Learning French in Morocco or Guadeloupe?

I'm planning on taking French courses for the entire month of July.. And I have the option of doing so in either Rabat, Morocco, or in Guadeloupe. For people that have traveled to these countries, what is your suggestion? In guadeloupe I'd live with a host family, and in Morocoo with a friend I have there. I know guadeloupe would probably be better for an immersion environment.. but what do you guys think?


Well my friend's family is Francophone.. and I'd study at the French Institute. I just wanted to hear someone's experience with these two places.

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I'm assuming one of your choices to learn French is Morocco because you have a friend there, otherwise you would go a little further and study in France.

    Guadeloupe in the Caribbean is it closer to home for you?

    Guadeloupe is a Francophone island while Morocco, the French language is only a vestige of that nation's colonial past.

    It comes down to, do you want to stay with a friend in Morocco, where you're not going to encounter many French-speakers (unless you make a few side trips to France) or actually live on a French-speaking island with a host family? Are you OK with a host family or do you really want to see that friend?

    Of course there's Quebec in Canada, but since you didn't mention that, c'est la vie.

    Out of the two, I enjoy the beach scene a lot more and I believe the island is safer so my choice would be Guadeloupe, but I would a few side trips to the other

    islands and this would include Martinique, another Francophone island.

    Edit: You're going to have a difficult time to hear from someone who has been to both places; they are so absolutely different from each other. I love the Caribbean and I never been to Africa.

    The streets of Guadeloupe will be speaking, singing and dancing in French, not in Morocco; however, either would be an experience.

  • oto
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • HJW
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Rabat will not be a good option. Besides if you are with a friend you will not learn much.

    So the next one is La Guadeloupe,much better choice and really beautiful.

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