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SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2017
ARABIC SUMMER 2017
A SEMESTER OF
ARABIC IN FOUR
MAY 31 - JUNE 27, 2017
Integration into the AUI community
• Maintain a language pledge to use Arabic only throughout the program,
• Share the room with a Moroccan Student ,
• Interact with other students through public events, classes and lectures,
• Attend open air concerts,
• Take Ramadan Ftour and selected meals with teachers and TA’s using
OR JUNE 28 – JULY 26, 2017
For more information on the program and the available
Please check: www.aui.ma/arabic
OR A YEAR IN EIGHT WEEKS
MAY 31- JULY 26, 2017
Experiential Language Learning (Part of the program
Students learn Arabic through:
• Exposure to different Moroccan lifestyles and traditions in daily
• Exposure to local culture in Moroccan towns and cities,
• Immersion activities that include information gathering assignments in
Arabic on projects involving the local community.
AL AKHAWAYN UNIVERSITY IN IFRANE
Hassan II Avenue, 53000 Ifrane, Morocco
Tel: (+212) 5 35 86 20 12 | Fax: (+212) 5 35 86 29 77
Email: email@example.com | Webpage: www.aui.ma/arabic
The University town of Ifrane is 1 hour from each of Fez and Meknes, 2.5
hours from Rabat, 3.5 hours from Casablanca, and 5 hours from Tangier.
Perfect place for language and cultural immersion
• Accommodates students from all university level backgrounds from
Beginning to Advanced levels,
• The written test is taken
before coming to the
• Responds to their specific needs by:
- Placing them in appropriate levels and classes
• Oral proficiency testing is
done after arrival
- Providing evening tutorial sessions for homework
- Providing experiential learning and cultural immersion through weekend
homestays with families in urban or rural settings
North African Studies Courses
HIS 1301: History of the Arab World
SSC 2306/SSC 5306: Issues in Contemporary North Africa
HUM 2304: "Islamic Art and Architecture"
PSC 3310: "North African Government and Politics"
SSC 3398: "Issues in Contemporary Islam: Gender"
HIS 3310: Contemporary Moroccan History
HUM 1310: History and Culture of the Amazigh
ILO’s established in accordance with ACTFEL
Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic
Al Akhawayn University intensive Arabic Language and North African
Studies program is designed to enable students to:
The ARANAS Faculty
• Acquire linguistic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing
The professors teaching the North African Studies classes are:
• Develop cultural competency
• Experts in their fields of specialization
• Grasp complexity of issues in the politics, economics, history, culture, and
development of North Africa and the Middle East
• Regular faculty in the undergraduate and graduate North African Studies programs.
• Acquire knowledge and understanding of the cultural and ethnic diversity
across the Arab World (North Africa and within Morocco).
Tracks and Dates:
Credits Class Dates
4 weeks: Arabic
4 weeks: Arabic
• Moroccan Arabic prepares students to function in contexts relevant
to everyday life in Morocco and enables them to use it for everyday
communication (shopping, transportation, postal services, medical needs,
banking...). It also enables students to participate in basic conversational
exchanges, understand spoken Moroccan Arabic used in public, and use it
in their interactions to perform tasks associated with experiential learning.
May 31 - June 27 May 29
June 28 or 29
June 28 - July 26
• ARA 1511 / ARA 1512: Beginning Arabic: For students with no prior
experience with Arabic
8 weeks: Arabic
May 31 - July 26
7 weeks: 1 ARA +
May 31 - July 14
• ARA 2411 / ARA 2412: Intermediate Arabic: For students who have studied
Arabic for 2 or 3 semesters
7 Weeks: 2 NAS
May 31 - July 14
7 weeks: 1 ARA +
10 – 11 May 31 – July 14
• ARA 3411 / ARA 3412: Advanced Arabic: For students who have studied
Arabic for 4 to 5 semesters
8 weeks: 2 ARA +
11 - 13 May 31 – July 26
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• Students develop linguistic proficiency and cultural competency through
classroom activities, experiential learning, and interaction with native
speakers through a variety of situations such as: campus life, roommates,
residence hall activities, family home stays, trips, visits to historical sites,
guest speakers, films with discussion, satellite TV with access to Arabic
music, news channels and workshops.
• ARA 4611: Arabic for special topics: For students who have studied Arabic
for 6 to 8 semesters.
There must be a minimum of 5 students in ARA 1511 and ARA 4611 for
the course to be offered.
Trips and cultural activities
Trips in Morocco
• Weekend Trip to the Sahara Desert, Marrakech and Fes
• Independent travel in groups throughout Morocco on free weekends is
also an easy and fairly cheap option that many students choose to
partake in during their stay
• Immersion activities involve:
o Visit of local centers for learning and development to discover Ifrane
o 7th week of cultural immersion in a major urban center in Morocco.
Students’ cultural immersion is also enhanced through numerous clubs
(Music, Cooking, Debate and Calligraphy).