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American Language Centre re-opens

March 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Culture, Politics

The American Language Centre in Damascus is re-opening.

It was closed in November, after the US attack on Syrian soil, near the Iraqi border. The Cultural Centre and school were also shut. All but the school are set to re-open.

Some people mistakenly think they cater to Americans, in fact the people who use the Language Centre, school and Cultural Centre are mainly Syrians. The American School in Malki is known to be one of the country’s best educational establishments, and the only losers are Syria’s teenagers.

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  • 1 Global Voices Online » Syria: American Language Centre Re-Opens // Mar 31, 2009 at 7.23 pm

    […] News Wire reports that the American Language Centre in Damascus, which closed last year after a US attack on Syrian […]

  • 2 A Useless Institution « The Blog and the Shower // Apr 1, 2009 at 11.55 am

    […] Sasa reports, the American Cultural Center in Damascus has been reopened after a closure of several months that […]

  • 3 Sarah // Apr 1, 2009 at 12.01 pm

    To be honest, Sasa, I’ve always gotten the impression that mainly the kind of Syrian teenagers who got to attend the American school, are the kind whose parents are wealthy enough that their children don’t need to study; they’ll be fine no matter what, so I don’t really think they should be considered the losers in this situation. I have friends who’ve taught at both Choueifat and Qalamoon, and they weren’t impressed with the quality of the students, who generally don’t study because they don’t have to.