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Morocco Urged to drop French for English

A major Moroccan think tank has urged the Moroccan government to drop French and bring in English in schools throughout the country.

The Rabat Center for Political and Strategic Studies understands that for any country to compete in the modern world it needs to have a strong base of English and Morocco – a former French colony – will not be able to compete without it.

The idea is strongly supported in many areas including The Supreme Council for Education in Morocco who recommended replacing French with English back in January this year.

In 2014 many Moroccan universities began the move to teach in English also.

Editorial

It does now seem just a matter of time before English replaces French in Moroccan schools.

And this, of course, means an growth in the number of English language teachers. Morocco is a safe, pleasant country which is also notably liberal in comparison with several of its neighbors in North Africa.

No doubt it will become a popular destination for English teachers when the change comes about.

Meanwhile…

Meanwhile it’s interesting to note that the official website of The Rabat Center for Political and Strategic Studies is only available in Arabic right now. English, they promise, is coming soon but no word on whether French will ever be on offer there…

Useful Links

Teaching English in Morocco – a guide to teaching English in Morocco

Morocco Universities move to English – news from April, 2014

See here for more on this story from The Morocco World News.

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