French Courses in Rabat for Adults
Experience the wonders of Rabat and allow this exotic city to captivate you and awake your senses. Explore this breathtaking African city while absorbing the Moroccan culture and learning the French language. The world of Arabian Nights awaits you. With everything from a rich and diverse culture to exquisite landscapes and an amazing climate, Rabat is the ideal place to learn French and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
Our students say...
The vibrant city of Rabat has a unique history with European roots and a dynamic African culture. Students will thrive in Rabat’s ambience while experiencing every nuance of the French language and the Moroccan lifestyle. Students can immerse themselves in the fascinating culture and embrace this true African paradise while learning French.
Our Sprachcaffe Languages Plus School in Rabat offers world class French lessons led by only the best and most talented French teachers in Morocco. Our unique teaching methods and range of course options ensure every student will meet their goals and experience a personalised learning experience.
Not only will learning French in Morocco be the ideal opportunity for students to invest in their futures, but with so much to see and do while in this idyllic country, students will be able to admire every natural, cultural and historical element of Morocco.
Our School in Rabat
- Perfect location in the city centre
- Three French courses to choose from
- Well-equipped classrooms
The school in Rabat is ideally located in the heart of Rabat and is fully equipped to offer effective and relaxed French classes. Situated in a newly renovated building, the school offers students a modern learning environment while still maintaining a unique Moroccan charm. Our talented language teachers and small class sizes ensure every student receives an effective and personalised learning experience.
The school is fully equipped with:
- A welcoming reception area
- Bright and spacious classrooms
- A reading and study area
- A coffee and refreshments corner
- A balcony offering views of the city and the Royal Palace
Location of the French School in Rabat
The school is located in a quiet residential area right in the middle of Rabat’s many tourist attractions. Students can explore the wonders of Rabat, from the breathtaking beaches to the exquisite Royal Palace, all just a short walk from the school. The many tram stops nearby guarantee that every student can enjoy the major tourist attractions as well as the many local favourites without delay.
- Standard, intensive, and one-to-one courses
- Includes placement test & course certificate
- Highly qualified, native teachers
Morocco’s capital city offers a unique combination of French charm and true African authenticity. The African lifestyle found in Rabat gives visitors a glimpse into the continent’s rich culture and traditions while still holding French and Arabic roots. With French as one of Morocco’s official languages it can be heard throughout Rabat, so students will be able to absorb it almost effortlessly.
Our French courses in Rabat
|Lessons Per Week*||Minimum Duration||Group size||More Info|
|Standard Course||20||2 weeks||approx. 6, max 12||More Info|
|Intensive Course||30||2 weeks||approx. 6, max. 12||More Info|
|Combi Course French + Arabic||20 French + 10 Arabic||1 week||average 6, max. 12||More Info|
|Combi Course Arabic + French||20 Arabic + 10 French||1 week||average 6, max. 12||More Info|
|One-to-One Course||10, 20 or 30||2 weeks||max. 1||More Info|
Students who want to learn French in a unique and captivating city will find Rabat the perfect destination. With the city’s natural beauty, ancient charm and inviting culture students will immerse themselves in the city’s wonder while learning French in an idyllic holiday paradise. Enjoy Morocco’s exotic colours, cuisine, sights and sounds while acquiring a lifelong language skill and creating unforgettable memories.
Our language school in Rabat offers a variety of French courses to suit every student’s language needs and goals. Whether students want to perfect an existing skill or learn French from scratch our school in Rabat has the perfect option. Every class is led by our talented teachers who embrace Sprachcaffe’s unique and creative teaching methods and can alter each class to suit the needs of every individual student.
1 lesson = 45 minutes
- Contact with local people and other students
- Accommodation in host family, guest house or hotel
With Sprachcaffe, you can customize your language holiday abroad to meet your personal preferences. In addition to various course options, we also offer different types of accommodation. You can choose to stay in a modern hotel in Rabat, or in our comfortable guest house in a traditional riad, or perhaps you would prefer to stay with a carefully selected host family. The hotel provides breakfast while half board is provided by the host family.
Detailed information on the different types of accommodation offered in Rabat can be obtained from the following table:
|Accommodation||Rooms||Board||Facilities||Distance from School||More Info|
|Homestay||Typical of country||5-30 mins by bus||More Info|
|Traditional Riad Guesthouse||En-suite /||Breakfast||Private bathroom, air-conditioning, wireless internet||25-40 mins by bus||More Info|
|Hotel||En-suite /||Breakfast||Private bathroom, air-conditioning, wireless internet, TV||10-15 mins||More Info|
The hotel is located just a short walk from the school. The rooms are modern and feature a private bathroom, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a TV with 40 channels. A hairdryer and an iron can be provided. Bed and breakfast hotels are only available for joint bookings.
The Riad Courtyard Guest House is located in a beautiful building dating back to the 16th Century and is stylish and traditional. It offers comfortable rooms with private bathroom, air conditioning, WiFi and hairdryer. The guest house also has a small library.
The host family accommodation is typical of the area. If you stay here you will get the best insight into everyday life in Morocco.
Please note that during the Islamic month of Ramadan there will be a limited range of food on offer. We also ask that you familiarize yourself with the customs and practices during Lent.
Check-in times -
Guesthouse: from 2 p.m. (Reception open 24 hours).
Hotel: from 2 p.m. (Reception open 24 hours).
Host Family: 8 a.m. - midnight. (please confirm a specific time with us before arrival)
★★★★☆ Food & Drink
★★★★☆ Nature & Recreation
★★★★★ Bathing & Beach
Tourism in Rabat
Although Rabat has been the administrative and political capital of Morocco since 1956, it has yet to receive the large number of tourists that cities such as Casablanca, Marrakesh and Fes have. This makes it a wonderfully peaceful, traffic-free, less hectic and more provincial version of these busier cities. While Rabat is laid-back and slow-paced, it maintains a cosmopolitan feel and is not afraid to embrace modernity.
Rabat offers a diverse cityscape that ranges from the ocean views of the palm-lined boulevard, the art galleries and hidden boutiques of the kasbah, the quite cafes of the historic medina, to the many ancient sites including mosques, mausoleums, monuments and museums, along with the famous Merenid necropolis of Chellah.
Rabat is well-known as a foodies' dream city, with a wealth of top restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine. Nightlife here is not as wild as it is further down the coast in Casablanca. However, an enjoyable evening can most certainly be had in Rabat, choose between trendy, hipster bars; modern, designer establishments; long-established local haunts, full of character; and USA-themed music bars.
Sightseeing in Rabat
When in Rabat, make sure to visit the fantastic highlights of this fascinating city:
- Beaches of Essaouira
- Kasbah des Oudaias
- Le Tour Hassan minaret
- St Agatha’s Crypt & Catacombs
- Domus Romana
- Archaeology Museum
- Grotto of St Paul
- Mausoleum of Mohammed V
- St Paul’s Catacombs
- Walled Medina
- Grande Mosquée
- Andalusian Gardens
- Galérie d'Art Nouiga
Geography and Climate
The climate in Morocco varies depending on the region. The weather is warm and mostly pleasant along the coast, while inland the weather is dry and changeable. Towards the South, the weather is hot and dry for most of the year with very cool nights during the months of December and January and very warm and humid days in summer. The rain season in Morocco is between November and March.
Rabat is located on the coast of Morocco, by the Atlantic Ocean and enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Due to its coastal location the city has a mild, temperate climate all year round, with cool winters and warm summers. The nights are always cool and colder in the winter months of December to January.
Culture in Rabat
The Moroccans are famous for their hospitality and the people of Rabat are no exception. Although Rabat is a capital city, this has no reflection on the level of politeness and warmth of the people here. There are 2 million people living in Rabat, making it the second largest city in Morocco after Casablanca. Rabat might be the political capital but it is not the commercial capital - Casablanca holds that title. The civilised, cosmopolitan feel afforded by the well-dressed, middle-class people, the wide boulevards and not so hectic souqs in Rabat make it an ideal location for relaxed, Arabic courses in Morocco. You will have no problems asking for directions, eating out and shopping in Rabat - making it easy for exchanges in Arabic to happen while you are on your course here.
Shopping in Rabat
There are shops for everyone in Rabat - from flea markets to expensive boutiques.The difference between Rabat and the more hectic markets of Fes and Marrakesh, is that there is less bartering and most goods are sold at a fixed price.
Rabat was once an artisan centre and remains a great place for picking up locally made, handcrafted products. Rue des Consuls is one of the best places to go for stalls selling authentic, high quality gifts made using a range of traditional handicrafts.
Rabat is also one of the few places in Morocco where you can get a range of topographical Moroccan maps and town plans.
There are a number of great fruit and vegetable markets in Rabat with everything from spices to dried fruit and nuts available. The best market is the indoor food market located in the city's medina.
Both Rabat's medina and kasbah offer a range of shops from homeware to food, to clothing and fine handicrafts. There are also a number of jewelery stalls offering elaborate gold and silver pieces.
Eating in Rabat
Rabat is a fantastic city for food. There is a variety of options available in the prized restaurants here, offering both traditional and international cuisine. Many of Rabat's restaurants are located in historic buildings of beautiful architecture with outdoor terraces for people watching.
There are a large number of stylish French restaurants in Rabat, whose tasteful interior design matches the quality of the food. Authentic Moroccon cuisine is served all over the city and features wood-filled tajines, scrumptious cous cous, lamb dishes and the famous Moroccan pastillas - meat pie traditionally made with fledgling pigeons.
Ramadan – a month of fasting
The Islamic fasting month of Ramadan falls during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The Koran stipulates that fasting – abstinence from food and drink – takes place every day for Islamic people, from dawn until sunset.
Although the fast symbolizes devotion to Allah, non-Muslims must also accept and respect the restrictions on eating, drinking and smoking during Ramadan. Many restaurants are likely to be closed during this period.
The Breaking of the Fast Festival ends the 30-day fasting period. It is celebrated in the first three days of the following month, and is one of the two most important Islamic festivals.
The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar year and therefore the dates on which Ramadan falls vary from year to year.
Other important holidays
- New Year
- Manifesto of Independence
- Fatih Mouharram (Muslim New Year)
- Aid al-Mawlid (Prophet's Birthday)
- Labor Day
- Feast of the Throne
- Fiesta Oued Eddahab
- Day of the Revolution of the King and the People
- Anniversary of King Mohamed
- Anniversary of the Green March
- Independence Day
- Aid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
- Dig deeper into Moroccan culture
- Let Marrakech awaken your senses
- Learn to make traditional pottery in Oulja
Dive deeper into Morocco and it's rich culture! With Sprachcaffe you get the chance to discover two things that Morocco is renowned across the world for - its most famous city, Marrakech, and it's world-leading tradition of pottery!
See the incredible diversity of this country for yourself - the mix of old and new, tradition and modernity, and the great variety of landscapes, with the Atlantic coast and the Sahara Desert separated down the middle by the Atlas Mountains.
Excursion to Marrakech
Marrakech is a spellbinding concoction of a thousand sights, sounds and smells that hit you as soon as you set foot in the city, sweeping you off your feet into the mystical and irresistible world of the Orient. This is a city of craftsmen, and whether they are producing traditional products or modern, artistic works of art, the craft tradition is central to Marrakech's prestige. Get lost among the souqs and narrow streets of the Medina, where it's best not to plan your route as you'll stumble upon fascinating stalls, architecture and people around every corner.
You have the chance to join a 2-day trip to this wonderful city with a tour guide, a shared hotel room, a packed lunch each day and transport all included in the €200 price.
Excursion to Oulja and Pottery Workshop
Oulja is an artisan village in Sale, filled with handmade arts and crafts, especially products made with clay. Here you can roam around for hours admiring the different sculptures and earthenware created by the local potters and artists.
Morocco has a wonderful and respected tradition of creating some of the finest pottery in the world, and for just €20 you can join an excursion to Oulja and a pottery workshop to learn to make anything from a flower pot to an ashtray.
Prices & Booking
- Language course as booked
- Placement Test
- Course Certificate
With Sprachcaffe you can learn French in Morocco and experience a very unique language holiday for a great price. Our price package prices includes lots of additional services including airport transfers, language course, accommodation and meals. For detailed information on our rates please refer to the table below.
Check-in-time: 08:00 - 0:00 (Homestay), 14:00 - 02:00 (Hotel & Riad)
*Religious holidays - may vary +/- 1 day
During Ramadan, the school works regularly, but there is limited access to food.
Hotel bookings: double rooms are only available for two people travelling together.