Alberta to offer Arabic bilingual program across province

By The Canadian Press
October 10, 2017 - 12:23pm

EDMONTON -  The Alberta government will be offering an Arabic language curriculum across the province next year.

Alberta Education is working to develop the bilingual program with Edmonton Public Schools, one of a few districts in the province that provides the option.

The Edmonton public board says Arabic is it's fastest growing language program.

The province contracted the board last year to help develop a modified version.

The program, for students in kindergarten through Grade 12, will be available starting in September.

Education Minister David Eggen says the government recognizes the economic and academic benefits of proficiency in more than one language.


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