Bilingual education in Castile La Mancha

As part of our series of posts on bilingual programmes in different regions of Spain, this week we’ll look at Castile La Mancha. This region is unusual, because instead of continuously expanding, in 2018 more than 100 schools abandoned their bilingual programmes. Nevertheless,  in the school year 2019/20 there are still over 500 bilingual schools.


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Bilingual Education Conference in Granada

Last October we attended the CIEB bilingual conference in Badajoz, which was a very valuable learning experience for us. This year, the conference is being held in our home town of Granada, so naturally we’ll be going. However, this time we’re not just going to listen and learn – we’ll also be giving a short talk and a workshop to share some of our expertise.


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Bilingual education in Andalusia report

A recent report on bilingual education in Andalusia concludes that bilingual programmes improve students’ English skills and Spanish writing skills, without any detrimental impact on their performance in the non-language subjects taught in English. In addition, these programmes tend to reduce differences between pupils from different socioeconomic backgrounds.


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