The Ministry of National Education, the National Radio and Television Society (SNRT) and the British Council signed a partnership on Monday for the creation of an English course on national radio. The program has 45 15-minute episodes for youth and parents.
The three institutions sealed their agreement to strengthen the learning of the English language in Morocco during a ceremony chaired by the Minister of Education, Saaïd Amzazi, the president of the (SNRT), Faïçal Laraichi, and the director from the British Council in Morocco, Tony Riley.
The agreement provides for the broadcasting through the airwaves of the national radio of a program entitled “English Time” of educational capsules which will have to be launched at the beginning of the school year in September. The program consists of 43 15-minute episodes aimed at children and their parents and will allow them to practice the English language.
The capsules focus on learning basic language skills, says the press release announcing the launch of this initiative.
“This new program is part of a set of educational initiatives implemented jointly by the three parties, over the past two years, with the aim of offering digital resources for the teaching and learning of the English for Moroccan teachers, pupils and students, ”the document states.
An English course accessible to everyone
The setting up of English Time on the radio is part of the “Obla Air” program, designed by the British Council as part of its cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and SNRT and following positive feedback from teachers, learners and their families since the launch of the program and its dissemination as part of the distance education process via television and radio during the confinement period imposed by the “Covid-19” pandemic, adds the same source .
This new program is part of a set of educational initiatives implemented jointly by the three parties, over the past two years, with the aim of offering digital resources for the teaching and learning of English. for teachers, pupils and Moroccan students.
SNRT has joined forces to strengthen its efforts to achieve the general objectives of media services in the areas of encouraging education, stimulating creativity and cultural excellence, and opening up languages and cultures, the promotion of communication and intercultural exchanges as well as the contribution to the generalization and expansion of the participation of young people in public life by helping them to integrate and facilitate their access to culture and science.
This ceremony was also an opportunity to present the results of other educational initiatives implemented as well as the most important future programs, and which fall within the framework of the efforts undertaken by the Ministry of National Education and British Council in Morocco, in the field of improving the teaching and learning of the English language, as well as the capacity building of educational executives.