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Media: BBC: First bilingual primary school in UK

Submitter: Karen Chung

Submitter Email: karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English
French

Media Body: From the BBC Website
22 June 2005

Bilingual primary school to open

The first bilingual state school in England has been approved - with
lessons in French and English.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4115316.stm


Karen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://lists.topica.com/lists/phonetics/
Issue Number: 16.2052
Date Posted: June 28, 2005

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