The Georgian state is busy removing itself from Russia both politically and linguistically. Two years after Moscow sent troops and tanks rumbling into Georgia, the government in Tbilisi is pushing English as the country’s second language, replacing Russian. The aim is to make all Georgian children fluent in English by 2014.

Hundreds of native English-speaking teachers are already at work in classrooms across Georgia and, as the clip below illustrates, they’re getting results. –JCL

Al-Jazeera English:

Two years after the Russia-Georgia war, Tbilisi is aiming to replace Russian with English as the country’s second language.

English classes have been introduced in public schools across the former Soviet state and the government hopes all children will speak the language by 2014.

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