Algeria to start teaching English at primary level – Middle East Monitor

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has ordered the teaching of English to begin at primary school level, for the first time in the country’s history.

This happened during a cabinet meeting chaired by Tebboune in Algiers, during which he discussed the country’s education programs, according to a statement from the cabinet, reported by Sputnik.

The statement said that the president ordered the adoption of the English language, starting from the primary stage, after intense study by experts and specialists.

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The statement did not give further details on the meeting and its results but, according to the decision, English will become the second foreign language taught at primary level, along with French.

Algerian parties and associations have in recent years called for the inclusion of English in the early years of education as the most spoken language in scientific circles globally.

The instructions of the president stipulated to review the educational programs according to established and precise objectives which depend mainly on the academic results and to set a timetable of at least two to three years for its implementation.