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In the Maghreb, English takes precedence over French-language education

In the Maghreb, English takes precedence over French-language education

Last July, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune The government announced the introduction of teaching English in primary schools from the beginning of the academic year 2022-2023. Immediately, applications for English teaching positions at the Algerian National Institute of Education flooded in. Note TSA Algeria.

Far from being a trivial decision, the switch to English heralds a clear political desire to break with Algeria’s long-standing competing francophone. Actually, since Independence in 1962Algerian authorities”“Multiple attempts to destroy traces of French domination”. Report it BBC.

If we look at the place of English in the world”more and more globalized.” Algerian decision “It makes sense to move towards English as a second language”Algerian journalist Maher Messahi told the BBC.

English, for one thing

This movement towards English can be seen elsewhere in the Maghreb. Morocco integrated English into its education system in 2004. For the kingdom, it was a question of promoting the English language at many levels, including university circles and at the highest levels of the country.

Since then, Anglo-Saxon institutions have continued to proliferate in the Serifian kingdom, notes Press

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