Bilingual education conference 19 March 2012

A conference on the 19 March 2012 invited policy makers, governors, head teachers & class teachers, and other interested persons from cultural organisations, such as embassies to explore benefits and challenges of offering bilingual education:  A trend that seems to have gained new momentum. The conference was hosted by Wandsworth Children’s Services in collaboration with Wix Primary School and the University of Exeter. There were talks by experts on bilingual education, which were followed by workshops about the ins and outs of using two languages for teaching and learning in English schools.

Key note speakers:

 

The conference report is available here

Furthermore, BIEN (www.bien.org.uk) was launched there, linking interested parties and consolidate relevant information from England and elsewhere.