Over 10,000 Schoolchildren in Kazakhstan Learning French

The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan has reported statistical data on the study of the French language in Kazakh schools. Currently, 380 students in eight schools are studying French as their first foreign language, and 9,948 students in 38 schools are studying it as a second foreign language, the ministry said. The choice of subject made taking into account the needs of students, the availability of teachers, and the opinions of parents.

On November 1st of this year, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced plans to open French schools in Kazakhstan. As previously reported, the Ministry of Education is currently working on the formation of a working group to implement the agreement on the opening of international schools. In accordance with this agreement, the opening of a French language school is planned to take place in the cities of Astana and Almaty in 2025.

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 Stephen M. Bland is a journalist, author, editor, commentator and researcher specialising in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Prior to joining The Times of Central Asia, he has worked for NGOs, think tanks, as the Central Asia expert on a forthcoming documentary series, for the BBC, The Diplomat, EurasiaNet, and numerous other publications.
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Published in 2016, his book on Central Asia was the winner of the Golden Laureate of Eurasian Literature. He is currently putting the finishing touches to a book about the Caucasus.
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