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26. November 2012.

The Serbian language school, which is organized by the Coordination Body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, began operating on November 24, 2012. The classes in Serbian are attended by young people, who are from 15 to 30 years old, from the Albanian community in the municipalities of Bujanovac and Presevo. The language school is free and will last seven months. The Coordination Body provided top-quality textbooks for learning Serbian to all the students. The classes are held twice per week, on weekends, on the premises of the Faculty of Economics’ Department in Bujanovac and the secondary technical school in Presevo.

Four teachers of a language school from Nis, which was selected to organize classes for students of the School of the Serbian language, will try to improve the knowledge of Serbian of all beneficiaries of the language course. Local teaching assistants from the Albanian community will help the teachers perform their task.

The number of candidates who have expressed a desire to learn Serbian is extremely high. Out of 370 candidates, 310 of them took a test, by which their current knowledge of Serbian was determined, and the classes were organized accordingly. A large number of applicants for learning Serbian as a second language points to the need, desire and willingness to learn the language of the environment in which they live. At the same time, it is also an indication that these young people have confidence in the projects that the Coordination Body conceives and implements for them and their benefit.

The majority of students of the School of the Serbian language in both municipalities are secondary school students, but there are also a lot of students of the Faculty of Economics’ Department in Bujanovac, students of other faculties and those that have already completed the educational process.
Upon seven months of the school, all students will improve their knowledge of Serbian and receive certified diplomas.
The Coordination Body’s initiative, by which young Albanians are thought to speak the language of their country, which is a step towards integration, is supported by the British Embassy in the Republic of Serbia.