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The Debate Over Foreign-Language Schools in Armenia.

A new debate on the “re-opening” of foreign-language schools has sparked heated rhetoric on either side.

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

— B.F. Skinner

In April 2010, the Armenian government proposed a bill of amendments to the Armenian laws “On Language” and “On General Education.” Existing Armenian legislation didn’t allow teaching and education in general educational institutions on the territory of the Republic of Armenia in any language other than Armenian. The final goal of the proposed amendments is the opening of foreign-language secondary schools, which can be established either with private capital or on the basis of interstate or inter-agency agreements and by the decision of the Armenian government.


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