Random highlights from the Algerian media - because English speakers need to follow Algeria news too

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Algerian education - less French (again)

El Khabar, El Watan Liberte: Minister of Education confirms that private schools' main language of instruction has to be Arabic, and that they cannot set up CNED courses; this is primarily directed against French-medium schools, popular with the elite.

On a different note, French teaching will once again start at 3rd grade, after a brief period of attempting to start it in 2nd grade - various reasons were advanced, from the difficulty of mastering two unfamiliar written languages at once to Belkhadem's supposed support for Arabization.


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