Students in Kelantan speaking French

Students in Kelantan speaking French

Language taught in nine schools

MORE than 1,300 secondary students are currently learning French in Kelantan, according to French Ambassador to Malaysia Frederic Laplanche.

Laplanche, who is on one-day working visit to the state, said that the language was currently being taught in nine secondary schools in Kelantan, including residential and daily schools.

“At the higher level, there are regular movement for French teachers coming to the state to teach French at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK).

“The university will usually request for a French language assistant (from the embassy) to stay for a period of six months to one year to help in teaching French,” he told reporters after visiting SM Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra in Pengkalan Chepa, which is one of the schools offering French classes in Kelantan.

SM Sains Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra principal Wan Jah Wan Yaacob said 120 students from Forms One to Five were attending French classes at the school this year.

“They were allocated two hours a week to learn the language. Besides French, we also have three other language classes, namely Japanese, Mandarin and Arabic,” she added. — Bernama

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