Learning French or Arabic in Essaouira

A great way to learn languages is through immersion and many people come to Morocco to learn Darija (the Moroccan dialect of Arabic) or French. Essaouira is a small city and there are not many formal language schools, but these two offer lessons:

  • Institut Français, Derb Laâlouj – 9 Rue Mohammed Diouri, Essaouira Médina. Tel : 05 24 47 61 97 / 62 14

It is also possible to find teachers offering private tuition, usually for around 60-100dh per hour. If you would like contact details, please mail maroc-o-phile for further information.

12 thoughts on “Learning French or Arabic in Essaouira

  1. Kirsten

    HI There,
    I would really appreciate some more information on private French tuition. I plan to come for 2 weeks in June and would like to combine my kite surfing with private French tuition. I speak basic French but need a lot of practice and guidance!
    Thanks
    K

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    1. lynn Post author

      Hi Kirsten,
      I just sent you an e-mail with some further information. Have a great trip!
      Lynn

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  2. Mark Boehm

    what options are there in Essaouira for French instruction?…and economically…I will be in Essaouira for 3 months this summer (May,June,July)

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    1. lynn Post author

      Hi Mark,
      the options I am aware of are in the post above. If you prefer one-to-one tuition, I can send you the phone number of a private tutor. You can also join the Essaouira Expats and Friends Facebook group and ask members for their experience of learning French in Essaouira – I’m an admin, so I’ll look out for your request to join.
      Have a great trip!
      Lynn

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  3. Shriram

    Hello,

    My wife and I are planning to spend 2-3 weeks in Essaouira in July, and were planning to learn French while we’re there. Could you please share the rates for private tutoring? We were thinking of taking daily lessons as we’ll be moving to Paris later this year.

    Thanks!

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    1. lynn Post author

      Hi Shriram,
      it really depends on where you want to study. A private tutor will be cheaper in their home than a large organisation such as the Institut Francais. I suggest you contact the organisations listed above and I will send you the number of a private tutor in an e-mail.
      All the best!
      Lynn

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  4. anthony

    Hi

    I would love to get some infor on 121 french lessons. Im livjng near essaouira and am looking for ongoing lessons weekly

    Many thanks
    Anthony

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    1. lynn Post author

      Hi Anthony,
      thanks for your comment. I sent you a mail earlier today with details of a possible tutor.
      Bonne chance!
      Lynn

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          1. David Westcott

            Hi Lynn – I’m also looking for tuition (mainly conversation classes) when I visit Essaouira in October 2017, this year. Could you send me some details too?
            Thanks, David

          2. lynn Post author

            Hi David,
            thanks for your message. I have replied to you by e-mail with contact details of a teacher. If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam folder. I see you have also joined the Essaouira Expats and Friends Facebook group. That should also be a useful source of contacts.
            Bonne chance!
            Lynn

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