Globalisation fuels Mauritania's language-learning boom

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Tue Jan 5 19:29:26 UTC 2010



Globalisation fuels Mauritania's language-learning boom


Many Mauritanians are tossing out textbooks that promise to teach English or French in five days and instead are enrolling in the country's growing number of private language schools. 

New language centres have opened in Nouakchott and the provinces to meet the strong demand from students of all ages and social classes. Mauritanians' curiosity about other cultures, as well as their need to adapt to globalisation, are even overcoming the gender barrier. Both men and women are studying the most popular tongues, French and English. 

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