Salaam wo 3aleikum!
I am a French-American from Chicago, and for the next year I will be preparing to spend an academic year in Morocco thanks to a scholarship from the Rotary foundation.
I speak French fluently, and I know some basics in derija. I spent a semester in Rabat in 2005, and I’ve studied fus’ha for a total of about two years.
I just came across this website today and I will be checking out the videos and the lessons.
What I would really love to find, though, is a language partner who speaks derija and who wouldn’t mind getting together for coffee (aou atay) once or twice a week to practice with me. Does anyone live in Chicago who can help me?