Three Moscow Schools to Teach African Languages From Next Week
"School No. 1517 and the school of the Center for Pedagogical Excellence will teach Swahili as a second foreign language, while school No. 1522 will teach Amharic. It is planned to start with one group in each school."
"Masters and graduate students of the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State University have been involved in the development of appropriate programs adapted for schoolchildren. Teachers have been prepared," the department added.
"Schools make decisions on teaching a foreign language independently, taking into account the request of parents, legal representatives of pupils and their abilities. In addition to the traditional languages – English, German and French – other languages such as Spanish, Italian and Chinese are taught in Moscow schools," the department added.