Tantan, Morocco (TMT)- In the framework of the Moroccan-American cooperation initiative aimed at strengthening Moroccan students level in English, and in partnership with the Moroccan Association of Teachers of English, Almansour Eddahbi middle school in Tantan embraced this year’s edition of Access Program, an edition that focuses on seventh grade students.
The program saw the participation of twenty-four students from different middle schools of the region.
The program was officially launched last Saturday, with the presence of the 24 students in question, their parents, and their instructors, by name Rachid Boumhrach, Abderrahmane Boulmani, and Ayoub Mouktassid.
During the inauguration ceremony, the instructors initially shed light on the selection criteria used throughout the selection process. Afterwards, they explained the program from head to toe as they presented its goals and its many benefits to students. It goes without saying that instructors projected pictures and videos of earlier versions of the program to motivate the students. The meeting was also an opportunity to answer many concerns raised by parents.
Soon after the winding up of the inauguration ceremony, the course officially kicked off, with instructors resorting to breaking the ice with various games, aimed also at creating a jovial atmosphere and helping students get to know each other.
On the next day of the program, Sunday, the second session started with a placement test which was followed by a short review of what was done in the day before.
Mr. Boulmani gave a presentation about cardinal numbers and weekdays through different activities, including educational chants, memory and calculator games etc. After that, Mr. Boulamani gave the floor Mr. Mouktassid who resorted to stretching and imaginary games aimed at helping students getting rid of stage fright, among others.
It is worth reminding that the program will wind up on December 2017. By then, all selected students across the kingdom are expected to enjoy 360 hours of English. This will help them master basic communication skills of the English language.
Written by Abderrahmane Boulmani; teacher of English in Tantan, southern Morocco. Edited by The Moroccan Times staff.