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Morocco moving toward English

A study conducted by the British Council, which surveyed 1,200 Moroccans on their perceptions of the dominance of French in their country and what they thought of English replacing it as the country’s second language, found that, particularly among the young, there was considerable support for this. 

Following on from this, and recognising that English has become the international language, Chakib Benmoussa, Morocco’s Minister of Education, has announced that the government will be increasing the number of English teachers in middle schools. “Starting from this school year,” he said at a press conference earlier this month, “our goal is to first, at the middle school level, reinforce students’ learning of the English language.” 

According to Morocco World news, at the moment there are more than 9,000 English teachers working in Morocco’s schools.

Under the umbrella name of the National Plan to Accelerate the Transformation of the Ecosystem, which is expected to be implemented from September 2023, students will be required to take an English-language exam, which they must pass at least B1 in proficiency to graduate with an undergraduate diploma.

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Liz Granirer
Liz Granirer
Liz has been a journalist for many years. She is currently editor of EL Gazette and has previously edited the magazines Young Performer, StepForward and Accounting Technician; been deputy editor on Right Start magazine; chief sub editor on Country Homes & Interiors; and sub editor on easyJet Traveller, Lonely Planet and Family Traveller magazines, along with a number of others.
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