University Teachers’ Perspectives on Adopting EMI in Morocco

  • Youssef NadriEmail author
  • Malika Haoucha


This study examines the prospects of adopting English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in Moroccan higher education. A questionnaire addressed to instructors of economics at University Hassan II of Casablanca, Morocco, investigated their perceptions and attitudes regarding issues related to the EMI policy, such as its aims and merits, the potentially changing roles of teachers, their needs as well as demands on them to function adequately in an EMI setting, students’ preparedness, and the status of French in a trilingual education system. As an opportunity to further develop their ideas, the participants were invited to respond to follow-up questions. The findings revealed that participants hold positive attitudes toward the EMI policy, but recognize several challenges that will likely impede effective implementation. The study ends with reflections and suggestions for EMI to be successfully implemented at tertiary education.


English medium instruction (EMI) Challenges Opportunities Teachers’ perspectives Tertiary education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hassan II UniversityCasablancaMorocco

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