Bilingual programs get the royal treatment

Chalkbeat New York – Jessica Glazer “Queen Letizia of Spain stopped by P.S. 103 Dos Puentes Elementary School, one of four city schools newly added to a network of U.S. schools with Spanish immersion programs. The visit, complete with balloons and a...

In Spain, even toddlers learning Chinese to boost job hopes

The Japan Times – Staff Writer “Numerous schools and language centres here have started holding such lessons as Spaniards look to China’s fast-growing economy for opportunities after five years of on-off recession in...

In Spain, even toddlers learn Chinese for job hopes

The Economic Times – Staff Writer “”Xiang jiao! Banana!” says Fu Huijuan, beaming as she waves the fruit in front of her three-year-old pupil, Leon, at a Madrid nursery school. He and his four classmates have barely learned to speak even in...

What Do Students Think About School?

The Huffington Post – Andreas Schleicher “All in all, students’ attitudes towards schooling and their reading performance are mutually reinforcing, as are their attitudes towards schooling and the atmosphere in the...

In Troubled Spain, Boom Times for Foreign Languages

The New York Times – Raphael Minder “With a 20 percent unemployment rate, twice the European average, labor mobility has become a burning issue in Spain, prompting some business leaders to call for an overhaul of the Spanish education system that would...