Saudi Arabia: Schools adding foreign languages to curriculum

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Mar 6 21:42:29 UTC 2009

Forwarded From:  edling at

Arab News

Schools adding foreign languages to curriculum

The incorporation of foreign languages into the curriculum of schools
and educational institutions across the Kingdom has increased
following parents' calls for better education for their children.

While the Ministry of Education continues to ban Saudis from joining
international schools in the Kingdom, many parents opt to enroll their
children in private schools that offer foreign language courses,
particularly French and English.

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 Harold F. Schiffman

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 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
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