Transitions: The Future of English in Morocco


22 – 24 January , Mazagan Hotel & Resort, El Jadida, Morocco

The American Cultural Association (ACA) is pleased to announce the 29th Annual All-ALC Conference, the largest gathering of English-language educators in Morocco. As the not-for-profit, bi-national parent organization of the American Language Centers (ALC) in Morocco, the ACA is dedicated to promoting English as a foreign language education.

With 12 ALCs across the country, the ACA boasts a diverse workforce of over 1,000 teachers and approximately 200 administrative and support staff members from various nationalities. The annual All-ALC conference serves as a platform for English teachers from Morocco and beyond to come together, learn from one another, and explore new ideas in the field of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. We cordially invite teachers and teacher educators from Morocco and beyond to submit proposals that align with this year’s conference theme: “Transitions: The Future of English in Morocco.” While we encourage proposals related to the following topics, we also welcome submissions on other EFL/ESL subjects:

  • Language policy transitions and challenges for education in Morocco
  • Language acquisition in multilingual contexts
  • Educational technology
  • AI and the future of language learning
  • Action research in EFL
  • Meeting the needs of diverse learners

We invite proposals in the following formats:

  • Workshop: This hands-on format allows presenters to lead participants through a task, project, or classroom activity.
  • Presentation: Presenters share valuable information on a program, method, or research in an engaging manner.
  • Panel Discussion: Moderators facilitate meaningful conversations among panelists on a specific topic, which may include Q&A sessions.
  • Poster Session: Poster creators have the opportunity to field questions and engage in discussions about their poster topics.

Proposal Submissions

To submit, please complete the online proposal form*

* Please note that along with a written abstract, a short video is required to support your proposal.

Important Dates:

  • Proposal Submission Deadline*: November 15, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: December 1, 2023
  • Conference Attendance Registration Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Conference Dates: January 22-24, 2024

*You must be registered for the conference to present.

Participation at this conference is 350 dirhams.  Payment is accepted via bank transfer or online payment.  Please choose your preferred method of payment.

This fee includes access to all conference sessions on Tuesday, January 23rd and Wednesday, January 24th, as well as coffee breaks.  It does not include any meals or accommodation. 

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Suzanne Panferov Reese

Transitions: Teachers as Leaders in Times of Change

Dr. Suzanne Panferov Reese is the Chair of the Ph.D. program, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) and teaches on the faculty in Public and Applied Humanities at the University of Arizona as well as co-directs the Critical Languages Program. Previously, she served as the Vice President for Global Initiatives and for over a decade as the Director of the Center for English as a Second Language. Additionally, she has served in a variety of other administrative roles such as the Director of the University of Arizona National Center for Interpretation and of the Writing Skills Improvement Program. Currently, she teaches courses in language program administration and presents on professionalism, leadership, and language initiatives in internationalization. Additionally, Panferov Reese has served as the President of TESOL International and UCIEP and volunteers currently as the Vice President of the International Research Foundation for English Language Education.

Stephen D. Krashen

“Study” Versus Pleasure Reading: Is Language Teaching “Applied Linguistics”?

Stephen Krashen has published over 500 articles and a dozen books in the fields of literacy, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, and bilingual education. He no longer writes books because nobody can afford them, but many of his articles and books are available for free download at Nevertheless, he is the most frequently cited scholar in the field of language education.

Note: This will be a virtual plenary.

Join us at Mazagan Beach Resort in El Jadida, Morocco, for an enriching conference that promises to shape the future of English education in Morocco. We look forward to receiving your proposals and sharing this transformative experience with you.

Mazagan Hotel & Resort, El Jadida, Morocco

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We eagerly anticipate your contributions to the 29th Annual All-ALC Conference!

The 29th Annual All-ALC Conference Committee

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