This is cool, and not just because of the location:
Some 3,000 people turned out for the opening ceremony on Sunday of one of Turkey’s first Kurdish language teaching centres in the mainly-Kurdish southeast of the country under EU-inspired reforms, the owner said.
The centre in the city of Batman is set to begin classes on April 1 and some 200 people have already signed up to be among the first students, Aydin Unesi told AFP.
“We have the capacity of teaching 500 people in one term. We expect more people to apply for the language courses in the future,” he said.
Unesi was able to open his teaching centre after months of battling bureaucratic hurdles, including the refusal of an operating licence because the doors were too narrow.
Why, however, doesn’t the EU seem to be demanding the use of Kurdish in, for example, state schools in the region?
American exchange student brothel in Seville?
- All our pupils go out from Sil School with really high linguistics skills
If Colegio Sil in Barcelona wants to sell its foreign language provision to any but the stupid it might want to
- The Al-Andalusian truth behind April Fool’s
Most unfortunate that Tony Blair’s moderate Muslims mostly turned out to be cartoon psychos. Here’s another burst of frivolity, available in
- Platform for the Language
A Barcelona news-stand operator talks about Catalan after being stickered by the language vigilantes.
- Asturian to become an official language?
From George Ticknor‘s superb History of Spanish literature … a Gothic remnant fled from the Moors into the Alpine Asturias, carrying