Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 4 December 2023                    Pp.312-324

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An Investigation on the Effectiveness of English Teachers Training Programs in Morocco:
English Teaching Internship Initiative as a Case Study

                 ADDICHANE Essafa
  Laboratory of Cultures, Representations, Education, Didactics and Engineering Laboratory,
Dhar Mehraz, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco
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  Laboratory of Cultures, Representations, Education, Didactics and Engineering Laboratory
Dhar Mehraz, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco


Received:08/22/2023         Accepted:11/05/2023                 Published: 12/15/2023


Once they graduate, many students seek job opportunities in other domains such as engineering, medicine, management, etc. On the other hand, students with an interest in the field of teaching look for different training programs to develop their skills and knowledge. In Morocco, teachers undergo various sets of training before actually becoming teachers. Some of this training occurs in governmental institutions like Centre Régionales des Métiers de l’Education et de la Formation, whereas others opt for partnership programs like the English Teaching Internship Initiative. The English Teaching Internship Initiative (ETII) is an educational program that aims to provide potential teachers with a practical teaching opportunity. In this program, the involved participants receive real-world teaching experience and pedagogical training provided by experienced educators. As a result, trainees enhance their classroom management, lesson planning, assessment skills, and techniques. The beneficiaries, then are supposed to be immersed voluntarily in their local communities to gain valuable skills and experiences, enhance their resumes, and make a positive influence on their professional development and the student’s learning outcomes. The aim of this article was to examine and evaluate the impact of the English Training Internship Initiative program on English Foreign Language teachers in Morocco.
Keywords: Internship, Initiative, Moroccan EFL Teachers, professional development, Training program

Cite as: ADDICHANE, E., &TAMIMI, J. (2023). An Investigation on the Effectiveness of English Teachers Training Programs in Morocco: English Teaching Internship Initiative as a Case Study. Arab World English Journal, 14 (4):  312-324.


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Received: 08/22/2023   
Accepted: 11/05/2023 
Published: 12/15/2023     

Essafa ADDICHANE is an English as a second language teacher with an MA in Gender Studies. She is presently in the process of completing her Ph.D. at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, specializing in Quality Education and Sustainable Development, as well as various social issues. She is affiliated with the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences at Dhar El Mehraz, Fez, Morocco.

Jihane TAMIMI holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies and works as a teacher of English as a second language. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, specifically at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Fez, Morocco. Her primary research focus lies in the fields of Educational Leadership and Citizenship Education.