How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?
Arabic is extremely useful here. French is also good for some people. Tutors are available you can find them through the yahoo group ExpatRIM. - Apr 2019
Not too much. If you speak French you can get by making change in the store or shopping. Aside from shopping I don't know how much interaction you would do with locals, really. - May 2016
French or Arabic is necessary to get around the city. Most of your household help does not speak English. - Dec 2015
You will need to speak French and it helps if you speak Arabic. - Apr 2014
You need to know some French if you want to talk to people. - Aug 2011
French is useful. - Dec 2009