All classes at the School in Morocco engage students in developing a variety of language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in addition to cultural exploration.
Faculty from the Mohammed V University are hired to teach classes specifically designed for program participants in advanced language, culture, and civilization. Students take a combination of language and content courses; Modern Standard Arabic (6 hours per week), Moroccan Colloquial Arabic (4 hours per week), and two elective courses. Classes engage students in a variety language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
- All course work is conducted entirely in Arabic
- Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge®
- Curriculum designed for high intermediate and advanced Arabic language students
A selection of the following courses will be offered as elective classes at the School in Morocco:
- Berber Communities in Morocco (high-intermediate students)
- Media Culture in North Africa (including music, movies, TV shows, television news, blogs, etc.) (high-intermediate students)
- Contemporary Political Issues in Morocco and North Africa (high-intermediate students)
- A sociology/anthropology course on The People of the Maghreb (advanced students)
- A History course on The Maghreb and Al-Andalus (advanced students)
*A Political Science class on the Moroccan Relations with the Northern Mediterranean and Al-Watan al-Arabi (advanced students)
A religious studies course on Sufism or Islam in North and West Africa (advanced students)
Not all courses will be taught all semesters. A minimum of three students is needed to offer a course, and advanced courses require more advanced language skills (usually a third year of Arabic).
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