From the new academic year 2022-2023, students of schools No. 16 of the Ak Bugday district of Akhal velayat, No. 16 of Balkan velayat and No. 14 of Balkan velayat. Balkanabat of Balkan velayat, No. 14 of Dashoguz and No. 20 of Dashoguz velayat. No. 14, Dashoguz, Dashoguz velayat and No. 20, Turkmenabat, Lebap velayat. Turkmenabat, Lebap velayat and No. 5, Bairamali, Mary velayat. No. 5 of Bairamali city of Mary province will start learning Italian language. This is reported in today's Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.
Teaching children the language of love, art and fashion - as the Italian language is called - will be taught by teachers who attended special refresher courses in Ashgabat. Eleven teachers from all six of the aforementioned schools listened to lectures from researchers at the National Institute of Education of Turkmenistan.
As of today, Italian has become the tenth language in the list of foreign language subjects studied by Turkmen schoolchildren, the report said.
Russian, English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, German, French, Persian (Farsi), and Arabic are also taught in various schools throughout the country.