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  • Created in Rabat , 1979
  • Organised its first annual conference, 1980
  • Has regularly organised an annual conference since its creation
  • Has been awarded the patron of His Majesty the King since 1989
  • Has run national as well as international events
  • Won the Worldaware Business Award, 2004. 


    MATE aims to:

  • contribute to the improvement of the teaching of English in Morocco .
  • encourage contacts among teachers in Morocco on the one hand, and between these teachers and teachers of English in other countries on the other hand.
  • encourage research in the field of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) in Morocco.


  • MATE Newsletter (quarterly).
  • MATE Proceedings.
  • ESP Newsletter (bi-annual).
  • Teacher Training and Supervision Newsletter (bi-annual).
  • Website: www.mate.ma
  • Books and other publications.
  • Mail lists (e-groups).
  • MATE Proceedings CDROM.


  • MATE study days (all over the country).
  • Annual conference (yearly).
  • Regional mini-conferences (mainly by local branches).
  • SIG (special interest group) colloquia.
  • Colloquia on NGO management, quality of services etc.
  • Conferences on language planning, translation, etc.
  • Participation in regional and international conferences.