The regional secretary for Education and Cultural Affairs, Sofia Ribeiro, in a press release, states that teachers and technicians are currently outlining “a bilingual teaching program for Portuguese and English”, to be implemented as early as the first year of schooling.
During the project, interested teachers will be trained to implement the program from the 2023/2024 school year. According to Sofia Ribeiro, the project begins with practical subjects such as plastic, motor, dramatic and musical expression.
The insertion of bilingual education will be phased and gradually inserted into the training of students, also increasing the “level of requirements in other subjects”.
For the regional secretary, “bilingual education is one of the most effective ways of learning a foreign language”, as well as increasing students' communication skills and concentration.