Puerto Rico’s Bilingual Education Program Begins

August 8, 2012   
 
Puerto Rico’s Bilingual Education Program Begins
Photo: Bilingual schools
 
Puerto Rico’s academic year will begin today with the launching of a pilot project to teach several subjects in 32 schools in English and which is intended to encompass the entire education system within 10 years.

Education Secretary Edward Moreno Alonso told the media that to those 32 schools must be added another 35 where – during the school year – educational authorities will put in place the plan whereby teachers will conduct some of their classes in English.

The 32 schools chosen for the pilot plan will teach math and science in English, while in the rest of the schools those courses will be taught in Spanish.

Moreno Alonso announced that his department is making efforts to incorporate the teaching of a third language into Puerto Rico’s educational system within the next few years.

Read more…  Article provided by Laura Ramirez.

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