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January 16, 2009

English language education booming in Afghanistan

The BBC has reported that 'Impoverished Afghanistan is slowly reopening itself to the world and English has become the key'. There has been an explosion in English language studies.

English is a requirement to work for a foreign NGO and also for many government jobs. 'When you apply for a job, the first thing they ask is how good is your knowledge of English language' says Kabul-based civil servant Abdul Basir.

It seems that English is becoming firmly established as the language of the future in Afghanistan.

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