Rabat - The Gateway to the Orient
Traveling time: 1 or 2 weeks - 01.10. to 08.10., 22.10. or 29.10.2018
The secrets of The Orient are in Rabat! The magic and myth of The Orient are already centuries old and will be revealed to you bit by bit each day. In the middle of the colorful hustle and bustle of the markets and bazaars, we will take you on an unforgettable tour of discovery. And thanks to the language course, you will not only be a part of the program from the outset, but an active participant!
Who would have thought that The Orient was so close by: the southern point of Gibraltar is even visible from Tangier and Rabat is not too far from the heart of Morocco!
As is the custom in Morocco, we’ll greet you with a lovingly brewed glass of mint tea. Afterwards we’ll take you through the metropolis and show you the most impressive sights and much more by day and night.
You’ll also spend a relaxing afternoon in a traditional Hammam, eat at the best restaurants in town or get a chance to practice your culinary skills at our cooking evening.
The highlight has to be the excursion to Marrakesh: where entrancing colors, unfamiliar aromas and exotic spices feel at home, we’ll set off from your 4 star hotel on a tour of the city – Inshallah.
Our Language School in Rabat
Rabat Language School
- Right in the heart of the city, opposite the Royal Palace
- Qualified native teachers
- Modern classrooms, balcony & great student facilities
- 2 tram stops & station nearby
Our school in Rabat is located in a quaint residential area in a newly refurbished building. The school is ideally located in the heart of the city with attractions, markets and cafés within walking distance. The building is a mere stone’s throw away from the Royal Palace, and even boasts a balcony which offers spectacular views of the city and the palace itself.
Our language school in Rabat is furnished with Moroccan décor, and provides a relaxed and laid-back learning environment. With our bright and spacious classrooms, students will be inspired and motivated to learn Arabic in the tranquil surroundings. Our class sizes are kept to a minimum to ensure effective and personalised learning.
Our school is fully-equipped with:
- A welcoming reception area
- Spacious and modern classrooms
- A balcony to enjoy views of the city
- A coffee and refreshment area
- A reading and recreational area
20 lessons a week is just the right amount to refresh your grammar and vocabulary, but also to leave time in the afternoons and evenings for our culture program. Unique to Sprachcaffe Rabat - choose from both local languages: French or Arabic. Our teachers will attend to your individual needs and use lively, but also long-lasting, teaching methods!
Lessons Per Week*
1 lesson = 45 minutes. Course material can be bought or rented from the school for a small price.
In Rabat you can choose to stay in a riad or a hotel. A riad, a typical Moroccan guesthouse, is already covered in the program price and wins everyone over with its lovingly decorated rooms and traditional breakfast. On the other hand, you could enjoy classic European comfort in the hotel where you can prepare yourself well for each day at the buffet. Of course, both accommodations can easily be reached by foot from the school.
Hotel B&B Rabat Medina***
The B&B Rabat Médina is in the Rabat’s Hassan quarter. Rabat train station is a 2-minute walk away, Hassan Tower is 5 minutes away, and the language school is a 10-minute walk away. Each room is air-conditioned and has satellite TV and a private en-suite bathroom with a shower. In the mornings, a breakfast buffet will be served. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of B&B Rabat Medina. Rabat-Salé International Airport is just 10 km away.
Riad Dar Baddi
The language school is about 20 minutes away by foot. The souks of Rabat, including jewelery shops and carpet dealers, are located in the immediate vicinity of the riad. The Kasbah of Oudayas, the old quarter of Rabat, can be reached in a few minutes. Each room has a private bathroom with a shower. The riad’s roof terrace is particularly beautiful – that’s where the breakfast is served in good weather and from where one can enjoy the panoramic view over the river Bou Regreg and the coastal road.
Note: Guests can access the common terrace and the library
Distance from School
En-suite bathroom with shower, satellite TV, free WiFi, air conditioning
10 minutes by foot
En-suite bathroom with shower
20 minutes by foot
*Bookings will be made to either this hotel or a hotel hotel with equal services
On Sunday your plane will land in Casablanca or directly in Rabat. Check in and make yourself comfortable.
Your course starts early. Refresh your language skills, as they are already going to be needed in the evening: we welcome you cordially and officially with tea and couscous.
In order to make your orientation easy, it’s our pleasure to show you the city in the afternoon and recommend in an appealing and interactive way what to discover and try out.
Our experience shows that even those learning French are interested in the Arabic script in Morocco. On the calligraphy course we’ll give you a professional introduction and soon you’ll be drawing beautifully yourself.
After so much work you deserve some relaxation. On Thursday, it’s high time for a soothing sauna and massage, done traditionally in an old Turkish Hammam.
On Friday, we will end the week with an aperitif at the Dar Naji. The restaurant is known far beyond the city limits for its tajines, but also scores points with its delicious salads!
It's Saturday, finally we’re going to Marrakech! This city, unlike any other in the world, will win you over in seconds – promise!
Thanks to our guided tour of carpet makers, dyers, snake charmers and market criers, you’ll also discover parts of Marrakech’s mysterious world that other tourists rarely experience.
Back in Rabat, the language course continues as usual in the morning. You now know Rabat, but what do you know about the city at night? We’ll show you the city in the glow of the flashlight!
Neglected your stomach because of all the exciting activities? Time for a cooking course. You and the other participants get to prepare a Tajine according to an old family recipe. We invite you! You wield the spoon!
To ensure that we don’t miss out on the culture, an excursion to a museum is a must. Our guide will accompany you through the recently opened art museum and explain the exhibition.
After so much inspiration, time to become creative yourself. Today we’ll go to Oulja, where true masters explain the art of clay and ceramics directly at the workbench.
It’s our last evening together and by now you’ve gotten to know Rabat well, speak the language confidently and see everything through different eyes. We’ll leave it up to you to decide exactly how best to spend your final evening.
Time to pack your suitcase, on Saturday it’s time to go back home. If you want, we’ll be pleased to bring you to the airport on time.
Number of participants and language level:
- On the culture program, we put together groups of up to 10 people. Travel individually and make new contacts when you get here.
- In the classroom there are 12 people maximum per course. Depending on your language level, you could also be taught with regular language travelers.
- For the culture program, we recommend a language level between A2 and C1.
- Should, contrary to expectations, not enough participants register for the culture program, Sprachcaffe will offer you private tuition or a shortened program.
The price offer includes a 2 week language course of 20 x 45 minutes per week, accommodation in a single room in the Riad described with breakfast and the culture program as described. Hotel and leisure program subject to availability, subject to short notice alterations. At an additional charge, you can, for example, choose another course and/or book airport transfers.