Facts about schools in Georgia and what is connected with them

Facts about schools in Georgia and what is connected with them

Nikolay Levshits collected and updated facts about Georgian schools in the country and what is connected with them:
* Officially in Georgia, the new academic year starts on September 15, and not as many are used to on September 1
* there is a 12-year education system
* no grades up to grade 5
* from the 5th grade, a ten-point grading system is introduced
* duration of lessons: 1st grade: 35 minutes, 2nd grade: 40 minutes, from 3rd grade: 45 minutes
* all first-graders are given laptops for study
* from the 1st grade it is obligatory to study English
* in schools, teachers are not addressed by their first name and patronymic, they simply say “mas” – short for “mastsavlebeli” (teacher) or – name + “mas”: “Rita mas”, “Manana mas”, “Giorgi mas”
* schools have unusual compulsory subjects – Georgian dances, rugby and chess
* foreign students after entering the school can get Residence permit
* schools have Iranian, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Russian-speaking and Ukrainian-speaking sectors (teaching takes place in the language of the sector)
* in 57 public schools it is possible to study in Russian, while in 11 schools teaching is conducted exclusively in Russian
* Ukrainian-language sector formed in 3 schools
* it is forbidden to sell cigarettes at a distance of 50 meters from schools
* It is customary to send children to “training camps” – no one uses the word “camp” here. Bakuriani and Kobuleti. Bakuriani all year round, Kobuleti – in summer

What’s new since 2022:
* in all schools, classes in IT (“Computer Technology”) will become a compulsory subject for grades 2-6
* “History of Georgia” becomes an independent subject
* a pilot project is being introduced in 18 schools, classes in “Military Affairs”
* 150 elementary schools introduce rugby classes
* Pilot bilingual Macmillan math textbooks are introduced in 50 schools

Information source: https://t.me/nlevshitstelegram/6863

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