Alberta to offer Arabic bilingual program in schools across province next September

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 its fastest growing language program.

No comment. h/t JEH

  • tom_billesley

    It will be, in effect, state funding of islamic schools.
    Teachers who use the arabic language as a teaching medium will be imported from wahabbi schools in Saudi Arabia, no doubt. Who will monitor what they are teaching? The monitoring of what is preached in mosques is such a success isn’t it?

  • Ron MacDonald

    Rachel Notley just added another nail to the NDP coffin.

    • vimy

      I can only hope.

    • WalterBannon

      Rachel Notley just added another nail in canada’s coffin.

      • Editor

        It is a disturbing precedent.

  • tom_billesley
  • k1992

    I for one welcome our new muslim overlords.

  • WalterBannon

    put me down for emigration

    • canminuteman

      To where?

  • k1962

    Aren’t we lucky?

  • Good.

    Now one can know what they are saying behind one’s back.

  • Alain

    As an aside while I was our the local branch of the Fraser Valley Regional Library I noticed a good-sized collection of books and DVDs in Arabic; something that did not even exist there a year ago. Yet I have no heard Arabic spoken anywhere in town, but clearly even the Fraser Valley is having a good number dumped on it.

    • Editor

      If Liz Phipps Soeiro, the Massachusetts librarian who refused the First Lady’s gift of Dr Seuss books any indication, librarians have drunk the social justice Kool-Aid in industrial amounts. I’m not surprised they have taken it upon themselves to create an arabic section in public libraries. I’m sure it makes them feel quite superior to us regular folks. Phipps Soeiro took great pains to flaunt her “graduate degree in library science” in her condescending letter to the First Lady.

  • Editor

    One would think the schools should double their efforts to teach english to ensure the students become well integrated, employable, productive members of Canadian society. Maybe it’s just me, being an islamophobe nazi and all.

  • Will Quest

    Ah the arabic language…… the language of literature, poetry, science , diplomacy ……
    what a marvel awaits us ….. isn’t the koran in arabic…… repeat after me…………. allahu-ackbar ..kaboom