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Dar Loughat is a professional language center in Morocco providing intensive courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year.
Founded in 2004 in the heart of the city of Tetouan in northern Morocco, our school has rapidly established a strong and well-respected reputation as a cross-cultural center in the Arab world.
The city of Tetouan, declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, stands out for its strategic location, as it is less than sixty kilometers from Algeziras in Spain northwards and sixty kilometers from Tangier in the western direction. The small size of the city allows students to get easily integrated and immersed into the local culture, which is famous for its legendary generosity and tolerance.
While studying Arabic in Tetouan, students can enjoy the city’s excellent beaches, which are undoubtedly among the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean area, its ever green Rif Mountains which spread eastwards along a distance of more than 500 kilometers and its five century old Medina.
The school is fully equipped with the latest audio-visual material, modern language labs, wireless internet connection and a small library that contains a considerable number of books on a variety of topics. The flexibility of the starting dates and the program length allows students to attend Arabic classes anytime throughout the year, from a week to a complete academic year.
At our school, students benefit from small size classes of between three and eight students (maximum), and a wide range of excursions, social and cultural activities allowing them to get the most out of their international experience. The school welcomes a diverse and international student body throughout the year. Students from Europe, North America and Asia come to learn Arabic and discover Morocco’s rich and unique cultural legacy at our school.
Language courses are given by enthusiastic, multilingual, qualified and experienced teachers, exclusively dedicated to teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. All classes are given in Arabic, except for complete beginners, where the student’s mother language is used to the minimum.
Through various immersion and language exchange activities, our school provides its students with daily contact with Moroccan life, allowing them to expand their vocabulary, improve their spoken language performance and better understand the local culture.
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1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M17527 was founded in 2004.
2. What is your company's mission?
M17527 is a professional language institution providing intensive Arabic courses and cross-cultural education to international students. As an institution, we strive for excellence in an environment where faculty, staff and students are valued and respected.
We endeavour to understand and appreciate our students’ cultural differences and to enhance their ability to function effectively in their new environment via a variety of cultural and immersion activities. We believe in encouraging language acquisition and personal progress of our students in an atmosphere of support, openness and understanding.
3. What does your company specialize in?
M17527 is a professional language center in Morocco providing intensive courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
M17527 was founded by Zayd Benaboud. Zayd received his M.A. from the University of Montreal. He writes and speaks four languages fluently, namely Arabic, Spanish, English and French. He has travelled to Arabia, Brazil, Britain, Japan, Turkey, and throughout Europe, Canada and the United States. In the U.S., he participated in the International Visitor Program organized by the American Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
By far our most popular travel package is a weeklong Arabic and cultural immersion program with a Spanish Institute. From 2008 where our cooperation started we have reached more than 900 participants (and still increasing). The success is due to the high quality of the program and the unique products included in it. Not to mention (very humbly may I add) our competence and professionalism.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
The best compliment that we received and still receive very frequently is "I want to come back for a longer period" and indeed a large number of our former students do.