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Learn Tamazight in Morocco


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The spoken languages of Morocco are as diverse as Morocco itself. Arabic and French are generally spoken in the cities, but in the countryside and desert you are more than likely to hear Tamazight.

Tamazight is the language of the indigenous people of Morocco. It is closely related to the Berber languages spoken in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and the Egyptian area of Siwa, as well as by large Berber communities in parts of Niger and Mali. The oldest recorded Tamazight inscription dates back around 2500 years.

There are two options when it comes to learning Tamazight in Morocco. You can choose to take part in an intensive standalone Language Course, where you will receive around 15 hours of tuition per week.

After completing your Tamazight Language Course, you can also choose to spend time working on one of our Morocco volunteer projects, such as Teaching or Care, and put your newly acquired language skills to use in a practical working environment. Volunteers who join our Nomad Project often come to the capital of Rabat for our Tamazight Language Course for two or four weeks before embarking on their desert adventure.

Alternatively, you can choose to sign up for our 5-hour, 14-hour, or 30-hour Language Course add-ons, which run alongside your main volunteer project. These prices are in addition to your main project price. Please take a look at our Morocco language prices for more information.

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