French serves as a second language in many educated communities in Morocco, and while it is considered an unofficial third language after Arabic and Berber, it is the primary language of commerce and economics in Morocco. A strong grasp of the French language is required for jobs in these sectors, but language lessons are out of reach for many people in low-income communities.
You’ll be placed in community centers that provide free or very low cost language classes to local children, teenagers and adults. These centers often lack structure and organization, so you’ll need to be adaptable and use your initiative to be effective. Volunteers assist the staff by running language classes, providing tutoring, organizing games and activities, and helping with homework and exams. You’ll often be running classes in tandem with another international volunteer.
Volunteers who wish to join the Teaching French project must be fluent in French.
Volunteers are also able to teach English. If you can speak French and English, and are willing to volunteer teaching both languages, please include that in your application.
The nature of project work is essentially the same as our Teaching French project in Morocco - Marrakech. This project is better suited to volunteers wanting to be based nearer to the coast, where there are fewer tourists.Apply now