The linguistic situation in Morocco is diverse and culturally enriching. The languages spoken in Morocco are Tamazight, Moroccan Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, French and English. Modern Standard Arabic and English are spoken most of the time with foreigners from the Middle East or the western world. Although French is not considered an official language, its use among Moroccans is widely spread in big cities. It is the language of businessmen and academics who got a francophone education in France.
In Morocco, it is very difficult to get an administrative job if you do not speak French, which remains a major way for carrier and professional promotion. Many Moroccans consider French as the tool which would allow Morocco to be open on modernity and the outside world.
In recent years, there is more interest in English as the international language of communication and business transactions but French is so deeply rooted that its status in Morocco will continue to be the most dominant “prestigious” language in the years to come.
The impact of the French language and culture is very noticeable in Morocco. Moroccans switch from Moroccan Arabic to French in their daily conversation without paying attention to the shift from one language to another. French is also the dominant language in banks and business transactions, Radio and TV channels and in newspapers and Magazines.
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