Bilingual schools fail to deliver

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

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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