Rabat is the capital city of Morocco, and is a truly stunning location in which to study Arabic. The city centre is compact, and the main points of interests are all within walking distance. Rabat is famous for its traditional cuisine and architecture, as well as its carpets and embroidered goods. The best way to experience all this is to wander around the Medina, the historic old part of the city, or the famous markets known as ‘souks’.
Our school in Rabat is located in the Soussi area of the city, near many places of interest, as well as the beach! A beautiful garden surrounds our Arabic language school, providing students with a calm and peaceful place to relax in between lessons. The new air-conditioned classrooms provide an excellent learning environment, and there is also a library, as well as a cafeteria where you can get snacks and drinks.
Class sizes are small at our school in Rabat, with a maximum of 8 students, and you can choose from group courses of 20 or 30 lessons per week. Our school in Rabat also offers private courses, which are perfect for students wishing to concentrate on a specific area of the Arabic language.
You can choose to stay in either student residence or host family accommodation whilst studying at our school in Rabat. We would always recommend host family accommodation if you would like to make as much progress as possible whilst in Rabat, as your hosts will encourage you to speak Arabic with them!
Our school in Rabat arranges two excursions per week to local places of interest, such as the Royal Palace, the souks (the famous markets), the Kasbah of Oudaya and the National Archaeological Museum amongst many others. The school also organises regular excursions to other places of interest in Morocco, including Casablanca, Fes and the Moroccan Sahara. You would also be welcome to attend one of the school’s academic workshops, which take place after classes. These workshops are organised to provide students with the opportunity to develop their language skills, and to practice what they have learnt in class. Examples of the academic workshops offered include a calligraphy workshop, an Islamic studies workshop and a cookery workshop.