In recent years, several steps have been taken toward nationalizing English in Morocco, and it has been made a requirement for obtaining doctoral degrees at some institutions. This year, Morocco is switching from an LMD (Licence, Master, Doctorat) higher education system ― mainly used in France and its previously colonized countries, to the Bachelor system ― mostly used in the English-speaking world. While French is often perceived as markedly elite with colonial overtones, English does not carry this same imperial baggage in Morocco. In this event, we will discuss the changing role of English within the Moroccan educational system and situate its place as a strong competitor of French in the region. We will attempt to better understand from a political and anthropological perspective, the place of English-language learning in Morocco, within the context of a (post)colonial critique of educational systems.
June 22, 2021 / 12:30pm (NYC/EST Time) / Zoom signup: bit.ly/622MR
Join the Kevorkian Center with Becky Schulthies, Mohamed Ezroura, and our very own Fatima Tariq on June 22, 2021 at 12:30pm EST to think through these issues. To register, please go here: bit.ly/622MR