Keyword: Arabic

French education minister open to more Arabic courses in schools

A recommendation by leading French think tank Institut Montaigne that teaching of the Arabic language in schools should be developed to counter the increasing popularity of Arabic courses offered by radical Islamists in mosques and schools was welcomed by education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, but has met with strong cticism from conservatives and the far-right.

French PM Ayrault is naughty word in Arabic

France's new prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who is lauded for his fluent German, is proving to be a headache in Arabic.