About me

My name is Jan Hoogland. I am an arabist specialised in Moroccan Arabic, Lexicography of Modern Standard Arabic and of Moroccan Arabic.

Between 1983 and 2018 I have been an assistant professor of Arabic at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

The start of my academic career was the assignment to create a course book of Moroccan Arabic. The final version was published in Dutch, English and German. A French translation is also available so if you know a publisher interested in publishing the book, please let me know.




Between 1997 and 2003 I was project coordinator and member of the editorial board of a project to compile an Arabic-Dutch and Dutch-Arabic dictionar. The Arabic-Dutch dictionary formed the basis of the Oxford Arabic-English Dictionary published in 2014.


From 2009 until 2015 I was the director of the Netherlands Insitute in Morocco (NIMAR): www.nimarrabat.nl
NIMAR is involved in promoting and encouraging cooperation and exchange between Morocco and the Netherlands in the domains of higher education and scientific research.

In 2018 I voluntarily retired but I still am motivated to transfer my knowledge and experience to younger generations. This is why I started the Media Arabic Text Collection and the Top Media Vocabulary.

You can read my academic publications on my personal page on Academia.edu.

You can contact me at the following email address: ReadingMediaArabic at gmail dot com