Bilingual schools fail to deliver

Centre numbers increase but critics claim lack of resources and trained staff means teaching is ‘poor quality’

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Joel Alonso said level of English was “poor” at his bilingual school

By Emma Randle

Nearly 100 schools across the province will be offering a bilingual education to pupils as the new academic year starts next week – eight more than last year.

Trades union CCOO however fears a “reduction in quality” of bilingual education after the Junta announced cuts in staffing and working hours last month, amid criticism that schools already fail to guarantee the “adequate learning of a second language”.

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