Round table: Multilingualism in Moroccan Education

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03/31/2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française at the Joly Family Center for International Understanding

Join Alliance Française and special guests from the Moroccan-American community, as well as the University of Minnesota and Fulbright for an important conversation on Moroccan education.
This event will close our series.

The Arabization of the Moroccan education system has steadily increased since Morocco declared independence in 1957. Still, many institutions of higher education are primarily or only taught in French.
English and Amazigh  language instruction also play a role. The use of these competing languages stirs up questions around identity and opportunity in Morocco.
Through considering history, personal experiences and the current situation of education in Morocco, we’ll discuss the impact of the language used in Moroccan academic institutions.

A panel of Moroccan-American individuals and professionals who have worked with Moroccan academic institutions will discuss these questions and more.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. James Miller, former executive director of Fulbright’s Cultural Education exchange program in Rabat
  • Youssef Achy, a Moroccan student currently pursuing his bachelors in engineering at the University of Minnesota
  • Lamiaa Mouhine, a Moroccan-American who attended private French school while growing up in Morocco
  • Dana Lindaman, University of Minnesota-Duluth professor who has developed a program pairing U of M students with Moroccan students and scholars for academic, linguistic and cultural exchanges.

Cost and Registration

$15 General Public; $10 AFMSP members

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This is the final event in our Mois de la Francophonie series celebrating and centering Morocco. Please join us for other events in the series!
More info here.


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