Is it possible to make studying Arabic cool?
High-school students shy away because of stigma − and a misguided approach to teaching the language that leaves them without elementary skills.
Education Minister Shay Piron has abolished the requirement for Arabic language study in the 10th grade and decided that a requirement to study Arabic will apply only in junior high school. Piron, who made the decision in January, said he decided to make the subject an elective so that students will consider it more attractive.
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