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Intensive Language Instruction Moroccan Arabic Beginners


Admission requirements

Admission requirements and any restrictions.


The aim of this course is to familiarise students with Moroccan Arabic (darija), the spoken dialect of Morocco. The course provides students with basic grammar and vocabulary in order to practice their speaking skills in Moroccan Arabic. Theory and exercises are taken from Marokkaans Arabisch, een cursus voor zelfstudie en klassikaal gebruik by Jan Hoogland which is the handbook for this course.

Course objectives

Students are expected to be able to express themselves and take part in conversations on topics of everyday life such as personal identification, living and housing, and food.


The timetable is available on the NIMAR website.

Mode of instruction


Course Load

The total course load is 140 hours (5 EC), allocated as follows:

  • Tutorial attendance: 8 x 6 = 48 hours

  • Preparation of tutorials and assignments, and test preparation: 91 hours

  • Quizzes and tests: 1 hours

Assessment method

  • Classroom participation: 20%

  • Quizzes and assignments: 20%

  • Final test: 60%

Quizzes and tests mainly consist of speaking and listening exercises.


The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighed average.


If the final grade is 5 or less students may take a resit once (100%).
Exam Review
If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will be organized.


Blackboard will be used for reading and study materials.

Reading list

Jan Hoogland, Marokkaans Arabisch, een cursus voor zelfstudie en klassikaal gebruik, Amsterdam 2008 (Bulaaq, ISBN 987 90 5460 019 0). Also available in English, German, French.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory. General information on uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte

Registration Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.


Drs. K. Laaraj MA