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 suc
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.
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 train
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....
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The AMIDEAST Education Abroad Regional Studies in French Program in Rabat offers a diverse set of courses taught in French on Morocco in its Muslim, Arab, African and Mediterranean contexts. In addition, students learn Moroccan Arabic and have the opportunity to study Modern Standard Arabic if they so desire. Students in the program live either with French-speaking Moroccan families or in a private Moroccan student residence hall....
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