Morocco plans to enhance Spanish language learning in public schools

Morocco plans to enhance Spanish language learning in public schools


The Moroccan-Spanish Technical Committee on Education held its second meeting last Thursday in Madrid, focusing on the technical aspects of establishing bilingual Spanish language departments within the Moroccan education system.

The committee emphasized the importance of implementing the joint action plan to effectively implement the agreements signed between the two countries in the field of education.

Discussions centered on the technical aspects of creating bilingual language departments at all levels of the Moroccan education system, in accordance with the memorandum of understanding signed for this purpose during the last high-level meeting held in Rabat in February 2023.

The two parties discussed teacher training programs and curriculum content with the Spanish language as the language of instruction in view.

Based on the joint action plan in this area, the two parties discussed aspects related to training and continuous education of teachers, scholarships, and the establishment of experimental schools to create bilingual Spanish language departments in the scientific field in secondary institutions in the Kingdom.

The goal is to combine the Moroccan and Spanish education systems, exchange information, experiences, and best practices.

During the meeting, an agreement was reached to form a committee composed of educational experts from both countries to progress in the implementation of the memorandum of understanding to reach, as quickly as possible, a partnership agreement to enhance Spanish language learning in Moroccan schools, colleges, and high schools through bilingual language departments.

The two parties also agreed to hold the third meeting of the joint Moroccan-Spanish Technical Committee in Morocco next October.

In addition to representatives from the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, and Sports, representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Residing Abroad also participated in this meeting.