[lg policy] Globalisation fuels Mauritania's language-learning boom

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 5 20:19:28 UTC 2010

Forwarded From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu


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

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