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


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