Thank you very much for your information!
Are Coptic lessons limited to Copts and adults?
Are there lessons by post for those who want to study true Bohairic and do not have lessons around them ?
I could imagine that some families see it as first step of apostasy from Islam if a Muslim wants to learn Coptic.
The teaching methods remind me of stories from Irish lessons in Ireland where they wasted time on matters useless for ordinary students. In my point of view, language lessons ought to aim at passing on skills to understand, write and speak in quite short time with grammar as helping tool. Yes, Coptic lessons ought to handle it a bit like a living language for the sake to set an impuls.
Well, I know that Berber had been banned in Northern African countries (in Libya the longest) as well as Kurdish in Turkey. Speaking it publicly, selling and printing books in it, teaching it and broadcasting in it were more or less strict forbidden. For Libya, it is stated that they had cut phone calls if they found Berber speech.Such could come back and been taken up in Egypt as well for Nubians if Salafists would gain power.
If I were a young Copt with a child, I would think that it is worth speaking Coptic to my child even if only a handful are doing either. He or she would have an even deeper link to the Coptic Church and easily understand texts and liturgy.
I find it being non-sense to want to romanize Coptic or bring hieroglyphes back into use at which aim a few activists. The link to hieroglyphs is totally lost since centuries now. And Roman script as a new one has no traditional link at all. As I have read, there are links rather between Coptic and Greek than Roman culture. It is Western Europe that has close links to Roman culture.
There had been worse times for born Copts indeed. For converts, it is more than evil. But in former times, there had been no cheap flight tickets for leaving Egypt. I am in fear that similar could happen in Egypt as in Iraq. A Copt from California to whom I had talked even fears a new Holocaust.
Sorry for going a bit off from topic.