Students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Alberta will soon be able to learn Arabic in the classroom as the province takes the current curriculum provided in the Edmonton Public School system and makes it province-wide.
The government announced Saturday night that an Arabic school curriculum will available for schools to access starting in fall 2018.
It will be offered at any school in Alberta where 12 or more students want to learn Arabic.
Edmonton Public Schools trustee Cheryl Johner says the existing language curriculum is extremely popular and is the fastest growing language program within the school district.
“This curriculum is available to not only Arabic-speaking students but also non-Arabic-speaking students. All students are welcome in the Arabic speaking program if they want to learn a new language,” she said.