26333. L-ONOR. CARMELO MIFSUD BONNICI staqsa lill- Ministru għall-Edukazzjoni u x-Xogħol: To ask the Minister, whether he is aware that a significant number of non-Maltese speaking parents whose children are following studies at the Marsascala Primary School are interested in learning the Maltese language themselves? In view of this, can the Minister indicate the possibility to start teaching the Maltese language to these foreign adult students at the above-mentioned school or in a neighbouring school during the day in the next academic year? Can the reply be forwarded in the English language?
ONOR. EVARIST BARTOLO: I am informed that the Directorate for Lifelong Learning already offers this service to non-Maltese speaking parents and will continue to offer during the next scholastic year 20 courses in Maltese as Foreign Language, across different centres in Malta and Gozo. These courses are open to all adults. Registrations open on 12 July 2016.