialized functions, i.e. instruction, the electronic and printed media and formal situations.

Although it is not used for interpersonal communication in any of the Arab-speaking countries, learning MSA before any of the several spoken regional and local dialects which vary considerably from area to area provides learners with two advantages.

First, a good foundation in MSA facilitates the acquisition of any dialect a learner might wish to learn later. Second, unlike local dialects, MSA has readily understood anywhere in the Arab world.

Our MSA program is tailored to meet the needs of all students interested in learning or improving Standard Arabic. It provides them with the necessary knowledge and training to acquire a full and clear understanding of the Arabic language system.... [-]