Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Will Morocco's Second Language, French, Eventually Give Way To English?

The BBC has an interesting story on the continued push for English in Morocco. The report claims that English speaking in Morocco on the increase.

Despite being independent from France for almost 50 years, French is still widely spoken in Morocco - it's the country's second official language behind Arabic. The lack of English programmes at festivals and the paucity of information for tourists in English is seen as hampering development.

But a change is coming, and with international companies demanding English speaking workers and a large youth population exposed to Western films and pop music is the appeal of speaking French waning?

Nora Fakim reports. (NOTE: The following video may not load on some smart phone and tablets)

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