EU special: Valencia’s English course plan leaves UK and Irish language schools cold
- Created: Wednesday, 09 May 2018 08:50
Plans to boost Spanish teachers’ English with trips abroad could prove ineffective and impractical, writes Melanie Butler
One thousand teachers from Valencia are to be given a month-long all expenses paid English language course in the UK or Ireland this summer, the Spanish region’s education department has said.
Teachers will travel abroad for one full month, either July or August, and will be expected to attend classes for 25 hours a week. Valencia, which is introducing trilingual schooling, already pays for teachers to attend English classes at their state language school.