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The Safir Center

Who studies Moroccan languages at Safir? People of all walks of life. Students, professionals, returned Peace Corps volunteers, NGO and nonprofit employees, Fulbright scholars, and teachers. What do they all have in common? Every student wants to better immerse themselves in the Moroccan culture through language. There is simply no better way to improve your personal and professional life in Morocco than learning the native languages. New doors open up, new friendships are made, and a much deeper, more meaningful understanding of Moroccan culture comes to light.

 

Who is it for?

The Safir Language Program offers a new approach to learning Arabic and Amazigh languages: its language learning designed by language learners, a chance for an authentic and immersive encounter with the Arabic and Amazigh dialects that are shaping our modern world. Our pillars of collaboration, communication, and creativity set the parameters for our community to learn, to grow, and to thrive.</p><p>Every classroom at Safir represents an ongoing collaboration between our instructors and students. We use a student-centered approach that places the needs and objectives of our learners at the forefront of our mission. We also aim to collaborate with our host country of Morocco and its citizens to engage in mutually beneficial and sustainable dialogue, exchange, and community services.

Communication

Safir believes in the power of effective communication through the medium of words. Our instructors emphasize building our learners communicative capacities in Arabic and Amazigh through activities, materials, and experiences that model real-world situations. Opportunities for interaction with native speakers and field professionals are woven into the curriculum in an intentional way

Creativity

Capitalizing on object-based learning, our content-driven curriculum lends itself to the creative spirit. Our instructors spend time examining the language with our students in a manner derived from museum education practices. Creativity extends beyond our walls as well with Morocco as a canvas for experiential learning, students will find themselves learning language and cultural context through exploration, through doing, and through making.

our teaching team

Ali Abdeddine

MSA & Tashlhit Teacher

Ali Abdeddine is from the Amazigh village of Anguizem near Essaouira. He earned his BA in Arabic Studies and his MA in Amazigh poetry. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Hassan II. Ali is a certified OPI tester and taught Standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic for the Arabic Flagship Program for 4 years. In his free time, Ali enjoys reading books and listening to music.

Khaled Chioui

Moroccan Arabic Teacher

Khaled Chaioui, a passionate English/ Moroccan Arabic teacher, is originally from Ain Chegag, a small town south Fez. After getting his Baccalaureat  certificate, he studied English studies at University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Fez where he got his BA in English/Linguistics stream. He worked for American Peace Corps as a Moroccan Arabic teacher for 3 years and a training assistant as well. Further, Khalid completed  100 hours  of teaching English for handicraft students as part of a teaching internship at the American Language Center in Fez.

Working hours

Monday- Friday:10:00-19:30 Hrs
(Phone until 18:30 Hrs)

We are here

Imm N. 18 Apt. #5 Rue de Tanger, Hassan Rabat, Morocco
Phone:+212 66 66 99 540
Email: thesafircompany@gmail.com