Arabic Lesson & Morocco Travel Tips

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Learn introductory Arabic phrases and general advice for travelling and living in Morocco from native speakers!

03/07/2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française at the Joly Family Center for International Understanding

Learn Arabic expressions in Darija, the dialect most spoken in Morocco, from native speakers!

Do you plan to travel to Morocco some day? Have you already visited?

While French and English are  helpful languages to know, better prepare yourself for cultural exchanges by learning some practical Arabic expressions with a pair of native speakers!

Abdel Hamouchi & Youssef Achy are excited to share their native language with AFMSP guests as part of our Mois de la Francophonie series. These events high light many different aspects of Moroccan culture.

In addition to learning how to say and understand useful words and phrases in Arabic, Abdel and Youssef will offer guidance on navigating everyday situations in Morocco.

This lesson is similar to AFMSP’s French for travelers class. Though instead of featuring French and France, the focus is on Darija and Morocco.

Refreshments provided.

This events is made in partnership with Les Djeunes.


$7 for AF members; $10 for general public; Free for teenagers
RSVP here or call AFMSP at 612 332 0436.

About the instructors

The lesson will be led by Abdel Hamouchi. Originally from Morocco, he has lived in St. Paul for nine years. He currently teaches English and French, and has taught Arabic at the University of Minnesota and St. Thomas University.

Along with teaching, Abdel hosts AFMSP’s Ciné Club. He holds a BA degree in English Language and Literature with a major in linguistics. Abdel also holds a master’s degree in Education (EFL). He was a participant in a trans-Maghreb creative writing project. His interests include film-making, creative writing and education.

AFMSP volunteer Youssef Achy will assist Abdel with the lesson. Youssef grew up in Rabat, Morocco and is currently a student in the Twin Cities. He’s excited to demonstrate the Arabic writing system to participants during this event!

This event is part of our Mois de la Francophonie series celebrating and centering Morocco. Please join us for other events in the series!
More info here.


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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436

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