"10 years ago, the Head of State gave instructions on implementation of three languages in the education system. After that he returned several times to the issue and gave the same order. But it must be admitted that for 10 years we have achieved a little progress, " the president of JSC "Information-Analytical Center " of the MES of the RK Serik Irsaliyev noted during a dialogue platform on the theme "Science and education - the key to a successful future".
"20 years ago, Europe raised the multilingual education program for school children, which stipulates that every schoolchild in Europe has the right to learn their native language, two foreign languages. And it has become the norm for them,” he said.
According to the head of the center, to date, 54% of Europeans speak at least one foreign language, 25% speak two foreign languages, and 10% of Europeans speak three foreign languages in addition to their native language.
"The Kazakh language is now no longer in danger, it develops. Since we took the independence, the number of schools teaching the Kazakh language has increased many times ,” Irsaliyev said.