Release the Beauty, Embrace the Culture:

Discover Arabic Language and Heritage!

« أطلق العنان للجمال، واحتضن الثقافة:

اكتشف اللغة العربية والتراث! »

At our program, we firmly believe that learning Arabic is more than just acquiring language skills. It is a transformative journey that immerses you in the richness of Arabic culture. Our slogan captures the essence of what we offer to our students and learners.

« Unlock the Beauty«  celebrates the inherent beauty of the Arabic language. By enrolling in our programs, students have the opportunity to unravel the intricate tapestry of Arabic, with its melodious sounds, poetic expressions, and captivating calligraphy. We provide the keys to unlock the language’s beauty, enabling our students to communicate effectively, express themselves eloquently, and appreciate the artistry embedded within Arabic.

« Embrace the Moroccan Culture » underscores our commitment to fostering a comprehensive understanding of Arabic culture. We firmly believe that language and culture are intertwined, and by learning Arabic, you gain deeper insights into the values, traditions, and customs that shape the Arab world. Our program takes a holistic approach that surpasses mere language proficiency, providing a platform to explore the diverse cultural heritage of Arab countries, including Morocco.

 

« Discover the Arabic Language and Heritage! » encapsulates our mission to guide learners on a journey of discovery. We invite students to embark on an enriching educational experience, where they delve into the intricacies of the Arabic language and uncover the treasures of its cultural heritage. Through our courses, resources, and immersive activities, we empower learners to develop a profound appreciation for Arabic and its diverse cultural expressions.

About Us

Welcome to the IBN ARABI program at SIDI MOHAMED BEN ABDELLAH University, a place dedicated to promoting the study and appreciation of Arabic language and culture within the rich Moroccan heritage. We invite students, scholars, and enthusiasts to explore the depth and beauty of Arabic and immerse themselves in the diverse cultural traditions that have shaped Morocco.

 

Our Team

 

At IBN ARABI Program, our team of passionate educators and researchers create a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment. We are dedicated to helping students develop their language skills, deepen their cultural awareness, and engage in critical thinking. Our comprehensive programs cater to learners of all levels, ensuring that everyone can find a suitable course to meet their needs and goals.

 

Our Philosophy

We believe that language learning is more than just grammar and vocabulary. Through our meticulously crafted curriculum, students not only acquire proficiency in spoken and written Arabic but also gain insights into the historical, social, and artistic aspects of Moroccan culture. We understand that language is a gateway to understanding a society’s values, traditions, and customs.

Our Program

IBN ARABI Program provides state-of-the-art facilities to support our students’ learning journey. Our modern classrooms, well-equipped library, and multimedia resources create an optimal learning environment. We also organize extracurricular activities such as cultural events, workshops, and excursions, enhancing the overall learning experience and providing opportunities for practical application and cultural exchange.

 

Why Choose IBN ARABI ?

Whether you are a student seeking to learn Arabic as a foreign language, a researcher interested in delving deeper into Moroccan culture, or an individual passionate about discovering the beauty of the Arabic language, the IBN ARABI Program welcomes you with open arms. Join us on this enriching educational journey as we celebrate the vibrant tapestry of Arabic and Moroccan culture together.

 

Our Programs

At IBN ARABI Program, we offer a wide range of programs tailored to meet the needs and goals of our diverse student body. Whether you are a beginner taking your first steps in learning Arabic or an advanced learner aiming to refine your language skills, we have the right program for you. Our programs include:

 

Arabic Language Courses: Our Arabic language courses are designed to develop your proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. We offer courses for all levels, from beginners to advanced learners, ensuring that you receive personalized instruction and guidance throughout your language learning journey.

 

Moroccan Arabic (Darija) Courses: If you are specifically interested in learning Moroccan Arabic, our Darija courses are perfect for you. Darija is the colloquial dialect spoken in Morocco, and learning it will enable you to communicate effectively with locals and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the country.

 

Arabic Calligraphy Workshops: Dive into the artistic beauty of Arabic calligraphy through our workshops. Learn the techniques and styles of this ancient art form and create your own masterpieces under the guidance of skilled calligraphers.

 

Cultural Immersion Programs: Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture through our cultural immersion programs. These programs provide an in-depth exploration of Moroccan traditions, music, dance, cuisine, and more. Experience firsthand the warmth and hospitality of Moroccan society as you engage with locals and participate in cultural activities.

 

Islamic Studies: Deepen your understanding of Islamic history, theology, and jurisprudence through our Islamic studies courses. Explore the rich intellectual and spiritual heritage of the Islamic world, and gain insights into the contributions of Moroccan scholars throughout history.

 

Customized Programs: We also offer customized programs tailored to specific needs, such as corporate training, group programs, and private tutoring. Contact us to discuss your requirements, and we will create a program that suits your preferences and objectives.


Our Approach

At IBN ARABI Program, we believe in a student-centered approach to education. Our programs are designed to be interactive, engaging, and immersive, fostering a dynamic learning environment. We combine traditional teaching methods with modern instructional techniques, integrating multimedia resources, language labs, and real-life scenarios to enhance your learning experience.

 

Our Faculty

Our faculty consists of highly qualified instructors who are native Arabic speakers with extensive experience in teaching Arabic as a foreign language. They are dedicated professionals who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and fostering a love for the Arabic language and Moroccan culture. Our instructors create a supportive and inclusive learning environment, ensuring that every student receives individual attention and guidance.

 

Our options

As a student in our Arabic Program, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including language labs, multimedia resources, and a dedicated library. Our supportive learning environment encourages interactive participation, peer collaboration, and individualized attention, enabling you to maximize your language learning potential.

Furthermore, we offer flexible program options to accommodate the diverse needs of our students. Whether you prefer intensive summer courses, semester-long programs, or part-time evening classes, we have a variety of options to suit your schedule.

 

Join Us

Embark on a journey of linguistic and cultural discovery at IBN ARABI Program. Let us guide you on a path that will not only enhance your language skills but also broaden your horizons and deepen your appreciation for Arabic and Moroccan culture. Join our vibrant community of learners and explore the beauty and richness of the Arabic language and heritage.

 

Contact us today to find out more about our programs, admission requirements, and enrollment process. We look forward to welcoming you to IBN ARABI Program. Develop students’ proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, with a strong emphasis on practical application and real-world communication scenarios.

 

 

Cultural Activities and Clubs

Our cultural activities are designed to complement and enhance the language learning experience. Through these activities, you will have the chance to explore various facets of Arabic culture, including art, music, dance, literature, cuisine, and traditional customs. These experiences not only deepen your appreciation for the cultural richness but also facilitate a deeper understanding of the language in its authentic context.

 

Join our Cultural Clubs

Joining our cultural clubs opens doors to unique social and educational opportunities. These clubs are student-led and foster a sense of community among like-minded individuals who share a passion for Arabic culture. Through these clubs, you can engage in discussions, workshops, performances, and outings that celebrate and showcase the diverse aspects of Arabic heritage.

Some examples of our cultural activities and clubs include:

 

  1. Arabic Calligraphy Workshops: Discover the ancient art of Arabic calligraphy and learn how to create stunning script designs.
  2. Traditional Music and Dance Performances: Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing rhythms and movements of traditional Arabic music and dance forms, such as the oud, qanun, dabke, or belly dancing.
  3. Arabic Literature Circles: Engage in lively discussions and explore the works of renowned Arab authors, poets, and philosophers, delving into the depths of Arabic literature.
  4. Arabic Film Screenings: Experience the power of storytelling through Arabic cinema, with screenings of thought-provoking films from various Arab countries.
  5. Arabic Cooking Classes: Embark on a culinary journey and learn to prepare delicious Arabic dishes, discovering the flavors and techniques that make Arabic cuisine unique.
  6. Arab Cultural Festivals: Celebrate the richness of Arab culture through vibrant festivals that showcase traditional music, dance, art, and culinary delights.
  7. Moda fashion
  8. Islamic Club| sofi club
  9. Media club

  

Housing with Moroccan Host Families

Housing with Moroccan Host Families: Experience Authentic Cultural Immersion

As part of our commitment to providing an immersive and culturally enriching experience, we offer the option of housing with Moroccan host families. Living with a Moroccan host family provides an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily life, traditions, and customs of Moroccan society.

Living with a Moroccan host family offers numerous advantages:

  1. Language Immersion: By living with native Arabic speakers, you will be immersed in the language on a daily basis. This immersive environment enhances your language learning experience, as you have countless opportunities to practice and improve your Arabic skills in authentic conversations with your host family.
  2. Cultural Understanding: Living with a host family exposes you to the traditions, customs, and values of Moroccan culture in a personal and meaningful way. You will witness firsthand the daily routines, celebrations, and rituals that shape Moroccan life, gaining a deeper appreciation for the cultural nuances that make Morocco unique.
  3. Authentic Moroccan Cuisine: Moroccan cuisine is renowned for its rich flavors and diverse culinary traditions. Living with a host family allows you to savor authentic Moroccan meals prepared with love and care. You can learn traditional recipes, participate in meal preparation, and discover the aromatic spices and ingredients that characterize Moroccan gastronomy.
  4. Local Insights and Guidance: Your host family serves as a valuable source of local knowledge and guidance. They can offer recommendations on places to visit, cultural events to attend, and hidden gems that may not be found in guidebooks. Their firsthand insights will enhance your exploration of Moroccan society and help you navigate your new surroundings.
  5. Support and Cultural Exchange: Living with a host family provides a support system and a sense of belonging. Your host family will be there to offer guidance, answer questions, and provide a supportive environment as you adapt to your new surroundings. Additionally, cultural exchange between you and your host family enriches both parties, fostering mutual understanding and lasting connections.

 

We carefully match students with host families based on compatibility and shared interests whenever possible. Our team maintains regular communication with both students and host families to ensure a positive and rewarding experience for everyone involved.

 

Field Trips and Excursions

Our field trips and excursions are carefully curated to provide you with unique and enriching experiences. Here are some examples of the destinations and activities you can look forward to:

  1. Historic Cities: Journey through time as you visit iconic Moroccan cities such as Fes, Marrakech, Rabat, and Meknes. Explore the maze-like medinas, marvel at the intricate architecture of mosques and palaces, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of bustling souks.
  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Discover the cultural and historical significance of Morocco’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis to the stunning kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, these sites offer a glimpse into Morocco’s rich past and architectural marvels.
  3. Atlas Mountains: Embark on an adventure to the majestic Atlas Mountains. Trek through scenic trails, interact with local Amazigh communities, and witness breathtaking panoramic views of rugged landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and picturesque valleys.
  4. Sahara Desert: Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert with an unforgettable excursion to the golden dunes. Ride camels across the mesmerizing landscape, camp under the starry desert sky, and immerse yourself in the Amazigh culture of the desert.
  5. Coastal Towns: Explore Morocco’s stunning coastline with visits to charming towns like Essaouira, Asilah, and Casablanca. Stroll along picturesque beaches, admire the striking architecture, and savor fresh seafood delicacies.
  6. Cultural Workshops: Engage in hands-on cultural workshops that offer insights into traditional Moroccan arts and crafts. Learn the art of Moroccan pottery, try your hand at traditional textile weaving, or participate in a traditional Moroccan cooking class.

 

Our field trips and excursions are led by knowledgeable guides who provide historical context, cultural insights, and facilitate meaningful interactions with local communities. These experiences not only deepen your understanding of Moroccan culture but also provide opportunities to practice your Arabic language skills in real-world settings.

 

Please note that field trips and excursions may vary depending on the program, season, and availability. Additional fees may apply for certain activities.

 

Academics and Levels

  1. Beginner Level: Our beginner-level programs are designed for students with little to no prior knowledge of Arabic. These programs focus on building a strong foundation in the Arabic language, including basic vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and essential communication skills. Through interactive lessons and guided practice, you will gradually develop your reading, writing, speaking, and listening abilities.
  2. Intermediate Level: Intermediate-level programs are tailored for students who have a basic understanding of Arabic grammar and vocabulary. These programs aim to expand your language skills and help you communicate more confidently in various real-life situations. You will engage in more complex conversations, explore intermediate grammar structures, and enhance your reading and writing abilities through engaging texts and activities.
  3. Advanced Level: Our advanced-level programs are designed for learners who have a solid grasp of Arabic grammar, vocabulary, and conversational skills. These programs focus on honing your language proficiency to a higher level of fluency and accuracy. You will engage in in-depth discussions, analyze complex texts, and refine your writing skills through advanced writing tasks. The emphasis is on developing a nuanced understanding of Arabic language and culture.
  4. Specialized Programs: In addition to the general language programs, we also offer specialized programs tailored to specific academic or professional needs. These programs may focus on areas such as Arabic for business, media, translation, or academic research. They provide specialized vocabulary, skills, and knowledge necessary for specific contexts, allowing you to excel in your chosen field.

 

Regardless of your proficiency level, our experienced instructors use effective teaching methodologies, interactive materials, and authentic resources to facilitate your language learning journey. They provide individualized attention, regular assessments, and feedback to ensure your progress and address any specific areas for improvement.

 

Our programs are typically structured in a semester-based format, with courses ranging from intensive programs to part-time options to accommodate various schedules and preferences. We also provide flexibility in program duration, allowing you to choose short-term programs, semester-long programs, or extended programs based on your availability and goals.

 

 

 

 

Field Research and Volunteering Packages

Field Research Programs:

Our field research programs provide a platform for students to conduct research on various topics related to Arabic language, culture, history, or society. Under the guidance of experienced mentors, you will have the opportunity to design and carry out research projects, collect data, analyze findings, and present your research to the academic community.

 

These programs offer valuable hands-on experience, enabling you to deepen your understanding of Arabic culture and society while honing your research skills. Whether you are interested in sociolinguistics, anthropology, history, or any other field related to Arabic studies, our field research programs provide a supportive environment for you to explore your academic interests and contribute to the body of knowledge in your chosen field.

 

Volunteering Packages:

Our volunteering packages are designed to provide you with meaningful opportunities to give back to the local community and make a positive impact. We collaborate with reputable organizations and community initiatives to offer volunteering placements in areas such as education, social development, environmental conservation, and more.

As a volunteer, you will work closely with local communities, assisting in various projects and activities. This may involve teaching English or other subjects, organizing cultural events, supporting community development initiatives, participating in environmental conservation efforts, or helping in local healthcare facilities. These experiences offer a unique perspective on Moroccan society and allow you to develop a deeper connection with the local community.

Director of the :

«IBN ARABI PROGRAM FOR TEACHING ARABIC LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN THE MOROCCAN CONTEXT»

Pr. Mostafa Bouanani

Professor of Arabic Linguistics, Cognitive linguistics & Didactic of Languages

Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University ; Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, Fez – Morocco

Department of Arabic Language.

Mostafa.bouanani@usmba.ac.ma

+212646337791

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