Elective courses for Zazaki language attract attention
BİNGÖLJan 01, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Jan 01, 2015 12:00 am
The Zazaki language, spoken by Zaza Kurds, is taught as an elective as part of the National Education Ministry's Living Languages program and is in high demand in Bingöl. Serkan Akyaz Elementary School and Solhan Regional Primary Boarding School give six hours of Zazaki language lessons every week. Students who already know how to speak Zazaki, prefer elective courses to learn how to read and write in the language.
Governor of Bingöl İbrahim Taşyapan together with Bingöl National Education Director Yakup Sarı visited Serkan Akyaz Elementary School and attended a class where Zazaki was being taught. In a statement to Anadolu Agency (AA), Taşyapan said that Zazaki is commonly spoken by people in Bingöl. He said that there are over 200 students taking Zazaki courses in schools. "In 2014, the ministry assigned three Zazaki language teachers and two of them were appointed to Bingöl," Taşyapan said. "The Zazaki language is spoken in this region. Zazaki courses continue in Serkan Akyaz Elementary School and Solhan Regional Primary Boarding School," he said.