Why insist on making students learn French instead of applying the resources invested in teaching this language to other languages that are more in demand by the market such as English, Portuguese, German or Mandarin?
The design of school and college curriculums is supposed to be primarily based on the objectives of the political social project being promoted by the government, which should prioritise preparing students for incorporation into the national economy, complemented by cultural elements which should cover the ENTIRE population of the country.
As the economy grows and multinational companies keep arriving, Panama is becoming a modern day Babel.
English and Spanish are no longer enough. German, Italian, French, Portuguese and Mandarinare are being heard with increasing frequency, as the country becomes a global business hub, where multinationals from around the globe are gathered, orchestrating business with the whole planet.
Alianza Francesa will inaugurate on August 2009, its new facility in Heredia, with capacity for 200 students.
Being that the facility is located close to industrial areas, the language teaching company will focus on corporate clients.
In an article in Elfinancierocr.com, the sub director of Alianza Francesa, Nathalie Le Coutour, states: "There is a lot of potential in the province [Heredia], no only for teaching the French language, but also because the population is eager for cultural activities. We want to export a small piece of France to Heredia"
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