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Publication of Issue 33/34 of the international journal “Languages and Linguistics”

Fez - This issue, which is edited by Moroccan University Professor Moha Ennaji, addresses the subject of language at the structural and applied levels, as a language of instruction, communication, and as a social phenomenon. The authors of this volume come from a number of disciplines, namely: education, linguistics, and sociology. The essays deal with issues of language, culture, and education through theo ...

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“Your Son Smokes, All Children Smoke:” On the Failures of Moroccan Educational System

By Abdelhak Ammari Nador, Morocco - A few days ago, I listened to a Moroccan radio program called Hki Li, meaning “Tell Me” in English. The program receives people’s calls, and the callers air their complaints and their social and psychological problems. The program and its listeners endeavor to find out solutions for the callers’ problems. On the day that I listened in to the program, a man phoned from Mel ...

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Arabic Valid Only Because of Quran, Those Who Don’t Speak English Have No Future: Minister

Tinejdad, Morocco- After the statements made by Lahcen Daoudi, Minister of Higher Education, on April saying that "French is no longer valid", the minister once again said that Arabic is important only because it is the language of the Quran, calling all students who are aspiring to join the professional and academic community to learn English. In a video posted on YouTube by Alyaoum24, the Minister said th ...

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To My Students: Don’t Come to School to Escape From Gloomy Reality

By Salma Chouiref Fez - I know it’s too early in your lives for you to read this, but it’s never too late for you to become the shining lights of your small villages. No matter what kind of hardships you experience, do not hide in your difficult living conditions. Be the messengers of your community who light up every corner of your world with knowledge and wisdom. Be the rebels who fight the divides caused ...

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Moroccan Student Recognized for Her Outstanding Achievement in UK Math Competition

Fez - Moroccan student Souhaila Hayyat from Bishop David Brown School in London received the Silver Award for her outstanding performance at the 2014 UK Junior Mathematical Challenge.  The Moroccan student received a Silver Certificate from the UK Junior Mathematical Challenge in recognition of her outstanding performance in the mathematics competition. Being among around 1200 of the highest scorers, Ms. Ha ...

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The South African Embassy in Rabat Honors Moroccan students

By ElKhansaa Kaddioui Rabat - Hailing from cities all over Morocco, the 2014 class of the African Leadership Academy (ALA) gathered in the home of the South African Chargé d’Affaires for a final send-off Reception/Dinner.  A tradition that dates back to when the African Leadership Academy first started its recruiting activities in Morocco back in 2008, the send off event honored current students and new stu ...

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Morocco: Teachers Professional Competence Exam Postponed

Fez - The Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training has postponed the written Professional Competency Exam for teachers that had been previously scheduled for September 9, 2014. The Ministry announced on its official website that the exam will now take place on Saturday, September 27, instead of Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The rescheduling to a later date was done to allow candidates from the b ...

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Morocco King Grants National Medal of Merit to Excellent Students

Tinjdad, Morocco - On the occasion of Throne Day, celebrated  on Wednesday in Rabat , Morocco’s King Mohammed VI granted Royal Wissams (National Medal of Merit) to Moroccan high school students who achieved the highest Baccalaureate exam scores in Morocco. After applauding  Meriem Bourhail, the Moroccan high school student who received the highest Baccalaureate exam score in France, and honoring her with a ...

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King Mohammed VI Decorates Meriem Bourhail, Top High School Student in France

New York - In a move that attests to the importance he gives to Moroccans who achieve excellence and honor Morocco inside their home country and overseas, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI bestowed a Royal Wissam on Meriem Bourhail, a Moroccan high school student who who received the highest Baccalaureate exam score in France.  As soon as the news on her great achievement was reported by French and Moroccan media ...

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King Mohammed VI Appoints Omar Azziman President of Higher Council of Education, Training & Scientific Research

Casabanca- King Mohammed VI received, Wednesday at the Casablanca Royal Palace, Omar Azziman that the Sovereign appointed as President of the Higher Council of Education, Training and Scientific Research, the King’s Office announced. This appointment is part of the implementation of the royal guidelines contained in the speech of August 20th, 2013, notably those relating to the vital reform of the sector of ...

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Use of Technology in Communicative Language Teaching Approach – (part 3)

Marrakech - In many EFL classes, teachers are still adopting traditional methods in teaching. A teacher is the source of “correct and accurate” knowledge. He or she does not give many opportunities to students to express their opinions freely. For example, in the Grammar Translation method, the language is being learnt not for real life communication, but merely to read and translate foreign texts. Students ...

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Myriam Bourhail Received with Honors at French National Assembly

Paris - Myriam Bourhail, a student of Moroccan origin, best 2014 high school graduate in France, was received with honors on Tuesday at the National Assembly by its president Claude Bartolone. This outstanding student who got 21.03/20 at the tests for high school graduation (scientific branch), was congratulated by the president of the National Assembly in front of the national representation on the occasio ...

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