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Intensive Language Instruction Moroccan Arabic Advanced


Admission requirements

Having completed the first year of a BA and having attained an advanced level of Moroccan Arabic.


The aim of this course is to improve the level of Moroccan Arabic (darija), the spoken dialect of Morocco, of advanced speakers, and make them more confident. In order to achieve this, students will give presentations, engage in dialogues, participate in discussions. This course makes use of audiovisual materials which help students improve their listening skills and should provide students with ideas for their own presentations.

Course objectives

Students are expected to be able to express themselves with more confidence and take part in conversations on complicated topics such as education, culture, history, and politics.


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 4 = 32 hours

  • Preparation of tutorials and assignments, and test preparation: 107 hours

  • Quizzes and tests: 1 hours

Assessment method

  • Classroom participation: 40%

  • Quizzes and assignments: 20%

  • Final test: 40%

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

Materials are to be provided by the teacher


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