Starting this fall, Metro Nashville Public Schools will begin offering Arabic language classes.
The creation of the classes expands on the district's foreign language offerings of Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Latin and German, according to a press release from the district.
All of the Arabic classes will be offered in grades 7-12 and are being installed in six South Nashville schools. The area is one of the most diverse in the district and includes a high number of English Language Learners. The six schools are: